Kappo Masa

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$50 and over
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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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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I expected more. Because of “Masa”
But service Is good.
Just don’t expect so much

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch bento box is a steal ..
Great service , food , and drink ..

F
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, ambience was great, no views though

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best sushi restaurants in NYC. I don’t like Omakase, and this restaurant allows me to have except food and choose my own items.

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheap Chan is amazing , he remember what we love and don’t

r
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food, ambiance, and service. Best sushi I've had in a long time.

L
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous
Great service
Great food!

JW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific and interesting take on traditional Japanese. Very glamorous crowd but no attitude. Very expensive

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot !

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Experience !!!

JL
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My third time there and this was the most disappointing. I overlooked the prices the first two times because the quality of the food is truly exquisite. This time, while the food was good, the service was not and that combined with the noise level that made it impossible to carry on a conversation put a damper on my experience. In fact we all agreed the best thing we ate was the king crab "California" roll, but for $33 it simply is not worth the fact that the crab meat is fresh. My nephew's udon noodle soup was bland at best, the dancing (fried) shrimp was greasy as were the panko chicken skewers. The meat skewers were excellent, but they had better be for the price. The portions are minuscule as well. On my previous visits the service was attentive. This time, not so much. Look, this is not a bad restaurant, or even an average one. It is excellent, but certain high standards must be maintained and one of them is consistency. Especially when you are paying those prices.

BS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Terrible service - servers were slow and ignored us and then were belligerent when we had to repeat our request for desert

D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal omakase! This was my second visit and was glad I pulled it out for an anniversary meal 😎

Preparation of our meal was top notch & the selections were paced and balanced wonderfully. We also brought our own wine and the restaurant was kind enough to accommodate, granted at a cost of $95. Fortunately we had an exceptional bottle so it was well worth it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Japanese ever

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an awesome evening with outstanding dishes. Hope to be back soon again.

KB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omakase was fresh and innovative. My sons and I enjoyed our experience.

SM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way!

MO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a superb meal....when you taste the incredible freshness of the food here, you realize in a flash how many mediocre Japanese meals you may have had. Combine that with the creativity of some of the fusions dishes, and it makes for a truly memorable meal. Our only complaint is that the tables are very close together and the room is noisy - not conducive to quiet conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great and fresh, great service and the Manager is very nice and professional. Definitely will be going back again and again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Only this time.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omakase is expensive but excellent. Only reason value is only three stars. You get what you pay for and you're paying for 5 stars.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing!!

AR
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kappo Masa never disappoints. Love sitting at the sushi bar and watching the masters at work.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Tables crammed together, felt like eating at a communal table. Food ridiculously overpriced. Wine even more so. Food was okay but not worth the cost at all.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal

F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant! Amazing food, service and vibe! ALways my top choice for NYC dining at it's finest!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

チラシを頼みましたが、下がザルになっており食べにくいです。食材は少なめでした。サービスもあまり気配りにはかけます。全体の雰囲気は良かったです。

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GG
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always delicious and the service is very attentive without being intrusive.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overrated and not worth the price.

TP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food. Very expensive

DD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food is good, however, as repeatedly mentioned in reviews on every site, completely and utterly overpriced. Service rushed and not too friendly. Couldn't enjoy ambiance, as we were seated at one of three tables front of bar area. Attendant in gallery was downright rude.

AF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere and service were sublime.
The salmon bento was delish and live the diva tea and mango dessert.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Very quiet and very cozy! I Dine there a few times a month . Highly recommend.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutly amazing food, great ambience and beautiful people. The maitre very nice.

SJ
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious. Good service. But very expensive.Very expensive

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Do not go here if you are with an important guest. On two separate occasions, we were here for a dinner with important guests. Both times, we sensed that servers came around to try to clear plates (with food on it) multiple times to try to have us leave asap. Then a gentleman comes around asking if we need anything else multiple times when there is still food being worked on the table. He also sent our servers to ask the same again and again. It got really upsetting. At one point the gentleman directly told me that they have a “very large party coming in, so (I) should clear out. I was sitting at a table for two and had just opened my second bottle of wine with food still on the table. I told him so, and then they just started pouring and pouring wine into my/my guest’s glass at super fast speed. We did not see the “large party” come in while we felt compelled to force down our wines like water. People come here to mainly enjoy the ambiance, but it is too bad that for both my experiences, I felt like I was kicked out and did not feel welcomed.

W
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and atmosphere. Very expensive. Lunch special a good deal except for sashimi which is tiny.

DM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food.
But really very expensive restaurant
I eat alone and I pay 423 dlls. It’s tu mucho.
No alcohol very expensive

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef’s 8 course tasting was spectacular

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