o ya - NYC

4.5
235 reviews
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o ya offers a creative a la carte menu, as well as an unconventional 18-course omakase-style menu and a 24-course grand tasting menu. Chef selections for omakase and grand tasting include a variety of seasonal sushi and sashimi dishes, followed by cooked savory courses, and desserts. Beverage pairings are available, as well as cocktails, wine, and beer. Please note any specific dietary or time restrictions when making your reservation; we are happy to accommodate a variety of dietary needs (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, raw, etc) with notice.
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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate Father's Day at o ya with reservations available for our creative & unconventional 18-course omakase style menu or 24-course grand tasting menu, with optional beverage pairings.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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UW
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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EL
Dallas
9 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.

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

Omakase was 18 courses.
Excellent but overpriced.

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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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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.

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C
London
8 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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

Overpriced and left hungry after Omakase. Would avoid!

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l
New England
215 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 !

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 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
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.

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HA
Kansas City
4 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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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
9 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
5 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 7, 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 19, 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 19, 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 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.

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Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 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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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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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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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicioso!!

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