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Omakase Shiro - Upper West Side, New York, NY

Omakase Shiro - Upper West Side

4.5
4.5
120 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Omakase Shiro, located in the newly renovated private dining area on upper level of Tenzan offering a traditional omakase experience to New Yorker in the heart of Upper West Side. Our executive chef, Kei Yoshino, has been practicing with Japanese masters since he was 16 years old and has prepared omakase for over 20 years.  He made the life-changing decision to move to New York City to share his talents.  Since stepping foot on American soil, he has worked with many high-end sushi bars and contributed greatly to the growing industry.

Today, he is working as our head sushi chef and is partnering with Tenzan's management.  He certainly pours his heart into every piece of sushi with his customer's satisfaction in mind.  It is our honor to have him provide our patrons with such an authentic omakase experience.  Whatever the occasion, we are certain that his sushi will lift your spirits.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese Speciality, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 201-7488

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kei Yoshino

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    West 73rd and 74th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. CQ

    ChuanQ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor service, expensive omakase no service
  2. G

    Gilbert

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing to be complained. Wonderful experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was great the chair was not
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food & service excellent but very expensive…. $340 with tip for 2 people
  5. j

    jessko

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time trying and we were impressed!
  6. MS

    MitchellS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rice was perfect, the fish was out of this world tasty and fresh. Elegant in its simplicity. Atmosphere was low key.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cheif was amazing … I have never had a better sushi experience in my life
  8. o

    omakaseguru

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Soggy rice. Overall, for the price, there are better omakase places to visit.
  9. MS

    MarcS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I'm surprised I missed this - it's been upstairs at Tenzan for a year now. It's really good.
  10. LP

    LizPenn

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The only con would be that you can see the televisions at the bar from the downstairs restaurant. For $155 pp, it should have better ambiance
  11. JA

    JuliaA

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very good japanese
  12. C

    Chefmarc

    New York Area

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A 10 of an experience with each item out doing the prior. The best sushi/sashimi I’ve had. Highly recommend as it was the total package.
  13. C

    Cobra

    New York Area

    567 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    567 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was definitely the best Sushi I have every had. The best part is they tell exactly what your eating and how to eat it. Absolutely no Soy Sauce. Will definitely be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing. The selection ,perpetration and quality of the fish was possibly the best I have had. Highly recommend and will be back soon
  16. EH

    EricH

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent omakaze in a pure japanese tradition . I recommend
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining experience at the restaurant was so great! It made our special day more memorable. Thank you.
  18. AL

    ArthurL

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service here are truly spectacular. The food is served in small portions at a relaxed pace so it really encourages the diner to enjoy...not gobble. If you haven't had the Kubota sake...have some Arthur Little
  19. JA

    JoeA

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent sushi, great sake, friendly and quiet environment. Pricey.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic omakase! All of the fish was wonderful and fresh. The seared tuna is one of the best things I’ve eaten in my life.
  21. P

    Pikachuuu

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great experience. Quality of food could have been better given the price. But other than that, it was outstanding
  22. K

    Kwei

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall it was a pleasant meal on Friday - we enjoyed the food and our short conversations with the chef. Most of the fishes were imported from Kyushu - and we do enjoy the pacific fishes more than ones from Atlantic. We believe they were a bit short of staff so the staffs were polite but rushing a bit around us. We will definitely consider stopping by again during regular weekday night. one minor complaint was, we did tell the restaurant via our reservation that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, but nothing happened.
  23. DC

    DanielC

    Egypt

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We tried the Valentine's Day Omakasi special at $180pps. The regular Omakasi is around $150pps. Overall food quality was great, very fresh and Japan imported fish/shellfish. Chef Yoshi is very professional and serious about his work. The restaurant decor is a bit bland, and doesn't quite stand up to the quality of the food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    If you have had past experiences with Omakase, this place is not it. Premium price without the premium quality or experience. Will not return
  25. D

    Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The atmosphere upstairs where the sushi is served is very pleasant — private, quiet, cozy. The sushi was not great — rice a little too moist and vinegary, some of the fish, which they said was smoked in their smoker with apple wood, tasted like it had been sprinkled with liquid smoke, not actually smoked. The whole concept is nice, and the atmosphere was pleasant, but the food should be improved to the level of omakase it is advertised to be.
  26. NF

    NoobFoodie

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    There are better Omakase places around for less money. I also thought it was strange that after mistakenly charging us for another table they chased us down 2 blocks later to charge us the correct amount. So then we had to walk back to the restaurant in the freezing cold and pay $15 more (on a $400+ check). I would just chalk that 4% to breakage and let it go.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Not sure why 3 stars is considered good. This place was very mediocre and considering the cost, below average. Sushi is as much about the rice as it is about the fish. The rice was bland. And too warm. The fish was probably a few days old, and didn’t have the brightness that truly great fish has. Service was friendly and attentive. Generally meh. I would not spend the money.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best sushi I’ve ever tasted and the service was amazing.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. The sushi chef K was incredible, perfectly thought out meal and dining experience. Will be coming back for my next special occasion.
  30. FD

    FrequentDiner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fresh—exquisite, really. Service was excellent. Seats at the prep table are limited. Be sure to understand the costs as special items are recommended.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly wonderful experience! So personal and the food was fantastic. We have had omakase in Tokyo and this was on a par. Highly recommend!!
  32. N

    Nedstand

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Omakase on UWS. Not cheap, but great sushi never is cheap. Up a flight of stairs to a small dining room with 5 seats at the sushi bar. I will return!
  33. F

    Fitfoodie

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi experience ever!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience is amazing! The food is amazing! Totally worth it. Both tuna and sea eel are so good. Highly recommend it. The chef is so nice. Server there can speak four different languages and provide us a super harmonious and quiet environment to eat.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chef and waitress were extremely friendly. Great quality sushi and exceptional value.
  36. FI

    FINISJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I have been here several times now, and each time it''s a completely new experience - always something special about each morsel - perfect service and chef Kei and head waiter Abbie are 5 stars all the way. Ultra relaxing, ultra rewarding experience. BRAVO!
  37. A

    Alexa

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where do I begin? The food was the greatest food I've ever eaten in my entire life. The atmosphere was amazing.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Anniversary
  39. JG

    JoeGoldberg1

    St. Louis

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a refreshing experience where the focus was actually on great fish! Great staff too
  40. MU

    MikeU

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were blown away. Sushi was outstanding. Very high quality and great selection. Service was excellent and very attentive. We have dined at many of the best sushi restaurants in nyc and I would highly recommend Omakase Shiro.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Omakase Shiro - Upper West Side is rated 4.5 stars by 120 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


Google Map for Omakase Shiro - Upper West Side

285 Columbus Ave New York, NY 10023-2303

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West 73rd and 74th

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese Speciality, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kei Yoshino

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Wine

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