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Bar Masa, New York, NY

Bar Masa

4.8
4.8
442 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
A refined, modern Japanese bar and restaurant serving expertly-mixed cocktails and Chef Masa's renowned culinary offerings.

Located next door to Masa, the widely acclaimed, omakase restaurant, Bar Masa offers an à la carte menu, in a casual dining atmosphere.

Savor the unique culinary experience in an environment where the intricate attention to detail has cultivated a sense of shibui. Bar Masa features a bar made from a solid plank of African bubinga wood and walls of Japanese Oya limestone. The natural simplicity of the stylish bar is the perfect backdrop for the à la carte menu comprised of Chef Masa's fresh, experimental approach to authentic Japanese cuisine.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 823-9802
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Masa Takayama
  • Catering
    We also cater company lunches, private events and tastings for off-premise events. Whether it be a pick-up order or full-service catering complete with servers, chefs and set ups in your home or office, we are flexible based on your needs. Please contact Jeanette Park at jpark@masanyc.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 823-9800
  • Neighborhood
    Columbus Circle
  • Cross street
    Columbus Circle
  • Parking details
    For special discounted parking coupons, visit our Guest Services desk on the ground floor at The Shops at Columbus Circle or visit Central Parking online.
  • Public transit
    Via Subway: <br />A, B, C, D and 1 trains to 59th Street/Columbus Circle station.<br />Via Bus:<br />M1 to Columbus Circle
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar

What 442 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Japanese

  • Manhattan

    Japanese

442 Reviews
  1. SethB

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After ten years of the “bento-box” lunch special for one reason or another Chef Masa and team decided to do away with the “Bar-Masa” bento box special menu and pricing. People usually adding something else to the menu while there but hey who am I but a loyal goer for over the past ten years. They should reconsider this decision as a $200- lunch is not very attentive for most of us.

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  2. FoodLover

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The dishes are small. We had Peking Duck Foie Gras Tacos, tempura shrimp, yellow tail scallion, hotate sea bream, Grilled Maitake Mushroom with Truffle, jalapeno octopus, fried chicken dumplings. all were great, Peking duck and Octopus were our favorites. We had dessert: Sobe ice cream Affogato and double espresso. all the dessert items were OK. The food we had was worth the prices, it was excellent , except dessert. Everything was delicious and the sushi was much better than normal.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Rushed service and not compelling enough for the price point

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  4. TatianaJ

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and sushi in an authentic setting.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, liked the tuna steak. Will be back. 👍👍👍👍

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  6. TracyC

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing Best sushi, great hot food, awesome staff!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I will premise this by saying that I am not a huge fan of sushi. But, i have had sushi that has changed my mind on that stance, for as much as we spent, I hoped this would be that way. But the food was just not to my taste, and it felt like it lacked the usual attention to detail and thought of a Michelin. The Omakase was uninspired, and a bit bland. But again, I don’t really like sushi. Felt more like an upscale bar than a high end restaurant.

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  8. IsmaelS

    New York City

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious, but very highly priced and not for the faint of heart. I'll be back, but only after a few bonus checks or a lottery win. Definitely a bucket list sushi experience, though.

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  9. CarltonG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent. Best Japanese since I last visited Japan.

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  10. JulietE

    New Orleans

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been dinning at Bar Masa for many years and it has been one of our favorite NYC places. We understand this is not an inexpensive restaurant however we were charged $52 for a gin martini which would typically on the high end cost $28. There are certain items that we can’t fathom over paying for and this is one of them. The sashimi dinner was also over priced and we should have ordered a la cart sushi. We left hungry and the bill was $550 for (2). The Tuna and caviar is well worth the $98 and the stone crab was worth the $40 and we enjoyed the sake and service.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Bar Masa is rated 4.8 stars by 442 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Bar Masa

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Columbus Circle
  • Neighborhood
    Columbus Circle
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    For special discounted parking coupons, visit our Guest Services desk on the ground floor at The Shops at Columbus Circle or visit Central Parking online.
  • Public transit
    Via Subway: A, B, C, D and 1 trains to 59th Street/Columbus Circle station.Via Bus:M1 to Columbus Circle
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Masa Takayama
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar
  • Phone number
    (212) 823-9802
  • Catering
    We also cater company lunches, private events and tastings for off-premise events. Whether it be a pick-up order or full-service catering complete with servers, chefs and set ups in your home or office, we are flexible based on your needs. Please contact Jeanette Park at jpark@masanyc.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 823-9800
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