Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.7
713 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 713 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CourtneyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Unfortunately we were rushed. We had a 9 PM reservation, and yet they made last call for food at 9:15, and , they were telling us 10 minutes later it was last call for alcohol as well.

It’s extremely disappointing to spend that and look forward to the ambience, and be rushed to the extreme. The food is still amazing as usual!

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EriMa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service, Ambiance was great!
I am never disappointed.

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RonH
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend and great for date night!

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viphdhdhd1
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ginger bread pudding wasn’t very warm. Otherwise all else amazing.

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vipDavidC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent our wedding anniversary dinner here and it was amazing! The tuna melted in your mouth and the blue crab roll was delicious! The service was spot on and atmosphere was fun! Thank you for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

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LouiseM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Golf, the waiter for superb. The sushi is fresh and restaurant was so clean.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Enjoyed our experience! Decided to go last minute and sat on their back patio. Nicely heated and tables were actually six feet apart which was great. Food was very solid, though our waiter was a bit distracted with other tables. Overall would go again, and felt very safe during this time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor dining was nice and spaced out! Great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Osaka
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for a birthday and it was very nice they prepared a little cake with ice cream and candle.

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vipWillHunt
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was ok.

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vipFrench
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and consistent food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service great, ambiance great. Can’t wait to go back

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vipEllieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Unfortunately I think Covid might have hit them hard as there are some good quality issues - the sushi was excellent but we ordered the tempura tiger shrimp which were NOT tiger shrimp at all but instead the littles ones. Black cod was cooked nicely but had a bit of an after taste from what it was cooked in. They could do better with the ambience of their outdoor area and heaters. Menu has changed. Staff always super nice.
This used to be our go to sushi place so we’ll have to see what they do in the future

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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Moonbeam
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the cuts of sashimi are to large and thick and would prefer more delicate slices. Overall my favorite part was the atmosphere in the heated terrace and the sautéed bok choi

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Ruthie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful (first) experience at Blue Ribbon! We ordered house margaritas which was wonderfully tasty and not too sweet. Our server was very nice and attentive. We started with a few appetizers (tepinyaki, tuna crude, and fried chicken) and shared a sushi platter. My partner doesn’t like raw fish too often but even she agreed that it was delicious and fresh. We’ll definitely be back.

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TaniaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating with good heating!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time having sushi, amazing ! Definitely will go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great set up for outdoor dinning!

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vipmnbnyc
New York Area
232 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
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.

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

Amazing as always!!!

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vipusamolly
New York Area
6 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

JP
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
59 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
41 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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vipNorm
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.

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 4.7 stars by 713 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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