Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

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Japanese
Located on the bustling Lower East Side, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya offers an eclectic menu, including a sushi bar with fresh fish flown in daily from Japan, award-winning Fried Chicken, Japanese small plates, and innovative entrees. Offering a full bar and extensive wine and sake list, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya brings the party for the Late-Night crowd. We have gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:45PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

t’was good bro 💁🏻‍♀️

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Service was good. Thoroughly enjoyed it. A bit expensive, but felt worth it

MW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PERFECT EVENING - delicious meal - BEAUTIFULLY presented - staff personable and efficient !!

MB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really chill spot with outstanding food, had both skewers and sushi and both were amazing

AD
San Francisco
173 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I am used to fresh West Coast sushi so I am pretty spoiled. The rice was not well seasoned and a little over cooked. Fish was all very soft and almost mushy. The seaweed was soggy. Maybe it was an off time at 10:30 pm on a Wednesday.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was full of flavor. We ordered about 15 to 20 different dishes and couldn't believe the consistent, high quality.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On our way to a show at Webster Hall

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t been to Izakaya, I’ll most definitely go back! Everything was fantastic, even my 7 yr old loved it

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best quality food, and amazing service! Amazing for a date or a big group gathering too!

C
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant, very comfortable atmosphere. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and fulfilling.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atención muy buena. Excelente disposición para hacer cambios al gusto del cliente. La comida es excelente y atienden rápido. Ambiente súper entretenido

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OR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place
Went on Tuesday’s Night for late dinner
Place was not crowded
Sat on the bar and took the Omakase option
Chef Jose was in charge and served us one the great sashimi and fish we ever tasted
Food was absolutely fabulous

We will definitely return

C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to spot to celebrate special occasions. Best sushi chefs and kind service. AMAZING food. Thank you, as always, for making our good times even better!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was quick and efficient we had to get to a show in a hurry and they were great at helping make sure we were on time without making us feel rushed! Definitely recommend for all sushi lovers!

AS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had better experience at that location and overall experience doesn’t justify the very steep price.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

Good food and service. The ambiance and decor are suburban.

AD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Sushi wayyy too expensive for what it is. If you want good sushis go to sushi on on jones or nobu and youll pay the same price for something actually good

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great service

DB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really fresh fish! but I keep going back for the bone marrow ox tail fried rice. the best!

LG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent place to meet with a large group. Fun ambiance. Sushi was really excellent, and we take are sushi serious. Loved the salmon and hamachi family combo’s. Uni was outstanding, as was the mackerel, really everything. Nice white wine selection, next to the sake. Oh, and DO order the oxtail rice, amazing. We will be so back here!
We had a great time.

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious sushi, amazing service and surprisingly uncrowded for NYC. One of my favorite places for a big group.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant heard it was my sister’s birthday and provided complimentary dessert which was really sweet!

KK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious and service attentive. However, because of the hotel connection and the layout, it did not feel as authentic as its Soho location, especially if you access the restaurant via the hotel elevators (one person in our party was on crutches). It gave off more of an interesting Vegas vibe.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time—delicious.

PM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Incredibly underwhelming! We were all very excited to try Blue Ribbon based on past experiences at other Blue Ribbon restaurants. Ambience: Your first put off by a dirty entrance and walk up the stairs. The restaurant now looks tired. Behind the reception desk, there’s a closet with stuff and two fridges. Just such an unexpected and eye sore for this type of restaurant. Food: the sashimi was fresh and delicious. Everything else was average. We ordered various skewers which were cool so they went back. Our shumai was hard and warm and the 2 fried rice we ordered were very oily. All in all, average food for a way above average price! Service was lovely.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

incredibly expensive for what you get. The food is good but not good enough for a $25 roll.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, delicious food and good vibes. I come and eat here every time I’m in town!

M
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

There’s no obvious signage that this place is located on the 2nd floor. I confirmed it with the hotel’s bellhop before we took the elevator. The wooden tables & seating are very well worn. We didn’t like that rice doesn’t come with the chicken teriyaki & salmon teriyaki entrees! We had to order 2 bowls & pay for it. The bento box is served with only chicken teriyaki as protein option. All entrees were fresh & delicious. We didn’t order any sushi rolls (6 pieces) that costs $25. I recommend this place for the high quality food & great staff, but be prepared to pay more for small amount of food.

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing quality, great sake selection, yummy cocktails, go!

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very nice restaurant. The sushi was ok not amazing....
service ok- asked for recommendations from the waiter and he said that everything is good... not the best...
overpriced in my eyes. Had way better sushi. Seats are very uncomfortable (don’t sit on the wooden seats)

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Second visit after a slight mishap the first time around. This time I knew that the oxtail fried rice was a keeper, the bone marrow on point, and the sushi rolls Superior to the nigiri options. Yellowtail collar was great, shishito peppers plentiful. Much happier camper once these expectations were set.

The waitstaff though - phenomal!
After the buttery perfection of the oxtail dish, they came out with desserts for the birthday girl (no urging from us and on the house- super sweet of them!). I'll definitely be back a third time!

NO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Take the server’s recommendations, including bone marrow fried rice. Sushi rolls were inventive and flavorful. Sushi quality wasn’t worth price though.

OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here, I have never disappointed. Fish is always fresh, and service is perfect. Highly recommend to try this place...

MA
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yellow tail sashimi is phenomenal

BE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Overpriced

PH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The ramen is good but the noodles are trash and for $20 not that great. Those noodles are barely better that 25 cent top ramen noodles

t
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Sake was great.
Appetizers were good. The 5- piece salmon sushi special was very good.
Two rolls with yellowtail were very fishy. Lobster roll was tasteless
Overall, the portions and quality were not worth $100 per person dinner.

A
Frankfurt Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Sushi and sake excellent. Fried rice and tiger prawns average.

e
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Way overpriced for what you get and atmosphere

AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Absolutely terrible experience. Our service was incredibly slow throughout the meal. Then when it was time to pay, I wanted to redeem my OpenTable Dining Reward. The server said she needed to take my phone with her, away from the table, so her manager could get the code. I then watched them try to hand it off to each other and drop my iPhone on the ground. I got up and ran over when I saw them do this. There really wasn't much of an apology there and while my phone is working at the moment, I'm really hoping they didn't cause any long term damage. I also think it was very strange and not OK at all to ask me to take my phone away from me. I will definitely not be coming back here and I would not recommend it to anyone else. Also, I thought at the very least after this, the manager would come over and apologize, but instead he just silently walked the check over to our table.

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