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About Sen Sakana

Blending together Japanese and Peruvian influences, Sen Sakana is the finest example of Nikkei cuisine in New York.

28 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Peruvian

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

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 221-9561

Website:
http://sensakana.com/

Catering:
Private Dining: Large private dinning room with projection screen.

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

Public Transit:
Times SQ, Grand Central, Bryant Park

Executive Chef:
Mina Newman and Taku Nagai

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sen Sakana Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (52)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
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Good for a Date (27)
Business Meals (24)
Authentic (23)
Special Occasion (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Fun (13)
Romantic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Healthy (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Tapas (9)
Cozy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Casual (7)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Spicy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great overall experience. Our waiter was great, almost wanted to tip him! But I do appreciate the no tip policy. The decor is sleek and modern, the food interesting. Wish them longevity and success.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was unusual but very tasty. We felt very adventurous and were not disappointed.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fckng excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is not as good as I hoped or been led to expect, Japanese Peruvian fusion. China
Chincalo mich better.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Every single item we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. We've been to Japan and that the fish we ate here was incredibly fresh and well prepared. Loved the ambiance. It's a special and very memorable meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved it !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excelent service and the best salmon ceviche that we have tried in the city!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This restaurant menu Peruvian/Japanese was very tasty. The Andes Yama was specially wonderful and exotic.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Great Beer, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Sunday prix fix meal was well worth the price. Fun, interesting foods for a genuine Nikkei experience. will go again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Friendly staff. The food looks amazing and it tastes even better.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious mix of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine with special sushi, great ceviche, and fascinating main courses. The Chicken Nanban was amazingly good, as was the starter called salchipapas. And of course the marvelous pisco sours, worth the trip

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Interesting fusion -- Peruvian and Japanese. Lots of ingredients that you may never have known. Service was friendly and helpful and timing was terrific for a pre-theatre meal that was paced to move along but without being rushed. We'll definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went for an early biz lunch and we all had different items off the lunch menu. Presentation was lovely, service excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Really interesting mix of flavors, everything was so delicious and original. We loved the aesthetic design of the place and you don't have to shout to speak with your company!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I was there very early in the evening before the place was packed, so the noise level was very mild. The prix-fixe pre-theater menu is a very good deal. There is a nice private room/banquet room.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Berlin)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Disappointing!
Bad service and 0 client focus
Very far away from any Peruvian experience
I don’t recommend this restaurant at all

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was excellent (menu a bit confusing), but 2 glasses of wine, and a bottle of saki were ridiculously expensive! I would come back, but we more aware and careful when I order.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It’s one of the few restaurants with a no tipping policy. The waiters are compensated with higher wages. I assume that’s built into menu prices. It was a very nice dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Sen Sakana, "A Thousand Fish" in Japanese, may not offer 1,000 pescatory choices, but it does serve truly excellent sushi and a lot of Peruvian-Japanese cuisine that's delectable. The restaurant's take on traditional onigiri, for instance, is an elegant package of rice-enclosed fish, and its nanban chicken is crusted in quinoa in a treatment akin to tonkatsu. In short, the food is surprising in both presentation and taste. Sen Sakana is well worth a visit for anyone interested in what's going on these days in fusion cuisine.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Such a creative menu. Such impeccable ingredients. A helpful and attentive staff. Read about it, went with a friend and returned the next week with my husband. Best in the area, which doesn’t say that much, given the dearth of good restaurants there. Go. You won’t be disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very Normal

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

3rd visit. Thoroughly enjoy this restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food and the server were very good. We received a complimentary suchi plate when the wrong one was delivered. Unfortunately our red wine was delivered too warm. Don't know where it had been stored, but definitely not the typical room temperature .

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

too expensive, mediocre food, small portions. avoid.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This restaurant has all the ingredients for a memorable and delightful experience !

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

sashimi is so fresh and delicious. the service was good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lived up to Pete Wells' review. Diverse menu demands a return visit. Excellent ceviche, uni app, grilled avocado was a delightful surprise, smokey veg in the salmon belly main were highlight - salmon a bit over cooked, chicken thigh excellent but too much rice; waffle dessert multi-flavors and worth sharing; music actually complemented food and environ

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We loved Sen Sekana! Everything about it—beautiful and peaceful atmosphere. Fabulous food, wine, and cocktails. We followed our waiter’s suggestion in making choices with the prix fixed menu, and everything was delicious. The prix fixe menu was an incredibly great deal. The waiter was really nice, knowledgeable, and attentive to exactly the right degree. Everybody was. It felt welcoming. And here’s the thing — this was a no tips restaurant. I’ve not encountered that before and never would have expected it in NYC. The amazing thing is that the staff—every single person we encountered—was friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, and attentive. Much more so than in places where tips are expected. Counter intuitive. But the people who run this restaurant are clearly talented, with their menus, food, drinks, management, and hiring. It was a delightful experience. Bravo Sen Sekana! And thank you.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful oasis in midtown. Creative and fresh food-a real treat. An added bonus is gratuities are included and service is seamless!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Creative and very successful merging of Japanese and Peruvian. I found the wine list to be on the high side but that may be New York prices. Very helpful and well informed wait staff. Appreciated the bill was prix compris

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Beautiful place. The staff and service were amazing. The online menu is intimidating. 18 pages of alcohol followed by confusion of food choices. We had the Nikkei tasting menu. The food looked good and the wait staff tried to explain each dish. Unfortunately we chose to sit at a dimly lit table so it was not easy to differentiate some of the ingredients in the unfamiliar dishes. The ceviches were great. Some of the other dishes were much less appealing. It felt less like fusion than like a series of Peruvian dishes followed by Japanese dishes. Every dish looked pretty. Our recommendation would be to make the menu simpler to navigate.

Tags: Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very creative--and delicious--food. Especially loved the fact it is a non-tipping restaurant. Service prompt and attentive with very well informed servers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Simply outstanding. Food was terrific, starting with the red snapper ceviche and going on to various house specialties and rolls. Our server was very helpful in explaining the menu and making suggestions. Great for theatre dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

After trying the restaurant with a friend, I brought my cousins who were visiting from Florida. They loved it as much as I do.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

If you're in area, it's a "must try" destination if you love food. the ceviche was on the money. Sushi....yahoo....happy camper here!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, and very attentive service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I really loved this place. I went with a good friend and we each got the OMAKASE NIKKEI NIGIRI. Each piece of fish was uniquely garnished, flavorful, and delicate. With a nice bottle of saki and complementary sparkling water and green tea it was a very satisfying meal. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and very attentive. Excellent service! Having been to several high end sushi restaurants in the city this was one of my favorites. It was very reasonably priced as they don’t accept tips! If you haven’t been here you must put it on your list. I would go back in a heartbeat!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Unique cuisine, a melange of Japanese and Peruvian. Much of it has a tingle to the tongue which is exciting and very flavorful. The setting is a modern New York sophisticated interior, with spacious room between tables and though a large restaurant it is divided into sections that don't impinge upon the privacy of your dining experience and you lose the sense of its ample space. Service is impeccable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good lunch with unique dishes, excellent service, and fresh taste of the entrees.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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