15 East Restaurant

4.6
938 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
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With the successful move of Tocqueville, Chef Proprietor Marco Moreira set about re-inventing the restaurant's original space with the help of acclaimed architect Richard Bloch. Reborn as 15 East, the restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine and traditional sushi in an elegant, comfortable setting. Online reservations are for the dining room only. For reservations at the sushi bar please call the restaurant directly.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:30pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 647-0015
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Noriyuki Takahashi
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Catering
Our full service catering offers both sushi and custom created dishes for all types of gatherings. Your dinner party can be an intimate gathering or a grand gala. Whether you are planning to entertain just two or one hundred and two guests, we will assist you in designing a menu that best suits any occasion.For all catering inquiries, please contact Marco Moreira at 212-647-1515.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Avenue
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Parking details
There is a Central Parking Garage located next door in addition to street parking.
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Public transit
L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to Union Square - 14th Street and F & V trains to 6th Avenue.
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Additional
BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 938 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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3.6
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful as usual!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Not completely terrible, but certainly overpriced. Sushi as main was good but not worth the price we paid for it. Two appetizers (seaweed taster and lobster tempura) were both good as well but not astonishing which food needs to be at these prices. Won't return.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

As usual, the food at 15 East was delicious and beautifully presented. We enjoyed salmon skin rolls and a very nice selection of sushi. The wine list is good and generous. I love this elegant restaurant.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

NY has enough sushi epicures to sing high praises about the “heavenly” sashimi and sushi at 15 East. A survey of most food review sites (Yelp, Zagat, TripAdvisor, etc) on comments about 15 East will attest to this. I would half heartedly agree. The other half of me would say that it’s just way too pricey - the 15 piece sashimi sushi combo will set one back a painful $110 and this omakase tasted just enough for the appetizer. Indeed, my colleague and I each had to order a main entree in addition. These main entrees (scallop with foie gras and the duck breast dishes) were so-so, less heavenly than the sushi.
This sums up our experience at 15 East — very zen but the earthly part of us left with hunger pangs and uneasy dollar pains... we won’t go again.

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Quality of fish uneven. Preparations not very interesting. Expensive for quality.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

While the sushi was exquisite, everything else was thoroughly sub par, especially for such an expensive meal. I can list several sushi places where one would pay a fraction of the price for an equally special and memorable experience.

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1.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Went for a prix fix lunch and added black code and soft shell crab - food was good and fresh. Nothing spectacular. The dishes were so small that with a 150$ bill we were still left hungry.
Don’t go for the fix prix lunch!

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We did the omakase and were quite disappointed. The portions were tiny and not that appetizing. We have dined At Tocqueville many times and are always impressed. This restaurant was a huge disappointment

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We selected 15 East to celebrate a special occasion because of its ratings as a top NYC restaurant with outstanding sushi. It met our expectations in terms of the quality of the omakasa food entries and the attentiveness of the wait staff was the best we’ve experienced in years. While we didn’t tell the staff that we were celebrating a special occasion, they figured it out, and brought out a special dessert for our daughter. It was a memorable dining experience that we would happily repeat.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Amazing!!! Always love the chef

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The most perfect experience it could have been. Definitely a must go in NYC !! Our favorite sushi restaurant in the world. Please don’t forget to try the Tuna Flight and Omakase. What a special place !!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Quality food and presentation, sushi chef was engaging and made dining experience more fun.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

They were so attentive and they brought out a decorated dessert place for my daughter for her celebration of a new contract signing.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I had a wonderful business lunch here. We enjoyed the omakase menu, the fish was very fresh and of the best quality. Service was attentive, professional and very welcoming. I'm definitely going to bring my girlfriend here for our next date night!

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Monica - not nice while confirming, not nice, when we came on time and she made us wait.
Sake waiter, not to say - sake salesperson, condescending not accurate in his descriptions. Brought us and served deferent second bottle though we asked for the same.
Sashimi and Sushi, just ok.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Hands down one of the top Japanese restaurants in nyc!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent service, fois.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The service is exceedingly professional and consistently outclasses many establishments in the industry. Additionally. The food never dissapoints and is frankly extremely reasonably priced for business lunch meals. Well, except the $50 a glass cocktail that I shouldn't have ordered more than twice. Of course. That's on me. Exceptional and consistent experience over many years and that is close to my highest regards and praise.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

My husband and I went to 15 East for his Birthday. The restaurant is a very cozy, quiet and good for dates/celebratory events for two. We sat in the dining hall and ordered the 15 piece omakase each with an appetizer and salad to share. The appetizer and salad was tasty, but can't say the same about the omakase. Maybe this is where we made our mistake. The omakase came out in 3 flights of 5 sushi pieces. We had some notable fish, such as toro, spanish mackerel, scottish salmon, californian uni and some other types of fish but nothing eccentric. In addition, the sushi was at room temperature and very fishy. At first, I thought it was just me but my husband said the same thing. Maybe it was an off night, maybe it was because we ordered Omakase while sitting in the dining hall. Whether it was either or, the price that we paid for this dinner did not justify the quality of food we had. On a brighter note, their mochi green tea sandwich was very very good. It might have been the best thing we had that night.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Absolutely phenomenal flavors to the food choices. Sizes were smallish. Wait staff incredibly knowledgeable about and considerate with a diner who has a gluten allergy. Gorgeous, small space. Still hard to justify some of the prices, but if you’ve got the money and like high quality sushi, you’ll not be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent service. The cocktail selection was superb. Great suggestions by the staff to go along with our Omakase and chef tasting menu. We threw a wrench in our taste buds and we were floored by the risotto. Wow. Have it. It’s a surprise creamy tasty experience that really compliments your sushi / sashimi experience.

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2.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Keep your money. Sushi was close what you get in a deli

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

The service was not attentive as for upscale restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Very good sushi. But very expensive.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Incredible food. Pricey, but so good.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Fantastic food, felt a bit rushed at first but overall great

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Worth the money. Very real Japanese experience end to end

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

I had the tuna flight. Wonderful over all.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

One of the best sushi restaurants in NYC. The fresh sushi is delicious.

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Terrible meal, ranks as the worst, my worst this year. 185 dollars per person down the drain. I used to like this place, I guess it is lacking an oversight from owners. Hands down most tasteless sushi I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a great time at 15 east. The fishes were tasty and the uni from Japan was incredible. I did not think the non-fishes though were to the level that the price of food warrants. Next time I take the omakze, I will only ask for the fishes and uni. my favorite was the Achi and the eel. Incredible.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Overall good

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Unfortunately what I have come to expect of traditional Omakase dinging is far from what takes place when ordering this way at 15 East.

Instead of being served individual courses with specific instructions of how to enjoy each you are served two plates of 8 to 10 pieces with a quick rundown of what’s on the plate and which should not be sauced.

The service was good and the ambiance is fine but 2 Omakase orders an appetizer and a warm entree should not be $400+ with no alcohol and not even close to an authentic experience.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Nothing special for the value as it is in NyC. The experience was unpleasant for fine dining as felt rushed to change tables by the team. Would not return nor recommend as neither the value nor the cuisine were memorable .

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Delicious. Amazing. Perfect for a special occasion dinner. Splurge-worthy.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excellent service and food from sashimi to dessert
Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had a great time... great food!!! The staff was super nice and professional...

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Beautiful room with soft, elegant atmosphere. Gracious service and beautifully presented food. The sushi bar area has a warm buzz. The main dining room is calm yet also lively. Comfortable and luxurious setting .

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I like the soba and sesame pudding . The sushi was just average , little disappointed about that

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Overpriced and not enough selection food wise

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