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Restaurant Ukiyo - Permanently Closed

4.8
4.8
113 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Ukiyo (translated as "the Floating World" - living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life) is a culinary workshop and atelier connected by a tiny walkway to Michelin starred Jewel Bako Sushi, just next door.

Ukiyo presents a provocative menu of French cuisine at its base, with Japanese and global inflections. The menu focuses intently on seasonality and ingredients. The setting is an intimate bar of 18 counter seats, surrounding Chef Marco Prins and his team in an open kitchen.

We are debuting our new menu for the Summer - please join us!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Global, International, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday through Thursday, from 6:00 to 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday, from 6:00 to 11:30 pm The restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday

  • Phone number

    (212) 979-1012

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Marco Prins

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.

  • Parking details

    On street, metered parking.

  • Public transit

    6 Train to Astor Place

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Late Night, Wine

What 113 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant closed, was not informed. In fact, even got a text on the day of the reservation asking me to confirm.
  2. M

    Mbee

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant is closed. No one told us.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had booked a month in advance - turned up and the restaurant was closed.
  4. FS

    FrenchStar

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a serendipitous trip to a restaurant around the corner from our hotel that turned out to be one of the best gastronomic experiences of all our many trips to NYC. So worthy, and delicious. Can not wait to go back!
  5. D

    Dickie

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Japanese French fusion. Fun to watch the chefs at work, creating surprises for us. Amazing food. Seamless service. A very talented team.
  6. L

    Lainey

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a true gem! The food tastes like heaven and looks like art. The restaurant is a very intimate setting with front seats to watch the artists at work. We are lucky to have this on our doorstep ❤️
  7. AK

    AshanthaK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional. I hope no one finds out about this place. When’s they do, there’s no stopping it.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A former #1 spot in nyc reduced to a great place, with amazing food, great service, great wine and great prices. A long time ago this same place was an insane tasting menu for $80. RIP.
  9. TC

    TracyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the 5 course tasting menu but with the 3 free course from chef we ended up feeling really full. Great food!
  10. HK

    HarelK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing gem in New York. The professionalism of the staff is hard to beat. You should go for the five course menu. The salmon would leave you begging for more. Chef is also throwing an all kinds of treats, like foie granola. And the desert is unlike I've had any time before. That place was empty but I would not count it being empty for too long.
  11. E

    Emanuela

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the most outstanding meals I have had & the price point is right where it should be. I was highly impressed by the flavors, which are light yet robust. Exactly what food dreams are made of. EVERY. SINGLE. BITE. of each and every dish was delicious and that says a lot, considering I tried about 11/16 items on the menu. I am no food critic by any means but I do like to dabble in the food scene and this place ranks right at the top. Thank you to Chef Marco for making our experience there unforgettable - definitely looking forward to following him throughout all of his culinary endeavors.
  12. H

    Hotelwiz

    San Francisco

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Talented chef serving creative tasting menu. Not a traditional sushi restaurant; more of a Japanese styled small plates experience where each bite is sublime. Service was impeccable. Performance kitchen.
  13. CL

    CalL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal restaurant, innovative and caring chef who works in an open kitchen. Mostly bar seating and set course menu on weekends. Much more Western cuisine than Japanese, but the Japanese ingredients and techniques are tastefully worked in by the Dutch chef who spent time training there. The complementary dishes are fantastic and evolving.
  14. JZ

    JacobZ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have had in a while. Delicious and cannot believe it is not one of the more sought after reservations in nyc. Just great.
  15. SR

    SherryR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dishes were imaginative, deliciously prepared before your eyes and artfully presented—it was more than a meal, it was an event.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed environment with a friendly and helpful server. Front row seats to the Exec. Chef and second. Go for the 8 course tasting menu, it's a great deal and is delicious. Wine pairings were approachable and interesting without trying to take over the meal itself.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my dad here for his birthday and we agreed that it’s the best food we’ve ever had in our entire lives. He just turned 63 and he’s traveled all over the world, so this was high praise! We got the 8-course tasting menu which was well worth the price and a fabulous experience in and of itself. Our server Caitlin was incredibly professional, kind, and knowledgeable—it was a real treat to be with her for two hours. The chefs were lovely and never missed a chance to engage us in our dining experience to make it the absolute best it could be. Thank you Ukiyo for the best meal of my life!
  18. l

    lknyfoodie

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate restaurant with seats around the kitchen enabling one to watch the magic happen. The food was some of the best I have ever had. I highly recommend the 8 course tasting menu. The yuba,morels,black maitake was so sublime it could be served in heaven. Foie gras coated in rice crispies was shockingly wonderful. Every bite of every dish was multi layers of clean blended flavors. Each bite could be so different depending on the components i.e. the Kanpachi alone was very good but tasting with the green strawberries it was totally different and different again with the tomato,basil so it was like eating several meals in the same dish. The service was perfect and not fussy at all. It was better than restaurants that are twice the price. At 125 per person it was very good value.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    I was excited for the tasting menu and the mix of French and Asian but for $400 for two people I expected to be blown away and everything was average. I’ve had more interesting food for 1/3 the price.
  20. L

    lindaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The service was great! Food was pretty and Yummy. I will comeback again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. The restaurant went above and beyond for us as it was a special occasion. The entire experience was unmatchable and I wouldn’t hesitate to go here again or recommend this to friends. I’ve already talked it up to all of my closest friends and can’t wait to come here again!
  22. JH

    JeffH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ukiyo’s chef is very good and has talent to get a Michelin star. However, less salt in the courses (and remove mayonnaise from the first raw fish plate) would really increase the taste and the quality. Desserts were perfect!
  23. AK

    ArioK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. We had 8 courses menu and enjoyed every single one. If you like fusion style you’ll love it!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very special! Food is awesome, service was perfect. We’ll be going back!
  25. DP

    DariaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!
  27. RS

    RuthS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience, in a great environment and with the best atención..I would strongly recommend it to everyone I know!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and excellent experience. Will definitely come back again.
  29. F

    Foodheaven

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing atmosphere. Chef Marco has an amazing ability to pair foods and flavors. I enjoyed every single dish he gave me and I can’t wait to try the new tasting menu when it comes out. I recommend Ukiyo to everyone. Worth every penny spent and I will become a regular at this restaurant
  30. SH

    SlvrHsbnd

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a terrific place to dine and enjoy the chefs at their art.
  31. LH

    LeitaH

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Marco Prins is turning out exquisite little dishes that are as delicious as beautiful. This hidden French/Japanese fusion restaurant is a secret not for long. I have never eaten better anywhere in the world, the service is impeccable, the setting soothing and chic, and one can watch the master at work up close and personal. There aren’t enough stars to assign to Yukio. And a five course tasting menu at only $96 is such great value. Run, don’t walk to make your reservation. You will be so glad you did. There’s a longer tasting menu and you can also eat a la crate if you want, but you will miss out.
  32. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Masterful technique and bold new ideas. The chef Marco was super interesting to talk with. The restaurant has an open kitchen concept so you get to interact with the staff if you want. They were very generous with amuse bouches compliment of the kitchen. Very innovative cuisine.
  33. K

    Katie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Get the full tasting menu. The flavors and dishes were incredible.
  34. k

    kathyc

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit. I took my daughter and son-in-law. They were as impressed with the food, service, and place itself as I had been My daughter does not eat meat or dairy. One of the staff went over the whole menu with her to show what dishes she could order and a dish that could be modified for her (that was one of her choices). We were all advised on what dishes could be shared and how many should be ordered if we were choosing to do that. There is a tasting menu which I would recommend if you do not have restrictions. Also, there is an excellent wine list. (also beer and saki) Everything was exceptional. The food. The service. The decor
  35. K

    Ksyan

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Worth the money. Will definitely go back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    とても素晴らしかったです。
  37. DS

    DSmithSHG

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. A little too much talking behind the line for me but it was good all the same. I’ll be back.
  38. D

    Dylan

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Everything was good but nothing blew me away.
  39. SC

    SarahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow - if you plan to experience fine dining in NYC, make it Ukiyo. Their hospitality is spot on and the food is haute couture of cuisine. Innovation and ambiance abound, Ukiyo is the embodiment of what’s so exciting about intersectional food. Highest recommendation is the chef’s tasting menu. Trust the experts, you won’t be disappointed. Ukiyo, take all my money.
  40. MK

    MelKel27

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant Ukiyo is a hidden gem. It's very cozy -- you sit at a counter surrounding the small kitchen and watch the chefs create the dishes. As long as you don't mind sitting close with your neighbors, you will be happy. The food was outstanding -- we enjoyed each one of 8 courses on the tasting menu. The mushroom dish was a particular stand-out. It was well worth the price. We will definitely return.

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Restaurant Ukiyo - Permanently Closed is rated 4.8 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday through Thursday, from 6:00 to 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday, from 6:00 to 11:30 pm The restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday

  • Cuisines

    French, Global, International, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On street, metered parking.

  • Public transit

    6 Train to Astor Place

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marco Prins

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Late Night, Wine

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