Sen Sakana

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$31 to $50
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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: September 4, 2019

Ends: November 1, 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:45PM
Sat 5:00PM-9:45PM

25% Off Bottles Monday

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 12, 2019

Ends: October 1, 2019

Availability: Mon 11:30AM-9:45PM

What 657 People Are Saying
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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing.

OT
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Buono
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R
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sergio and Tiffany are awesome

LC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

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
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

CF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and price! Staff was wonderful as well.

GM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A true marriage of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. Delicate textures, robust flavor, and a good environment overall - I was very pleased to experience this restaurant almost a year ago, and then again just this past week with some great colleagues.

N
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it- great space- food was delicious- and service was very attentive- something different !

M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We liked the food, especially I recommend the steak with chimichurri, it is delicious, our waitress was very friendly, only those who served the drinks were somewhat distracted.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter dropped some water on one of us and we were extremely well taken care of thereafter, big compliment.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Interesting drinks
Informed server

SK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is consistently excellent here. Service a little spotty —but overall love this place for lunch or dinner.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant! Friendly service and good food. They have a good wine and cocktail menu.

KA
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great. Other than the fact it is a little more expensive than I would like, I would patronize the restaurant more often.

OT
Hong Kong
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food much better than average but I for one prefer much less salt

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Service somewhat slow- especially for 5:30 when almost no one was there. Prix fix menu only offered if everyone at the table gets it, though it’s not noted anywhere. The manager made an exception for us, though. Different menu that what we saw on-line. Otherwise, good

JR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was good if uninspired. Place is too loud for my taste with techno beats not conducive to eating or conversation. Decor reminded me of 1990s LA.

YR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent. A new twist on Japanese food. Service is good, but slow at times, and not always consistent.
Ambiance is cool, and very different from your traditional Japanese restaurant.
Would definitely go back.

EK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

To my mind, this is the first time my husband and I have had this complaint: There was TOO MUCH FOOD! The tasting menu is extremely generous, and everything was delicious. The opening tomato and pepper dip was a bit spicy for my taste, but after that I was in heaven. Fresh fish, creative combinations, marvelous variety. I learned that soup is the final course in Japanese/Peruvian meals (before dessert), and we simply could not do more than take one sip of the excellent miso. The waiter had a sense of humor about the sound level (music was a little loud for quiet conversation, and a crying baby spoiled the end of our evening) and about the amount of food. We will be back to sample more wonderful creations at Sen Sakana.

DK
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. I hope this restaurant is around for a very long time. One of the top 3 restaurants I have ever been to. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are new to Nikkei, a mixture of Japanese and Peruvian influenced cuisine. Sen Sakana was a wonderful introduction to this style of food. It was a special occasion for us, however the vibe was casual and laid back and the music was sublime. So this restaurant also could be a fun place to come with a group of friends and enjoy as well something more special and intimate.

We decided to share our selections, and the menu has many options to accommodate sharing. In this way, we could order a larger variety of things to taste. We started with the shrimp crab gyoza. In a traditional Japanese restaurant one will often find this starter typically with just vegetable or pork. This version was similar in preparation but the seafood inside was a creative twist. The presentation was also interesting as it came out looking like a fancy pastry. In reality, it is just six gyoza cooked together in a pie shape and served upside down. Using the chop sticks, press into and separate the underlying gyoza. Try the delicate sauce for a scrumptious bite (or six) of heaven.

We followed that with a second ‘appetizer’, a signature sushi roll called “sexy Sakana Roll”. Beautifully presented with an light yogurt sauce underneath, the tuna was extraordinary and the caviar garnish was a perfect complement. There are also Robata grilled skewers, and many other sushi choices but we decided to share a seafood main of halibut, clams, mussels, octopus, and squid over a bed of home-made Raman noodles. The highlight was the broth, a buttery yet light elixir that we selfishly spooned up and drizzled over some of the other side dishes we chose to accompany: asparagus, cilantro infused rice (wow!), and exotic Japanese mushrooms. The Soto sake and the Enfield Chardonnay are excellent compliments to these dishes. Thank you!

CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've celebrated two birthdays here because I love this place so much. I love bringing people here. The staff are the most friendliest people ever! That's the most memorable part. The food is so delicious! 10/10-I can't wait to be back!

DF
Corpus Christi
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Omakase sashimi selection was a bit pedestrian - was expecting a seasonal surprise of some sort or some flair, but everything was fresh. Quinoa crusted chic was good if a bit oversauced. All was good, tasty if not memorable. Although I did get a chance to try some of the more interesting grilled skewers.

B
London
27 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and service.

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Lovely ambiance! Try the lomo Saltado! Can’t wait to come back

SF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Sen Sakana doesn’t let down. Great food, great service and Great value.

s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was very attentive! The atmosphere in the restaurant was great. Wish we were in the city a little longer so we could go back and try more menu items!

MG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Sen Sakana was amazing! My husband and I were celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary and this was the perfect place! From the ambience, to the music, the staff and the food, we certainly had a blast. We were warmly greeted by the staff and the service was excellent. Our server Daniela made sure that we felt very special and she was very attentive. We had the Torched salmon ceviche, Sexy Sen Sakana sushi, sirloin "lomo saltado", root vegetable chips, and Spicy Tuna and Yuzu Scallop. For dessert, sweet potato waffles, banana ice cream and green tea ice cream. The food was so delicious! Everything was fresh, seasoned and cooked to perfection. We are definitely going back and we'll suggest this place to our family and friends.

t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wow. Just... wow. Every dish we had was unique, and almost every one was cooked or put together perfectly. And just because I didn't care much for the pork belly skewer doesn't mean it wasn't a great dish. The "addictive" cucumbers were exactly that, the Japanese curry puff was fantastic, and the few pieces of sushi we had were simply of outstanding quality. The shishito peppers were great, though a few were incredibly hot; the kawa skewer was good but helped by the sauce on the side; and the drinks were great. Sake selection is limited and pricey though, sadly. Wine selection looked enormous, though. Overall, I cannot wait to go back.

O
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delightful meal. House made tofu, black chicken soup, impeccable sushi and a dedicated gf menu were highlights. Wish I had tried the Mochi and the teardrop desserts but the chocolate ice cream was good although I did not realize it was ice cream when I ordered it. Servers were lovely although a bit confused about who was having what.

v
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Demasiado caro para lo que se ofrece

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a large family getting together to celebrate our artist’s amazing public art installations. Sen Sakawa not only accommodated us for earlier seating, the food was amazingly delicious & creative, the service was attentive & the fun party atmosphere was perfect.

M
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Happy Hour craft cocktails. Food and service is always very good.

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