Sen Sakana

4.5
403 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
Blending together Japanese and Peruvian influences, Sen Sakana is the finest example of Nikkei cuisine in New York.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 11:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday
Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm Tuesday through Friday
Saturday 4:00pm to 11:00pm Sunday 4:00pm to 10:00pm

$9 Classic Cocktail Happy Hour: 3PM-7PM Monday to Friday and All Night Weekends
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Phone number
(212) 221-9561
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mina Newman
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Catering
Office Delivery, Events, Full Sushi Station and Personal Chef Available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 5th and 6th
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Parking details
Discount parking at Edison Parking Corporation at 50 West 44th. Street.
Metered parking street after 6:00pm till midnight Monday through Friday
Saturday metered parking all day
Sunday free street parking
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Public transit
Times SQ, Grand Central, Bryant Park
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sen Sakana is Peruvian-Japanese place in Midtown that might be good for a business lunch, although you don't really have to spend your money here.

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What 403 People Are Saying
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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food (sushi and sashimi) was surprisingly good

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SC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way. Food was unique and fun. Service was attentive. Would go back in a heart beat

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k
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for my boyfriend's birthday dinner and they gave him a handwritten card, as well as writing "Happy Birthday [Boyfriend's Name]" in chocolate on the dessert plate. It was very thoughtful and reflective of the rest of the lovely service. Speaking of lovely -- the FOOD. YUM.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and amazing food! Can’t wait to come back with the family

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DB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Nothing special. Food mediocre and overpriced. One tiny empanada was 9 bucks.
Miso soup tasteless.
Very disappointing.

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AK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative menu, with extensive offerings that would satisfy all diners. Excellent service!

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NS
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best birthday lunch with my boyfriend! Great customer service as well x

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing menu!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Peruvian and Japanese flavors are masterly combined for a great culinary experience. Well done!

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GR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Peruvian Japanese popular spot in midtown, with a greater emphasis on Japanese fare at lunch. Dinner has some intersections of two cuisines that are interesting. Ceviche, seafood and custom rolls to be recommended. Soba seafood combo at lunch was disappointing, gummy noodles and lukewarm.

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It was definitely overpriced and the food was not overly spectacular. In fact, the sushi had this white milky dressing on top that was too runny and looked like milk. The food is far from authentic. There was jello on the menu for $14. Just because it’s shaped like a ball doesn’t mean there’s value there. Crazy!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing. Service was great. I enjoyed it.

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MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Loved the combination of the Japanese and Peruvian cuisines. Great spice and something different. Our waitress was excellent, took great care of us. Interestingly a non-tipping restaurant. Try it for something new!

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m
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it other than I really was hoping to get a candle with at least a scoop of ice cream for my 25th birthday dinner but they just gave me a nice card. It was a really nice gesture but honestly I really preferred the candle.

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LK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is pretty good. All foods are fresh and delicious.

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r
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy visiting this restaurant. Cold cucumber slices with konbu and shishito with bonito - these two dishes are all-time great appetizers. This time I tried Yakisoba de Mariscos for lunch, expecting more like Japanese Yakisoba with sauce. It was different. Refreshing finish with Chicha Morada jelly.

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KK
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Divine as always!!!!

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tasty cocktails and delicious food. The service was good, attentive but not overly so, and in enough time to meet our theater engagement. Would recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was not great and kind of odd- different wai

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RJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service! The waitstaff is knowledgeable with the menu as well as wines and cocktails. Great to have lunch and dinner at with friends, family or business associates. Will be back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will go again as soon as possible & will tell all my friends, family & colleagues to experience this restaurant!

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n
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whole family loved it. Best edamame ever. Try yucca fries, grilled avocado, beef skewers, and chicken bowl with green rice. All excellent.

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OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, excellent food and service. Hand rolls the best option

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KK
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular as always.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding food! I tried several food combinations I had never tried before and I loved them.
Highly recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

a unique cuisine beautifully prepared, as good as Peru

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Thanks.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretheater

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was unique and delicious. It has some familiar dishes on the menu, but a lot of the combinations I've never experienced before. Somehow it just works, and very well. Keeping this one on the list to try again.

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OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

All in all the food was very interesting but the service was uncoordinated and frenetic. We focused on foods that had fresh fish (sushi, sashimi, and chefs dishes) and found that while the flavors were interesting - the portions of fish were actually incredibly small. So compared to usual sushi prices, these items were very overpriced.

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q
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful and creative Peruvian-Japanese fusion. Service and attention is always impeccable.

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KV
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food - truly delicious flavors, with the mix of Japanese and Peruvian elements mixed together for a fabulous combination. Service was spectacular. Will certainly return!

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The cocktail menu has an incredibly thorough selection and the drinks were made to perfection. The addictive cucumber has a fun crunch and refreshing flavor. The salmon ceviche was a generous portion and was much better than the expected spoonful of raw fish on a cracker. Although the sirloin entree was slightly underwhelming/overcooked, the quinoa entree had me digging in for more. The food was very reasonably priced for the quality and ambiance, and if you managed to make it in for happy hour the drinks are a steal.

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L
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food never fails to impress - in particular the salmon belly. I would eat here every week if I could.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is beautiful place

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PE
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was not Peruvian. I eat in Peru all the time & this was not Peruvian. My wife who is from Peru agrees & cooks much better.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The food is subpar, waiters are not that friendly ....

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AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a business dinner pre Thestet ( in5 min walking distance to broadway )
We got a quiet table with enough private space around us. Food was exquisite, very attentive but not intrusive service, outstanding cuisine. Loved every minute of it.

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r
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed this restaurant -- Peruvian/Japanese fusion was not a cuisine with which I was familiar, but it was different, and they make it work. The prix fixe menu helped keep the otherwise very, very long list of choices from being overwhelming. Although they were already out of one of the prix fixe menu items I wanted to try (fish sliders) by 6:30 when we ordered, we found another entree that we liked and so it was fine. The prix fixe is a good amount of food (I certainly couldn't have eaten any more), and the options are very tasty. The location on 44th is great for pre-theater. For me it was a little on the loud side, but I suspect younger diners won't be bothered by that! Kudos to the very friendly wait staff. It was a pleasure dining here.

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