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Kosaka

4.7
4.7
471 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 727-1709

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yoshihiko Kousaka

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What 471 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Japanese

  • Manhattan

    Japanese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service and the highest quality sushi. Was great to come back for the second year in a row. If you’re in nyc Kosaka is a must
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food quality
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    There is a $150 cancellation fee per person. They basically force you to dine there and nobody informs you that. Awfully expensive and not worth it.
  4. MR

    MichelleRr

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place. Had an amazing time celebrating my birthday and everything was delicious as always 😋
  5. JS

    JamieS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable experience all around!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of the best dining experiences that I had. Everything was perfect. The chef was a magician
  7. b

    brandonp

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing omakase experience and probably the best omakase in nyc
  8. T

    Tian

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I came earlier than the reservation time. The waiter unfriendly asked me to go out to wait and didn’t tell me they have changed my schedule from 7:00 to 7:30. When I went out and came back at 6:55 they told me my schedule was 7:30 and asked me to keep waiting. For the food, one kind of sushi use green onion and ginger, I am 99% sure it’s Cantonese BBQ-style sauce, very salty, and not good with sushi. Two sushi fish were broken, which I guess the fish is not fresh. Anyways, I will not come again and not recommend it.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to come back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi short of Masa
  11. PR

    PRS4

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Trying to find a reservation for reasonably priced omakase in New York City a few days before proved to be difficult. Yet, we found a side table at Kosaka which we discovered online without recommendation. While we can go into an elaborate review of every aspect of the visit, we thoroughly enjoyed the food and preparation of each dish. However, we had one major complaint, and that was of the staff. I have traveled the globe for business and eaten at every type of restaurant one could think of - from hole-in-the-wall stalls to perfectly manicured Michelin star establishments - and everything in between. It's rare to invisible, but we felt it at Kosaka. The first negative was not being greeted when walking through the door. It set a bad tone and is a direct correlation of lack of respect shown their patrons. The waiter also lacked major personality with their robotic, scripted soft tones. It was more or less, 'Here is your food, eat it, now get out' type of vibe. This is a shame for such a quaint restaurant that serves well prepared thoughtful omakase at a fair price point. I really wish the staff would show their generosity by being welcoming to their patrons. Japan boosts some of the friendliest, politest and considerate people I've ever met in my life - both in their country in the United States. Their level of respect for others really has touched me as a person in my life. The lifelessness of Kosaka's staff is something that needs to be considered when choosing omakase in New York City. It honestly would keep me from coming back and/or recommending it to others. With a little effort to show their appreciation for patrons, this could be a real gem. Thank you for the wonderful, thoughtful meal.
  12. LL

    LizL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal - food, experience, ambiance. Beautiful space. Perfectly prepared and very fresh fish. Hope to return as soon as possible.
  13. J

    Jules

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly beautiful presentation and incredible flavors and service!
  14. VG

    VGen

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent well deserving Michelin start restaurant. Food was exceptional. Service was great. Very happy we decided to go here for dinner.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The sushi was ok but there weren’t that many pieces and the whole thing felt very rushed, as if the staff were trying their hardest to process our meal and get us out for the next customers. Despite having a 5.15 rez, staff told me before we started on the phone that we needed to be quick because there was a reservation at 7…wow thanks. Paid $750 for 2 people.
  16. MR

    MichelleRr

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love this place and may even be obsessed. I swear on everything i stay away from sushi everywhere and anywhere unless i am stepping foot into this establishment. When i go for omasake i am strickly there for the sushi aspect and saki nothing else and i believe that kosaka does just that. Their ambiance, the service, and the food just hits differently. They are probably the best hole in a wall spot you may ever find involving omasake and you may even make the mistake of walking past it and not realize butttttttttt let me tell ya what a loss if you did. Last nights dinner experience was amazing and each time i visit it gets better. I love that they change their dishes and menu options since i tend to be picky and the great thing is that they remember what i don't already like based on my previous visits that they offer other options and recommend things that i would enjoy and they get it right each and every time. I don't like mackerel which they know but when i was told id like this new option they added to their menu i was curious and OMG! last nights spanish mackerel was insane and soo different! I was honestly shocked i liked it soo much. If you havent had their Foie gras please do! it is melt in your mouth delicious and we order at least 2 each time we visit to go with the meal as well as their toro with caviar which is phenomenal and all their uni dishes as well just melt in your mouth. The kosaka team all of them are my fave! They honestly do their jobs so well and educate you each step of the way about all the dishes and where they are from and i absolutely love that (def dont get this at any other omasake spot in nyc that ive been to or know of). They are friendly and personable and make the experience so fun and the best for me is if you get to stick around past 930pm you will see glasses of beer behind eat sushi chef and before they end for the night they will cheers with you and thank you for coming. Love love love this place!
  17. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service.. Kosaka has become a new and beloved favorite.
  18. MJ

    MaryJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have dined here many times and each time more impressed. The quality and impeccable service is truly outstanding. The kindness and attention to every detail, the aesthetics and truly mouth watering morsels of the omakase will send you to heaven. One of the best in NYC, if you love amazing sushi and ambience.
  19. P

    Pablo

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent everything
  20. DW

    DamienW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were fantastic at accommodating us and we're very polite and respectful
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Expensive and a bit rushed but the food and atmosphere outstanding
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family over. Amazing experience. Food incredible. Everything insanely good. Easily will come back
  23. p

    paulc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around. Apologies if my party of 4 was too loud!
  24. FP

    FranciscoP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable. Not cheap but this is one of the few exceptions when it’s worth it.
  25. LL

    LaurenL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal and service! Chef was excellent too!
  26. C

    Ckkgourmet

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi in town (I’ve tried them all). A hidden gem!
  27. EM

    EvilMitch

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG the sushi is world class and utterly amazing
  28. A

    Alejandra

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. The chefs are truly artists of their craft. I would highly recommend.
  29. EU

    EhUghh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    It’s not worth it for Michelin Star. It’s a lesson learn.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, beautiful decor, and truly the best sushi/sashimi we’ve had. Cannot recommend it enough for an intimate date/small group.
  31. GF

    GerryF

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    My father in law and his girlfriends were in town they love sushi but living in Belgium the options aren’t as grand as what NYC offers. We had a GREAT time offering them their first Omakase experience. The food was absolutely stunning, the sake we had was excellent. Why am I not giving a five star overall is very simple when you are misled in giving an over 40% tip when signing your bill it just leaves you with a bitter taste in the mouth. I hope Kosaka will update their service/ gratuity standards by being transparent to their guests no matter if it’s a party of 1 or 4; no matter if they speak an other language then English are tourists or locals.
  32. JL

    JamesL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So cozy and fantastic. Food is mostly satisfactory.
  33. AG

    ArthurG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi. Excellent service. Delicious sake. My kind of place.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Head chef Yoshi was amazing. His care and passion in crafting sushi was evident
  35. EJ

    EvanJ

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, experience, and service. Beautiful and calm space. Great ambience. Great for a special occasion too!
  36. PM

    PhilipM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go-to for high quality Omakase and a peaceful ambience. I will always be back for continued Sake enlightenment and inspiring flavors.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve had many omakase esperiences in the city but this was one of the best I’ve been to. The sushi melted like butter. Fresh, delicious, great sushi chef, nice ambiance. I will definitely be going back. We loved it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food.
  39. MR

    MichelleRr

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am never disappointed when coming to this hidden gem. Let me start by saying that i do not and have not had any kind of sushi unless i am at this establishment. My last visit was in may (i know long time) and going last night was just the highlight of my month. I am obsessed with this restaurant and cannot stress it enough that you will not have any omasake experience like you will here. I am so so happy that these hard working men are all taking a vacation next week and off to their homeland! They deserve it and will be missed dearly. I cannot wait to see you all again and hear all about the beauty and wonders of Japan. The food was and is always on point, the saki selections are endless but our favorite one (dont know the name) is delicious and crisp and hands down the best to have with the omasake. All together the staff, the food, and the ambiance are phenomenal. Wishing i could add more than 4 photos to my review but the place speaks for itself
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Exquisite omakase!

FAQs

Kosaka is rated 4.7 stars by 471 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
Google Map for Kosaka

220 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yoshihiko Kousaka

  • Additional

    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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