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About Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Welcome to Iron Sushi, serving the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Iron Sushi has received high marks from Zagat's reviews and other major reviews. For the last 10 years, it has been built a reputation as one of the best Japanese restaurants in our respective Upper East Side neighborhood.
New York, NY 10075
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday: 11:30am to 11pm;
Friday: 11:30am to 11:30pm;
Saturday: 12:30pm to 11:30pm;
Sunday: 12:30pm to 11pm
between 1 ave & 2 ave.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Takeout, Wine
Iron Sushi - Upper East Side Ratings and Reviews
Food was okay. However, food took 45 minutes to arrive, and EVERY time you wanted anything you had to flag down the waiter. You had to flag down to order, flag down for another drink, flag down for a dessert menu, etc. There were no napkins. Food was good but it was not a good experience unfortunately.
I wanted a quick casual bite of sushi with my family. It was cold in the restaurant -- we asked for heat and they told us it was on. But we ate in our coats. The service was terrible...had to walk to register to get our check. And the food was fair, at best. Additionally, there is literally NO ambience. This was my second time at this restaurant and will definitely be my last.
We were in the neighborhood and walked over after searching "near me" on Open Table. The food was good, but the presentation was lacking. The service was good and the food was good, so I might go back when visiting nearby. They had an excellent selection of sushi rolls available. It might have just been an off night or the chef just isn't big on presentation.
We were immediately seated. It turned out reservations weren't necessary at the time we went. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Ordered two entrées---one bento and one yakitori. Generous serving size for the money compared to other NYC establishments we dined at that week. However, both the beef (medium well) and chicken (dry) were overcooked, but still edible. I lamented not choosing a sushi or maki option for the bento because the California rolls that came with it were excellent, but I was in a red meat mood that night. In addition to the California rolls, the side salad with its tasty dressing and tempura were the highlights of the dish. The yakitori was disappointing for using breast meat instead of thighs, and having low-effort unseasoned steamed vegetables as the side. Overall, it was a good dining experience. I'd like to try some of the sushi and maki next time.
My son and I really enjoyed our meal at Iron Sushi but it was curiously empty the night we dined. They have the best rock adhrimp appetizer I've ever had. It was delicate and fresh tasting rather than heavy handed batter dipped. All sushi was fresh and delicious.
The atmosphere is stark and not inviting so ?i think I'll definitely do take-out in the future.
A normally very good neighborhood restaurant lost its way. The best we could make out, there was a problem in the kitchen and simultaneous lack of communication by the waiter. The meal took twice as long as it should have taken. Half of the appetizers came out after a noticeably long wait and the rest came out with the main course. Waiter did not give us any heads-up about the kitchen problem - until we asked what was happening. Then only a portion of one person's meal was brought out. No attempt at fixing the problem - or letting us know that there even was a problem. The waiter didn't even understand there was a problem on our part - until we told him there was a problem. We had been to this restaurant several times before this and were never disappointed. However, after such a badly botched meal, a few of us have refused to return. Too many other good restaurants in NYC to waste our time and money here.
I think that any restaurant where a waiter takes close to 30 minutes to take the order, and dishes arrive between 75 to 90 minutes to be served, is a disaster of a place. We arrived on time, and that is exactly what happened. The place is uninviting, cold, with a lot of draft; there was only one waiter for the entire restaurant, and the guy was entirely overwhelmed. Food was just OK, unremarkable, mediocre. I would never go back to this place. I take issue with this place being on Open Table, it should be removed.
I was with a large group (6 people) so I understand that food might take a bit longer. But it took forever for someone to get us water or take our order (on a pretty slow night). Food took over an hour to come, which seems unreasonable even with a large party. With so many other great sushi restaurants in the area, I would not go back.
Our favorite family Sushi restaurant was unexpectedly closed for the evening. We decided to be adventurous and try a "new" one (for us) in the neighborhood. The family agreed after reading reviews and ventures out. Restaurant was quiet - and we entered a little nervously. The cheerful waitress sat us and promptly took our order. Appetizers were delicious and the salmon sashimi was fresh and delicious. We liked several of the Sushi rolls and decided to eat family style. We chose 6 interesting-sounding rolls. We were pleased when the meal was served. Everyone approved - the rolls were fresh, plump and tasty. All-in-all a great experience. We will return.
Service was so bad I would not recommend for anyone that has to eat and go. Over 1 hour before they even took our order. To order and eat 2 miso soups 1 order or edamame and three rolls, took 2 hours and 20 minutes. We were only eating for 30 of this. Ordering drinks was never offered to us. I would never recommend this place - ironically the food wasn't bad - maybe that's because we were so hungry we didn't care.
Iron Sushi is always fantastic - the food is always great and a great value also. Service is excellent - ambiance is pleasant. I always get the bento box dinner with a hot sake. It it never disappoints. I have also been there for lunch and that too is very good. A reasonably priced Japanese restaurant with consistently delicious food. What's not to like?
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