15 East Restaurant
Once again the expensive sushi restaurant that leaves you hungry because you barley get any food.
service a bit slow at the start, but improved from there
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.
Sushi is superb! Great service, love the wood counter and quiet ambience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spectacular sashimi and sushi. Sushi bar dining is especially extraordinary
Great food,and great service. We really love this place. Would go back in a heartbeat.
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!
Sofisticated. Expensive but worth the experience.
Amazing as always. Travel to Tokyo and this is the closest thing in nyc
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.
Great omakase chef was amazing
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.
Very nice, great date spot. Good choice of cooked items along with soba (may be best to order that one plain). There could be a touch more variety with the sushi itself, as much of it was grouped into about 5 varieties of fish, but it was of extremely high quality... So best not to mess with what works!
Great experience/meal. Sometimes sitting at the sushi bar is a bit intimidating. There was a bit of ackwadness in the beginning with who to order from but all in all great food and great service.
Great service overpriced sushi
Everything was exquisite! We thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the omakase and my wife had the lobster risotto and black cod. We'll be back.
The sushi was amazingly fresh, fantastic and beautiful. We loved the quiet subdued ambiance of the restaurant, and service was first class.
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.