Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.7
752 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 752 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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lovegoodfood
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was very good despite the short staff. The bone marrow fried rice is out of this world. Wish the music wasn’t quite so loud - it makes conversation almost impossible.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Our service was top notch. Sushi was amazing and very high quality. Very nice drink selection as well.

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Manaswi
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Few of the items we ordered never came. One of the item they forgot to serve, they never placed the order in the kitchen and we had to keep asking about it for multiple times until it got served.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Blue ribbon has lost it, gone too main stream. Service was mediocre, menu was out of too many items, and the food was good but nothing to write home about. The price was expensive. There are better options these days.

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ClaireS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There are various parts of the restaurant you can be served in. the inside is the most attractive Blue Ribbon sushi I've been to in Manhattan (midtown and soho being the others). and there are two different outdoor spaces: one along a balcony and the other on an exterior patio. I wasn't picky because I got the reservation the night before for prime hours of 7:30 on a Friday night, but not a fan of that patio. They had fans going, but it was hotter there than on the street. Also the furniture wasn't nice - it's really just COVID make-do type hard uncomfortable cheap furniture. That space wasn't designed to be part of the restaurant. So, points off for that. I'd go back - the service and the food was on point, just I'd make sure to be inside. Though honestly, it sounded pretty loud inside, so I'd also figure out another time to go.

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vipalan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Japanese menus for food and drink. great staff and attentive waiters

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good dinner and we had very good time. Every thing we ordered were delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Excellent food and service.

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vipAndyNYC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurant in NYC. Food is still the same as good as it is. Service staff was attentive to take care of us. Still the same person as before pandemic period. We love them , and they love us. Highly recommend for this spot to celebrate your important occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and so was the service. Just go there and replicate this order: shishito peppers, miso cod, king salmon sushi, toro sashimi, pork shumai and the fired rice. It was all so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing, of course! Freshest sushi ever. Our original server did not return for an hour so we had to ask other servers to take our order.

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LeelaR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The food was hood, portions small depending on what we ordered.

See ice very slow and not up to par. communication was definitely off. I asked for a hand towel, was told they didn’t have them and then they arrived but after sushi course :(

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for such a wonderful experience Saturday night. Our server Golf was incredibly gracious. The food was amazing! Can’t wait to come back in the very near future. Thank you to all the staff. Great experience!!

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BrennaD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Bad drinks but good filet minion. Love the apps! Great stuff

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Beware! This place will be something you are not expecting. The place is not nice, the food is bleh and they are extremely understaffed. There is another place also named Blue Ribbon, that’s what you should be looking for.

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KobieF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Anniversary

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ChristineS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff!

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Danny
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, sake.. all really good. Would go again.

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Giulia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. The service was kind and attentive. Walked in and felt a good vibe all around. Highly recommend and will be returning very soon.

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vipLovefood
Orange County
255 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a good experience, but it is a bit pricy. The lychee martini was great!

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Pretentious
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Understaffed. Slow service. Needs an update. Food is good.

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Jericho
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi, as always, was delicious. Huge Blue Ribbon sushi fan!!

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VikM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish, great atmosphere, wonderful service. I've been going there since it opened.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was amazing the waiter was very useful in helping decide which was good to choose.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food! Small portions but tasty

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eastcoasteater
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service as usual! Managers Nithi and Yoshi are awesome! Made sure we got our favorite table.

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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and food was WONDERFUL. great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, extremely respectful and fast service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely staff. Very $$ for what it was. Loved being outside. Expected it to be more connected to hotel...

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DebbieA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies Celebrating a 50th birthday
Food and service wonderful .. loved sitting outside on terrace .. the ginger bread pudding was amazing!

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ShaunF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Vibes. Great Service. 10/10 would reccomend.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always! We sat outside on the private terrace on a Sat night when it was 52 degrees. There was a lot of open air but we felt so warm that my BF was able to keep his jacket off the whole time. Highlights were the fried chicken (of course) and seared duck. We also got the tempura shrimp, wakame and tofu, spider roll, unagi bowl, fried clam roll, and free green tea ice cream with a candle for my friend's birthday! Get the Blue Ribbon Daijingo sake bottle - great value and so good.

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DinaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. The sushi is melt in your mouth. The cooked food is excellent and the service outstanding!

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Kenna
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is beautiful, food and drinks were great, server was speedy and very nice. A little pricey, but well worth it for some outstanding sushi.

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vipdiner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The outdoor space leaves much to be desired. The food was very good, as always, but the ambience and initial service from the host really didnt enhance the experience in any way. I would go back but only when I'm prepared to eat indoors. The hostess really could be more welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Blue Ribbon restaurants, and this was my first time at this one. We had the blue ribbon lobster roll, sushi pieces, and a fried chicken entree and shared. All was tasty but not over the top delicious. The ginger bread pudding was delicious though and they put a candle for my boyfriend’s birthday which was nice. Loved the outdoor patio with a heater overhead if needed. Great service and I would return!

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vipAntonio
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, very fresh

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CourtneyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
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
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 752 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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