Shuraku

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Japanese
At Shuraku Japanese Grill our menu consists of the finest seafood, meats and poultry from around the world, delicately seasoned and prepared on our traditional Japanese grill. Our simple preparations are meant to enhance and complement the natural flavor of our choice ingredients. Shuraku's Chef's counter provides an unique dining experience allowing us to demonstrate our focus on quality ingredients, simple preparation, and passion.

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

The tasting menu was amazing. We sat at the counter by the open kitchen, which was a fun experience. Staff and service were excellent. Yakitori and grilled prawns were standouts.

P
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious, the omakase just perfect, everything was so great, a must for Japanese food lovers. Definitely a wonderful experience. Thanks Shuraku

B
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tip notch Japanese tasting menu

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was overpriced for what it was. And everything was too salty. My previous two times there were much better

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Shuraku it’s super delicious every time I go. Every course of their tasting menu is intentional and purposeful and yummy.

E
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice and friendly, high-end home-style food, good for talking

s
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sitting at the kitchen bar

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat with friends.

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always! Chef Joe is really an artist; you can taste the passion in each dish.

NY
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Japanese cuisine

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Aamzing food
fabulous careful service
Feels like in the heart of Tokyo
Great for 4 persons diner

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

WV
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came with a discerning friend who needed to watch what she ate. Ended up ordering some new dishes — delicately cooked shrimp, nicely seasoned beef, and in celebration of spring crisply succulent asparagus. Run don’t walk to this neighborhood treasure. Quiet and cosy to boot on a Friday. I’ll be back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great - food, service, hospitality.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. I will definitely
recommend this restaurant to my friends.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious. Chef accommodating, friendly and charming. Dietary restrictions taken seriously. Ambience tasteful. Loved it!

HM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice ambiance and great food. As a Japanese, hope they have more seasonal sashimi menu though...and apetizer size (like ankimo) was very small.

F
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, and ate like kings. Great value for the quality and preparation. Love this place now, and I don't often rate 5*s.

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Will definitely go back, but probably will not do the Omakase again.

They should offer the Omakase with other options.

RR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chefs and staff were very courteous and made us feel welcomed. The Autumn 2018 tasting menu was to die for and watching the chefs cook in front of you was a real treat. A great place to take on a date if you want an affordable tasting menu.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, experience and service. Cannot recommend enough!

JF
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner here was absolutely phenomenal!! Both the food, and the highball cocktails we ordered. We sat at the chefs counter with a view of the kitchen which also made for great ambiance. Service was impeccable and the chefs interact with guests giving a cozy feel. While known for their grilled dishes (we did some yakitori and miso salmon, and veges), we were equally impressed with other items as well like the homemade tofu, panko-crusted ribeye, and cold noodles. But Don’t miss the craft cocktails... there were two highballs with Japanese Shochu that took us by surprise (green tea, and cherry). Both Absolutely delicious. We each had 3!!! Paired so well with our food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all great except when our server advised us to order more. We initially felt comfortable with what we ordered but the server was pushing us to order more, and we ended up taking home quite a bit.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great addition to west village - authentic Japanese with high quality food offering. A bit pricey and portions a little small particularly in the higher price point dishes. All was delicious nevertheless!

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed this place very much. Very elegantly designed space with quiet but cozy environment. Food is amazing with great quality of ingredients and excellent seasoning. All the staff are very kind and helpful. I will definitely come again and will recommend Shuraku to my friends.

NY
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant. We have been there three times in the past month and it is always excellent. Everyone is very friendly and the food is excellent!

WV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. It’s become one of our faves. A real neighbourhood gem!

NY
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Japanese restaurant in New York right now. We had a great dinner seated at the bar at the kitchen. Everything that came out of the kitchen was excellent. The service is extremely attentive and educational. We enjoyed Shochu (basically Japanese vodka) for the first time. Among the highlights of dinner was a little deep-fried red crab that had anmzing flavors.

OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a foodies Asian paradise - true expertise in Japanese grilling is demonstrated throughout the chefs menu. Loved every minute of this meal.

KB
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went there on a Saturday night, and we arrived a bit late due to heavy traffic, but they were very accommodating, so plus there. We decided to get the omakase, and first course was delicious homemade tofu. That was followed by beef/uni sushi. The quality of the beef and uni were good, but all I could taste was the seaweed. I like the concept, but needs tweaking. There was another dish with udon, and it was too salty.
His yakitori is on point though. All three sticks were Delicious! All in all, it was a good dining experience. I think a few things need to be tightened up a bit, in terms of execution and flavor, and it would be very good. We did enjoy the meal.

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great little gem! Excellent food

c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service staff was quite pushy; kept asking us ordering additional stuff...

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough good things about this gem- We've been there several times and it's a big favorite

P
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is a gem. The food and service are 5-star! Chef Joe and his staff are exceptional. The Tofu, Ohitashi, Karage, Yakitori, Yaki Onigiri were sublime! Do not miss this place, it is very special.

MA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure why, but didn’t go in with super high expectations. But guess what? Expectations shattered. So much better than we hoped! Highly recommend.

P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

m
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed or experience at Shuraku. L
The food was good however, having dined at many high end japanese establishments, I would say that this omakase should be priced at 60-80/person rather than $120/pp. Furthermore the OpenTable app says the omakase is $100/pp so OpenTable should make sure that restaurants update their menus as they can be misleading.
Lastly, we were asked upon our reservation, whether this was a special occasion and I indicated it was a birthday and yet the restaurant did not do anything special or even acknowledge the birthday in any way shape or form which was disappointing.

JD
London
32 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its our second visit with four dining. Sitting at the counter to view the chef and his team.
The seating is quite good, we don't ache in the chairs. The selection of small plates is
outstanding for the grilled offerings of duck, steak, chicken and fish. Our selection always
have the peas steamed with earthy tomes. The plates arrive with grated green horseradish
that is warm from the chef's grater. It's just the right tempo to enjoy a beer with friends
and taste all the plates on offer.