15 East Restaurant

4.6
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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! the Tuna omakaze is a favorite!

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall it was a very pleasant experience. Great service and overall very good food. Sushi was good but there are places with better quality within the same price range. Cost came to about 320 without the tip which was very reasonable. Would go again for the hot dishes and service alone. Also the Fuji Apple dessert was one of the best treats I have ever had!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, excellent service.

AG
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food3service5ambience3

We made a reservation and were asked to leave because the next reservation was waiting for our table. How incredibly rude after spending an incredible amount of money on our dinner. Also the salmon entree that we ordered came out completely cold. It was absolutely disgusting

L
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So So delicious. Fun setting, great service, and as always very fresh. I love to recommend this restaurant and at the same time I wish I could keep it all to myself because I want to make sure I can always get a table- it’s that good.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in New York City

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely pleasant as always. By far our favorite sushi restaurant in the city.

MS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this is the best sashimi and sushi in NYC.

j
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience. The staff was amazing, the ambiance was mellow, with a terrific sound track. The food was sublime. I can't wait to share this gem.

OT
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Simple. Unpretentious. I loved the sushi bar experience of having the sushi chef hand me one piece at a time. No nonsense of ruining the sushi pieces with self serve soy sauce or wasabi. If you worry about having something you won’t like then get a table and order a more traditional meal.

MR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very delicious food. Always high quality sushi. The toro was very good but the sashimi slices are minuscule! Main reason for the some 4 star ratings. Service was top notch. My waiter was kind and thoughtful. Even noticed my husband was left handed for sushi placement

MS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in new york. Great wine list as well

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food hasn’t flavored and so expensive. Low quality
The portion very smaller!!!!
and the service was bad and slowly....
The ambience was so crowded and the music higher

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food &super nice staff

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Omakase at the sushi bar was exceptional. Excellent service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Everything but the food was very nice. Unfortunately everything was dry and tasteless.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was a good restaurant. Food was good, staff was attentive and friendly, almost to a fault. However, I feel that I paid far too much for what I got. The food was simple and yummy, but not worth the high price tag. I understand the whole idea of the restaurant is the Omakase which I didn't get, but even the Omakase would have been far too pricey for ok sushi. I get better sushi in my hometown of Denver.

LM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Overall experience was excellent.

PC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service from John and Miguel!
The hot soba soup and risotto are to die for.

b
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Omakase selection was bland and uninspired, could have had this meal at another place for 1/3 of what it costs.

TT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent service and food. Always the best ingredients. The Kumamoto oysters are the best.

NZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good, high-end Japanese food. Only downside was slight odor of bathroom cleaning fluid upon entering.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s send off to sleep away camp! As always, a wonderful dining experience. We’ve been coming to 15 East since it first opened...it is our Japanese home away from home...thank you! Andrea, Derek and Sam

JT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and the food was excellent. Had not been before but will be going back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious Japanese meal I’ve had in a long time!

M
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved how especially calm and quiet the noise level and the atmosphere was. It's a definite oasis away from the hustle and bustle for a fancy lunch.

The quality of the fish is superb.

I'm already thinking about visiting again.

L
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Whenever my sister is in town we go there for dinner. Never ever had anything but fresh and delicious food. Beautiful presentation and original style. Great wine list. Worth every penny. My sister was celebrating her birthday so they sent out a divine and decadent dessert. What a perfect night.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to 15 East regularly and it remains in my view a gem in the city. This is some of the best sushi you will have in the US and the simplicity and elegance of the atmosphere makes the experience timeliness.

q
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Prices have gone up. Selection is low. Won’t be back

AR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third time here. Again, impeccable service, beautifully presented, high caliber ingredients, in a serene and comfortable environment.

B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again and again simply the best! Superb food and elegant service...

JP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Allow about $300/head for dining. Thats what two of us spent & my guest wasn’t even drinking. I had the house saki. Its good but its expensive for what it is.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

15 East is our favorite sushi spot; full stop. It has the freshest fish , prepared with the utmost care, the service is super professional and attentive. It surpasses many other famous sushi places through quality and decency. I highly recommend it.

DW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I travel a lot to Japan and have eaten in a lot of very high-end sushi restaurants. The quality of the fish, the presentation, and the service at 15 East makes it our favorite sushi place in New York (at its price point or even when paying $100 per head more). No other place comes close.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food is delicious, but it's just so expensive that I ultimately think it isn't worth it.

SK
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not sure it delivers any value proposition and the staff does a poor job helping to understand portion size ("Is this for one or two people" got a shrug and a "depends" reply.

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of the fish was incredible. Served slightly more elegantly than what you are used to

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our super favorite place !

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NY
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner last night at 15 East. The Kumamoto Oysters in Ponzu granita with pickled radish kicked it off nicely followed by the richness and melt in your mouth smoked Berkshire kurobuta. The charcoal grilled gindara was delicious! And of course the sashimi omakase was to die-for, in particular the aburi oh-toro, Sakuramasu and the akamatsu. I am still thinking of how they melted in my mouth! And to cap it - mineoka, milk sesame pudding with kurosato syrup topped with almond tuille. Truly one of the best!

And dining rewards from OpenTable foot part of the bill. Can’t ask for more.

p
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Good service. Tasting menu quality and taste not in line with price. A very mixed bag. Very fatty and odd tasting sashimi and sushi mixed with delicious options. After first course was inedible and replaced with a delicious tuna tartar, we questioned the waiter about future tasting menu courses as we were considering changing our order. We were told lean and specific options for future courses that we were not given. The egg dish, soup and dessert were delicious. Although the meat in one of our soups was very fatty. Some pieces of sashimi were incredible. The rice was not great and the sushi fell apart when eating. But on balance at $195 per person, the overall experience was very disappointing. There are much better quality restaurants , especially at this price.