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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.6
405 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
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  • Good for Groups
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 12:00pm;

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00am - 5:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,

Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(212) 466-0404
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bruce & Eric Bromberg
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East Houston & Stanton
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Parking details
There is a lot of street parking surrounding Blue RIbbon Sushi Izakaya on both Orchard and Allen Streets between E Houston and Rivington Street. There is a Delancey & Essex Municiple Parking Garage: 107 Essex Street (between Delancey St & Rivington St) Manhattan, NY 10002
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Public transit
F Train - Second Avenue Stop (Allen Street Exit)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya offers several private dining options. We have an intimate private table off our main dining room which seats up to 7. Kanpai Garden, our all weather. covered roof-top garden is available for 75 to 150. Our main dining or bar areas can also be booked for larger parties.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.7

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya on the Lower East Side is an ideal destination for impressing a big group of sushi, meat, or veggie-loving friends.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 405 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of my all time favorite NYC restaurants. Amazing food and great atmosphere. This was a late lunch so seating was in the bar. Prefer the dining room but happy the restaurant was even open!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The sushi is superb, beautifully prepared and presented. The waitstaff is extremely helpful and educated. Our server explained to us the practice of drinking sake from wooden boxes and was very knowledgeable about recommending different sakes to us. The omakase and the blue ribbon special sushi platter are beautiful expressions of what is exciting to the chef and therefore to us.

The price is what I would expect to pay for excellent sushi, so it's not an everyday place for me. It's something for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Never disappointed at this restaurant. Early late night dining for this time at 10.30 pm on Saturday night, it is still crowded at the time. Will definitely be back again...

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Outstanding food and outstanding service

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food good service. Noise level very high

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I live out of town and have managed to eat here 4 out of the last 5 times that I've been in the city, and have not once been disappointed (except for the 1 time that I couldn't get a reservation due to a holiday). Four visits later, I still dream about the scallops cooked in miso butter. I've probably tried over 20 different dishes on the menu and would recommend all of them, even the shishito pepper that gave me the hiccups from being a bit too spicy. The family style dining is great for meeting up with friends, and there's booths for more private dining. We celebrated my mom's birthday here last week and the dessert was to die for. The service has always been outstanding, with great recommendations for wine and food. I can't complain and will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Disappointed! Ordered tuna tartare and it was good and fresh. California and tuna roll was like I bought it in CVS pharmacy. It was breaking apart before we could put it in the soy sauce. So we were struggling with these rolls. Soy sauce was very salty. It happens when it’s cheap.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very nice environment, fun vibe, great food, great music, not too loud

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I have been dying to come here specifically to try the vegetable flight and the meal did not disappoint! I did not realize how large the restaurant is given the small entrance, but once I ascended the flight of stairs it was a huge, gorgeous surprise! We loved our unfiltered sake. The sushi is very creative. Don't skip the veggie flight!! Big enough to share.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Amazing! The food is real good. Best sushi in the city.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great experience! Food was very good

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

They are always great!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Random and simple ambient. Although traditional and more than worth the visit for the delicious food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Always reliable.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Loved sitting by the sushi bar and watching all the action. Everything from the kitchen and the sushi bar was delicious as always. Blue Ribbon never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Highly recommend. Excellent sushi. Cool atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We were with our best friends and it’s always a great time, made even better by Blue Ribbon!

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The service was good! Very fast. Surprised how quickly the sushi came out and how tasty it was! It was very hard to hear even though my date and I were sitting across from each other. But overall it was a good meal and a good ambiance. Would come back!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was excellent but it was way too loud! Sitting at the sushi bar was great so we could focus on the work of the sushi chefs instead of the general chaos in the main dining room.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Everything was beyond delicious from drinks to appetizers to our entrees! Ambiance and atmosphere were wonderful! Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Wonderful staff. Gave us a private room because we had a stroller. Great service.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Flat out love this place ! Pork shunei! Chicken wings. Incredible sushi. Get friend rice!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Very noisy -- impossible to hear anyone in conversation without struggling. Food was just OK -- Maki selection and execution was quite pedestrian. Just OK -- nothing special.

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3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Had their Omakase by the chefs counter. It was a tad above average and good value for money $95 per person. However the Maine uni served was disgusting and off. I endured a night of upset stomach pretty soon after leaving. Generally you can taste when uni is somewhat fresh, but the Maine uni served had a bad chemical taste to it and I know it was due to this because my partner didn’t eat the uni and I did.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Nice and darkish great for dates

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Delightful. The food was much better than expected! The sushi was very fresh. Very friendly service. Very nice!

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Fantastic sushi! Extensive sake menu. Great service.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Overrated and under delivered.
Will not go back

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE celebration. Great food. Great sake. Staff gave us nye hats and champagne at midnight. Little expensive but worth it. Great date spot.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Nos costó pedir, pero estaba rico. Muy fresco el sushi.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was excellent. Greatly appreciated the server's recommendations on both specific menu items and quantity recommendations for four. Very, very good sushi!!
Don't let the fact that this is in a hotel turn you away. It's a beautiful restaurant with a separate entrance; it is in NO WAY a "hotel restaurant".

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We were in the city for a holiday getaway and staying at 60LES. The restaurant has a cool vibe and open dining room so the ambience was busy and fun. However, the sushi lacked the kind of taste I expect at this pricepoint. The menu variety is nice, but the chef needs to focus some efforts on finding his or her umami soul. Service was efficient.

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3.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Expensive and portions small. Had better susiin many places. Nothing special here. Won’t go back.
Seated near bar. Tremendous draft.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Blue Ribbon never disappoints, excellent food, service.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was great, bad service

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Sushi is good. Wasn't impressed with the king crab fried rice. Nice venue.

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Nothing to write home about. I know the same restaurant in Brookfield Place and it's way better

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

We had the omakase and it was amazing! Beautiful presentations of the dishes and all so fresh!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

I liked my set of sushi, after having one I ordered a second one:) I also tried fried chicken. It was great. Sake was smooth and nice.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Love it here.

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