Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.7
735 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 are serving our menu on our outdoor terrace an in our dining room. We have gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 735 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrennaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Bad drinks but good filet minion. Love the apps! Great stuff

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KobieF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Anniversary

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Danny
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, sake.. all really good. Would go again.

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Giulia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. The service was kind and attentive. Walked in and felt a good vibe all around. Highly recommend and will be returning very soon.

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vipLovefood
Orange County
253 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a good experience, but it is a bit pricy. The lychee martini was great!

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Pretentious
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Understaffed. Slow service. Needs an update. Food is good.

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Jericho
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi, as always, was delicious. Huge Blue Ribbon sushi fan!!

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VikM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish, great atmosphere, wonderful service. I've been going there since it opened.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was amazing the waiter was very useful in helping decide which was good to choose.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food! Small portions but tasty

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eastcoasteater
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service as usual! Managers Nithi and Yoshi are awesome! Made sure we got our favorite table.

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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and food was WONDERFUL. great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, extremely respectful and fast service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely staff. Very $$ for what it was. Loved being outside. Expected it to be more connected to hotel...

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DebbieA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies Celebrating a 50th birthday
Food and service wonderful .. loved sitting outside on terrace .. the ginger bread pudding was amazing!

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ShaunF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Vibes. Great Service. 10/10 would reccomend.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always! We sat outside on the private terrace on a Sat night when it was 52 degrees. There was a lot of open air but we felt so warm that my BF was able to keep his jacket off the whole time. Highlights were the fried chicken (of course) and seared duck. We also got the tempura shrimp, wakame and tofu, spider roll, unagi bowl, fried clam roll, and free green tea ice cream with a candle for my friend's birthday! Get the Blue Ribbon Daijingo sake bottle - great value and so good.

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DinaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. The sushi is melt in your mouth. The cooked food is excellent and the service outstanding!

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Kenna
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is beautiful, food and drinks were great, server was speedy and very nice. A little pricey, but well worth it for some outstanding sushi.

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vipdiner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The outdoor space leaves much to be desired. The food was very good, as always, but the ambience and initial service from the host really didnt enhance the experience in any way. I would go back but only when I'm prepared to eat indoors. The hostess really could be more welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Blue Ribbon restaurants, and this was my first time at this one. We had the blue ribbon lobster roll, sushi pieces, and a fried chicken entree and shared. All was tasty but not over the top delicious. The ginger bread pudding was delicious though and they put a candle for my boyfriend’s birthday which was nice. Loved the outdoor patio with a heater overhead if needed. Great service and I would return!

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vipAntonio
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, very fresh

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CourtneyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Unfortunately we were rushed. We had a 9 PM reservation, and yet they made last call for food at 9:15, and , they were telling us 10 minutes later it was last call for alcohol as well.

It’s extremely disappointing to spend that and look forward to the ambience, and be rushed to the extreme. The food is still amazing as usual!

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EriMa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service, Ambiance was great!
I am never disappointed.

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RonH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend and great for date night!

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hdhdhd1
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ginger bread pudding wasn’t very warm. Otherwise all else amazing.

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vipDavidC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent our wedding anniversary dinner here and it was amazing! The tuna melted in your mouth and the blue crab roll was delicious! The service was spot on and atmosphere was fun! Thank you for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

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LouiseM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Golf, the waiter for superb. The sushi is fresh and restaurant was so clean.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Enjoyed our experience! Decided to go last minute and sat on their back patio. Nicely heated and tables were actually six feet apart which was great. Food was very solid, though our waiter was a bit distracted with other tables. Overall would go again, and felt very safe during this time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor dining was nice and spaced out! Great meal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Osaka
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for a birthday and it was very nice they prepared a little cake with ice cream and candle.

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vipWillHunt
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was ok.

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vipFrench
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and consistent food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service great, ambiance great. Can’t wait to go back

EB
vipEllieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Unfortunately I think Covid might have hit them hard as there are some good quality issues - the sushi was excellent but we ordered the tempura tiger shrimp which were NOT tiger shrimp at all but instead the littles ones. Black cod was cooked nicely but had a bit of an after taste from what it was cooked in. They could do better with the ambience of their outdoor area and heaters. Menu has changed. Staff always super nice.
This used to be our go to sushi place so we’ll have to see what they do in the future

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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Moonbeam
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the cuts of sashimi are to large and thick and would prefer more delicate slices. Overall my favorite part was the atmosphere in the heated terrace and the sautéed bok choi

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Ruthie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful (first) experience at Blue Ribbon! We ordered house margaritas which was wonderfully tasty and not too sweet. Our server was very nice and attentive. We started with a few appetizers (tepinyaki, tuna crude, and fried chicken) and shared a sushi platter. My partner doesn’t like raw fish too often but even she agreed that it was delicious and fresh. We’ll definitely be back.

TM
TaniaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating with good heating!

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 735 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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