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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Heart of palm, spicycucumber, sprouts, spinach
Rat ran across floor
Nice sushi place with good outdoor mezzanine space to enjoy some great Sushi. Good for a summer's evening.
Very attentive service, amazing food
This dining experience works among the worst I have ever had in NYC. Food for the table was ordered via your personal smartphone from a cryptic menu that gave no description for the options being ordered. 6 different types of chefs platters were available with different prices.. what was in the chefs platter? Why were the prices different? No one knows because there was not one server that was assigned to the table so we couldn’t ask questions. That’s okay, we took the dive and ordered mystery items along with a bottle of sake on our smart phones and each paid and tipped before even a glass of water arrived. This was a mistake because 45 minutes later, we still had not received the edamame appetizer or the bottle of sake. After flagging someone down to ask about the sake and food status, the man walked off mid sentence and we were again sitting and starting at each other wondering why we ever chose this restaurant. It was a bit like being stuck in prison without actually being stuck because an hour in with no food, we really just wanted to leave - but we had paid and tipped upon ordering so leaving felt wasteful. Wish there was a way to retroactively take back the tip for the complete absence of service, but there is not. So, be warned - Blue Ribbon in a COVID world has NOT figured out how to operate so stay far far away.
Great to be out!! Need to word on the ordering/payment app. Was odd and not smooth. Needed to fully Apple Pay for each drink. Seemed like a big waste of Apple % dollars not going to the restaurant. WTF?
It was a great experience! The terrace was really pretty especially when it started getting dark. We had a couple of drinks and sushi. It was a bit pricey, but to be honest, it was worth it especially since it felt like old times before COVID-19.
They had limited staff with limited services and limited ingredients. After trying their online menu and understanding that we couldn’t get any special requests in - we left and took our it business elsewhere.
Contactless service was great. Order through your phone.
Staff was very respectful of Covid 19 Dining Guidelines and went out of their way to make our table feel comfortable with the new environment we are living in. Everyone was wearing a mask, all orders are placed on your phone to minimize contact and everything was disinfected once diners were finished eating. I was very impressed, will definitely be coming again very soon.
It was blistering hot, they do not have their outdoor dining ready for visitors yet... did not feel proper at all.
Employees were very great during this hard time. Extremely helpful and attentive.
Love this place, the food is amazing!
The service, food, and ambiance were all amazing! I was especially happy to be seated immediately. Thank you for a great evening out!
Blue Ribbon is a fun place to eat great Japanese food - so long as you request to be seated in the front room where the sushi bar is. My dinner partner and I were initially seated in the "bar" area (with a television...). The ambiance of the room was, frankly, dead. However, I requested to be seated in the other room and the host graciously moved us. If you do not know to ask (or are just too shy) you will be forced into eating in a room full of dead air and whistle blows emanating from a sports television station. The food is great -- in particular the vegetable flight. Additionally, the bartender made a custom drink for me and it was absolutely delicious. A bit pricey, but worth a splurge. Good place to go if you're on the LES, want a cocktail, and are down to try some yummy and fresh sushi!
Amazing service and food
Favorite place, always great food great service. A regular here every year.
Dinner with girlfriend and both our moms.
Ambiance is solid. Medium noise level.
Fish was solid - good, nothing life changing.
Get the sushi platter, but make sure to check what rolls are included. We got stuck with eel and salmon skin rolls, which are underwhelming. The lobster avocado roll was fantastic! We definitely ordered the wrong rolls.
Good experience, unlikely to return.
$90pp with a bottle of wine.
Lovely atmosphere and incredibly fresh sushi. We sat in a banquet in the bar area which was great for conversation.
Food was ok...service was great....not a great value for the quality or quantity of food we got.
Never disappointed , I have been there many many times,, all good food, good service.
They always treat us excellently when we go, and the food is always superb! It's one of our favorite NYC spots to celebrate meaningful events :)
I had high expectations of this place, but everything we ordered was mediocre and overpriced for what they were. we sampled several items of appetizers, teppanyaki, and a sushi plate. Disappointed in everything. placed was awesome though, can accommodate big parties.
Always good and on point. All sushi is well executed and very fresh. Would definitely recommend
Great filet mig in, sushi and cocktails
A truly wonderful meal in a setting that felt transporting, and very nice staff made this belated birthday dinner very special.
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.
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.
Food was great! Waiter was slow. Food was slow to come out.
Food was overpriced
Prefer the more formal dining room.
Excellent food, very good service and very nice place
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...
Great atmosphere, food tastes good! Recommended for friends and family.
Great food and really kind staff who were attentive.
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!
maybe just me - food wasn't good, service careless
We had an unbelievable sushi dinner!! Highly recommend!
Great restaurant all the way around from food to service.
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.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 466-0404.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is rated 4.6 stars by 656 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.