Ajisai Japanese Restaurant

4.5
129 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese

The Ajisai Japanese Fusion Restaurant is an upscale restaurant that offers a diverse range of Japanese dishes. Diners can enjoy authentic Japanese sushi such as the Ajisai roll, the tomo roll and the salmon and avocado roll. With a wide array of menus, diners get an option of lunch and dinner as well as a kitchen specials menu. Ajisai Japanese Restaurant also offers delivery service.



The kitchen specials at the Ajisai Japanese Fusion Restaurant include tuna steak, sakura shrimp and pan seared duck breast. Lunch specials include bento boxes offering choices of different proteins and dishes that are served with shumai, soup, salad and rice. Restaurant patrons at the Ajisai Japanese Fusion Restaurant also get to choose from an extensive wine menu that features Japanese sake, house sake and classic red and white wine options as well.

What 129 People Are Saying
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Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is clean and decor inviting. The sushi was very good and great presentation with a reasonable price. The service was very lackluster. There were two tables occupied when I arrived around 5 on a Sunday night. The hostess seemed annoyed I had a reservation for only one. The server took my order, delivered my order and cleared my plates. Very transactional and never once asked me how my meal was. I could have gotten takeout and sat at home for the lack of warmth. Too many options at other restaurants to go back. I’m a huge sushi fan and this is a five minute walk from my house. Bummer you blew an opportunity to just be nice and even a little bit caring.

VC
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite sushi restaurant in all of New York. The food is PHENOMENAL!!! We eat here a few times a month....and we can't wait to go back again. Service is great and the price is excellent for the quality. I would give them 100 stars if I could....we Highly recommend Ajisai.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was ok. Quite small portions for the price

CE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Sushi is awesome here

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Restaurant is declining. Sushi was just OK. Decor is getting really old and beat up. I think I'll be looking for a new sushi place around Times Sq in the future.

JH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

decent food but a little to pricey for what it was

J
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They were willing to make me general tso tofu when they had very little vegetarian dishes on the menu. It was good and spicy. Sushi was very good (sweet potato roll was great and spicy tuna was good) as well as some of the best miso soup I’ve had. The pad Thai was mediocre

VC
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely LOVE Ajisai....The food and the service is exceptional. Our waiter Alvin is AWESOME too!!! This is our favorite sushi restaurant in all of New York. The special rolls are mouth-wateringly delicious, especially the Lady Gaga, The Spiderman, and the Angry Dragon rolls. Plus you've gotta have the Bite Me Rice and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno appetizers. Also, it's always so nice to walk in and have Alvin know exactly what we like to order....talk about great service! Can't wait to go back again.

W
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a small restaurant with Asian Fusion in the theater district. The sushi is always very fresh and the service is fast. There are limited cooked options. It is a great place to go before or after Broadway or a play on Theater Row.

VC
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another Perfect evening at Ajisai. The BEST sushi in Manhattan. Awesome service and prices for exceptional food and drinks!!!

VC
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner tonight...Ajisai is without question the BEST Sushi in Manhattan! The food, drinks, service, ambience and price are all phenomenal. Can’t wait to go back!!!

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ajisai is always excellent, topnotch sushi, service, and value.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing! Ordered the sushi for two with two rolls and 18 pieces chef’s choice and the sushi was fresh and delicious. Pad Thai was great, fresh and tasty— no lingering fishy taste. Spicy chicken miso ramen was good too! Miso soup and salad before the meal were perfect and staff was nice, quick and efficient, would 100% recommend! Dinner was very affordable for what we ordered, and definitely surprised it wasn’t packed with people for how good it was! Ajisai is a hidden gem

w
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food with excellent service.

AC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good all around. Special rolls are particularly good and interesting.

N
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Had a nice and casual dinner... Food was good, especially the sushi.

VC
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another AWESOME dinner...Ajisai is the best sushi in Midtown!!! Can’t wait to go back

MT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I've been here many times and the restaurant is always very good on service, quality and value for the price of midtown Manhattan. I plan to continue coming back - thank you for another nice visit.

J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and nice size portions. Piced for good value. Place is not very large so we had to wait beyond our reservation time. They do a big take out. Great menu and choice of deserts.

MR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They didn't have our reservation and made us wait over an hour

H
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A bit crowded, even on a wednesday evening. the table next to mine was a family, not an ideal place to take a date, I felt. Food was good.

VC
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite sushi in Hell’s Kitchen!!! Awesome food, drinks and service!!!

n
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy coming here when visiting nyc

J
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would highly recommend for a meal before a Broadway show. Good food, reasonably priced and nice ambiance.

KW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were extremely pleased with our visit to Ajiasi. The sushi was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect. Thank you for such a nice time!

A
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and sushi at a reasonable price (considering the excellence of both the sushi and service). Standard maki roll selections were all well above average quality. Along with eel avocado, tuna, salmon, and yellowtail, I enjoyed their spicy tuna, an order I usually regret at cheaper spots. Would skip the lobster roll next time and go for a fresh fish special roll if anything.

RB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting concept with lots of Asian fusion dishes. Food is pretty good. Ambiance is quaint, staff is friendly

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Unpretentious place in Hell's Kitchen. Very
fair prices for very fresh food. Service professional and friendly. Great choice for before or after the theater.

PS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends from out of town. Ajisai hasn't disappointed us yet. Great food and service.

VC
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in Hell’s Kitchen!!!
Food, drinks and service is Awesome.

RG
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time dining, excellent sushi. Fresh.
Will return

KW
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, and the service was exceptional. Our needs were well met, and the staff was very attentive. I would definitely go back.

SD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

They’re quick with the service and very attentive. Overall it was a good experience

KK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

While the food here is always very good, on my last visit I was very disappointed in the service. I arrived at 5:55 for my 6pm reservation, and proceeded to stand by the host stand for half an hour, during which time all my queries were met with ‘just a few seconds.’ No apologies or attempt to rectify the lack of table for my party, and when a booth finally did open up, I was initially told it was for parties of three or more and my party of two couldn’t sit there, despite having STILL not been seated at 6:30pm. I insisted, and once seated we had a very nice meal, though never received a real apology or explanation other than that they were ‘very busy’ (the anticipation of which is what had prompted me to make a reservation in the first place). I’ll go back because the sushi is good quality and good value, but another such experience will make me reconsider.

n
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Eat there every time we travel to NYC

JM
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good date spot

VC
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious sushi appetizers and rolls....creative combinations that are absolutely mouth watering, and very affordable...especially for excellent quality sushi!!! It's our favorite sushi restaurant in NYC. If you go you must try the Bite Me Rice, and the Yellowtail Jalapeno appetizers (I also love the Mini Pizzas), then get the Lady Gaga, Spider man and Angry Dragon Rolls....Although, we've also had a bunch of other rolls and loved them all, but that's our go to order whenever we hit Ajisai.

AB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All of the food was delicious. We were a group of vegans and meat eaters and there was plenty for for everyone. Ambience was very nice, service was very good.

JS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for lunch and everything was wonderful. Had a variety of sushi, tempura and the general tso’s chicken. It was all fresh and delicious.

SG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice ambience. Great location for before or after theatre. The sushi was very good. Loved the angry dragon roll.

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