Cagen is the best authentic sushi you will find in nyc.
Amazing- sat at the sushi bar
This is an amazing restaurant, with creative and extremely fresh omakase offerings. Well worth the price for a special occasion.
The food is good. Sushi here is very different compare to other sushi. The use of spices is bold and innovative, at least I love it. Do not come if you want a 100% traditional sushi, Cagen is not a place for sushi beginners; but if you have your own understanding and preferences about sushi, Cagen is a place you should visit.
It is reasonable why Cagen lost the star. The overall decoration cannot compare with other Michelin restaurant, but it is acceptable for me. Anyway, they provide good food.
I will be back very soon once I have time.
All the seafood were awesomely fresh, except for the uni. The chef we had was very friendly and they explain what kinda fish the sushi ur eating is made the sashimi out of
I wouldn't let my dog dine here. Cagen might be the worst restaurant in New York, possibly the world.
Not only was the sushi terrible, they wouldn't even allow us to order a bowl of rice.
Just another restaurant full of pretentious, no talent, losers.
Monkey's in the Amazon are more hospitable than the staff at Cagen.
This place gives "highway robbery" new meaning.
*this review cost $500
Best Omakase in town. Fantastic experience, great passionate chef. Passion for excellence that you can savor in a quiet and non pretentious atmosphere. Really unique!
Cagen lost a star about a month ago and I can’t for the life of me, understand why. The sushi is the best in the city and the best we have ever had. Keep it up and we will keep coming back for more.
I came here with my girlfriend to celebrate for our occasion. The restaurant was not packed at all and the service was fantastic. All the dishes were delicious and skillfully presented. Great meal for a great night.
Flew into town to experience Cagen and it was a wonderful experience and hope to return again soon.
Just right... more like Amazing! Chef Tomita is a magician making his dishes live up to the restaurant name.
Food was absolutely fantastic. I loved it!!!
This is my favourite sushi omakase spot in NYC. Besides the uninspiring decor, lack of waiting area, grumpy looking head chef/owner, the food is creative, great tasting and one-of-a-kind. Tomito-san serves many items that you wouldn’t find elsewhere; only super fresh, seasonal fish from Japan. Highly recommended if you are a sushi lover.
Had a great anniversary dinner. Chef Toshio Tomita is a lot less talkative than any of the other sushi chefs that we have encountered — to the point of being almost drone-like — but the product he puts out is quite the treat. It’s a little pricey, but, sometimes, good fish is worth it.
Outstanding restaurant! Fantastic food, service and ambience! Definitely one of the best sushis in NYC. Totally recommended!
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.
Terrible service! Food ok but not great. Not clean. Not worth $ 900 with wine for
three! Would avoid!
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.
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.
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.
Cagen is only worth it if you can get a seat at the sushi bar. If not. Skip!
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.
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.
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
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).
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!
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.
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.
Great place!!!! Amazing food
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.
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..
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.
It was beautiful. Words can't describe how delicious the food was
It's a perfect dinner. That's all we can say. What a lovely evening with sushi omakase dinner!! YUM!
My favorite omakase restaurant in NYC.
Birthday dinner for girlfriend and it was amazing food
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.
Really nice sushi bar with great food. Very japanese style.Really nice sushi bar with great food. Very japanese style.
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.
good place.food is creative