This place might have been my favorite sushi spot in NYC so far. The quality of fish was outstanding and ridiculously fresh! And don't forget the RICE! The consistency of the rice was beautiful and tastey. I wish the service was a little more focused on the enjoyment of the customer. For example, at Yasuda they didn't prepare the next piece of sushi right away. They left you sometime to enjoy the sushi and always asked if you if you wanted to try what was served a second time. I can understand that there is a time limit at these places, but it just felt a little rushed. Only other thing you need to be wary of this place is they have not included the tip in their menu price. I was not aware of this, and maybe I should have been, so it was a little more pricey than what I thought it was going to be. However, it was well money spent, because that rice and just the freshness of the fish was AMAZING! I WOULD GO BACK FOR A SECOND TIME AND RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!
With my Japanese partner,. We've been to many sushi bars in the city, including the other high end places. According to her, Tatsu was the most authentic, traditional, real sushi experience like the top places in Tokyo. Though excellent, some of the other short-listed top sushi bars are more fusion than authentic. It's very hard to find the authentic Tokyo experience her in the States. Tatsu is the real deal
A new entrant into the top tier of NYC sushi - exceptional fish, expertly prepared, on top of really great rice. Some of the best chu-toro I've ever eaten, and great scallop and uni. Truly a place showing its Sushi Yasuda heritage
Came here on 2/9/2018 for their 6pm dinner. Arrived about 25minutes early since they have a disclaimer about being late.
Was greeted by the female hostess and was asked to wait at the couch to the right. When it was time to be seated, the hostess asked if we would like to check in our jackets/bags. I thought this was great as I did not want my belongings to hinder my experience. My girlfriend and I were seated and the hostess gave us a menu regarding the dinner. Asked if we had any food allergies, which any place should do. (side note : if you are not sure which sake to order, the hostess is very knowledgeable and helped us choose one) The chef greeted us as well when seated.
Chef Tatsu prepared each piece with skill and precision. As soon as chef Tatsu finished one set of nigiri, he would serve it to us and explain what type of fish it was along with where it was from. The chef is soft spoken, so I was not able to hear him. I would ask him again where and what fish it was. Chef Tatsu was very accommodating when asked questions and very friendly.
Favorites of the omakase :
seasonal sweet shrimp
chu-toro (medium fatty tuna)
o-toro (fatty tuna)
toro hand roll
Will definitely come back to taste each season as the menu changes.
Absolutely exquisite. Attention to detail abound and you can see the chefs passion for his craft. I cannot wait to eat here again. It was simply an amazing Omakase experience.
It was a great experience!
Every singal sushi was so delicated made one by one by chef Sekiguchi san! Really funny chef I liked his characteristic;) I highly recommend this place!
Everything was exceptional. Chef Tatsu was so nice, warm and professional. Unlike other omakase restaurant, the price is reasonable but the value of omakase should be much more than what I paid. If you want to have affordable omakase without any luxurious charges, I highly recommend to visit this restaurant. This restaurant should earn michelin star.
Wonderful chef, amazing fish, knowledgeable staff. Great meal.
Good atmosphere. There is a traditional sushi restaurant! Price is reasonable. But one piece of sushi is small. And neta is small,too. Fresh and clean...but it's common??
An amazing true Tokyo kind of Omakase. The scene is intimate and welcoming, we had an excellent experience and the quality of the ingredients are truly equal to what we had in Japan before. Totally recommend!
Great place. Chef very very friendly.
One of the best sushi meals I’ve had and I’ve eaten at premium sushi restaurants extensively in Japan over 8 years.
This is my fourth visit to Omakase Room. Enjoyed it every time. The sushi is superb. We were a few minutes late for our 6 pm seating and were a bit rushed at the end to accommodate the 7:30 seating. Other than that small exception, I recommend this place and intend to return in a few months for another round of sushi
Easily one of the best Omakase experiences we have ever had. Piece after piece of perfection culminating with the Eel. Favorites included the Bonito, the O-Toro the Sea Scallop and the above mentioned Eel, but every piece was amazing. Omakase Room by Tatsu is a must visit for any sushi fan.
Best sushi I’ve ever had, and I’ve had my share. Utmost attention to every detail, from each piece of sushi to a constantly full sake glass. Lovely conversation with other diners and chef. Will happily return.