Kappo Masa

4.7
391 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Offering Pick-up!
Tuesday - Saturday, 5 PM- 9:30 PM.
Pick up entrance located at 21 East 76th Street.

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.

Support Kappo Masa during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 391 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing to be back. Mark is a wonderful leader of the guests and team. Has been for years.

Food sublime

DW
vipDougW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Way too expensive given average quality of sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were perfect.

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Regular
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything delicious just very expensive. The rolls I recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A bit deceiving!

MS
MaryS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make sure we get our sushi fix here when in New York--especially convenient to our hotel. We always let the waiters make recommendations and they are always fantastic. Really enjoyed the Heat cocktail too!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top 5 dining experiences I’ve ever had in nyc- ranking with Bouley, Per Se, Le Bernadin and Daniel

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Carolepip
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a very expensive restaurant that doesn't meet expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

EC
EnriqueC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They made us wait for half and hour to sit us...
Besides that, exellent place for japanese food...

JL
vipJohnL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Fish quality was poorer than expected. Cooked food was overly rich.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food still excellent ans having Andrew hosting is an asset

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vipMark
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food with a hefty price tag. Limited menu during covid

AP
vipAndrewP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was outstanding, but offset by below par service.

SH
vipShabH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely and felt safe as diners well spaced. Wud have liked to b enjoying a drink while we waited for table upstairs. I think one group at time waiting at bar wud b reccomended.

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vipSusany
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

DO
vipDineOut
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An excellent meal with wonderful very attentive service

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vipam555
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

not worth it! over priced and horrible service all around.

SH
vipSagHarborAlice
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a single diner ... they wanted me to sit at the sushi bar , but did give mea table ... the food is always spectacular.

I love the foisgras tacos and the watercress beet salad ... tried it this time with the tuna ... not sure what it is ...not regular cooked or raw tuna ... more like a smoked or seasoned tuna cake slivered into the salad ... delicious!

Service is efficient... atmosphere is business-like but comfortable. Very expensive! I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark the maitre D is AMAZING!!!

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vipRed5
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing first experience! From the greeting at the door from a welcoming face i knew we found some place special. The server lead us in exact right direction. We knew we wanted to do a few things ala cart. She suggested the venison, the salmon skewers and the crispy salmon roll. She was right on! I wish i got her name, she was fantastic and knowledgeable. We got the crēme brûlée for dessert to top off a fantastic meal. Thank you to a wonderful staff and fantastic food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipChefwill
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but the portions were incredibly small and prices outrageous. The service was spotty at best and should have been much better considering the prices.

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vipFarmtofork
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Extremely poorly trained staff. Rushed everything and interrupted conversation rudely multiple times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Worst maître d’ I’ve ever experienced and so overpriced I’m surprised they can stay in business

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food and great service and very relaxing atmosphere

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Not fresh or flavorful food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting a friend , fabulous time .

DA
DavidA
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. However, I do find it pricey. Somehow I have never eaten there for lest 500 for two people.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond ! Saki exceptional. The hostess accommodated our requests for a corner table . Our server could not be more lovely and knowledgeable about everything .
It my new favorite go to for a fantastic meal of sashimi , great saki and a! Very sophisticated approach to casual elegance

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

“Neighborhood Gem, dining under the Stars of Picasso”

LB
vipLillyB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. It isn’t cheap but the food is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always good food at KM

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vipFIRAS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Despite my saying am allergic to shellfish, I got food that made my lip swell the next day. The waiter was overbearing and too un-refined for a place like this. The portion and variety are not in line with the price! Never going back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Buckle up for the bill, but excellent food and service

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Katya
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When food is an art, great taste, nice ambience, pretty much expensive.

NY
vipNYFoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, perfect service, beautiful people, great art. Go!

SG
SaritG
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Sushi was excellent. Very good service . Amazing art but well overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Up until this experience, I could easily say Kappo Masa was one of my favorite restaurants in New York; now I do not think I will ever return. During the meal, I was eating a bowl of mushroom soba and bit into a piece of metal mixed in with the broth. While small, I cannot imagine the damage it could’ve done had I swallowed it (it was shaped like a staple and had multiple sharp edges). The manager came over to apologize, albeit tersely, and then reprimanded his staff. It seemed all was settled. When the bill came, however, I was astounded: our waitress proudly said the soba had been taken off (a given) and nothing else. How can a restaurant only take off the one item? If it were a hair I found, fine, it’s disgusting but not a hazard. This item could’ve actually done damage, and simply taking the inedible soba off is absurd. I hope from now on Kappo Masa will take better care when preparing their food and reimburse their customers properly if an error is made.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Management was a jerk — blamed mistakes on the server (who was great and not at fault). Also told the chef I had a hard shellfish allergy. He tried to had me a hand roll (during omakase) with Uni in it, which I couldn’t eat. Didn’t get a replacement roll. Later that night, had bad allergic reaction, so assume another roll had shellfish in it that I wasn’t aware of. Way too pricey for these kinds of mistakes/experience. Do not recommend AT ALL. No care for the customer.

FAQs

Kappo Masa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 906-7141.

Kappo Masa is rated 4.7 stars by 391 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.