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About o ya - NYC

To our Guests: Please note online reservations are available for table seating in our intimate dining room. If you would prefer to sit at the chef's counter, please call us directly at (212) 204-0200. Please note that the full menus are available at both the tables and chef's counter. We invite you to join us. Walk in guests are welcome, but reservations are recommended

o ya offers an a la carte menu and two omakase chef's tasting menus, which include a variety of seasonal and contemporary sushi and sashimi dishes, followed by a few cooked, savory courses and desserts.

o ya kindly requests a credit card number to hold this reservation. A courtesy confirmation call will be made 24 hours prior. o ya accepts cancellations 24 hours prior to reservation time. The cancellation and no show fee within 24 hours of the reservation is $100 per guest.

Please note any specific dietary or time restrictions when making your reservation.

120 East 28th Street
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Contemporary Asian, International

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday; closed Sunday
5:30pm to last seating at 10:00pm
Closed July 3 & 4

Cross Street:
Between Park Ave & Lexington Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 204-0200

Website:
http://www.o-ya.restaurant/

Public Transit:
6 – 28th Street & Park Avenue
N/R– 28th Street & Broadway
F/M– 23rd Street and 6th Ave

Executive Chef:
Timothy Cushman

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

o ya offers a daily 18-course omakase menu which includes a variety of fresh, seasonal and contemporary sushi and sashimi dishes, followed by a few cooked, savory courses and dessert. o ya also offers a 24-course Okii Ringo menu, which incorporates additional unique and seasonal ingredients.

o ya - NYC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

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4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The best in town. Highly recommend this japonese experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Really love the food

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food are pretty good. More of a contemporary style of Japanese food than the traditional one. Especially because they place some heavy taste sushi before light taste sushi. It was at a good tempo at first but as more customer came in, they slow down their services.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Truly spectacular kaiseki. Stunning presentation, fantastic flavor combinations, and innovative preparations. A very memorable experience.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was below meh! and totally overpriced. Waiters ignored us a few times. I was very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had very high expectations of this restaurant but sadly we're disappointed. Whilst the food looked impressive on the plate sadly this wasn't reflected in the taste.

Portion sizes were meagre at best compared to other local eateries in the same class.

The meal highlight of our week sadly became the lowlight.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Had the 18 course degustation menu, which sounded like a marathon, but was perfectly pitched, as each course was no more than a mouthful or two. Beautifully preatned food, and every course an explosion f flavour in the mouth. Memorable notes from Burgundian truffles, foie gras, razor clam, sea urchin, smoked eel and wagyu beef. Faultless, and service well-paced. The only slightly jarring note was an extremely loud neighbouring table - not O-Ya's fault at all. Went on my son's recommendation, and it exceeded my expectations.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Delicious! My boyfriend and I both did the 18 course tasting, such a fun and wonderful experience! Great food and wine!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was amazing! Its a pricy restaurant! But for a star michelin restaurant was not too expensive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! The Omakasi was fantastic and the service was on point. Our waitress was extremely attentive and friendly. Will definitely come back soon!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

24course omakase was delicious!! Service was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Came to O Ya for my SO's birthday. I was expecting to spend a solid chunk of change for what's considered some of the best Sushi in NYC and was not disappointed. They offer an 18 and 23 course Omakase, but we opted to order a la carte. We ordered around twelve dishes, all of which are a couple of bites per person (don't worry, we still left full). Our server coursed the food nicely and everything was exquisite except for one "just-average" Sashimi dish. Compared to more traditional establishments, O Ya puts a personal spin on their dishes, creating what I think is a more memorable experience. Highlights include Foie Gras Nigiri, Uni & Striped Jack (Shima-Aji) Sashimi, and a Corn Pudding dessert that shouldn't be missed.

Overall, excellent food and service. I would definitely recommend coming here for special occasions. While the price-point is higher than similarly situated restaurants, it's worth a visit for the unique experience that O Ya has tailored.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

O ya is the epitome of everything wrong with fancy restaurants. While the food and service were of a good quality, I simply cannot excuse the outrageous prices charged for the minuscule portions served.

My dad and I both ordered the $185 omakase, an 18 course meal that absolutely and utter fails to justify its asking price. Every one of those 18 items were single pieces or thin slices, be it wagyu or fish. It didn't help that with the exception of the wagyu, otoro, and foie gras, every other item comprised inexpensive ingredients covered in a liberal dollop of foam.

Yet, despite all this, I held out some hope that the final course, the dessert, would impress me in any tangible way. Oh how low my heart sank when I heard those five putrid syllables escape the waitress' lips, "Strawberry sorbet.", followed by the paltry spoonful presented before me. I simply stared in disbelief as that tiny pink oblong sat there, laughing right in my face after having crushed any semblance of hope beneath its unforgiving heel.

Diners, I implore you, do not venture into this establishment unless you are hell-bent on declaring bankruptcy immediately after.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent music selections... sushi wasn't half-bad, either 😉

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Simply the best sushi EVER. Our server Ghazal was delightful. Everything was truly special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The entrance of the restaurant reminded me of an old Japanese restaurant I visited in Kyoto.. The staff were super friendly and very professional - I arrived 30 minutes early but they still let me sit and wait. We ordered Okii Ringo (24 course) for two of us and they were amazing! Fresh Sushi and their special sauces really go well together.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Absolutely first rate! Third time to dine here and can't wait to go back. The food is simply incredible.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This restaurant is ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL. Top to bottom - food is outstanding, serviec is outstanding and the ambience is outstanding. Highly, highly recommend. Do the omakase and sake pairing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I love this place. Every single course in the 19-course omakase is amazing. The seafood is fresh, each course has a surprising flavor, and the presentation is beautiful. This is definitely a special occasion or date night spot, considering the price point and dark/quiet ambiance. I've been back twice and plan on going again in the future.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Best omakese I've had. Slight Modern twist to traditional Japanese dishes. More than just sushi. A lot of uni, truffles, wagyu.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Nice, great service, great food and relaxing atmosphere !

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I've read the comments that state the portions are small. The portions are not small, they are tiny. I don't mind paying a premium for premium sushi and I've done it frequently throughout the United States and Japan, but this was just ridiculous. All I could think as I looked at these little pieces of food come to the table was that their rent must be astronomical.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Amazing Japanese restaurant.the best in the west.
Daring in combinations,light and perfectly done and served.expensive but unmatched!
Very recommended

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

It was my fifth time there (both in Boston and NY). It's always brilliant. Perfect.
Really expensive, but still excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Celebrity filled casual atmosphere with really outstanding Japanese food. Nevertheless, it was overpriced for what it was, with each small course being between $19 and $30 ala carte. The prix fixe is probably the best way to go (which is what I did), but the 18 course is still $1,000 for four people if you drink at all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Thank you, o ya, for an absolutely transcendent meal--from the amazing service to the truly exceptional food!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great sushi

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Good, really similar to Neta

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Best Omakase in NYC, hands down

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food is Amazing. Music is fun and not too loud. Great service. Love.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The foie gras nigiri was out of this world!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

O ya is an amazing sushi experience with very creative combinations. Wonderful for a special occasion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Went there with high hopes but the food was only above average,

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Amazing food and great service! My new favorite sushi restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on March 31, 2017

It was the best nigiri i had so far the creation and the taste not too top

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Their take on Omakase is fresh, modern and very tasty! The staff is wonderful, attentive and very helpful (also attractive). Great place for any occasion.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Plates are sophisticated, tasty and with great presentation.
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Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We had an amazing evening at O Ya and would definitely recommend to other like minded foodies! It's pricey but totally worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Most incredible sushi we have ever had.. the service was outstanding too!!
Highly recommend

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