Kappo Masa

4.7
257 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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LL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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EB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 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
3 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 21, 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
38 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 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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OT
New York Area
1 review
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 6, 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
1 review
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
57 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
1 review
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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LB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food and ambiance to catch up with a friend. Drinks weren’t as memorable.

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S
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food...favs were spinach, beef skewers butter cod, and spinach pasta with cauliflower sauce...INCREDIBLE! The Art Basil cocktail is divine!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

EXTREMELY slow service. The food was mediocre and serving white wine (by the glass) at USD 35 per glass without announcing the price is ludicrous. I have been going to Masa for many years. I won’t come again.

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LM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Not great service...wrong orders and lack of attention...for high price. Cool spot though.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Best Japanese restaurant in New York City!

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BR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat sushi. Expensive but cozy and delicious

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TL
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb experience! We were five people had a nice surprise to receive the private room. Every dish was better than the previous one. Especially the white truffles mushrooms and the seaweed salads. Many vegetarian options.

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b
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The steamed salmon bento box and the kale salad are superb.

Charging $10 for still water in NYC is not acceptable.

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience! Chic and delicious, and energetic and a place I will come as often as I can!

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g
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is top notch and consistent with the Chef Masa philosophy of simplicity. The use of truffle is a nice touch to Japanese food. I typically not a dessert person but the dessert is very good as well.

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SH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had omakase at the bar. Was delicious and expensive. Luvd the toro pieces. Charge for green was unnecessary. Good upscale criwd.

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NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic for lunch or for dinner . Don’t tell anybody about- it let’s keep it a secret !!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing perfect as always.

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QF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Over hyped, moderate service, passable food but great ambiance, location and setting. Elegant dining room. Great for tourists with money; and rich who want to see and be seen. I would definitely rule it out as a place to eat fine Japanese.

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AT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very high end sushi. Loved it. Authentic and also expensive but worth it.

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B
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comme toujours la perfection japonaise
Une perle rare dans un quartier qui manque d âme

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious, but way too expensive

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great overall

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great all around

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E
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience! I highly recommend the chef’s tasting and ordering the ‘Heat’ drink. The food is phenomenal and the service is great. The staff really care about your experience and it shows. The manager’s personal touch to ensure we got the most out of our experience was also very nice and appreciated. I plan on stopping back in the next time I am in New York.

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K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This hidden contemporary Japanese gem is located underneath the Gagosian Gallery where an elevator takes you down. I was greeted very warmly by the host who escorted my friends and me to a table right in the center of the dining room. My friends and I shared the “special” which consisted of a fluke, celery, finger lime, and herbs. It really blew my mind away. The combination of ingredients worked well together in texture and flavors. We also shared the Masa Toro Tartare with Caviar, Russian Kale Julienne Lemongrass Vinaigrette, Yuzu Miso Cod, Scottish Langoustines Salsa Verde and the Beef Juju which was recommended by our server. Our server coursed out our meal with cold/hot items and made sure we had proper utensils. The Blue Flower cocktail was very refreshing and my friends really enjoyed the Heat cocktail. It’s truly a unique dining experience where the whole staff worked together as a team. Viewing the open kitchen and seeing how things are prepared was exhilarating. Oh, and I also ate next to a Pablo Picasso painting!

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DH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The art they have there is just worth it but the food is amazing.

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GG
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was warm and attentive. Warm towels were much appreciated since we ordered several messy dishes. Food was great. My husband and I shared everything. Wines were tasty though a bit pricey.

Unfortunately they were out of the soft shell crab which sounded amazing and they were out of the Lady M dessert.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Over priced---very small food portions--food was just merely average nothing special---
service was inattentive--disappointing evening---

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