Kappo Masa

4.8
281 reviews
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Japanese
Adjacent to Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue, Kappo Masa is a collaboration between renown chef Masayoshi "Masa" Takayama and art dealer, Larry Gagosian. Kappo Masa offers a dining experience that is sophisticated yet relaxed, featuring fresh, modern Japanese cuisine.

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4.7
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serene ambience, superb staff and a delicious lunch. Loved the kale salad.

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TM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

4 stars only because I can’t understand how possibly one small scoop of ice-cream (truffle ice-cream) can coast $48

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Sushi in NYC. Unique cooked offerings makes KM great for all

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N
Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime food. A treasured experience.

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n
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites and go to’s

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner was amazing
Fusion Japanese food in a sophisticated environment

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very intimate and delicious Japanese restaurant.
Slightly expensive but worth it once in a while.
There was only one dish that was disappointing, the rest was good.

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C
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brilliant food, quiet, expensive

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service, amazing food, overall great

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JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Sushi was disappointing in every respect- not much flavor, slightly crusty rice and sushi chef nowhere in sight.

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DO
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice ambience. Waiter very professional and helpful with ordering. We shared everything so able to taste lots of different dishes. Some were more favored than others, but all were good. Lovely experience with time to carry on a conversation without have to compete with additional noise. Service attentive but not intrusive.

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g
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Subtlety reigns with fine Japanese food and it is well understood here. The dashi used in the miso soup is superb. It is all delicious. Sophisticated crowd, professional service and gracious maitre d' /service make for a lovely lunch.

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, amazing smoking gun cocktail, great ambience.

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SB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The quality of the fish and the sake was quite high, but the service was uneven. I requested no wasabi on my sushi. Despite that, multiple pieces were served with wasabi. For such a high end experience such mistakes are problematic.

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food andservice

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A
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food ambience and service Our waitress Stephanie is a lovely young lady who makes us feel special. She is an asset to kappo

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AF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Got the tasting menu, had much better at places like morimoto or nobu. Nothing was terrible but then again nothing was spectacular. For $300 per person I would have hoped for something that really wowed....

Jalapeño infused vodka cocktail was nice. One of the ways to keep the crazy priced drink list in check....

Would not repeat based on overall value.

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AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere, well trained, kind staff

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance all outstanding. The beef skewers (one of many appetizers) was a stand-out. All of the sushi entrees that we tried also excellent. The prices are also sky high, so best suited for a special occasion

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S
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Noise level very high. You won’t be able to speak to your guest but you will have a great meal!

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CD
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Too expensive evening despite some delicious pieces of sushi. Subtle differences of flavor and texture lost over time as similar combinations repeated.
Atmosphere was clubby and casual, but not welcoming for newbies who will not return.

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C
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place. Food was totally amazing. Really very good food, and service impeccable. We had long time without going and bartender recognized us..I recommend the omakase, but this time we like to try other things, toro and uní are very good. Also try tacos pecking duck. And toro tartare with caviar. Sushi salmon and saba, excellent cuality.
We will came back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great but the sakes are way too expensive

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LL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant! Great food, service and ambiance. Already planned my next visit!

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EB
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kappo Masa has become a home away from home for us; it's a treat, to be sure, but the food, service and environment are always perfect. This time we asked to move from table to bar which felt like more fun, and i'm so glad we did - they agreed right away, and we ended up in such a nice chat around the bar with the sushi chef as well as the patrons nearby. We love it there.

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PA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would recommend for dinner. The meal was absolutely delicious. Wine is expensive.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, quality & presentation. a real treat

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were fine. But, the waiter recommended a very expensive sake to my grand daughter who did not realize the cost and i was quite surprised that he did not make that clear. it upset me and took the edge off the pleasure of the lunch when the bill arrived.

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S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure . Excellent food , great space. Wonderful
Service

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GC
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Speechless...exceptional food and service. We went for lunch, but I will definitely be back for dinner.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite spot for sushi. KM has great service, atmosphere and food.
Eating at the sushi bar is truly a treat!

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KI
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing. The service is efficient, but somewhat impersonal. The wines and spirits are excessively high priced.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite japonaise restaurant in NY

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B
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Nous sommes allés plusieurs fois dans ce restaurant et malheureusement notre dernière visite fut magistralement gâchée par un service detestable .
Notre serveur devait certainement être un grand habitué des règles pratiquées ici à NY a savoir : efficacité / rapidité et hop on débarrasse la table. Réflexes catastrophiques pour un restaurant japonais..
il a aussi réussi, ce qui extrêmement rare à NY , à mettre en cause le client pour la commande d’un plat que nous n étions pas certain d avoir commandé..!!!
Toute la soirée nous avions eu la désagréable sensation que notre table était géré par un militaire

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LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This restaurant is so expensive that it actually makes the dining experience difficult to enjoy. In addition, the waiter made us feel rushed and the entree portions are quite small. Contrary to information our waiter offered, the noodle dishes are NOT big enough for two people to share. The sake recommendation was not good and the sushi was overall about average. The $32 California roll was actually below average and was the worst thing we ordered. I can say the best part of the meal by far was the creme brulee. This is a super expensive restaurant with average food and waiters who seemed more interested in keeping things moving than in the dining experience we were having. When the bill came at the end of the meal it left us wondering why on earth we had decided to eat at this place.

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EM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The sushi rolls and miso butter cod could not have been better!

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b
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb bento box lunch - especially the salmon with mushroom rice

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Chef’s Menu was outstanding. 8 courses sounded like a lot, but portion sizes were appropriate and the flavors were exceptional. Their sake wine menu was also unusually good - plenty of hard to find, truly special, artisanal sakes.

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