Kosaka

4.6
361 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
KOSAKA is located on a charming Greenwich Village street. KOSAKA brings the serenity and allure of a Tokyo sushi restaurant to Manhattan.
KOSAKA provides a unique combination of extraordinary food and an elegant appearance which fully embodies the Japanese Edomae Style.
As a Michelin star chef for the past ten consecutive years, chef Yoshihiko Kousaka is also a traditionalist in his preparation of sushi. He focuses on the seasonal assortment of exotic fishes flown in daily from Japan and sourced locally and he changes his offerings daily based on what is available at the fish market, both domestically and internationally. KOSAKA offers two omakase options: sushi only and sashimi & sushi.

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AnirbanG
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, quality, value and overall service all easily worth price of admission. Event dining done right without frills. One of my favorite meals in last ten years.

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MC1234
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant venue with a polite and knowledgeable staff.

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PinkyP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance an service was amazing. This was our first Omakase experience and it was delightful. It was great to be seated at the sushi bar and get the show with the chef preparing right in front of us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Although I do not know each course is called, they are all wonderful!

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DenisL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and overall experience. Pricey but worth it !

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SteveG
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I personally have never had better sushi, simple as that. The overall experience is amazing. Never disappoints. One of my favorite restaurants.

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Ernesto
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Well worth it!

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Went for a birthday dinner. Amazing food, amazing people, amazing atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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PMshop
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond belief.... soooo elegant and quiet. I loved it!

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vipMeursault
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The quality, composition and balance of the food is superb; the progression of the omakase in some cases surprising and always delightful. It may be function of the patronage -- young, date night, not very focused on the craft being exercised at the counter, more on phones - but the floor service fell below Michelin's one-star standards. Relatively obtrusive, not consistently refined, violated basic rules - no clearing until all completed; arms across face; serve and clear; notice missing items; rushed. Perfectly polite, just not schooled. On balance the chefs' work compensated. We shall return and look for signs of the level being raised.

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Greensheep
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Average sushi omakase, fish selection is limited, no surprise. Waiters are polite but feel a bit rush to move onto next piece of sushi. Dessert spoon is too flat/dull to scoop sorbet.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure perfection

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kosaka lives up to its Michelin Star reputation. The ambiance, the food, the explanation, the presentation, the level of service… it all meets expectation. The quality of the ingredients in each new bite served is beyond expectation. It really pops.

You get what you pay for here.

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Nooooooo
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service not good , food not good , I don’t go there again

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vipcharissem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

amazing omakase with exceptional service. highly recommend

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JustSomeNYCReviewer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Me and my mating partner had an outstanding time here. We do this everyday. Highly recommend

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Kayli
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely other-worldy amazing experience. What a pleasure to watch masters craft each dish and serve it to you immediately with every detail you could possibly need to know. Fantastic service all around. The atmosphere was relaxing and refined but not stuffy at all. It was well worth it. My only complaint is that I'm going to have a hard time finding something that compared when I got back home to LA.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food not really worth the price. There many better 1 star sushi options

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! One of the best sushi meals I've ever had. Absolutely magical!

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NazA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The only reason the food gets 4.9 stars and not 5 stars from me is because I did not care very much for the amuse bouches. The nigiri omakase itself was excellent.

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MichelleRr
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! This is probably our 5th or 6th visit maybe even more since we are hooked and i just want to thank the whole kosaka team who are the absolute best and so attentive to everything. The chefs are phenomenal and have been since our 1st visit. Can't wait to come back and enjoy

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vipHKDine
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a cozy spot in the West Village.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I love Kosaka with Yui

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chlakdsut
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great meal. Fish was very fresh and delicious. Nothing particularly interesting or exciting relative to some other recent omakase meals and the service was very formal, little bit stuffy. Very cool sushi bar and ambiance. Very nice business dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had!

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MissVY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s a good restaurant don’t get me wrong, it’s just the food is not up to my expectations. The overall dining experience was ok. You can find a better restaurant with much lower price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch sushi and top notch service!

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vipVanny
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I think the best compliment I can give is that I’ll definitely come back again.

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Henry
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

With a price tag of almost $200, sushi omakase at Kosaka is disappointing.

Rice is blend lack of proper vinegar dressing, without the clear and bouncy texture as it should be. Fish, even though fresh at some point, lacking what a $200 omakase should have. They don't even offer otoro tuna! The chutoro offered was blend without the tuna's fatty flavor as it should be.

Almost forgot about its terrible uni. In its dark orange instead of fresh bright yellow color as it should be, the only gunkanmaki is super slim with uni in its bad shape.
The dashi soup at last? Heartwarming but not too far from the supermarket Hondashi counterpart.
Overall I do not recommend their omakase, even though it has 1 star from the Michelin guide.

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vipDbufrem
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to this restaurant 4 times already. It’s a favorite every time we’re in New York. We love seating at the sushi and the omakase never disappoints. It is expensive for everyday dining, but in my opinion it is a fair price to pay for the exquisite quality of the fish and the whole experience.

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RichardB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh omakase. Delicious

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vipMehrnazM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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JuditD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! I highly recommend Kosaka.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!! Great service and food was superb. Must try!

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CDF77
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved the sea urchins like a lot

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vipfoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have no words for this place ; it’s magical!! You should definitely visit if you can . We travel a lot and have been to many Michelin star restaurants but this stands out as truly a surreal experience!

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vipSherry
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. Friendly and comfortable combined with exquisite food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An intimate and lovely portal to Tokyo in the heart of the West Village. Gracious and attentive staff, cheerful head chef and founder, and first-rate food that’s innovative but not outlandish. Sublime.

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vipJTG78
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

One of the wonderful things about an omakase experience is often being transported to a piece of Japan for a few hours surrounded by graciousness and respect. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with Kosaka where the service is cold and rushed. The dishes were all delicious, but as someone who had had omakase experiences elsewhere in NYC, SF, Japan, Taipei, and elsewhere, this one pales in comparison. There are much better options out there with wonderful service and a heightened experience.

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Kosaka is rated 4.6 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.