Sen Sakana

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688 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.
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

25% Off Bottles of Wine & Sake Mondays

Enjoy 25% off all bottles of wine and sake every Monday at Sen Sakana.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 5, 2019

Ends: December 1, 2019

Availability: Mon 11:30AM-9:30PM

What 688 People Are Saying
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EK
New England
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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

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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
2 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.

SR
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Awful service, although food was wonderful . The servers were the rudest I have come across in years. They made it a very unpleasant dinner, making us feel very unwelcome.

A
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fusion between japanese and Peruvian food .
Great service with suggestion of the menu.
Service fast and very nice waiters.
Love place ti visit if you visit NY specially if you stay at the Sofitel Hotel is very convinous almost infront of the hotel.

G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great drinks.

CN
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the chef converts an ordinary cucumber into a major delight. the homemade tofu is silky, spicy and spiked with citrus in vials. You can make a meal of appetizers or go for a whole dinner. Either way, the food is great

N
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Energetic atmosphere. Earnest and personable service. Great food and presentation. Excellent wine and liquor selection.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service; our entire group was really impressed with and incredibly appreciative of the team at Sen Sakana.

AM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is amazing. A perfect place for people who have dancing tastebuds.

RG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everything from the appetizers to main dish to dessert and cocktails to the service. Price seems high to me, but I am not from NYC, so perhaps it’s all relative. I would most definitely return!

J
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was outstanding from top to bottom. Fantastic food and drinks, great service and honestly phenomenal value for NYC. Very high quality fish. I would eat here again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend the acevichado.

G
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious and artistically presented. The service was awesome. My Peruvian friend and I enjoyed our visit. We are already recommending the restaurant to our friends. I will go back with my family.😋😋

SS
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Seated promptly. Four women. We ordered a bunch of appetizers, small plates and skewers.

The cheese balls were delicious. Pork-belly-wrapped cheese - pork belly was undercooked so fatty and not crunchy. Waygu beef skewers were tough! Root vegs chips were tasty as well as the sauce that came with it. Yucca fries were tasty and crunchy. Quinoa, pork belly, corn salad was weird-tasting, but not necessarily bad (I just didn't like the spices they used). Sweet potato waffle and ice cream dessert was also strange. Service and ambiance was very good, and Samir was a pleasant and fun server. There is no tipping at this restaurant. I cannot complain about the service, but the food, not so much.

CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a really nice restaurant with warm friendly service and my second time going.

It's a solid reliable choice for a business lunch, with the one caveat that it's noisy and the music is almost foreground when it would have been better as background. We sat in a room towards the back which seemed almost an in-between place, as if we had landed in the pantry behind the bathrooms. Other rooms have better ambiance.

Will definitely be back

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals come with salad soup and agedashi tofu which are all superb. Service was superb and while bill/prices include service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing.

OT
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Buono
sushi notevole

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R
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere! This was my second time there and I will be coming back often.

KJ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio and Tiffany are awesome

LC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

it is a great restaurant with fantastic food, however the waiter who was serving us, showed face when we didnt leave any tip for him, i think u should remove the NON-TIPPING sentence from the menu as we do actually need to give tip........ anyway, the service is good overall

p
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular meal, as usual, in a fantastic ambience. I’ve brought many people in the past to try Sen Sakana for the first time and this time was no different. And, as usual, EVERYONE loved it. Such an amazing experience, as always.

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