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Albany War Room Sushi & Steakhouse, Albany, NY

Albany War Room Sushi & Steakhouse

4.2
4.2
108 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

7:00 PM


Booked 12 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 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Capital District

    Good for business meals

108 Reviews
  1. JeanineS

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we were greeted the experience was excellent. Our server was attentive, and very personable. It was a night with a show nearby, and the restaurant was at capacity. I observed the restaurant running very smoothly, and everything was well executed. We began with the zucchini fritters, to which our server comented, great choice. She wasn't wrong, they were outstanding! I had ala cart Sushi, which was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. My husband enjoyed the strip steak, perfectly cooked to medium rare.

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  2. BarbW

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, above and beyond. Service was great and the ambiance was very nicer

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food! Awesome service! Loved the Ginsberg cocktail. Boston roll is my favorite sushi roll🇯🇵 Lobster roll is my favorite hot meal 🦞

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks! Amazing food!! Awesome vibes💙gotta try the sushi

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as always. Great food and service

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation for 4:30. We were seated right away but it took thirty minutes to get drinks. Then it took over an hour to get our dinner. We asked several times about the delay, and that we had a game to get to but nothing was expedited. We witnessed people waiting for thirty minutes and still didn’t have a waiter/waitress even take a drink order. We saw two groups leave after not being greeted for over thirty minutes too. While the food was okay the service was TERRIBLE!

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  7. CathyL

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, however, the service was very slow, our food came at different times and we got our last dish after everyone had finished and we were asking for the check. There was no check to see if we needed more drinks and that was after it took a very long time to get all the drinks. Nice place but just seemed short staffed.

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  8. O2doc

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A busy Friday eve pre-concert at the Egg. A 4 minute walk to that venue from the restaurant. "FDR" salmon and "Kennedy" lobster roll were excellent --and that's coming from libertarian/conservatives. Kitchen a tad slow following orders taken. Lively and cozy atmosphere in the dining rm. Attentive staff and maitre-d.

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  9. DavidB

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very small but comfortable and cozy dining room with a terrific menu (even the limited menu for an event night), love the political decorations and all the people were very nice. Want to check out the nice bar downstairs next time.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Thanks but no thanks. Not again. Our dinner experience gave us some good laughs. For a low-key upscale restaurant that has been open for some time, you’ve got to have the kinks ironed out. If the waitress was in training, she shouldn’t have had her own tables but rather been shadowing. The food (primarily the sushi) was tasty, the service was subpar and with so many choices in town, it wouldn’t be worth it to us to give our money again to this restaurant. A little bit behind the synopsis. +Our waitress had no idea what beer list was. She had to go downstairs to the bar and came back with a list of beers on tap. +She didn't ask how we wanted our $57 filet mignon cooked which we forgot until we got it and it closer to medium well. +When our beers arrived, they weren't the ones we ordered. She went back down to the bar to check. “We are out of Allagash so the tap pulled from another keg. We have… listed off the bottled beers. Do you want to just keep your beers?” +We watched the manager / owner bring all sorts of samples to the large group at the table across from us. He asked the other table if they’re from the area. We got a half-hearted, is everything ok when the food finally arrived. +My miso soup and salad arrived then sushi served about 3 minutes later. We were given one set of chopsticks. I got another set for us myself. My husband’s steak came about 10-15 minutes later. The steak while tasty was not a filet mignon. And for being $57, the least they could do is offer bread before the steak and ask us how we want it cooked. +Eventually our waitress asked if we’re all done. I replied yes and she started to walk away. I asked if we could have a dessert menu. Again, she had to go somewhere to write them down. +We realized when we got home that the sushi dinner was supposed to come with mochi or ice cream dessert which was never given to us. It seems like this restaurant caters and leans to a certain clientele and needs to work on their service.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife and I really enjoyed the decor of the restaurant. The restaurant was very understaffed and overwhelmed. It took 20 minutes to get a server to take our order for drinks. Other patrons were getting upset because of wait times and not being able to get their bill. The burger and steak were really good. Our sides came out cold.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. MichaelH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an early dinner reservation. After being seated we waited up to 10 minutes or so for water glasses. Then someone came to fill them and filled mine halfway and my wife's just a quarter cup and the carafe was empty. He never came back with more and that was emblematic of the entire visit. We ordered a glass of wine and a soda which never came in the hour and 20 minutes we were there. We ordered an app at the same time that never came either. After 45+ minutes of no meal items we bagged any thought of an entree and asked to split a piece of cake. Our poor waitress was apologizing the whole night saying the bar and kitchen were extremely busy. She nicely brought out two pieces of cakes complimentary, probably because she could grab them herself. It's small place with close tables and we could hear that the other diners were experiencing the same excruciating waits for food, plates and other items. Example; one table of 6 got an order of sushi as a shared app. But they received no plates. They finally flagged the owner and he brought over one plate. One plate. They politely indicated that they each wanted a plate. The manager/owner was walking by and we stopped him to inform him of all the problems. Yet he seemed to blame it on the staff. Wrong answer. They need someone who knows how to manage a restaurant. He stood around the whole evening just watching the whole flustercluck that was happening and did not help out or do anything. Extremely disappointing visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. SteveA

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not a good night for the War Room. Most other tables were underwhelmed by the service, as were we. While the food was good, especially the sushi, we won’t return.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. SarahB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi was so delicious and our server Alex was top-notch. Cool ambience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere to hang with politicos and journos in Albany. Feels like the old Elaine’s. Excellent sushi. Close to the Capitol.

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  16. Marianne

    New York State

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    LOVE the atmosphere. The Food and drinks are always great. And the service is excellent. My husband, Our friends and i made our first visit a few months ago, and had Mac as our waiter. very welcoming and knowledgeable. He even remembered us a couple weeks later.Kudosl

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  17. ThomasD

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. JenniferM

    New York City

    19 reviews

    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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. CammieC

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 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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  40. 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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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 4.2 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 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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