Kappo Masa

4.8
312 reviews
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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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MO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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

Only this time.

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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.

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

The food is amazing!!

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AR
London
6 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.

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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.

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

Great meal

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F
New York Area
12 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!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
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
72 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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

Overrated and not worth the price.

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

Always great food. Very expensive

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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.

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AF
New York Area
1 review
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.

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OT
New York Area
4 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.

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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.

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

Delicious. Good service. But very expensive.Very expensive

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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.

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W
New York Area
184 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.

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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

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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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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The A5 rare beef with truffle was great, but the seasoned vegetable and juju were really weird. Recommend avocado Rolls tuna sushi and grilled crab.

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j
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Kappo Masa is always outstanding. The staff are totally professional and make you feel welcome. The flowers at the entrance were breathtaking large cherry blossoms which are beautiful. As a dining experience in every way it is first class. Great food, great service, a very good atmosphere and quiet so that you can easily have a conversation. What more could you ask for? Nothing!! Thank you to all the staff at Kappo Masa who work hard to make this dining experience perfect. Jackie Blum

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent and a special treat. always love going there

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

In short, the FOOD was absolutely amazing. We didn't love the ambiance. Though not bad, just felt a bit sterile. Love the open kitchen. Service was good from the moment we walked in. Hurts the wallet a bit! But again....FOOD was great!!!

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The omakase was incredible and the service was fantastic, so was the ambiance.

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W
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Intensely flavorful grilled fish collar was the highlight of the meal.

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JK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Not a “value” per se but for the quality of food that is not surprising. Can be loud. Cafeteria type seating a negative

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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kappo Masa is a favorite restaurant of mine - refined yet comfortable, with excellent service and ofcourse first class food.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and food!

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L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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
4 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
50 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
26 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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