Ise Japanese Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Soba

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Authentic Japanese restaurant which serves fresh soba and "Edomae sushi"
We would like our customer to experience food quality and service as if they were in Japan.
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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vipGrAcIEloVesFooD
New York Area
62 reviews
Reviewed on January 24, 2018
Overall5foodserviceambience

Excellent, one of my favorite sushi restaurant in NYC.
I dined at ISE many times in FiDi before they relocated to East Village. My Friends and I always enjoy their omakase, we were never once disappointed in all these years.
As usual, after testing the chef picked fresh sashimi, we concluded the meal with TWO more negitoro each! Yes two, it's that good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good taste! I'll go next time with my family. So delicious!

JP
JaeggerPendoley
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, the staff and service go above and beyond. 100% authentic japanese food that is to die for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I’m so mixed about this place. The restaurant, which used to be operating in the Fianncial District and midtown (perhaps, it continues to operate in Midtown?), is known for the quality of food at a reasonable price (at least, when it had a store in the Financial Distirct). To be fair, the quality of the fish this restaurant services is really high but the price appears to be a bit too much for the location in its East Village Store. But what disapppointed me most of the level and quality of servers - almost to the point that they were so novices; why am I paying nearly $100 for a simple appetizer, a chirashi and a small carafe of sake after the services made repeatedly made mistakes in taking my order? Yes, the fish is great so you simply want sushi, this can be a really good place, anything beyond sushi, be sure what your servers understand what you actually order...

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Kevin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good and the service was adequate. However, there was nothing memorable about either. Considering the price, the sushi/sashimi was sub-par. Every dish had some mild but otherwise unremarkable flavor. The service provided was courteous but the bare minimum to be considered passable. On the plus side, the decor is just lovely. Closing time is @ 10 or 11 pm but the place gets quiet long before that.

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gmc1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience4

OK spot -- definitely not mind blowing.
Food was good - sushi was fresh. We ordered edamame and shumai to start and half of my shumai was ice cold. Clearly had been lazily defrosted.
It wasn't crazy expensive but not cheap either.
We did not try any of the Soba which is what they're known for so maybe that is the move.
Very likely won't go back - can get good sushi elsewhere for less.

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vipDowntownFoodies
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place!!! One of the best sushi spots in nyc

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everyone is so nice and accommodating. do get the hexagon special ($30) you get everything and portions are huge. The food was sooo good that my friend and I finished in 10 minutes.

CB
CarolynB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, nice presentation, priced accordingly. Servers explained how to eat the less familiar dishes without being asked and without being condescending. Nice selection of sake.

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BettyN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is very good. Grilled duck is excellent. So does squads. The squad's ink soba was perfect. Décor was beautiful and quiet. If the distance between tables are 12" not 8" would be great.

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vipStanislavG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner with friends

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vipMdw778
Singapore
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its just really good soba. Nothing else about it. But what else do you need.

ML
vipMichaelL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best soba noodles ever

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vipreview
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun !! Recommend.

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Steve
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kids love ISE, introduced when it was on Pine St. Always good service and food. My kids love the early bird specials.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the omakase and cold squid ink uni soba. Omakase was fresh and the cold squid ink uni soba was a perfect summer meal. The service was warm and friendly. I put in a request for a seat that was more private since we were celebrating a birthday and I appreciated that they sat us in a booth. I loved this place and would definitely come back to try other menu items!

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WeiL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate my birthday and the meals we had were truly phenomenal (we had Chirashi, Hon Maguro Don and split a carafe of Dassai Sake and Agedashi Tofu). Everything was really great except the customers next to us were talking really loud ( about hitting on some Asian girls. Def unpleasant). We'll love to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Japanese Restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waitress couldn't speak English properly, gave us incorrect descriptions of food so we ended ordering items we didn't intend to get.

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vipMarkR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tuna special entree. Various cuts of tuna over a bed of rice. Top notch toro that melts in your mount, a truly sensual experience. Miso black cod appetizer: delicate and savory, some of the best miso cod in recent memory.

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vipJerseyFoodie
Montreal
112 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my second time eating at Ise before seeing a show at the Public Theater. The prix fixe dinner offered between 5:30 and 7:00 pm is superb. Excellent value and great food. A chance to taste many different dishes. The sushi and the soba, in particular, are delicious. Attentive service, (although they have not been busy during either of my visits).

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Steve
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ISE provides consistently great food and service. The early bird specials are good and my kids love to eat there for special occasions such as birthdays and graduation.

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vipVegetarianFoodie
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Outstanding service. Soba and sushi exquisite. Pricey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice soba and sushi menu. Authentic cuisine and good service. Convenient location in the Easy Village with many post-dinner bars in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed this cozy delicious meal with my parents, very good food and traditional ambience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best jap food with reasonable price in town

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vipBethT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best sushi I've had in the city, and I eat sushi probably twice a week. Not your last minute decision kind of place, something to really look forward to. All the fish is imported from Japan, so its pretty pricey but worth it when you taste the different in quality. The chefs sushi & sashimi platter with an app or two is perfect for two people. I also hear the soba here is amazing but i have not had it, but they do hand make the noodles so i'm sure its delicious.

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vipLunch
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a dinner with friends on a Saturday night. Seated immediately and could wait for friends at the table which is always nice instead of having to wait for the full party to arrive. Really good and fresh sushi. Loved the soba!

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AlexandraSwitzerland
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food.
Very fresh and tastefull.
Soba and sushis were just perfect.
Also a nice place.
We are looking forward to come-back asap.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Soba. Tofu cooked in clay pot at table was super. Very reasonable.

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Auntielbl
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A calm oasis with friendly, helpful servers and delicious food. A great place to go before a performance at The Public and a wonderful place to unwind after a hectic day.
There are many items on the menu, but if you get there before 7pm, ask for the early bird bento box. The choices are limited but are varied. The hot soba noodles in a Bonito flavored broth is soothing.

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vipTifflin194
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little neighborhood spot for delicious, authentic Japanese cuisine. We'll be back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the Omakase. So good! This is my new fave place for sushi that's reasonably priced.
The soba is also really really tasty.

WB
vipWriterBabe
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent noodles and appetizers. The service is impeccable and the ambience is restful and lovely. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think its the first time I write a review on a restaurant : we had a wonderful experience at Ise. we came for a Sunday lunch with our 2 kids. They had a booster and kid plates and glasses. everything tasted delicious. it seems you can order anything on the menu and it would taste amazing. we'll come back for sure.

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vipLawrenceS
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ise's food was extremely good - the soba was delicious and the sushi was very fresh with an interesting and tasty selection. The service was rapid, polite and very friendly. The general atmosphere was great - a piece of quiet Tokyo in NoHo. Highly recommended

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vipmorels711
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was okay but kicked out in less than two hours.

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vipDemandingbutfair
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very good soba. Sushi and sashimi, including chirashi, just OK. Just go for the soba, and you will be fine.

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NYCSunshine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It had a 2 seat semi-private table which was nice. service was good and food delicious. I would definitely recommend this place for a date!

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Ise Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.