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About Cagen

Chef Tomita's counter exclusively features Special sushi omakase, Seating times are 6 pm or 8:30pm ONLY. 16 pieces, $160 per person
please note sushi omakase on the guest notes or call us to confirm your request..... Please and Thank You***
****Prices subject to change****
Cagen serves Sushi Omakase. The Sushi omakase menus feature freshly made soba noodles from hand-ground buckwheat, fresh sushi, and more.
Online reservations will placed on the table first if you would like to sit at the counter please contact the restaurant.. Thank you

414 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
1st Ave and Ave A

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 358-8800

Website:
http://www.cagenrestaurant.com/

Cagen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

65% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (4)
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Good for a Date (3)
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Bar Seating (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

So, this is the best sushi experience I had in New York City. The fish is super fresh, the uni is fantastic. STRONGLY RECOMMEND FOR ALL SUSHI LOVERS.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Terrible service! Food ok but not great. Not clean. Not worth $ 900 with wine for
three! Would avoid!

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

It’s very professional sushi bar,but not so satisfied with the sushi so much base on that price,just no surprise.Service is good ,toro ,wage beef ,ishi dai sushi are quite good,soba is good too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This is definitely not a place for people who know anything about sushi; if you want to see a laminated pickture of the fish you are eating, than maybe it’s acceptable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Absolutely exceptional meal that I'm still thinking about one week later. The sushi was impeccable. The chef was inventive with flavor profiles and preparations and not one bite was less than a revelation. A truly special meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Cagen is only worth it if you can get a seat at the sushi bar. If not. Skip!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Made reservation for bar seats one month in advance, found out the night before the chef had 'mistakenly' given away our seats to another party. Did not receive any in-person apology or acknowledgement from the manager or the Chef himself.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I think this is the best sushi I've tasted in NYC. Even compared to Masa, Yasuda, kura, 15 east, and maybe.. this has surpassed Nakazawa (previously my favorite).
Recommend the omakase at chef's counter. Simply amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

From the start, after making reservations they call you and see if you want to sit at the bar or stay at a table. I recommend the bar. We had one chef to 6 people and it was very personal and so enjoyable to watch how the chef preps the food. Everything was freshly cut and prepared in front of you and the chef picks his fish from the box. they recommend eating with your hand right from the dish and Before you know it the 16 course meal is over with. Very friendly staff, on point with refilling drinks. Service was phenomal.
Cant go wrong with any occasion. Definitely a place you need to try

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Ehhh. I was not impressed with the $160 omakase.
I've been a sushi fanatic for the past 29 years.
Some of my favorite sushi restaurants over the years have been: Nobu, Morimoto, Oya, Matsuri (now closed).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I Love NYC for its trendy, authentic and expensive omakase menus. Times or Michelin rated. They are all really good.

This one takes the cake!
Go there, get the sushi bar and have a blast! The best sushi ever!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

An amazing experience in Cagen. The chef really created a great experience with a wide variety of sushi. The pricing is pretty high (especially with the add-ins - you have to be careful here.)
I really loved the experience and would go back again.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Fantastic culinary journey. Each piece of the omakasa was better and more creative then the last. Chef was engaging and the staff were very attentive. It was a beautiful meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great place!!!! Amazing food

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Basic service and food ok. Ambiance not at par with similarly priced omakase places, and we have been to the best in town, and the ill attitude of the main chef deserves his relocation to Philadelphia or worse. Unacceptable and unprofessional with a lack of tack and elegance. His helper chef did not do much to cover the missteps. A disaster. Learn.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 17, 2017

For a 'one micheline stars' it appear a little poor..
Plate without presentations, only (very good) sushi in the plate.
Service good but nothing special..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

My favorite omakase spot in nyc. Tried many other michelin star omakases but when it comes to quality and uniqueness of the food, this stills tops above all.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

It was beautiful. Words can't describe how delicious the food was

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

It's a perfect dinner. That's all we can say. What a lovely evening with sushi omakase dinner!! YUM!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

My favorite omakase restaurant in NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Birthday dinner for girlfriend and it was amazing food

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The restaurant is great overall. The service is courteous and fast, the food is fresh, and the ambiance is suitable. The value of omakase is almost good: the sushi is varied and delicious, but after tiny appetizer, 15 pieces of fish, and one small roll, the hunger was not completely satisfied. True to Japanese standarts, you will leave 70-80% full.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic
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 (沖縄)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Really nice sushi bar with great food. Very japanese style.Really nice sushi bar with great food. Very japanese style.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Organic, Business Meals, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Excellent quality fish, very small potions and limited options for the price. It seemed that the best (only?) reasonable option at this restaurant was the omakase. Otherwise, you may feel overcharged and slighted.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

good place.food is creative

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

It was good, nice environment and nice service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Everything is fresh and yummy! Tastes so good! every piece of sushi likes an art project

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Love this place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Excellent sushi omakase
Worth every bite

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Thursday evening, first seating at 5:30, was running a bit late after getting stuck in traffic. Very accommodating with our lateness. ( We did notify them that we were running late). I will never get over how civil, no yelling to each other, the staff were. From the first course, (the egg custard), to the dessert (sorbet with a hint of wasabi) it was simply sublime. Clean flavors, amazing profiles, layered broths, the Wagu beef, sashimi, and sushi were all delicious, but the stand out for me was the simple elegance of the soba noodles and sea urchin sushi. Simply, delicious. My husband is now permanently Team Tomita! As am I!! Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I took my husband there for his birthday and it was an amazing dinner. Service was great as well as the food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Exquisite and sublime!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Aweful! Terrible service. Check was brought like at a local diner, while we were eating dessert. They started cleaning up for the night as we were still eating. No one came once to ask how it was. Just aweful! Will never come back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Great sashimi and sushi in the omakase. The two hot dishes

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Had the omakase and it was well worth every dollar! Was the best sushi we had in all NYC

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Excellent all round Kaiseki. Adjustment for non meat eater.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Service was slow due to backlog of sushi orders. As it is a sushi restaurant, the chefs need to figure out how to expedite the orders without compromising the quality and plating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Truly enjoyable experience. Omakase was impressive.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Best sushi ever, including any of the places I've been in Tokyo.

Get a counter seat in front of Chef if you can. He's friendly and engaging. But even if you don't want to talk, watching him is a fork of amazing theatre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Exquisitely prepared food and really friendly service, will definitely come back again if had chance

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