Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.6
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$50 and over
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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 - 6:15PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and on point. All sushi is well executed and very fresh. Would definitely recommend

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly wonderful meal in a setting that felt transporting, and very nice staff made this belated birthday dinner very special.

C
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service from wait staff! Tasty samplings from menu. Love the oxtail and marrow fried rice.
I think i was just a little put off where we were seated when I specifically mentioned that it was a birthday celebration and wanted to show off the place.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

It took us so long to order and get the check that half our party had to leave. We were there for almost 3 hours because of the slow service. Food was great.

CB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great! Waiter was slow. Food was slow to come out.

DP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prefer the more formal dining room.

NO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very good service and very nice place

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were all great...
I eat at a Blue Ribbon 2-3 times a year and I go specifically for the OxTail fried rice. This visit they ran out of that dish at 915pm which was extremely disappointing...

AY
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food tastes good! Recommended for friends and family.

B
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really kind staff who were attentive.

JK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner date here. We have been to another Blue Ribbon location uptown but never this one before. Dining area is very cozy and spacious at the same time. Friendly, sophisticated vibe. $$ seems low on yelp, i would rate this spot $$$. Cocktails and sushi were delicious. Highly recommend the furikake fries!

d
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

maybe just me - food wasn't good, service careless

LK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an unbelievable sushi dinner!! Highly recommend!

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant all the way around from food to service.

N
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The restaurant had no atmosphere, though to be fair we went on Sunday late afternoon, hence why it was empty. I really wanted to like it, since my son loves sushi, however apart from the miso soup, the rest was just about ok, I did not even finish my miso marinated black cod/seabass as it was too sweet.

NS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made this reservation for friends
including young children - finicky eaters,
i’m told that everybody loved the entire evening ESPECIALLY THE FOOD & SERVICE

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our waiter was very helpful, so nice and perfect service. Beautiful spot but hard to find the front entrance!

LS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good sushi and service. A bit noisy. On the pricey side.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We had such a great experience the first time we went we decided to go back for a special birthday. Overall experience was disappointing this time as we had a server who was more interested in getting off the clock. Food was good as always. However we sat for over 30+ mins with no drinks after our food was delivered to the table. Nothing at all was offered to get us more drinks. I don’t want to bash the restaurant as food and ambiance were good. However do to a server putting his self above the restaurant and our experience there, it made us not want to return.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal overall!

NT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sushi dinner. Fabulous experience with delicious food, friendly & knowledgeable staff and great ambiance. Gets loud but that didn’t bother us. Pricey but good value for $.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly fresh fish!!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great. Would recommend and go back

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This place is famous for its fried chicken. We were excited to try it! We ordered the wings. They were not very good. The taste of the chicken was very gamey and there wasn't alot of meat. The batter was greasy and tasteless. A big disappointment for so much hype. The sushi was ok. Yellow tail was fine. We also had the Phoenix roll and it was pretty gross. I am all for "only veggies" but this was pretty tasteless. I don't think we will be back. The women's bathroom was pretty dirty. There was no toilet paper in any of the stalls so I had to come out and mention it to the hostess. Pretty disappointing for such expectations.

OT
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very good and the food was excellent.

MA
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The thinly sliced yellow tail sashimi was delicious and the filet mignon with cabbage as well.

LN
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a cool setting.

l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i don't manage to make it here very often anymore but have been coming for years and years, and still love it. everything is delicious - never had anything that was disappointing and while it's not cheap, it's also pretty reasonable for the quality, freshness, atmosphere, and service. i try to order more veggie than fish now bc of overfishing, and all those choices are great too. i'd go more often but i moved out of the neighborhood, but i'll go back every chance i get!

H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not special- portions too small; feels like a chain

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is not my first time going to Blue Ribbon sushi. Food is good as usual, service is excellent. Waitstaff is very attentive. We have a party of 7 and we are not big eater. Plus 2 of us don’t eat raw and they gave us some really good recommendations. We got the best choice for our table. Love!

CE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomeeeee

r
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is always very clean and they play the coolest instrumental music. The service is fantastic and the food is amazing! Try the ox tail fried rice!!!!!!!

P
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time there...food quality and service equally good all three times. This was also the quietest it’s been for my three visits which I really liked...makes it easier to hold a conversation with your table mates.

e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. This is the best sushi restaurant in Manhattan. Nithi and his colleagues take great care of the patrons!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Excellent service!

BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The fish was horrible quality. The toro was foul tasting and everything else was comparable to grocery sushi. So disappointing

RO
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent and quality food! Quick and consistent service. A good go to for me.

AS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Way overpriced - delicious food but $750 for 3 ppl before tip is not justifiable

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was truly PERFECT!! 💖👏👏👏👏

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