15 East Restaurant

4.7
984 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
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 - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:30pm-9:30pm
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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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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.
Additional
BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 984 People Are Saying
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K
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect restaurant. Elegant, refined but in no means stuffy, this restaurant ranks on the top of the list of New York's fine establishments. The food was beautifully presented and beyond delicious. The Sake recommended by the staff was just divine. And where else on earth could you fined green tea creme brulee. Highly recommend

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot wait to dine here again.

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CF
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Omakase in NYC.

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L
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a welcome treat. Love this restaurant for its high quality food and seamless service. Delicious oysters and miso cod. An acceptable nose level Marvelous

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OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality, great place for a nice sushi dinner.

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CB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Overpriced, rushed inattentive unfriendly service, weak cocktails, very good food.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food was very good, but the portion sizes were very small considering the prices.

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DS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of my guests were more than impressed with the quality, preparation, and freshness/taste of the omakase. We were there for a large party (5-8 person) lunch which we pre-arranged with the restaurant, and they more than satisfied the hospitality we wanted to extend to our clients.

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TW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Some of the best sushi I have had. We went with the Omakse and the tuna flight which were exceptional. Very expensive but extremely high quality and very well prepared and presented.

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EC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for melt in your mouth sushi. The ingredients used were fresh, the rice perfectly seasoned, and the wasabi adds an extra soft punch to your palate. Would recommend if you are willing to spend the money to enjoy delicious food. Overall, delicious!

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k
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the freshest, nicest people, great sake list and fantastic sushi chef

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

Amazing food

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LT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

15 East has been around a while - and for good reason. The food was excellent. It has been a while since both my husband I were discussing how good our meals were the next day! We originally wanted sushi but ended up ordering hot entrees. The lobsters uni risotto was absolutely delicious. My husband at the duck and really loved it. We even tried dessert was which was great.

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CF
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat omakase in NYC (except maybe Masa). But sitting at the sushi bar is essential.

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O
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was way overpriced and tasted so so. I gave $50 for the tips anyway. Guess what? When I happened to look at my credit card record, this restaurant has charged me $500 for the tips. Yes, $500. I called the restaurant, instead of returning wrongly charged $450 to me immediately, she said they wanted to investigate it. I simply submitted a dispute on this charge to my credit company and let them handle it. Will never eat in this restaurant again.

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OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Usually many upscale restaurents give extra piece of sushi after omakase. I was a bit surprised to see extra charge for one more sushi order. Why bother ask?

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CC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was quite simply below average in taste and freshness and sadly very, very expensive. I simply wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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KK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish was AMAZING!!!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, refreshing cold soba with high quality uni!

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M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fish itself was excellent. Sushi rice not perfect. Service made great effort.

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JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I am not sure the tasting menu is worth it anymore. 160 per person = almost 500 for two. The service was barely interested in helping. The runners are good and try to describe food. The rest don't care,are aloof and disinterested. I guess this happens when no matter how bad u are u still get a 90 dollar tip. There were a few great dishes but overall, nothing was memorable. Sorry. Not worth it.

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OT
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous Japanese restaurant with great traditional sushi and sashimi, plus kitchen entrees and appetizers that are more modern, but also have some items that are relatively hard to find, like "chawanmushi" which is Japanese custard with savory items. The fish is super fresh. The place is elegant and so is the staff.
They have an awesome sake list and a sommelier to guide you through it. For us, this place is much more expensive than is typical, so we don't go very often, but when we do, we thoroughly enjoy it.

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

SO GOOD! The staff was so friendly and accommodating. If you go for lunch eat in the dining room. If you sit at the bar at lunch it’s dinner prices and menu since it’s only dinner omakase there. You can get omakase in the dining area but the lunch one which is a reasonable price. Fish is good, simple and fresh! Nothing over the top which is good. The dessert was amazing. Get the green tea creme brûlée. I will have dreams about that. Lovely experience overall.

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J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Once again the expensive sushi restaurant that leaves you hungry because you barley get any food.

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BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

service a bit slow at the start, but improved from there

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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is very good, no question, but completely overpriced. The menu is limited. The appetizers are not very interesting. There a dozens of Japanese restaurants in the city serving excellent sushi or sashimi at a more reasonable price. If you set those aside, there’s not much left to choose from.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi is superb! Great service, love the wood counter and quiet ambience.

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Does not compare on par with others priced at the same level. The basic sushi was average to below average. Toro has too many grades should just keep it simple. My toro’s meat has large separation gaps; signs of sub average knife skill and should not be served for sushi a la cart. Squid sushi was not fresh. Should be crispy fresh but turns out to be a bit rubbery and chewy. Hamachi was probably the best.

Toro tartar came without sauce on the side or just plain soy for the table. Not everyone is a fan of the stronger than usual fishy taste. Soft shell crab was a decent size and meaty. Unfortunately seasoning is too salty. Batter should be light and airy like tempura, instead it is soggy and not crispy. Octopus is just one dimensional - salty and nothing else.

Overall, not worthy to come back.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place for sushi in Manhattan. Uni is amazing! Try the uni flight! The restaurant is also home to my favorite omakase tasting menu.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service. Still overpriced relative to other great tasting menus / omakase. Wouldn’t rush back, but just bc $160 for the tasting was too high. Should be $120.

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at the sushi bar is consistently excellent. Kitchen food and home made soba noodles are equally outstanding, and the lobster uni risotto hopefully never disappears from the menu. Nice desserts, too. Very good selection of wine and spirits.

This combined with elegant service in a contemporary setting always makes a visit highly enjoyable.

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MS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular sashimi and sushi. Sushi bar dining is especially extraordinary

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NC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food,and great service. We really love this place. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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c
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A group of my friends and I went to dinner at 15 East and got their omakase. The sushi was generally very good, although a couple of the items had a "fishy" flavor to them that I had not experienced at other omakases in the city. The omakase was also not very creative. If you're looking for standard flavors at (generally) a higher quality, this may work out for you.

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GH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My colleague and I ate at 15 East for the first time.
We ordered 10 pieces of Sushi each. Every piece was delicious. Our favorite was the Akami and Aji .
The chef was very personable and professional. We received a complimentary dessert, Mineoka, as per chef's generosity.
It was an enjoyable dining experience. I will definitely go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sofisticated. Expensive but worth the experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Travel to Tokyo and this is the closest thing in nyc

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g
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came on a co-worker's rec and positive press over the years. Our last few trips to Nakazawa have been disappointing as things were still good but have fallen off since Nakazawa left, so we've been looking for a new sushi spot, but this is certainly not it.

The fish was fresh, but didn't have much flavor, and you were given a dish of soy sauce and occasionally told not to use it, but this caused a lot of trouble as inevitably, you'd add a little soy sauce, and then after the piece was in your mouth, realize it was fairly bland and needed more sauce, or you'd add a bit more and find out the fish had a smoky flavor and the sauce really conflicted with the flavor, so I don't think we really enjoyed any pieces to their fullest except the uni. I don't remember the last time I was given soy sauce to apply myself at an omakase.

The soba noodles were good, but for $30 (after you add the appropriate toppings), it should be pretty special. So while I'd sadly say that other than the uni, the noodles were the highlight of the meal, I wouldn't come back just to spend $30 on a bowl of noodles.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great omakase chef was amazing

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l
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious and fresh sushi - our favorites, softshell crab, eel and yellow tail. Excellent waiters and sommelier for helping us pick a wonderful sake.

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