Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.7
694 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 694 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmnbnyc
New York Area
229 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi and sashimi. Very fresh fish, nice service. In the difficult circumstances of outdoor dining this was very good and well worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place! The food was so so so good. Great heated space, great food, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!!

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vipusamolly
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food and drinks with impeccable service in a safe heated outdoor space.

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Jay86
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, lots of heaters, very comfortable. The sushi melts in your mouth. Hamachi Kama was delicate and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was phenomenal. Very safe, outdoor seating only. Staff was masked, gloved and extremely cautious.

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vipSamO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

The heat lamps were not even on. Yet they claimed to have outdoor dining. Of course times are tough, but you simply cannot eat outside when it’s 20 degrees.

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ChristinaV
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to have a private date or party

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JelenaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and felt safe !

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Augusto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best quality sushi, in a comfortable setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone working there was gracious, attentive, and accommodating.

The food, cocktails, and sake were all on point.

The space is very cool.

A+

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vipJayS
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is always a great delicious experience.

Killer banana split for dessert!

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and freshly prepared, not a fan of raw sushi but I tried a few after asking for recommendations from the waiter and they were great. Staff is super cool and accommodating definitely going again. The restaurant itself is very nice and Instagramable but the food is amazing. Wish they delivered uptown.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot for date and dinner !

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vipsteakfoodie
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and always consistent food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet and good service. Our sushi was very good — the other dishes ranged from ok to good.

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SimoneS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Way way too expensive for the quality and quantity of the food

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AshanthaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both indoor and outdoor are safely distanced, and the food is excellent as ever

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend visiting

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Norm
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Outdoor area was nice and heated. Service initially was bad when it was not crowded and I had to try unsuccessfully for 15 min to get a first drink order. Was fair after my feedback.

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Adrees
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TRULY Outstanding sushi, cocktails, sake and service. Among the best I’ve had in all these categories worldwide!
Huge thank you to the entire staff.
Will definitely be back and recommend to all my friends and colleagues.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great, we asked for recommendations and she was spot on. Everything we had was amazing and the Ox friend rice was out of this world. We will be back again soon.

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DanielC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and decor was very pretty. The area my date and I were sitting in had a bit of a draft, but food more than made up for that slight inconvenience. Everything was delicious. My favorites were the fried shrimp, mushroom roll and spicy tuna roll.

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Hank
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Staff and the new social distance indoor setup means that tables are far away.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

My boyfriend and I decided to each get the Omakase. We had an assortment of sashimi and sushi but unfortunately we both got food poising shortly after dinner. What a shame. Expensive dinner and we were sick for 2 days after.

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KrisdenM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fresh, service and ambiance great! We loved the all of the sushi we ordered and the fried chicken, of course!

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Sobzero
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Disappointed regular, $200 on stale sushi and Unagi, the food was TERRIBLE, and a lychee martini that came in a pint glass FULL of ice

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RLLG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Blue Ribbon for the win. Our most favorite New York spot delivered with their enchanting outdoor terrace and their wonderful servers, always so kind and attentive. The food, magnificent as ever and a true pleasure for the senses. Thank you for delighting us with a celebratory drink at the end to make our wedding celebration even more special on our date. 💖✨

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JoseF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Still great sushi. Thankful for the outdoor apace but pretty basic. Service a bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Really good food!

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vipIrina
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, some of the best we've had.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get that true blue ribbon service! Food is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Very overpriced and small sushi servings. Sushi was fine but not high enough quality for the half servings and price. Outdoor decor felt like I was at a chain BBQ restaurant

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vipCaneshaA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is always delicious. Sushi is amazing, fresh and tasty. Oxtail rice is everything! Drink options are good. Service is exceptional. This is one of my go to, love it there.

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vipSamTug
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazzzzzzing food! Very fresh fish and beautiful presentation.

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vipJayS
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Glad they got rid of the COVID electronic payment for each round and course.

Excellent dining experience, but they need mask enforcement in the hotel lobby entrance.

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vipdesiree
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner, beautifully plated and flavors always consistent. It did rain but very glad the patio is covered, just gets drafty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience2

Rat ran across floor

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Russki
London
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice sushi place with good outdoor mezzanine space to enjoy some great Sushi. Good for a summer's evening.

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vipValerieF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service, amazing food

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 694 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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