Kouzan

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$30 and under
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Japanese

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Kouzan, located on the Upper West Side, is a Japanese restaurant that prides itself on quality food and service. Opened in 2007, Kouzan offers both traditional and inventive Japanese cuisine in an inviting and warm atmosphere. We welcome you to stop by for lunch and dinner. We also offer take-out and delivery services.

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4.2
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4.3
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCathyA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I like this restaurant, but my last visit was slightly disappointing. The salmon in the maki and avocado was fatty and the yellowtail with scallion tasted fishy. Maybe it's not a good idea to go on a Monday...

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Michele
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The menu is extensive and everything is delicious. Ambience good. I choose it as my go to Japanese Restaurant in the UWS.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun with friends

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vipDavidS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our "go to" Japanese restaurants on the Upper West Side. I usually have sashimi, but this time I had a light meal - mushroom soup and avocado salad. Both were spectacular. One of the nice things about the place is that the noise level at dinner is tolerable. If you are on the Upper West Side, try it out - you won;t be disappointed.

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viprcm1
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Westside Japanese restaurant!

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vipMichaelNewYorker
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience at Kouzan. The staff could not be more accommodating. And the sushi is terrific.

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vipstella
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

meh. weird portions: teriaki too much; chirashi too little.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Terrible place for a date. The sushi is totally replaceable, the drinking culture is borderline non-existent, and the service was lacking.

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vipTruewords
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great local spot. Yum!

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vipRenee
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good meals.

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vipUWScs
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It's my favorite neighborhood place on the UWS! Sashimi is always fresh and bento box with salmon is a great value.

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vipEricH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is great having a wonderful Japanese restaurant on the upper Westside. The fish is very fresh.

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vipNYCWestsider
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very dependable. Nice staff. Quiet, so you can actually talk.

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vipMorningsideHeightsFoodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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nyc25Kate
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I don't know how it is that although I've lived in the neighborhood for MANY years, I had missed Kouzan! What a pleasant dining experience: a large space broken up into seemingly distinct sections and a very manageable noise level--such a gift in NYC! In addition, the service was unobtrusive and the food was very good. And reasonably priced since you could order from an extensive menu, choosing small plates or a full Bento box. Something for everyone.
Kouzan has been added to my short list of go-to UWS dependable eateries!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

met een groep van 10 collegas hier heerlijke verse sushi gegeten!!! Weg uit de toeristen zone, leuk ingericht sushi restaurant, we zaten alleen op een beetje een tochtige plek als de deur open en dicht ging. Verder super lekker gegeten!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was fine in a pleasant atmosphere but the food was lacking. The rolls were sloppily presented and fell apart when picked up. Appetizers were great but we will not be back.

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vipOut4fun
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to have a relaxing dinner. Friendly, welcoming staff. Everything was fresh and delicious. We will definitely go back.

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veryjaw
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A staple of the neighborhood. Lunch box was plentiful yet a bit bland. Nothing special. More expensive than area places. Good though as a convenience. Nice and honest owner. A mess up on check and he fixed it and apologized.

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vipPaulR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been to Kouzan many times and have always enjoyed both the excellent food and the comfortable ambience. I usually have some form of sushi roll and they are always good but, this time, for a change, I had the bento box with beef negimaki and it was terrific. Overall, a great dining experience at a very fair price.

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vipMightyMikeNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Japanese restaurant in the UWS. Always a great experience, whether dining there or ordering at home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sushi is really good! A great value.

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SandyA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Uniformly excellent. We enjoy this restaurant very much. Good quality,good service, good pricing. We recommend it.

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vipJamieNYC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, attentive service, pleasant ambiance

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vipNYCWestsider
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistent local restaurant with very nice staff.

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vipPGSK
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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vipJoanf
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent sushi. Very high quality. Server could have been more friendly

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vipJENNIFER101
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Sushi rice was terrible. Fish was okay. Lovely restaurant interior.

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RTLMommy
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Yes, I'd recommend Kouzan, but it's a lukewarm recommendation. If you don't mind a TV in the corner, annoying computer screens visible from every seat in the room, & pop music, you could go there. (It's a shame, because the ambience would be lovely without these things. They even have a sort of waterfall -- but it's right near a glowing digital computer screen.) The food is very good.

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JudyM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Good ambience, lovely setting, great service. Food was a bit of a disappointment. Tempura tasted oily, salmon over done. Soup and rolls were good.

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vipJENNIFER101
New York Area
29 reviews