Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.6
819 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 819 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service1ambience3

Messed up two orders

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SASA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Spicy lobster roll was 😘

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Great location, delicious sushi and impeccable service!

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VasM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Very helpful waiter. Overall place was awesome. Will visit again.

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vipBigmaBrooklyn
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrated son’s going away for college

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WendyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely staff and a great atmosphere.

KK
KrisKav
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Bartender was friendly and gave great recommendations on which items to try off the menu. Cute place.
crispy rice with spicy tuna was yummy. Scallop miso skewer and chicken thigh skewers were simple but delicious.

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chrisc
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and very friendly. Food and drinks were stellar. Will visit again.

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JosephineD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone so kind and great. Order the green tea! Will come back again

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vipChristobelF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really fresh sushi and sashimi and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!
Fresh and delicious

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vipNellie24
London
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

High quality food and service in a vibrant setting. We really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Very attentive staff and the food was delicious. So much to choose from, we will be back!

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CandiceP
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love love this place and highly recommend…I will definitely be back

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vippattyO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish!

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vipKennethD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Excellent quality from fried chicken to sushi.
What a wonderful experience.

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Frank
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music in the restaurant is not very suitable, which is too exciting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fresh like a white on white nike Air Force 1s on homecoming night

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Silvestri
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was expecting a little more? The food was fine...I just thought with their reputation we would be really blown away. Cool spot though

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Duckie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was very bad. I had asked for a table in the main dining room and was seated next to the bar. Our entrees were brought out at different times. Usually this is a well run beautiful experience with great service and wonderful food. Not this time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff minds their business

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love BRS! Great sushi, really
Nice atmosphere.

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Jess
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the oxtail marrow fried rice. Service was good but overall considerate and personable. Has a good drink menu to choose from for a girls night out.

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danielo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place nice!

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JaredL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUSHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KIKO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Took family from Italy here because they love fish but apparently sushi there is poor quality. We have ordered the Omokase in the past but it was no longer on the menu. The waitress asked the chef if they could make 3 for us and they obliged happily since they had a good assortment of fish. The food was delicious as always and came in a timely fashion, but I had to flag down our server twice to order more bottles of water ( we ripped through 4). Dessert was phenomenal as well, their chocolate Bruno was fantastic. They were very accommodating and I always feel proud bringing guests there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice ambience to Blue Ribbon. Friendly staff, nice layout, good covid practice standards in place. Food was very fresh, delicious and priced well. Staff was very responsive to our needs and checking on us. Thank you so much Blue Ribbon, would gladly come back.

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Yumz
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and good vibes!

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EriMa
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always outstanding!
Delicious food and Great service.

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JenO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a great experience at BR. Our service was excellent as was the food.

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curiosity
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service phenomenal! Food Excellent! It was a little noisy and loud. Other than that, it was a fantastic dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff, amazing sake. Love this place sooooooo much!!!

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TashaT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience! The food was delicious and the ambiance was mellow

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KarenF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a fun dinner out with friends! Great food great service. The drinks were amazing

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vipRoger
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Sunday dinner experience at Blue Ribbon Izakaya . Great ambience and had the entire heated outdoor area to ourselves. Sushi and sashimi (mackerel, yellowtail, tuna, salmon and spicy lobster roll) were all so fresh and smooth and short rib, chicken thigh and tiger shrimp yakitori were grilled to perfection. The homemade ginger bread bread pudding, tempura brownie with berries and ice cream and hot green tea wrapped up an amazing meal served by Paul S., waiter extraordinaire!

Will definitely be back. On the next trip, will try the oxtail fried rice and omelette and other specialty rolls.

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EriMa
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food, service and ambiance was outstanding!

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BarbaraL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came on a Monday night, I had made a reservation for 10:00 but came an hour earlier; luckily there was seating and we were accommodated then. Service was friendly and polite; describing every piece of sushi we've ordered. Overall, a great experience and would frequent again.

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vipDianeC
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for grandson’s birthday, he loves sushi. Ate early, party of 8. We all loved the food and had a great time

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BruchaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

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vipLAlover
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were running late for our reservation but let the restaurant know we were on our way by replying to the text messages. When we finally got there, the host and hostess were rude saying we didn’t contact them about being late so they were still going to seat us but we had to leave in 90 minutes. I told them I did text back which they then checked. But when they saw that I did answer back they didn’t say anything, just seated us at the table right behind the register.

Our server, Takashi W, however, was very professional and the food was good, almost making up for the unpleasant experience.

I don’t make it a habit of being late for my reservations, or provide lame excuses for being late. I do my part and expect to be treated like every other customer.

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 4.6 stars by 819 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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