New York Sushi Ko

4.7
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21 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi

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About

Chef/Owner John Daley seeks to provide an intimate experience in his eight seat restaurant focusing on traditional Omakase style dining. The idea of Omakase, which loosely translates to "let me choose for you", is to place your trust in the hands of the chef, allowing him to select the most fresh and fitting dishes.

Due to limited seating of the restaurant, ALL reservations are expected to dine Omakase.

Please note- New York Sushi Ko accepts credit card, cash and Venmo for payment.

Please note- any cancellations within of 48 hour window will result in cancellation fees up to $100 per person
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Tuesday - Friday: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Dinner
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(917) 734-5857
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Daley
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Rivington & Delancey
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutley Incredible. That's all I can say. A place like this must be experienced to understand. Thank you again Chef and all your staff for an incredible expirence and an even more incredible meal.

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great omakase but quite expensive compared to other top omakases in NYC. Also, it's strange and inconvenient that they no longer accept credit cards. It's cash or Venmo only.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

KANJI YOKUNASHI , NEDAN NO WARINI OISIKUNAI ,
KIDORISUGI .

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently stellar omakase. Try the saké pairing.

GN
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I left our dinner last night profoundly disappointed. I have wanted to dine here for awhile. I read an article about the owner chef a couple of years ago, love omekase sushi and based on the reviews was expecting a creative and enjoyable eating experience. I was fully prepared for a huge bill, prices are advertised. We were four people, the only others in the 11 seat restaurant were a young couple who finished shortly after we arrived. There were no other diners (on a bustling busy East Village summer Saturday night.) The poor and a little off putting experience began when we walked in (we were 15 minutes early) and he greeted us 'I thought you had a 7:45' - Instead of welcome, glad to see you. It was a birthday celebration, we were there to eat. We ordered the super premium omekase and a bottle of sake.
The food we were served consisted of multiple pieces of tuna, a very routine tuna and scallion roll, three unagi, a scallop, a sweet shrimp, a red snapper and a Japanese bass. It was all very very good but too much the same, and way too little food. Nothing, and I mean nothing was truly outstanding or memorable or even photo worthy. Worse yet, I was chastised for not eating my first piece in one bite. I was also chastised for not eating my roll immediately (I was waiting for my husband to get his). Does the chef think that this added to my enjoyment of his food? He should have been kissing my feet for coming, he would have been EMPTY without me last night. When we finished, this man's only customers he tried to get us to order MORE a la carte. Really? You have nobody else in your establishment, you have four people celebrating a birthday! You are obviously very aware that for over $1000 (Including an included 18% service charge) that your diners are leaving still hungry and you shamelessly try to get more money? The meal was capped and could be summed up by the dessert- Hershey! (Yuck) bars. Not returning.

B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will always remember our dinner at New York Sushi Ko as it was truly a great dinner. John Daly and his staff were great hosts, and the food continually amazed us throughout our meal.
His preparation of the sushi was precise with a level of nuance that we have not experienced before.
One of the Uni preparations was using much warmer rice, making the flavors really amazing.
The yuzu and sea salt on the scallop was another taste that danced in our mouths.
It is an expensive meal, but one that we have no regrets paying for. We hope to return on future trips to NYC.
We highly recommend eating here.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh sushi. We had the omakase premium and it was amazing. Everything was unique and the chef was a very friendly guy who interacts with you as he makes the sushi.

BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ranks with the best Sushi spots in New York. I will return.

JP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible quality of fish. Chef John is the best. Alexa and John create an awesome atmosphere, premium and classic omakase, an awesome sake selection. Can be for any occasion - friends, date, special occasion, etc...One of the best in NY. Absolutely no doubt about it.

TI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ridiculously amazing omakase, probably the best I ever had! There is a choice of 175$ and 225$ omakase per person. I've never had better uni in my life. Definitely would come here again! Many thanks to chef John!

CP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was really good, for me the problem is that there is only the chef preparing the omakase dinner, it was really slow, he desesperately needs somebody with him in the kitchen , or prepare the food for more than 2 people at the same time, he seats 2 people every half hour and so he prepares food for only two, I liked it but I think I won't go back again, the guest do not deserve to eat like one sushi every 20 minutes and watch him how he "tries very hard to prepare the food" , we spend 640 dólares for two and we brought our own wine bottle , for that price you can have much better service and you do not need to wait that much between the bites.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall1food4service2ambience2

Overall this was a very disappointing experience. We waited 45 minutes for our table. The food was very good but it was very expensive and I ended up feeling cheated and will never go back

JP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best, most consistent omakase spots in the city. Must try

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What can I say, hidden gem in the lower east neighborhood. New York Sushi Ko is Small sushi bar with only 8 seats, but it's certainly the most comfortable restaurant I ever been. Service was good. Chef/Owner John Daley is cool. From breaking down the fish to nigiri on your plate, he's taking care of every single step. In every bite of food, you will not just find "umami", but also happiness.

CD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Best sushi experience ever. Omakase was exceptional with no detail overlooked. Worth every penny.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attn NYC Foodies! Get ready, I'm about to tell you a love story between a girl and her sushi. Last night I took the hubs out for his birthday and we enjoyed the best dining experience of my life. We had a 730 reservation for New York Sushi Ko. We dined for two hours and because this restaurant only has eight seats, and the chef prepares everything directly in front of you, it was not only interactive, but insanely delicious. I had uni for the first time, and was fascinated by its taste and texture. When I inquired about it, the chef excitedly brought out a live one and prepared it right in front of us so. He was thrilled to not only feed us, but to educate us as well. There was no menu. You simply eat what the chef puts in front of you after you discuss any allergies. It was 16 outstanding sushi courses each with a piece or two, of the freshest and most decadent ingredients I've ever had. Each of his hand crafted masterpieces, which were often artfully brushed with delicious sauces or precisely sculpted into bite-size pieces, we're better than the next. If you could snag a reservation at this place, do it! I did have to book this weeks ago and I'm so happy that I did. I was a little hesitant at that price tag, but now after seeing what we got, I would've easily paid more. Sadly, I don't get out much. I'm often out for work, not very often out for fun. It's been over eight years since I've had a meal like that. Our last exquisite dining experience was at Victoria and Albert's in Disney World. Another place I would add to the list if you are a true foodie. So fellow sushi lovers, or NYC foodies, go book this reservation and I promise that you will want to send me flowers when you come out of your food coma from eating the most delicious meal of your life.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time trying Omakase, and it was a wonderful experience. Ingredients were of incredible quality and were prepared with precise execution. Chef John does sushi justice. Was it weird having 200$ sushi prepared by a white guy with biggie smalls playing in the background in the lower east side? Sure. But i'd do it again. And again.

t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall1food5service1ambience1

No credit card taken and surprise pricing on the Omakase (big increase over prior visit) causes a collision. $1000 bill to be paid cash only... yikes

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very exclusive dining experience. A lot of interactions between chef and eater. It is more like experiencing Japanese culture than eating the sushi. Highly recommend

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable. Unbelievable Again. And again. And again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best omakases in NYC.