MIFUNE New York

4.5
76 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch : Mon – Fri 11:30am – 2:30pm (Last Order 2:00pm) Dinner : Mon – Sat 6:00pm – 11:30pm (Last Order 10:30pm)
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(212) 986-2800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Grand Central Station
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 76 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Love this restaurant! All wooden interior offers an authentic Japanese restaurant. Food was just sophisticated and fresh.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I have been to this Resturant few times. I love the cod fish dish. The price is moderate and people are friendly and provide the great service. Clean and comfortable environment.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Quality food, quality service, cool scene. A little pricey, good for a treat.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Very good value lunch menu of the restaurant week. Quality of sashimi is high and it even comes with dessert and coffee!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The sushi that was served was very fresh and the wagyu beef was amazing. Wagyu was succulent, juicy, incredible depth of flavor, and tender.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Except that my water glass was broken and the water leaked through the table, it was fantastic experience. Nice employees, nice food, nice restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We went here for my brother’s birthday! The food is not cheap, but it was a great dining experience and I would love to go back. We had sashimi, uni, oysters, and rice ice cream. Everything was lovely and the dishes were creative.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Great Japanese restaurant close to grand central. I loved the decor and the superb food even more. Refined Japanese! All 6 dishes we ordered were out standing. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The experience at the Restaraunt was wonderful, but the reservation we made through Open Table never materialized on their reservations list. What happened to our reservation?

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The food was good especially the salmon sashimi. The service was a bit slow. I think it is because it is full in RW but not enough waiters. Overall, good value for lunch.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great food, great service, no waiting time, all around great meal!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The service was great! Attentive staff (various servers checked up on us) and when we finished eating, they didn’t rush us out with the bill. They noticed we were still having a conversation and left us alone to finish up in our own time. Food was excellent (Uni Fest) and we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

It is pretty nice restaurant with very tasty food. Thought the restaurant week menu won’t have good size, actually the dishes come with decent size and we are super full after having all the courses.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

I suppose it was because of restaurant week, but the service and the food was not up to par with how they usually are. Quite disappointing considering I bought my mom here for her birthday.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The decor, food,services and everything else areperfect at MIFUNE. This is my go to place to have authentic and elevated Japanese food in midtown.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Service was just not there. Our waitress was impatient, never brought us utensils! When we asked for Chopsticks, we were brought spoons only! Why?! So we just stared at our food until someone else
Got it for us. She forgot one of our appetizers and brought it out with the entrees. She rarely came to check on us. Our bill was $800+ for 5 people. You would think they would take care of you but nope. She just wasn’t in the mood to work.

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Food was excellent but timing on courses for the tasting menu was off ruining the evening.They apologized for the delay but did nothing to correct the experience. Food was excellent but for the cost and lack of service I will not be going back

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I tried Mifune as part of restaurant week. This is a really nice Japanese restaurant and it presented a lovely menu for restaurant week. I had the miso cod on a bed of salad which was delicious and was accompanied buy miso soup. Ended the meal with lite ice cream dessert and tea.
I will return.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Maybe I haven't tried their best dish, but I've been waiting to try this place for a while, but can't hide my disappointment. Sashimi is okay, if there's a signature dish that the chef is proud of I'd love to know so I could check it out again. Otherwise, there are many other options in nyc.

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1.0Dined on July 24, 2018

mistake offered cuisine and even haven't get two courses and extremely slow and no service at all. Also the fish r not fresh

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Great food, service is slow but I guess it’s because there are so many people. Would recommend.

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1.0Dined on July 23, 2018

The worst dining experience I’ve ever had. Service was absolutely terrible. Took one hour to get miso soup. Waited so long they brought us “complimentary” white rice after an hour of no food...which they tried to charge us for. The actual food once it got to us was truly disgusting. Terrible. Main courses were not brought. Miserable experience.

DO NOT EAT HERE

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1.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Poor service, mediocre food

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2.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Unbelievably bad service. Our entrees were lost by the kitchen, and after speaking to two waiters, we still could not get served.
Finally I had to walk to the kitchen and speak to a manager in order to eat.
The restaurant was not that busy, and while an apology was offered, it didn't make the wait of over 90 minutes between courses any better.
I would not return to Mifune.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

I've been to Mifune once when it just opened and found the prices to be a bit steep for what it offered. Visited again during restaurant week and really enjoyed the miso cod for lunch. The atmosphere is minimalistic, clean and warm, with great ambient music. Will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

I went for the special uni dinner and was really excited because i love uni. but I don't eat wasabi and informed the restaurant, and it was in half my courses. the first time was a bit annoying because i had just said it, but the second and third time really didn't have an excuse. the food was decent but not amazing, and the foie gras rice dish was really disappointing - a plain piece of foie gras over a bowl of white rice. that's it. the flavor wasn't horrible though not exciting, but the presentation was just nonexistent. also we ordered squid tentacles and i specifically confirmed it was the actual tentacles as described - but that's not what we got. It was just kind of oily strips of the body of a squid, and no tentacles at all.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

osyters with jelly ponzu ⭐️
miso cod ⭐️⭐️
roll your own blue fin tuna rib ⭐️⭐️⭐️

the more they brought out, the better it got. tuna rib should come out last. pro tip: its 2-sided!!!

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Mifune is in a funny place. It supersedes the more-popular Sakagura one block away in overall quality and presentation, although the range of food and sake doesn't compare, and isn't meant to. It's not as good as Aburiya Kinnosuke one block north, but the dining room is more elegant. Unlike those others, it does serve sushi, not typical of an izakaya or kappo ryori, and the sushi was damn good: better quality and selection than many supposed higher-end places these days (not as good, of course, as Sushi Yasuda, also a block away). Sashimi, then, was also very good, and the tempura was lighter and tastier than most, too. Be careful of the counter seating -- usually a good bet at a place such as this, but because of the weird set-up it feels more like a hallway (the door is RIGHT THERE) than a quiet dining experience. The main room with its large kamon is surprisingly airy. A bit on the pricey side, about $100 per person without drinks. Still, very much worth a visit especially when the other places nearby are all booked up.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

The food was great along with the service. I ordered a rice dish that took very long, they had a great recovery and sent us some french fries while we waited. Eventually, I tried cancelling the dish because it took so long, they took it off the bill and gave it to me to go. I will definitely go back and highly recommend their happy hour menu, available until 8pm.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Absolutely unbelievable Dinner we both had the chefs tasting menu. The execution was exceptional. Waiter service was very professional and accommodating. The food was world class with particular highlights being the butter fish nigiri, the Argentinian grilled shrimp, and the scallops. The intense flavors and combination is like a work of art. The atmosphere is romantic and intimate. Highly Recommended

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great japanese spot - lucky to be visiting on its 1 year anniversary. Beautiful space with nice flatware. The food is very delicious with a flare on the traditional japanese flare. They use some upscale ingredients but do not over price the experience. The saki and soju list is just right. The only bad point was a bit of a stumble on service and expediting the end of the meal.
Overall I would come here again with friends or for business!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Extraordinary, exciting, exquisitely presented dishes. Great ambiance and staff.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Muy bueno, comida, servicio, TODO

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Great value for lunch, not so much for dinner

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

I enjoyed the food and the service at Mifune greatly. I recommend the miso black cod, it's delicious! We also tried the tuna temaki off of the specials menu and it was fun and different.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Great place. Very nice people, professional service and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Will definitly coming back again!

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great experience ! The chefs came to the table. The service was fantastic ! The waitress was very attentive and professional.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent on every front! I will be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It was a fun girls night out! Thank you for the amazing food and friendly service!

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