o ya - NYC

4.5
218 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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.
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M
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

A thousand dollar dinner for 4 should be a little less 'frat house' and a little more 'temple'.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went there and they were out of 3 items on the menu. The cost and portions are very small and expensive. Great place for a foodie/chef that wants to be inspired... but not a place you keep going back to.
The Som has total attitude, like he's doing us some sort of favor serving our white wine at room temp, not cold. It's dinner! Not a wine tasting for an award...

Over all just taking themselves too seriously.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was quiet good but not worth the price listed. Service wasn’t impressive but was ok.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

The open table app said the restaurant was reasonably-priced (31-50US$) range.

I went there with 2 friends

When we got there we realized that all portions were really small and the price was unusually high.

In addition, the menu had very few options.

We drank 1 beer and 1 half bottle of cheap wine, still the price was 350US$ for the dinner.

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SH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The omakase was expensive and worth it. Each of the fourteen courses was spectacular. It was an unforgettable experience.

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

Best Omakase in NYC - and I’ve been to a lot!

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite place to celebrate ! Food is to die for and staff remembers the special touches on your special occasions.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it;)

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n
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely pleased with the service , I will keep going for Dinners.

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ST
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Don’t come here if you think you’re going to a sushi restaurant. It is horribly overpriced and ostentatious. Sushi arrives one or two pieces at a time. With a bill of $225 For two people, no alcohol, you leave hungry.The food however is very creative if not eclectic and it’s combinations. It is not the typical sushi or sashimi venue. Be prepared to go out to dinner afterwards.

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HA
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

You get what you pay for — not cheap but oh so delicious

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

My experience was ruined by our main waiter. He acted very snobbish, condescending and unfriendly all the time, was making myself and my granny feel uncomfortable and like we weren’t good enough to dine at the restaurant. Plus he decided to include an extra bottle of expensive sake in our bill and charge me twice. Food was great though and other ppl were friendly too. It is sad when your dinning experience is ruined only because of one person. Shame.

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TY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Okay so I've heard about this place for a bit and it has been on my bookmarks for quite some time. We finally decided to visit and I'm going to put it out there, this place is a solid 3.5. But since that's not available, they'll get a 4 for effort.

This place is part of a hotel so you'll get the benefit of space. It's roamy and is visually appealing. But if you're a traditional sushi guy, turn the other way now. This place is more about the sauces and modern techniques than traditional flavors and fresh fish.

O-ya utilizes high end ingredients with modern flavors and taste. You'll get less wasabi and more truffle oil and foams. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's not traditional sushi. They also start you out on the hot fishes in the omakase which is almost always reserved until the end. In fact, the eel piece was so hot that it burned our tongue.

Overall the flavors were great. The presentation was a bit awkward due to the distance between the bar and the work area. And your sushi chefs were Chinese, not Japanese. In fact, there were no Japanese staff at all.

My favorite pieces were the mushroom, the foie gras, and the wagyu. The uni was from Maine so there was nothing special on that front. The aged sake was delicious.

Overall the staff was very nice and the effort was great. But for $555 after tax and tip, which includes two 18 piece omakase, 2 beers, and 2 teas; I'd say save your money and go elsewhere.

Sorry but O-ya is more like an O-No.

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DI
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd time eating here. The previous visits were fantastic and this meal was just as good, or even better. Highly inventive, exquisitely fresh, food, enhanced by almost letter perfect service. We will return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it!!!!!

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TJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been here up to twice a week. Have not brought a friend who has not gone back on their own. Bar and table seating are both great; there is good space so you don’t feel crowded. The omakase is not too big; you don’t come away feeling too overfull like some other omakase places. A la carte is also a good way to go if you want to double up on the pieces you enjoy the most, but if you have allergies or preferences, the servers will work with you on the omakase menu.

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EK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was innovative, well-balanced and delicious. However, the service was poor. The menu has many choices and a table of four may order 12-15 dishes. The waiters insist upon trying to remember this and not writing it down. Predictable result is that what gets ordered is about a 60% match to what gets brought to the table. Write it down--it's not that difficult.

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SS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very Good I was looking for Real High end Sushi in the city and this was my only option I took it and it was very good. I had the Omakase 18 bite size courses but filling. Some of them I had to close my eyes to enjoy fully. I wish they have more raw options. Toro was good.

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t
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food coupled wit low to average service. Not for nothing but for the cost of this place service should be impecable as their food.

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OT
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious and presentation was excellent! Perfect restaurant for a date.. the ambiance and service really makes it a special meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great omakase courses (except for the dessert). Overall good.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

It is a cool experience for some of their sushi choices but way over priced considering the ambiance and quantity of the food. You will leave hungry unless you order omakase. But trust me there are tons of places with better omakase and better ambiance than this. This place is overhyped by the eater magazine. It is a small place that has a quite high noise level. The restroom is disgusting, which is shared by a hotel lobby. Not worth.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicioso!!

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LC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived service and beautifully prepared food-
One better than the next
When I return, will try the tasting menu

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EF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

portions are extremely small.....even for japanese restaurants

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding omakase menu

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and flavours were exceptional however very pricey. We were recommended to choose 7-10 dishes between 2 people so check the menu and prices before going so you don’t go over budget.

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J
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is consistently creative and excellent. Last night was the first time that we were disappointed with the service. Not the typical overly friendly and attentive service we are used to

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in NYC. A brilliant creative experience with friendly and excellent service

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriend bday who loves omakese. They nailed it

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Japanese we have had in NYC and the service is exceptional. It’s a bit pricey but worth it.

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D
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

O-no, not O-ya. Food fine but portions tiny and so-over-priced not even funny. For example, $22 for 2 pieces of anago, sea-eel. $33 for 3 canapé size pieces of lobster. And most of the menu is like this. The quality is good but its no better than any other top NY sushi restaurant and much more expensive and smaller. And these were not even the Uber-expensive dishes, like the Uni, Toro, Wagyu etc which were a multiple of the price. Turns out they have a secret $11 hand roll list that we only learnt about a day after our dining experience from a friend. Loud ‘80s music is not bad but hardly zen or conducive to dining or these prices. Service was weak at best particularly for the price.

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c
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

In two visits, I've confirmed that the sushi is very, very good, and very, very expensive. The sake and wine lists are also very, very good and even more expensive. (Perhaps they could include a few more reasonably priced bottles!). The service is very attentive, friendly, and generally knowledgeable. If you like sushi, and you've got a very special occasion, or you are very financially capable, this is the place for you!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 2

This was a shocking experience especially when the bill came
It was 890.00 for 4 people 2 we’re children
It was not presented correctly at all by the waitresses
Or the menu.
Each item was 24-90 each
Not knowing that and still hungry after ordering,,,,,
as the waitress expressed we mightstill be hungry... and should order more. Diner beware
It was embarrassing to say something as u read the check,
We all walked out hungry
After looking at the bill
A skewer of beef that had 4 tiny slices was 90.00
I could go to a fine steak house have a double cut porterhouse for 60-70 it was over the top.
How could u ever recommend this “fine dining experience “ when u felt like a knife in your stomach leaving
Shame shame on this place !!!
We live and eat in the city over 30 yrs
This place really took the steak!!!!

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Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Incredibly expensive for a small pice of sushi even for a high end sushi restaurant. Quality of fish was average but good flavor from various sauces and seasonings used on the sushi. Service was average and rushed. Left with a $350 bill and still hungry.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Super expensive prices for super small plates. Very tasty bites but I can’t see going back given the poor value proposition. So many other better great Japanese choices in the city. We did a la carte; the omikase is $185.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

Noisy
Next table is annoying, even the girl took off her shoes, which is disgusting.

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AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Bad service but amazing food

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l
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for my birthday and had the 18 course tasting menu. The service was wonderful and they started our evening with a complimentary glass of champagne. The food was exceptional and they made me feel very special. They presented us with some extra lobster bites since they were our favorite and a cupcake with a candle. The cost is a little expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Es la tercera vez que voy a este restaurante , mis primeras 2 visitas fueron extraordinarias, esta última bajo mucho la calidad de la comida!

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