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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.6
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646 Reviews
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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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Employees were very great during this hard time. Extremely helpful and attentive.

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

Love this place, the food is amazing!

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SushiLover
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and ambiance were all amazing! I was especially happy to be seated immediately. Thank you for a great evening out!

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antobents
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place, always great food great service. A regular here every year.

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vipKizdar
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

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vipBrooklynBlue
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and incredibly fresh sushi. We sat in a banquet in the bar area which was great for conversation.

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vipxxJTxx
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was ok...service was great....not a great value for the quality or quantity of food we got.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed , I have been there many many times,, all good food, good service.

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RLLG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 :)

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Redjeulle
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMariaA
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great filet mig in, sushi and cocktails

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Rajani
New York Area
7 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.

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vipConnie
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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ChrissieB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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Luv2dine
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food3service1ambience4

Food was overpriced

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

Excellent server!

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

Prefer the more formal dining room.

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NataschaO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very good service and very nice place

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OpenTable Diner
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...

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AruY
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Billie
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really kind staff who were attentive.

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JillianK
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!

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dinabar
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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

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

We had an unbelievable sushi dinner!! Highly recommend!

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

Great restaurant all the way around from food to service.

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vipNatica
New York Area
41 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.

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NoSoapRadio
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

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Kimm
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!

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vipLouisS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I know this is a sushi restaurant but. Damn those chicken wings are not to be missed. Sushi is pretty good too. Good value

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews