Sushi AZABU

4.8
229 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
**The Sushi Bar is for OMAKASE, only**
**For SUSHI BAR seating, choose a time with the chair mark or please call the restaurant (212)-274-0428. Other reservations will be for the tables**
**Following the custom in Japan, our service staff is fully compensated by Sushi Azabu. Therefore, gratuities are not accepted. **

**We will only hold your seats for 15 minutes. Please call the restaurant if you are running late**

If you cannot get ahold of us through the phone, please email us at michelle.nasuno@plandosee.com, we will try to contact you as soon as possible.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Japanese Speciality
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 274-0428
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tomoyuki Hayashi
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Private party facilities
AZABU offers an intimate and sophisticated space for those looking to host a private event. The dining room accommodates up to 23 guests (9 seats at the Sushi Counter, 14 seats for the table) for a seated dinner.
Currently we do not do buy outs or private catering.
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Private party contact
Michelle: (213) 421-2130
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Catering
We offer delivery service to a 5 block radius. You can also order from us via UberEATS and Caviar. Please contact us at sushiazabu428@plandosee.com or visit our website at www.sushi-azabu.com for any questions.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Vestry and Laight Streets
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Parking details
Parking is available at various locations in the Tribeca neighborhood. In addition to street parking,nearest garages are lcoated on Laight between Washington & West Sts., Washington between Vestry & Desbrosses Sts.
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Public transit
1: Franklin Street station.
1, 2, 3: Canal Street Station
A,C,E: Canal Street station.
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 229 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredibly unique but very expensive. Service was extraordinary.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time here and enjoyed it. Came here to celebrate my wife's birthday, she enjoyed it as well. I would recommend making a reservation as the place isn't to big.(maybe fits about 20 at most).

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Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Closest to Tokyo in NYC

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, friendly service. This place is perfect for a date, night out or special occasion.

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AI
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good staff always smiling.
The food is excellent. The place very cool and quiet.
The ambient music is delicious tho.

Definitly luv it.

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HK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

When making reservation mentioned it was a birthday dinner. When seated and places the order mentioned it twice. But no accomodation was made for the occassion. No candle nothing. And worst of all our reservation was 8 PM. They txt, emailed, called to confirm. But once we got there we had to wait 30 min for the table.

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New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here! Really enjoyed it. Had omakase at the counter. The yuba with uni and caviar was a nice starter. The nigiri was done nicely. Chef was friendly and servers were polite and smiley. Good value and nice neighborhood joint. Very relaxing place and would be back again. Thank you!

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DS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal, as always. It's not cheap, but for a special occasion you can't go wrong. Outside of Tokyo, some of the very best sushi out there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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HT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was super high quality! The service was perfect including booking the reservation. I really recommend this place!!

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a self confessed foodie .Enjoy traveling the world for unique experiences.
This definitely was one for the books !We had a great time and are sure to be back ...
Best UNI ever

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p
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi experience. The cuisine is top-notch, and the service was quite nice. Yes, it is pricey, but worth it for a splurge or special occasion. Nice sake list as well. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best date ever. Only made better by the casual quiet elegance of this spot.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was amazing!!
Unfortunately this was by far the worst service I’ve ever experienced. i.) no towel to start; ii.) made us eat custard with chopsticks not a spoon (didn’t realise until the end of our meal that others got spoons) iii.) gave us soy sauce only after we finished the sashimi; iv.) had to ask for water on numerous occasions; v.) we had to ask for the finger wipes during the sushi course; vi.) after stating we didn’t eat roe to start they served us roe. It literally seemed as if they were punking us!
But again the food was amazing.

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H
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent - the fish was very fresh, simple but complex. I have been to many sushi restaurants, and this was among one of the best sushi dinners that I have ever experienced.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The fish was utterly amazing

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KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, Edo-mae style sushi. The cuts of fish were a good size, and the sushi rice was perfect.

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LK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi Azabu has been a mainstay in Tribeca for over 10 years, never ceasing to offer superior quality sushi. The Service and ambiance always exceed expectations. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who would like to enjoy the finest quality sushi of Japan without undertaking the journey.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Overall, sushi underwhelming and don’t see the one star
Quiet ambiance nice for discussion, but not likely to return
Wagyu Croquettes were a nice starter
Miso portion was diminutive- labeled into bowl with s teaspoon?
Service highly attentive
But food not compelling enough to return

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in NYC

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant but cozy atmosphere. Gracious service and beautifully presented food. The sushi bar area has a warm buzz. The dining room is calm yet also lively. Comfortable and luxurious setting . Worthy to go back and recommend.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best sushi in town.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Sushi AZABU is on many of the "best sushi in New York" lists (even though it lost its Michelin star in 2017), so we tried it and were very disappointed. We ordered many different kinds of nigiri sushi - all of the "special" fish the server recommended, plus fatty tuna, salmon, and sweet shrimp. The quality of the fish was OK-ish. The sushi rice was extremely vinegary which completely overwhelmed the taste of the fish. The seaweed salad was also doused in vinegar. The best thing we had there was the avocado roll. They have an excellent sake, wine, and beer list. Perhaps the omakase at the bar is different than what we were served, but I'm not tempted to try to book a seat at the bar in order to find out.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great omakase

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best sushi

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JD
London
38 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible sushi, very traditional style. Unassuming ambience. Id recommend for purists.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect omakase experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent, service is good! No service charge! Good value for sushi in NYC, lunch time is half price of dinner, but the sushi set included two piece of toro and one piece of uni! Must try again!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was the best omekase I’ve had in a while. Delicious down to every bite. Thank you Tanaka san ^^

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WC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The sushi is beyond delicious! Everyone is very courteous.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience here! The quality of the food and the service was good. Will definitely come back later to have dinner again.

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AK
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing in every way. Each member of the restaurant team was kind, knowledgeable and cared about the over all experience of each diner. Further, the atmosphere is friendly and sophisticated. It actually fosters and encourages dialogue between patrons and thus, creates a very accessible and friendly environment which is centered around the total food experience, which is off the charts. When I'm back in NYC, it's the first place I'll go.

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e
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing. Sushi was excellent. Place is small but quaint and service was spot on.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Uno de los mejores lugares que he experimentado. Un lugar pequeño y que desde hace años visito.
Todos los sushiman han sido y son excelentes. Y la calidad de la atención es mejor aún.
Muy recomendable

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Low key delicious sushi joint.

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly fresh fish and great attention to detail in the preparation!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was superb and the service was excellent. The only issue was the atmosphere, there was a sewer smell/mold on and off, it was uncomfortable.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Decent sushi, but not as good as other well known restaurants such as Nakazawa or Sushi on Jones. Flavors are fine but aren't well balanced compared to other restaurants. Also, expected traditional edomae omakse to be nigiri only, was quite disappointed most of the 180 dollar menu was sashimi - alot of the sashimi pieces especially the toro and fatty tuna wouldve tasted better as a nigiri.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The waitress could not have been more rude. We simply asked for soy sauce with my girlfriend’s sushi roll and they gave us attitude the rest of the night (which subsequently led to me getting in a fight with my girlfriend on her birthday.) All in all I think I will advocate for most people to avoid this restaurant at all costs.

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