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Sen Sakana

4.5
243 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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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
Mother's Day, May 13, 2018:
12:00pm to 9:00pm
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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 and Taku Nagai
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Catering
Private Dining: Large private dinning room with projection screen.
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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, 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 243 People Are Saying
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant is as good as it gets. It has a beautiful setting with spectacular service and wonderful food. This will be our go to place when we’re in the theatre district.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

I love this place is awesome and the staff is so nice congratulations for the owner and all Sen sakana family

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

great spot for pre-theatre, happy hour, great food, small plates and big to share.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Delicious blend of cultures . Authentic Peruvian flavors and delicious sushi. Delicious pisco cocktail. Truly enjoyable

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food and service is great here.

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1.0Dined on June 6, 2018

This was our 4th time there and we will not go back. Service was at best inattentive. The food was at best mediocre. Overall an awful experience.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Waiter was Very knowledgeable about gluten-free options, food preparation, attentive. Food was delightful mixture of tastes, textures. Thoroughly enjoyable pre-theatre dinner and great dessert!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The food here has really wowed me. Even the charred edamame is special. And addictive cucumber is a must have...it is truly addictive. The sushi is delicious and fresh...can't wait to go back.

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Very Disappointed!!! Bad service and nothing really spectacular in terms of food and ambience. I will not come back.

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Strange experience. Server didn't know the wines by the glass and we had to point at our choices. Food was good but nothing unusual and quite expensive for what we had. However the O-toro was excellent. The capper for the evening was when they brought the check unasked at ten o'clock "because we're closing"! in NYC? The place was nearly desserted and we figured the business isn't doing well. Seriously though this is certainly not a good match for "the city that never sleeps".

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

One of the finest Japanese cuisine restaurants in New York. Service, food, and decor are the finest the city has to offer. A hidden Gem!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wonderful meal! Attractive restaurant, stellar service, and most importantly, creative and tasty food. The fusion of Japanese and Peruvian was a treat for our taste buds. Everything from a special sushi roll to the traditional Peruvian dessert waffle was enjoyable. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

110% will return. Amazing food, staff, and sommelier.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Food- Great. Service was good but can be improved more for the better review.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

I've eaten here many times and it never disappoints. The food it delicious, with great flavors and textures. The yellow tail cheek and neck special was outstanding.

The service is just the right amount of attentive. The ambiance is elegant with being overdone.

I'll be back soon!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The food was so very interesting and delicious as was our entertaining and most helpful waiter (Graham?). The plan was for a quick bite before theatre....it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Interesting and great fusion of Peruvian and Sushi. Alcohol crazy expensive even for NYC.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

A splendid addition to the emerging Japanese/Peruvian presence in the city.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Sushi is good.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great dinner experience!!! Wends reservation !! This a place to go if u r midtown!!! Beautiful place ! The food is a mix of Peruvian-Japanese , while I was waiting for my date at the bar my bartender Chris make me a really good drink and is very friendly. Dinner gets even better. Food is out out this world, all the mix flavor r amazing!! But what really impressed me was the service!! My waiter (Roberto ? ). Nice guy with a great Latino accent was very helpful with the menu with good recommendations !! Drink r strong and if u go you have to try the Japanese whiskey!!! It’s a place to go. Thanks for a great dinner experience!!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Another good experience at Sen Sakana: sushi with a South American twist. Our server Darren was especially helpful in recommending dinner options and drinks. This is a no tipping restaurant, but he we were very impressed with the service.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Very inventive menu and truly amazing food. The ambiance could be better but the food far outweighs it. Also, it’s a no tip restaurant so it is built into the prices.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our first time was an exceptional and memorable dining experience. This is a great pre-theatre venue, but also a destination restaurant as well. The food is meticulously prepared and beautifully presented. We will recommend it to all our friends.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The urchin we ordered wasn't fresh!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

It is always a pleasure going to Sen Sekana. The service is always spot on , Michael our server is always attentive and a professional. The food is fun, healthy and always original. There is a great energy to the restaurant and I feel alive and welcomed from first stepping in to the restaurant. It is a fun night for any occasion. I would highly recommend Sen Sakana.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Dropped by late and took a seat at the bar. The cocktail service is quite good and the bartenders are quite knowledgeable and friendly. I started with one of the House Cocktails and ordered up some food. I had the Hot Shrimp Ceviche which is a MUST have. I also had a selection of yakitori that was amazing. The prices are extremely reasonable, particularly since service is included in the bill - a first for me in the US at something other than McDonalds. I look forward to returning on my next visit to NYC.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Excellent, fresh food. Great service!!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Cool place, great food, attentive staff, comparable prices

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Attentive service, well crafted specials and ambitious menu make this a go- to choice for thoughtful and fresh fish, grilled skewers and authenticnauns.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I love, love, love this restaurant. The space is great, the service is awesome (Darren is outstanding) and the food was delish. I had the salmon belly which was to die for. Other diners at my table raved about the chicken crusted with quinoa and the sushi. The desserts were also very nice (we all had refreshing ice cream sorbets). The sommelier was subtle yet helpful. And the Rioja he recommended was a fine drop indeed. I am going to be a regular here - knew it the moment I walked out at the end of the meal, thrilled with the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Lots of fun with a very creative menu! Great for a pre-show dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Very good sushi, solid service, pleasant atmosphere. Was perfect for business lunch

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Food was good. Interesting fusion of Japanese and Peruvian influences. Service was excellent. We went for an early dinner and the background music was really loud. Too loud for a near empty restaurant. But no real complaint.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great food and service! Good atmosphere and drink selection.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Interesting dishes and unbelievable taste. Having fun with my partner.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Warm management and staff

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Menu is a bit complicated, but once we settled on what we wanted to order: Excellent, creative cuisine, perfectly prepared. They were surprisingly out of beer we wanted--Sapporo--at 6:45 PM, but Peruvian beer was a good substitute. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Outstanding food, and very good service. More "Japanese" than your typical "asian fusian". Highly recommended spot. Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

An exceptional dining experience. The food was great. The service professional. The ambience very comfortable. And mercifully the sound level allowed us to have a comfortable conversation with our friends. Additionally we did not have to wait to be seated.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Interesting cocktail selections, expansive menu choices. Outstanding and attentive service, great presentation, bit heavy handed on the salt throughout. Price points elevated in relation to portion size.

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