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Bar Masa, New York, NY
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Bar Masa

4.6
4.6
296 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 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 Becky Geggatt at becky@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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Omakase

    $350.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us at Bar Masa for our Valentines Day Omakase! This 5-course prix fixe menu is priced at $350 per person, not including tax, beverage, or discretionary gratuity. Kindly notify us of any allergies or dietary constraints and we will do our best to accommodate. The restaurant will be reaching out to you for a credit card authorization form required in order to secure your booking. Participation in the prix-fixe is optional at lunch and required for guests joining us for dinner. Cancellations and any changes must be made at least 72 hours prior to the reservation date. Deposits are non-refundable for any changes and/or cancellations made within 72 hours.

What 296 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sublime as always
  2. F

    Familyguy

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience
  3. a

    andrewr

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was super super slow and the restaurant wasn’t even that crowded Got sat down 30 minutes past our reservation time because they didn’t have our table ready Food is below average and for the prices it’s not worth it at all There’s so many other better sushi places with better menus and service Everything about the restaurant needs to change from the portions , service , food quality It was very disappointing
  5. RK

    RisaK

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our neighborhood favorite. Quiet, elegant, casual. All dishes refined and tasty
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional in every single way!
  7. G

    Grayson

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I took my boyfriend here for a birthday dinner, we were on time and were offered a spot at the bar until our table was ready. As we sat we were given a very brief run down of the menus they gave us and left to figure out what we’d like, pretty standard. We got five items, the jalapeño octopus sizzling plate; this was the best of the five. It started strong and went downhill after that. The tofu miso avocado roll was a very basic roll so very hard to mess up and the kanpachi potato julienne roll was underwhelming. My boyfriend got the beef sukiyaki udon, he initially loved the dish but it was quickly too rich and salty; we later found out that the broth is brown sugar based. I ordered the mushroom udon, after 5 spoonfuls I sent the bowl back because it was genuinely just not flavorful at all and was reminiscent of dishwater(i.e. not worth $28.) The restaurant itself was incredibly loud and the restroom was a single room, dark, and had nothing special about it at all. I think my favorite thing here were the custom paper towels in the restroom.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Poor rushed service even though we were the only diners
  9. JG

    JosephG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and never disappoints. Quality is always top notch !!
  10. EV

    ErickV

    Mexico City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has become one of my favorites in NYC!
  11. MT

    MikeT

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Bar Masa serves excellent sushi and other Japanese food. The service is excellent and the cocktails are inventive. However, the prices are very high. I understand that quality seafood and other ingredients are expensive, but I think the restaurant is overpriced. Expect to spend at least $300 for a meal and drinks for two here.
  12. T

    Thalie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    the Beef Udon and the sushis rolls are amazing. The avocado/cucumber salad was not very interesting. The Service was good but it's too bad that the table are so closed from one another.
  13. AC

    ACKfoodie

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding dinner and a lovely, very competent waitress.
  14. JS

    JustSomeGuy

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot say enough great things about this extraordinary restaurant. If you haven’t been, you should go immediately.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our jalapeño octopus was overcooked and rubbery Very bad. The rest of the meal was ok but nothing that special. Very disappointing
  16. BC

    BarbC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Last minute reservation for 5:15 on a Saturday evening. We live close by and will definitely return. Hubby had the Omakase and it was delicious- especially the sea urchin! I was recovering from a cold so went for mushroom udon noodles and they were just what the doctor ordered. Prompt service, and can actually have a conversation which was nice. Next time will try the counter.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Plastic dirty dishes for sushi? $110 paid got $5 worth Sushi, rolls very tiny not fresh at all! Are you guys kidding? 3 star michelin restaurant same owner? Very chip california country side style sushi!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Food and staff are fantastic.
  19. G

    lauraG

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bar masa. Have come for years and it never disappoints. The food is delicious, beautifully presented, and expertly delivered.
  20. GF

    GaryF

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    We eat sushi 2-3x per month in our small town in Connecticut. The quality, taste and service level at our local place in CT made MASA look like a joke. I’ll pay whatever the price for quality and experience but this place is terrible! I’ve eating at Michelin star restaurants around the world and this place doesn’t deserve a 2 star rating on Yelp.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food, service and drinks were OUTSTANDING!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh and tasty food! Service is impeccable!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We did the Omakase menu, and while the food was good, we weren’t totally blown away and felt like it was incredibly overpriced for both the food and service experience received. I wouldn’t go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    International Holiday
  26. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    The foods are less than fantastic! Everything over priced with below average foods or sushi! Masa name is way overrated! I will never recommended anyone to enjoy ur dinner there! Is a ripped off! I willing to pay but didn’t get what I expected! One star restaurant! I m dr n travel in US try lots of rated restaurants, this one deserve D——. !!!
  27. PR

    PRUDENCE

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and overall dining experience. Will return whenever I’m in NY.
  28. M

    Malvi

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I think the decor and the ambience could be better. Food was great fantastic!
  29. E

    Evelyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come to New York, the first thing on the list is Bar Masa! Always delicious, satisfying meals and drinks, lovely, friendly service in a comfortable setting - a wonderful find!
  30. C

    Carmenuu

    New York Area

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, place is very Japanese, our waiter was Patrick, so professional, helpful, and attentive. We had toro tartare with caviar , roasted uni, scallop ceviche with uni, and a few pieces of nigiri, salmon, toro, ají, and unagui, so delicious, very very good. It’s expensive but worth it. Very good sake and wine.
  31. MG

    MichelG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food Top, service not very friendly, just doing their job!!!
  32. R

    Rumpa

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. Service was excellent but did not feel worth the price. It did not have a 3 Michelin stars vibe.
  33. GL

    GregL

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional meal and friendly, professional service. Truly deserving of its top rating.
  34. NS

    NicoS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, as always. Great atmosphere.
  35. JP

    JPPT2

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Pieces of sushi are getting smaller and more expensive. Jalapeño tuna chilled dish a tiny portion. Not sure I’ll return.
  36. D

    Docb7

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Hard to find anything to complain about. It is expensive - about $250 a person for us (dinner and drinks) - but, in my opinion, you get (more than) your money’s worth.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is fresh, creative and well presented. The service is pleasant and helpful. My friend and I both enjoyed.
  38. CO

    COREY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The Amberjack fried potato dish was not enjoyable... The oily spicy jalapeno overpowered the fish. The service was disappointing, never checking in to see how our food was and not pouring our wines when our glasses were empty. That said, the cod was tasty, but difficult to mess up. The soba ice cream was tasty. We paid $350 for a bottle of wine and 5 dishes... Not worth the money... We enjoyed $4 slices of pizza afterwards far more
  39. CB

    CezarB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food… Uni with truffle, sushi, miso cod. All delicious. Great attentive service.
  40. JP

    JayatiP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh and fantastic . Really enjoyed the Uni flight and the food grad tacos . Great evening

FAQs

Bar Masa is rated 4.6 stars by 296 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 10 times today
Experiences are available.
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–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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 Becky Geggatt at becky@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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