MIFUNE New York

4.4
155 reviews
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Japanese
WASHOKU CUISINE /
MIFUNE New York takes traditional Japanese cooking that places supreme importance on the seasonal
bounty of the land and sea—and reimagines it using French technique to create innovative, artistically
composed dishes.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and the services are good! Will come back next time!

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RB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

They have very limited menu, very few rolls unless you want pay $85, very few fish, no seaweed salad, no brown rice. I had salmon with sauce like terakyi not as good. I wouldn’t recommend for sushi or fish.

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b
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I wish I could recommend Mifune; the food was very good. But the service was almost comically terrible. Nobody asked for a drink order -- I had to flag a waiter down. We gave him our drink and food order, and we then waited nearly half an hour for our drinks. After more than an HOUR without any food, we asked to speak to the manager, and told her we were thinking about leaving. She apologized very nicely....and it then took another 20 minutes for us to get our sushi. During which time nobody refilled our water (again, I flagged a waiter), nobody asked if we wanted refills on our drinks...nothing.

The sushi was delicious, and so were the cooked dishes that followed....but one of the dishes we had ordered never showed up. The manager wound up giving us a discount on our meal, which was both welcome and appropriate....but not enough to bring me back. While I am not privy to what was going on backstage, there seemed to me to be plenty of servers to handle the number of diners. All in all, Mifune felt not ready for prime time.

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SV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Walked in for an 8:30pm reservation we had made months ago and found a sea of angry couples breathing down the necks of the service staff because they all had been waiting for over half-an-hour to be seated for their reservations.

We were there for Valentine's Day, so it made sense that it was uniquely crazy for them. With this in mind, my partner and me waited patiently near a standing table and a glass of complimentary champagne.

Eventually, we were seated. Eventually, they were able to take our order (which was just a fixed menu) And, eventually the food came out. It took over 3 hours for them to bring 7 small dishes. Thankfully, we had a bottle of wine because the food was surprisingly bad, except for the desert – that was amazing.

Overall, I can't ever go back to a restaurant whose process resembles a three-stooges routine.

TL;DR – $500 valentines day dinner ruined by overbooking, overcooking and understaffing, took 3 hours to get all the food.

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IC
London
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious tasting menu for Valentines Day. Efficient, polite and friendly service.
However, they had crammed in too many couples in to the restaurant i.e. you were sitting elbow to elbow with another couple - not that romantic! They should have had circa 5 fewer tables - less profit but a more enjoyable experience for that price, meaning customers would return and not feel like the restaurant was trying to cash in on as many diners as possible.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Valentine’s Day pre-fix dinner menu was amazing! Each and every item was delicious... service was also impeccable... highly recommended

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MU
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved dining at Mifune. The staff was warm and welcoming and the food was delicious.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

Food is good but i dont like eating food at bar.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure

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d
New York Area
196 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a real find! The Restaurant Week lunch was delicious, and generous: homemade mushroom tofu amazing. Sushi very fresh and tasty; salad a good mesclun with unique dressing. Service was excellent, caring, attentive yet unobtrusive. Back room noisy when full, but sushi bar quieter. We will definitely return.

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LT
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went with a group for dinner and we each had the $85 tasting menu. The food was quite good and had lots of variety. The amuse bouche (cauliflower soup; various other bites on a shared plate), beef, and pressed anago were particularly delicious.

Service was very friendly. Although the downstairs tables look very open, we had just the right amount of privacy to enjoy an intimate meal while at the same time not being cut off from the rest of the restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was great, but not that impressive based on the price.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The staff were friendly and the decor was nice, the food was good and the prices were reasonable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great experience.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

There is a couple of time we got smthin we didn’t order. But overall the food is good.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The sushi is good, however I am not very discriminatory/critical of sushi as long as it's fresh fish. I also had the 3-course menu for RW and I would say it's a good value for $42 dollars for three course meal. I had the potato with lamb appetizer (4/5), the beef curry (3.5/5), and the chocolate gateau with matcha mousse (3.5/5). I'd say it's worth it for Restaurant Week and I'd consider going outside of RW.

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g
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

delicious , authentic Japanese food of the highest quality. The service is very polite and one never feels rushed.

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Mifune for restaurant week. The food was delicious, the fish was fresh. The portions were good

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The sashimi not very fresh

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M
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have read several excellent reviews of Mifune NY. But I have to say that the experience of going to dinner at Mifune is far away better than expected. For a Movie Lover, the photos of the great Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune, at the entrance wall, is a great start. The A5 Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu made in the stone is not only delicious but really fun to prepare. The red shrimp with caviar (starter) is also outstanding. And the chicken rice os out of this world. Mifune NY is a place to go. Several times.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Chef Yuu is superb. I don’t believe there is any place compatible in the city in terms of unique dishes. I’ve been several times and will hi again.

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NS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was great, except for the constant interruptions by another client. She was very persistent and high maintenance. Every time a waiter came up to my table to check on me, she would immediately interfere. She was annoying and rude. Other than that, everything else was good.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The food for restaurant week was absolutely terrible. I am not sure how their actual menu is , but based on what I had in their set menu I would not recommend this place. The waiters also asked if I was okay too many times. It didn't give me or my date any peace to talk in private. This place is extremely overpriced for what they offer and I would not recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered assorted sashimi plate and it was fantastic ! Fish was so fresh and tasty and the waiter is very nice and attentive !ill be back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Considering Mifune’s normal menu dishes’ cost, Restaurant Week’s opportunity was amazing! It was a LOT of food, even for us to finish it all.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Be prepared for the bill.

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MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem, always incredible

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u
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times. The tasting menu is good (a lot of food). Other things on the menu are amazing too. I prefer ordering them separately.

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DF
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Wagyu steak dishes, bottle of red, numerous cocktails, etc. Try the Lychee cocktails, my wife could not stop drinking them. The food was superb, fresh, tasty, etc. Absolutely loved this meal, but I suppose we should at $300 for 2.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

MIFUNE nyc tasting menu .....


Although good. Not one dish jumped out at me .... BUT ...... and This is a HUGE BUT
My wife and I had the same tasting menu as
My sister and brother in law . They had the pairing
On 2 courses. Their level of ingredient was different

Sashimi : They got hotate (Scallop) we did not
Steak : They got Wagyu we got Black Angus

BIG NO .... as that the base tasting menu was same price They get a Do Not Return (and was not mentioned to start )

In my view this is a restaurant taking the cheap
And i found embarrassing and offensive for them to explain as they were serving

Sharing this with the private 2000 member
Food group that I am a ranking member

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CS
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food, excellent sushi, service was very polite but a little slow. More than I usually pay but I’ll go again for a special treat. It helps that my son and I are big Toshiro MIFUNE fans.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and superb service!!

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I
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the New Years' Eve prefixe menu. The food was creative and delicious, blending unusual flavors with excellent presentation. The ambiance was modern and quiet. Would definitely return to try their regular menu!

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WT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice diner at Mifune. We had the tasting menu and liked it a lot.

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KB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great family dinner here, and they were wonderfully accommodating for my gluten free son and children's off-menu options. Truly authentic Japanese (and a great whiskey menu.)

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DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Sashimi and tempura were good but not exceptional. The white truffle, fro groie, egg white on Japanese rice ($50) won on creative fusion but short on complementary flavors. The Black Angus beef cooked medium rare with teriyaki sauce was a winner, succulent and tender. The sauce complemented, not overwhelmed, the beef. Service was quick and responsive.

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N
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Just ok lunch. But for the price, it is overprice.

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JO
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We came for Christmas dinner as we read great reviews about the restaurant. The food did not disappoint. On the whole it was beautiful. The only dish we weren't crazy about was the seafood risotto which was one dimensional - just meh. The dessert was a nice Christmas themed Bouche Noel but I would have preferred something that fit the cuisine of the restaurant.

The service though, was rough. They had two seatings and we chose the latter, at 8pm. The restaurant is not big and they had plenty of staff but after being seated we had to wave frantically to get someone to come to our table for a drink order 15 min in. The first course came after 30 minutes, and the second 30 min after that. For a seven course meal I was afraid we were going to be there until the wee hours of the morning. Luckily things soon picked up pace - not sure what was going on in the back of the house.

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GH
Berlin
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Ate 7 courses in less than an hour on Christmas Eve. Got the food before my wine. Took away my plate to clear for next course before i was done eating. Tasteless and costs 300$. Never again.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior dining experience. Food was artistically presented and consistently excellent in flavor. Service was on point all night. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and well orchestrated. Highest recommendations.

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