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Albany War Room Sushi & Steakhouse, Albany, NY

Albany War Room Sushi & Steakhouse

4.3
4.3
92 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
The Albany War Room Tavern is Albany's finest sushi and steak restaurant located in a political-themed historic tavern in downtown Albany. Award winning Japanese sushi by Chef Saso. Where Albany's A-list celebrities and politicians like to dine. Voted best sushi North of New York City. Nightly entertainment with a hip bar scene. Located across from the Albany Capital Center and the Renaissance Hotel.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Steak, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (518) 451-9871
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 92 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Good for business meals

  • Capital District

    Good for business meals

92 Reviews
  1. ThomasD

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome Omakase. Quite a pleasant experience for taste and sight. One order was plenty for two. Our server Ava was pleasant and helpful. We will be going back again soon.

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  2. ColleenF

    New York City

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was horrible. Parking inconvenient. Service slow.

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  3. BobB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the atmosphere and old political posters.

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  4. ChristinaL

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great night. My only complaint was that it was really cold in there.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and accommodation was fantastic with a couple unexpected to party total. Great sushi!

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  6. DebbyS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, but drinks were overpriced and generally lacking in alcohol. Very cool ambiance, and great proximity to The Egg. The menu included a lot of delicious and incredibly fresh sushi options as well as the choice of several steaks, however, the rest of it was largely devoted to hot sandwiches and burgers.

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  7. GoldenRose

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed that the food at this pricey restaurant was mediocre. A side of truffle fries came out to the table and were just plain ordinary fries, not up to the standards of most restaurant, including tavern types. Salads were ordinary. Gourmet grilled cheese was tasty but served on small, damp wheat bread. Attentive friendly service; good cocktails; ordinary wine by the glass list. The whole kitchen needs a boost in quality to match the interesting ambience, capitol location, and prices.

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  8. AmandaW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh, soo sooo tasty, delicious!!! Spicy crab roll made with actual crab! Friendly and attentive service. Go! Go now!!

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  9. JenniferM

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is great. The atmosphere is really cool. We love looking at all of the political photos on the walls. The food is phenomenal - we had sushi which is always fantastic. We also had the lobster roll, the chicken poutine and filet. You cannot make a bad choice here.

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  10. AnnP

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi in Albany! Love the Albany/ NYS memorabilia.

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  11. SusanM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun and historic a great place to celebrate the swearing in of a new lawyer

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  12. Jamie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful time at Albany War Room - delightful service and amazing food and a truly interesting space. Loved it!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a great time! Sushi was fantastic. Service was awesome. Can't wait to go back!

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  14. James

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience the place has a cool vibe. The server Molly was great food and drinks excellent. The sushi prepared was as good as it gets.

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  15. barbaraW

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok The non sushi dishes were ok the sushi dishes were a little better. The tuna sushi was the best out of all of our dishes but I have had better sushi elsewhere

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was closed, yet somehow our reservation was confirmed.

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  17. Bird

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We totally enjoyed our experience and we will go again!

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  18. jessicaW

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    what can I say? The food is scrumptious, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is so much fun!

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  19. Dinerd

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience started with a warm greeting from the host. He was also our excellent server and bartender. We ordered four different sushi rolls. They were all delicious. The mackerel roll was especially tasty. The sushi chef used to own his own restaurant and he is highly trained. He came out and we had a nice chat. The cocktail menu was creative and we enjoyed the ones we chose. We will definitely return when we are back in the area.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good but the server/food runner/host was very over worked and busy. We had reservations for 5:30 but we weren’t seated until almost 6pm because the server was so busy. The server was trying his absolute best but we had a show at the arena and we had to rush through dinner because we weren’t seated until a half hour after our reservation.

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  21. JaneD

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. The music was too loud but the wait staff was very responsive when asked to turn it down.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation, and it took a while to get seated, then we were not waited on for a long time. We spoke to the people around us and they said it was taking 45 minutes to get food. We were going to a concert, so we had to leave. A very disappointing place,

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  23. CammieC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were really disappointed in our last visit to the War Room. We had a great meal the last time we were there...but not this time. They were out of both our choices - the Grover Cleveland corned beef and the Brooklyn Brisket. We opted for the FDR Grilled cheese sandwich. It was ok...but a bit soggy...certainly not worth $19... the drinks were overpriced as well. It cost us $70 (tip included) for 2 grilled cheese sandwiches, 1 wine and 1 beer. Two tables got up and left before they were served while we were there. They need to retool, pair down their menu and get their service down. 🤨

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend. Food and service was top notch.

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  25. renred

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great sushi but greeting poor. Partner experiencing back pain could not be accommodated at table because we came for omakase but had to sit at bar. Came for birthday celebration but no mention was made despite making known in reservation. At the price it was disappointing.

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  26. Disappointed

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Later arrival into Albany, wanted to walk from the hotel and stumbled into an outstanding experience. Wonderful service, wonderful music, wonderful food. The three of us would go back in a minute.

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  27. TimB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, great service, amazing ambiance. Highly recommend.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Place has potential but the place is poorly run. Chef had to leave so the kitchen was closed. No one knew why the cigar bar was closed. Staff seem to be a bit lost. Disappointing for such a nice place.

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  29. WilliamM

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service food was good but of a wait to get food but it was tasty

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  30. KenS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice range of dinner choices. The service was prompt but not rushed. A nice addition to downtown Albany dining.

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  31. DottieV

    Naples

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely disappointed! The tables are so close together we felt we were sitting with other guests at our table for two. Our reservations were at 6pm and our food order was so delayed we didn’t get served until 7:15. We asked to have our salad first but it came out with the burger/fries we ordered. Our server finally came over after we ate most of the meal that was served room temp at best. We did tell her that our burgers and fries were not even warm. But that we couldn’t find her to have it sent back and also told her we requested to eat our salads first. Then we heard her complaining in the kitchen about us that we said our food was cold but we ate it all anyways so it must have been warm enough. For a $24 burger with cold fries and a $20 salad(no protein ordered on it)and an $18 cocktail, we will not be back.

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  32. DeborahS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small, cosy restaurant….atmosphere is interesting with lots of pictures of local and national politicians. We had a great seat by the window so it was fun to watch activity on Eagle Street on Friday evening. Drink specials were great. Despite the small size of the dinning room, didn’t feel cramped. Food was decent. Will definitely return

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is a 10/10. Service is a little slow due to short staffing but everyone is very friendly and accommodating. We love it here.

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  34. FredricD

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great unique decor, convenient access. Smart management.

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  35. Eric

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi have had in the capital District by far. You can tell when the sushi chef is doing things right.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster roll and sushi were delicious. Service was excellent. The atmosphere was very cool with all the pictures and huge moose head.

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  37. RUthG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We spent $36 on salad with a mouthful of chicken none of the other sides were available. Side vegetables including fries were 16 dollars. And to boot the chicken poutine that my husband ordered was dry and flavorless

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  38. Jo3P

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were outstanding, but the wine and liquor prices are a bit on the ridiculous side. Only half bottles of wine were available and they were the same as full bottle prices elsewhere. A wine/liquor list with prices posted would be a nice addition, along with full bottle offerings...and 'reasonable' restaurant wine and liquor prices.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. WayneB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was historic and the ambience was delightful. The owner was welcoming and ensured that my guests had a wonderful time. The menu was diverse and offered exceptional value. I ate at the restaurant three times in two days and always had a great meal each time. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    20 reviews

    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This establishment doesn’t offer sushi on Sundays. They should probably have that written out somewhere or online or SOMETHING since our party and the other three after us all left. Brand new bartender on Sunday too; totally lovely and nice but already overwhelmed. Get her some help behind the bar please.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Albany War Room Sushi & Steakhouse using the Order Online button. Albany War Room Sushi & Steakhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 451-9871.

Albany War Room Sushi & Steakhouse is rated 4.3 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Albany War Room Sushi & Steakhouse

42 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207-1619

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Albany
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Steak, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Takeout
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