Sen Sakana

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
708 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Sushi
Blending together Japanese and Peruvian influences, Sen Sakana is the finest example of Nikkei cuisine in New York.
Sen Sakana is a Non-Tipping Restaurant. All of our Staff Members Are Paid Well Above Legal Minimums, And We Do Not Rely on Our Guests To Compensate them. There Is No Need or Expectation For You To Leave Any Form of Gratuity.

Specials

$9 Classic Cocktails Happy Hour

Bar Area Only. Monday to Friday 3:00PM - 7:00PM, and All Night Saturday! Choose from dozens of expertly crafted Classic Cocktails, House Red, White, Rosé, and Sake - all available for just $9. Sen Sakana is a Non-Tipping Restaurant.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 8, 2019

Ends: November 9, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:45PM
Sat 5:00PM-10:00PM

What 708 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
B
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Consistently fabulous food and service.

MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. As foreigners it’s also appreciated that it is a non tipping restaurant.

L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent experience. Sat at the bar eating amazing sushi. Spoilt only by the loudest person on the planet fake laughing through my meal who was unfortunately sat next to me. Luckily I had headphones. Patrons aside, what fantastic sushi.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service and delicious food. Price tag is high but expected for this neighborhood and setting. Good for business lunch or dinner

BF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative, and delicious food. Sergio added to our experience with excellent service and guidance.

C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

t
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Been here twice so far. The first time was fantastic because all the food and flavors were new. Second time didn't disappoint, either. Get the cucumbers no matter what! We had done a bunch of apps as our meals, so we could taste more things. The ceviche bites were cut a little too big, and the yellowtail tartare was fine but not great. The Kawa options are really good, and the sushi is amazing, if pricey though, starting at $5 for a single piece. Overall though, a great place for amazing flavors!

DA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lovely lunch sushi. Not cheap but policy of no tip makes it more affordable.

AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

I went with a friend and my husband. Usually I go for lunch and dinners during the week days and I loved this restaurant, but this time all was bland, no taste, over cooked. The empanadas had no taste. the salmon was over cooked even they said it will be medium rare. I will try it out one more time hopefully it is
as I remember it. maybe the main cook was sick.!

JS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi, and great service!

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

By the time, my sushi comes, it seems like it was sitting out for hours, no fresh.
This place is loud, and wait forever for someone coming.
It may be a good place for after hour party.
Not going back.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I’m never disappointed with a meal here. Depending on where you’re seated, it can be really loud, but I’m willing to deal with it for the food.

b
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and presented beautifully. I especially liked the sushi and my salmon dish. My husband really liked the pork. Very attentive and friendly staff. We chose this restaurant b/c it was near our theatre and had very good reviews. It did not disappoint. Would definitely eat here again.

K
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food - a very lovely evening !

r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good; except the price of the drink at $18 - too expensive.

S
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food not worth the money. Extremly small portions. Chicken soup was watery with only 1 chunk of chicken. Dessert choice was limited and extremely bland. Spent about $70 here and still hungry. Many better Japanese places out there. Music too loud. Dont waste your money and time.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern and great small japanese fusion restaurant hidden in our work neighborhood! Went for lunch and the portions were big and food was amazing. Will go again!

i
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. We especially liked the burned salmon ceviche. The service is relaxed and friendly but very attentive. The ambiance is relaxed and it is possible to have a conversation around the table without been drowned out by noise. Would definitely visit again.

B
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant. Wonderful flavors and fresh yummy fish. Attentive service. Lovely calm atmosphere.

TR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed dinner at this restaurant. The wait staff did a great job in recommending different dishes and explained the menu offerings. Upscale Japanese/Peruvian fusion food. I really enjoyed the flavors. I enjoy finding unique restaurants with great food. I will definitely visit again. Reasonable Prix Fix dinner special.

EK
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at Sen Sakana... agree with other reviewers that the addictive cucumber appetizer was terrific. We enjoyed the sushi as well as the gyoza and the skewers. Nice sake to accompany the meal. Very attentive service. A place I will go back to.

p
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, as always. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city, bar none. I have introduced many people to Sen Sakana, including my most recent dinner on Tuesday, and everyone loves it. Everyone.

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

No tiene nada de especial... solo me gustó que no les gusta pedir propina por el servicio

Report
OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Japanese food menu is good however, the Peruvian-Japanese fusion needs to be improved.

EH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good!!

b
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality sushi, great staff, perfect service and great prices. No tipping concept is awesome! Addictive cucumber was delish and scallop was succulent! Open your mind and enjoy the flavors!! The only thing I missed was a fine wine pairing with their super fresh fish. I will be back to try more.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food . All associates were congeable and fast. Had a great experience at SEN Sakana. Toll my friends about it.

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Would recommend more for the grilled skewers. The roasted mushroom empanada was disliked and returned. The "addictive" cucumber was very delicious. The Lomo Saltado was delicious but on the pricey side for the size of it. The sushi was also very good. The Pisco Sour was good but was also smaller than expected. Was hoping for more authentic style Peruvian dishes although we knew it was Japanese fusion going in. The waitress was amazing.

W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Creative blend of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine elements in pleasant atmosphere. For lovers of sushi, sashimi, fish courses, and fusion an excellent haven to experience delightful cooking.

w
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent waitress and overall wait staff. Very good noise level especially for NYC. The food was innovative and delicious for the most part. We intend to return next time we are in NYC to try other things on the menu.

M
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised by the quality of the sushi and the service at this restaurant! I would highly recommend if you find yourself in the Times Square area. The Charred Edamame appetizer is a must. The Crunch Hamachi and Spicy Tuna were delicious.

t
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing experience. The food was so unique and so delicious! As an appetizer we got the "Addictive" Cucumber and it lives up to the name, it was so flavorful and delicious! The Sexy Sen Sakana sushi roll made another great addition to our meal, a bit expensive for a sushi roll but it was so so so good it was worth it given the NY mark up mindset. Our entre's were delicious as well and with the appetizers we weren't waiting at all for them to come. The only caution I'll give is on the cocktails. They're not so overpriced, pretty standard in fact, but they're nothing special, and we could have shaved about $50 off our meal for two if we'd decided to just get drinks at our after-dinner show. All in all though I was so satisfied with our meal and experience that I didn't feel stung too hard by the expensive bill, especially because the restaurant has a No Tipping policy. I definitely feel we got great value!

MP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with friends. Travelzoo offered $200 value for $135. Every dish we had was so delicious. The only thing is that it’s super dark in the back room. I couldn’t see the menu. Had to use my light from my phone.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, inventive Japanese/Peruvian cuisine. Gracious and knowledgeable staff.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were in the back room which was cold and unlike the rest of the Reataurant which I love

TS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered the prix fixe menu for our pre-show dinner, and boy was it a hit!
Everything was delicious! The service was great and the atmosphere was just right.

I wish I had gone at a different time so I could take more time to savor everything.

I feel confident to say that their whole menu must be delicious!

Our only "just okay" dish was the sushi rolls. They were okay but nothing special. Lean more to the fusion type foods, they were the best.

Also, it's a no tipping restaurant, and I hope that means the servers are well compensated. It was nice to just pay the bill, however.

Sen Sekana is a dining event you will not regret!

m
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We were sitting next to a large table of screaming drunk 20 year olds, we could not hear each other talk, management did not offer to move us when I told them of the noise. If you are a drunk 21 year old, I would eat here

YR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to go with some friends, but not on a romantic dinner. Ambiance is fun and happening.
Service is excellent, and the best part tip is included.
Just be careful when you are at the Bar, they offer Happy hour drinks until 7:00pm, but I was never told that, so ended up with a $20 glass of Pinot Noir!
Food is very good, and gives Japanese food a new twist. Location is perfect too, especially if you need to be near Grand Central.

A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 3d dinner at Sen Sakana. We love the food, the staff and atmosphere. Happy Hour is a great bargain! We had 3 wonderful drinks--all interesting cocktails that are quite strong, yet innovative and delicious! The bar staff are so attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. Our dinner was superb. The menu items demonstrate beautiful Japanese and Latin American fusion cuisine. Our seafood soup, chopped hamachi main course and dragon roll were fantastic! The starters of shishito peppers and spicy edamame were ample and quickly served. We plan to return and highly recommend it! BTW the non-tipping policy is interesting in that their service is uniformly superb. Every time we go to Sen Sakana we feel like royalty. They are attentive but not intrusive.

LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was mediocre and service was slow. Would not recommend.

Tweets by Sen Sakana