o ya - NYC

4.7
248 reviews
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Creative Japanese
o ya offers unconventional 18-course & 24-course tasting menus as well as an a la carte menu, sake, beer, wine, and cocktails. Chef selections for tasting menus include a variety of seasonal sushi and sashimi dishes, followed by cooked savory courses, and desserts. Beverage pairings are available. We are very happy to accommodate a variety of allergies and dietary needs (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, raw, etc) with notice. Please note any specific dietary or time restrictions when making your reservation; you are welcome to email us at reservations@oyarestaurantnyc.com with more details.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the space. Service was excellent. Tempura Shrimp the best ever!

DQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE this place! The service and food is incredible and they catered so beautifully for a table of 6 that had many varying dietary restrictions. The 18 course omakase was delicious and beautifully presented! We cannot wait to return to O-Ya!

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The Noise Level for a Japanese restaurant was war too high!
Food was good but after a 300 Dollar Bill we left hungry.
Will not return. I am a regular Japanese Restaurant lover - this was too little for too much money and too much noise.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately we have dined at O ya several times but they did not listen to requests around their Omakase and we left very unimpressed.

NY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just great.
Food was amazing (omakase).
Service was impeccable.
Server was awesome.
Attentive and conversational, but not in an imposing way.
It’s not cheap - but I never regret it.
Love coming here.

LC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Attentive service. Will definitely go back.

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small plates a little bit expensive. Anyway the food tastes amazing.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an a gem in my neighborhood. It's a solid restaurant with great service (all servers were such a pleasure; very knowledgable and nice). The food is AMAZING.

FW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best sushi in NY from my perspective. Also extremely expensive... but worth it.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, wonderful staff, great music

OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good but expensive

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much!!!

UW
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the sushi omakase. Wine pairing was weak and not really worth it. Definitely, a place to eat wonderful food in a nice atmosphere.

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

EL
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic sushi all around. Omakase 18 course is the way to go. Hanzo Steel is a great cocktail for drinking throughout.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omakase was 18 courses.
Excellent but overpriced.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantástico menú. No mires el previo estas en NY

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My overall rating is just below a 4.
i indulge in a lot of high end sushi and japanese food, as well as other types of exceptional dining.
I enjoyed the overall experience and the inventiveness of the omakase dinner. There was a certain earthiness in the food design that I appreciated. At the end of the meeting I was surprised to not feel more full after an 18 course omakase dinner, although I do have a good appetite. I ordered several more courses and left at about $300 with drink and not fully ‘satisfied’.
One additional issue, small as it is, when eating a multi course dinner i dislike having the serving plate pulled off the table as i am still chewing the course it was served on, sometimes efficient service can feel insensitive, like one is being rushed along, instead of being supported to linger over an exquisite course.
well done, keep it up.

C
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An outstanding all around experience. Ambiance is nothing out of the ordinary but very much shows Japanese elegance and restraint: no wow, but the enjoyment of something simple and perfectly suited for its purpose.
The quality of the sushi is second to none.
Our waiter was super efficient (we had a deadline and a plane to catch and he stuck to it perfectly) while still extremely nice, attentive and efficient, working well with another waitress (sorry I did not have the name, they should both be commended). I am a regular high end sushi eater but this wins the price through its sensible innovation, restrained yet pleasantly surprising.
I am a huge fan and will come back at every opportunity (I do not live in New York).
I would only like the wine list, especially wines, to beef up, notably in Californian Chardonnays.
Congrats and keep up the awesome work

YA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very delicious! I like it. I ordered 24 grand menu.

AN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Overpriced, over seasoned, and just overall not good. For having a 9.4 on infatuation I was beyond disappointed. The wait staff was fantastic but the food was terrible. I will not go back and will not recommend again. As a avid sushi lover who seeks out the best sushi in the city I could not have felt more disappointed.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at O Ya. Been to NY and Boston locations many times and always walk out loving it even more!

AL
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Overpriced and left hungry after Omakase. Would avoid!

l
New England
220 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars in all respects - the flavors are spectacular, the menu has a wide selection for every diet, the service is great, the presentations are artistic and the sake selection covers the full range. The price may be considered high but "you get what you pay for". I think that this (and the Boston branch) are among the best sushi restaurants in the world !

GT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was good but over priced. Would not recommend or return. Much better places at better prices.

P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but worth every penny. Incredible rice, really notable, even for a high-end Japanese venue. Tried several small bottles of saki - all wonderful though no two were really alike. The wait staff, though predominantly Anglo, were totally on top of an exceedingly diverse and complex menu. Kudos to the owners for creating this lovely food experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Our third visit. We were previously in love with O Ya- but this visit was a very pricey miss. We had the delicious 24-course chef tasting. All courses come dressed (sauces) - but our first few were almost inedible due to the wasabi. We asked after course 3 to have the chef tone it down, but the following courses that contained wasabi were over powering. I like wasabi, but my eyes should not tear and I should be able to taste the fish. What was most concerning is that our requests to ease up on the very pungent addition went unaddressed. Sadly, I don’t think we will return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

So I was there for dinner with my boyfriend. After 2hrs and half we decided to speed up the process and skip one or two main courses and have our desserts directly. We told at least two waiters directly for at least three times, and it was very clear that “we want to have our desserts now”, and after 10mins all we had was one course and a check. We checked again with the waitress and she was like “OMG I thought you wanted to cancel the remainder courses. We spoke very clear and I am sure they know what I need to do and they even repeated after me. I love Oya and this is probably the fourth visit of mine, but unfortunately it will also be my last one.

VL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The Resturant was ok. Service was excellent. I think the rice wasn’t done correctly, it wasn’t served warm and it was undercooked. Too many dishes are torched and they use too much truffle oil and truffles on things. Overall I would go there again in hopes that the rice would be done correctly.

M
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 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.

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 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.

SH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it;)

n
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ST
New York Area
64 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.

HA
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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