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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.7
4.7
882 Reviews
$50 and over
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. We have gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Seating is available on our outdoor terrace and in our main dining room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 466-0404

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bruce & Eric Bromberg

  • Private party facilities

    Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya offers several private dining options. We have an intimate private table off our main dining room which seats up to 7. Kanpai Garden, our covered roof-top garden is available seasonally for 75 to 100. Our main dining or bar areas can also be booked for larger parties.

  • Private party contact

    Ciaran Tyrrell: (212) 466-0404

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    East Houston & Stanton

  • Parking details

    There is a lot of street parking surrounding Blue RIbbon Sushi Izakaya on both Orchard and Allen Streets between E Houston and Rivington Street. There is a Delancey & Essex Municiple Parking Garage: 107 Essex Street (between Delancey St & Rivington St) Manhattan, NY 10002

  • Public transit

    F Train - Second Avenue Stop (Allen Street Exit)6 Train - BleekerJ/M/Z - Essex StreetB/D/F/M - Broadway / Lafayette

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 882 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Randomly went here, it was an a.azing surprise. One of the best Japanese restaurants I have been to. Definition going back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love blue ribbon sushi!! Perfect date night spot. Sushi is always delicious and duck gyoza special was fab!
  3. SH

    SheriH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Same deliciousness of the Spring St BRS, great location and chill / spacious interior. New fav!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service2ambience1
    Not as refined as before
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Once we moved to a quieter part of the restaurant, the experience became so much better and I could hear my friends. It was a great place to go to celebrate with friends!
  6. N

    Natalie

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    great sushi and food. Inside is more formal than outside.
  7. SZ

    SashaZ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is always a favorite spot for dinner. Last night they were out of soft shell crabs so no Spider Rolls but the dinner didn't disappoint! Service was good, company was better and we left full and happy - as usual!
  8. G

    Greggie

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Best sushi of all time. Crazy small rolls. Single piece sushi. So value is low but keep coming back over and over.
  9. MW

    MatthewW

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love this place. Fried chicken, Bone Marrow Fried Rice... and the sushi bar never disappoint!
  10. d

    dlevesque

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here was amazing. Most of us at the table love sushi/sashimi and it did not disappoint. The maguro, or red tuna, was so tender that it melted in your mouth. They had real (not fake) wasabe. OMG. It was so good. Now, we had 2 people who did not eat seafood, and they had the chicken which was amazing, and another had the steak. Wow, that steak was just as good as anything from a damn steak house. We ate on the patio and that was a good treat. I would so go back again when I'm in NY City and want some amazing sushi.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Waiter was
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  13. A

    Aubreymal

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Have been coming here for several years now, and it never disappoints. The bartender, Bon, is exceptional, and my out of town guests all raved about the quality of the meal and drinks (old fashioned, yuzu something and lychee martini). My only qualm would be that the roasted bone marrow appetizer is no longer on the menu. Please bring it back!
  14. S

    Sphino

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food, great service, busy atmosphere normal high sushi prices for NYC
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters & I went into NYC for the day, we LOVE Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya. It was our first time having lunch there. We were not disappointed. Everything was great: Food, Service, Ambiance.
  16. JG

    JoseG

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always
  17. S

    Steven

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Fantastic sushi and fried chicken.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was exquisite. Our server was very accommodating to our changes (we didn’t want eggs in the oxtail fried rice) and informative when we asked questions about dishes and drinks. The atmosphere was beautiful.
  19. JS

    JasonS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a fav. It's a foodie's spot. The oxtail fried rice, miso cod, tuna with crunch, and more makes everyone I bring so happy. Never disappoints, also a good vibe/scene/ambience. Not too loud, not too quiet, just a good vibe with interesting people.
  20. LC

    LauraC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service was excellent !
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Octopus over cooked. Corn slightly undercooked. Saw a giant rat running across the outdoor deck, two tables next to me.
  22. VA

    VeronicaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience, great food, great ambiance and great service! A must visit!
  23. M

    Melw

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic sushi and the chicken thigh Yaki was amazing. The service was pretty good. We had a little mix up, but all was settled quickly and easily.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Steak was burned and Grisly, and they took care of it. But overall the food was just okay. It was a Saturday, so must have been a bad night or the chefs weren’t working. The quality of the food and service weren’t the best, but that’s happened to a lot of restaurants post covid. Hope they can get back to how it once was.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful EXCEPT that it was so loud that it was difficult to hear the conversation at our table. (There were 6 of us at a round table.)
  26. L

    Lovefood

    Orange County

    265 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    265 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    It was so loud we literally had to yell at each other to hear. Will not be back at this location.
  27. J

    Joycets

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fish both cooked and raw. Service is beyond thoughtful, and attentive when you least expect it. In other words a great restaurant! Manageable prices for very high quality fish and the kitchen knows how to cook - sauces and spicing wonderful! A culinary treat without the subsequent sick feeling when you get the bill!
  28. JS

    JonaS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Omakase. Sushi was fantastic, with a nice variety
  29. JB

    JulianB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner with my mom. Thoroughly enjoyable.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oxtail fried rice is to die for
  31. SS

    SelvinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was very good. Although the food is slightly pricey, it was definitely worth it. The fillet mignon and skirt steak were especially good.
  32. JO

    JenO

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We have never eaten at the LES location for lunch, but we were hitting some galleries and decided to try. It was so quiet - for a late lunch we were 1 of 2 tables in the main dining room. It was actually great to be able to enjoy conversation without a lot of background noise! The service was perfect and the food was delicious and fresh. We ordered a couple of the fried chicken appetizers and then a big plate of sushi to share. I don’t think we have ever had a bad meal at any of the BR locations. They are surely a constant for us.
  33. FJ

    FoodJunkie

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very attentive, food was great and the outdoor dining area is awesome.
  34. S

    Scott

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a birthday party for a 41-year-old and both his service food and atmosphere were excellent!
  35. ER

    ERANN

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding, great food & excellent service! Thoroughly enjoyed my experience.
  36. RH

    RichardH

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, sushi was great and the salmon teriyaki was great. I highly recommend the place
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. If you love Japanese food this should be on your bucket list.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible food
  39. K

    Katsan

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, amazing sushi!!! Love it here
  40. m

    martyd

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just out with my daughters

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 466-0404.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is rated 4.7 stars by 882 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

187 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East Houston & Stanton

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a lot of street parking surrounding Blue RIbbon Sushi Izakaya on both Orchard and Allen Streets between E Houston and Rivington Street. There is a Delancey & Essex Municiple Parking Garage: 107 Essex Street (between Delancey St & Rivington St) Manhattan, NY 10002

  • Public transit

    F Train - Second Avenue Stop (Allen Street Exit)6 Train - BleekerJ/M/Z - Essex StreetB/D/F/M - Broadway / Lafayette

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bruce & Eric Bromberg

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 466-0404

  • Private party facilities

    Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya offers several private dining options. We have an intimate private table off our main dining room which seats up to 7. Kanpai Garden, our covered roof-top garden is available seasonally for 75 to 100. Our main dining or bar areas can also be booked for larger parties.

  • Private party contact

    Ciaran Tyrrell: (212) 466-0404

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