15 East Restaurant
Wonderful as usual!
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.
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.
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 $110 and this omakase tasted just enough for the appetizer. Indeed, my colleague and I each had to order a main entree in addition. These main entrees (scallop with foie gras and the duck breast dishes) were so-so, less heavenly than the sushi.
This sums up our experience at 15 East — very zen but the earthly part of us left with hunger pangs and uneasy dollar pains... we won’t go again.
Quality of fish uneven. Preparations not very interesting. Expensive for quality.
While the sushi was exquisite, everything else was thoroughly sub par, especially for such an expensive meal. I can list several sushi places where one would pay a fraction of the price for an equally special and memorable experience.
Went for a prix fix lunch and added black code and soft shell crab - food was good and fresh. Nothing spectacular. The dishes were so small that with a 150$ bill we were still left hungry.
Don’t go for the fix prix lunch!
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
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.
Amazing!!! Always love the chef
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 !!
Quality food and presentation, sushi chef was engaging and made dining experience more fun.
They were so attentive and they brought out a decorated dessert place for my daughter for her celebration of a new contract signing.
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!
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.
Hands down one of the top Japanese restaurants in nyc!
Excellent service, fois.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep your money. Sushi was close what you get in a deli
The service was not attentive as for upscale restaurant.
Very good sushi. But very expensive.
Incredible food. Pricey, but so good.
Fantastic food, felt a bit rushed at first but overall great
Worth the money. Very real Japanese experience end to end
I had the tuna flight. Wonderful over all.
One of the best sushi restaurants in NYC. The fresh sushi is delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Delicious. Amazing. Perfect for a special occasion dinner. Splurge-worthy.
Excellent service and food from sashimi to dessert
Had a great time... great food!!! The staff was super nice and professional...
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 .
I like the soba and sesame pudding . The sushi was just average , little disappointed about that
Overpriced and not enough selection food wise