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Sushi Daizen

4.8
63 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
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Traditional omakase style sushi restaurant.
For the contentment of our guest, kids of age 12 and below are not allowed in the sushi bar.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 to 10:00
Sunday 5:00 to 9:30
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Phone number
(718) 729-1297
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 63 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

i thought the food was delicious but definitely left a little hungry. Being that it was omakase it was expensive and they could have given a few extra pieces of sushi and one more handroll.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

You simply won't find an omakase with better chefs and fish at a better price. And the sake list is exceptional as well. Total professionals doing it right.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

No frills omakase menu.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of the best Sushi ever. Good portion. Humble but they know what real Sushi means.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing Omakase. Super fresh, good variety. The quantity is just perfect to be satisfied without being full.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Incredible quality and presentation!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Phenomenal omakase experience. Personal attention by dedicated and expertly trained sushi master. Exquisitely delicious fresh fish at very reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

An overdue visit to the best sushi restaurant in our local neighborhood, LIC, was rewarded with top quality sushi & sashimi, sake & service. Well worth it for a special occasion- such as eating out with my wonderful wife.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything is perfect here from their omakase, service, ambiance and even their affordable price! Strongly recommend. My husband and I will find another reason to go back!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and super service.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Like sitting in a small neighborhood restaurant in Japan. Quiet, beautiful, superb service. Sit at the counter. Sushi quality is 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Michelin star worthy. Best , freshest sushi in NYC.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

I went there to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and both of us had to hold back the tears after each bite. It was that good.

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3.0Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was good , a bit pricey and the service was a little slow. The beer and Saki selection was interesting, but not to my liking, they do not have Nigori Saki.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Truly an amazing omakase experience with delicious sushi but can get a bit pricy as you continue to order with reckless abandon. The barracuda is truly top notch

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

We live in the area and love to go often. So glad there is a nice sushi joint in lic

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Best sushi in LIC! Highly recommend omakase. Excellent service too!

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

It's always disappointing not to sit at the sushi counter when you are out for an omakase meal -- but in this case I had made a reservation hours before so I'm to blame (they tried!).

A very good omakase meal including the opening appetizers -- their sake list is a bit exploitative with the lowest priced bottle coming in at $100. It was good but a choice of $100 or $140 is not enough. The sake by the glass was ok. Beverage program needs some serious rethinking which is too bad as they are on mark with the fish & rice!

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

This is my first review but probably about my 7th or 8th time at Sushi Daizen. It's truly a "neighborhood gem". It's located in this little sliver of a space that you could easily miss - so when you walk through the door, it gives almost the vibe of a speakeasy because it's so under the radar. Despite how delicious it is - and despite the fact that every time I've gone, the sushi bar has been full - it's been very easy to make sushi bar reservations. The fish is super fresh, flavorful and no frills. This is not the type of place you come to get a spicy tuna roll or one of those funky tempura rolls. They serve quality fish in the most simple/clean way that allows the focus to remain on the flavors of the fish. Perfect fish to rice ratio. Minimalist chic ambiance. We visit "just because" when we are craving quality omakase AND we go for special occasions. Very affordable for the high quality sushi they serve. It is one of my top few favorites in NYC along the ranks of Sushi Nakazawa and Sushi Yasuda.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Amazing restaurant , exceptional fresh food, great service.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

I live in Long Island City, I am so happy that I found this place.
Omakase was great! Every pieces of sushi was melting in my mouth. I love Japanese cuisine and I tried many good or nice Japanese restaurants all over the world and Sushi Daizen is one of the best! And my favorite!!

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2017

The appetizers were amazing! Small portions for the omakase but super fresh. Very attentive service and a very cute set up for a LIC restaurant.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2017

While Sushi Daizen was very good, I can't go as far as saying it was extraordinary or even particularly outstanding. We have eaten at some of the top omakase sushi places in the city and so have a basis for comparison. The $90 omakase at Daizen got us 5 pieces of sashimi and 7 pieces of sushi, most of which were fish commonly available in regular sushi restaurants. Only one, the marinaded tuna, was prepared in an "advanced" way; the rest were just normal preparations. Admittedly we were told that several of the fish were flown in from Hokkaido. A shame, then, that their preparations were not particularly unusual.

The restaurant has no cooked food items and we had one diner who generally prefers the cooked items, so we were stunned not to have any choice for him. Fortunately, though, he did like the sushi he ended up having.

Sadly, the restaurant was almost empty except for us and one other table.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Most delicious sushi in New York area! Would highly recommend for sushi lovers.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

One of the best sushi spots in NYC. Amazingly, they serve me a fish I've never tried almost every time I visit and I've been eating sushi in the US and Japan for decades. Would highly recommend the Sushi Omakase. Chef and staff are great!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2017

We went to Daizen and selected the OMAKASE seating as we enjoy sushi and special selections made by the sushi chef! We were very please and satisfied with the serving, ambience and selections of seafood and sake of Daizen. Well done and keep up the good work! Looking forward to another dinner seating and the sushi bar soon!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2017

Excellent Omakase in LIC, and quite frankly the best Omakase I've had in all of Brooklyn and Queens, plus at $75 the value is incredible. It's nice to have something so close to Williamsburg that offers legitimately delicious sushi. The rice temperature was fantastic, the fish portions were spot on, and the sake and beer list are well curated. The only downside here is that there is not a large selection of fish a la Yasuda, 15 East, Ushiwakamaru, etc. However, what they do have is fantastic, and they do a really good job with all the silver fishes (mackerels, sardines, etc). Go now while it's still under the radar, well priced, and easy to get into.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Very authentic sushi/Japanese. Quiet, peaceful ambiance. Very limited menu. Choice of omakase or sushi/sashimi a la carte. Don't expect to leave full for less than $100/person.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Very intimate and a great place to talk.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2017

Pristine sushi expertly prepared - very sedate, formal presentation bordered on lifeless and lacking innovation creativity - smooth and gracious service - expensive but reflected in the food and presentation quality levels.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Best Sushi option in queens. Amazing quality and great value for the sushi omakase - 10 pieces, tamago, an roll, a small appetizer for 75.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Real omekase sushi by a real sushi chef. Outstanding food in every respect. Every bite is delicious, the pace of service is perfect.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2017

The space is very small. We sat at the sushi bar and was not able to get good pictures of ourselves with our sushi. There's no interaction with the chefs,other than uttering to us what the next piece of sushi was. The sea urchin was not fresh at all. Was fishy and cold since I saw that the chef just took it out of the fridge. But the fatty tuna and the blue fin tuna did not disappoint. Overall, the omakase was not bad for the price.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2017

Lovely little gem. Just the kind of sophistication that LIC needs on its food scene

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2016

Really good but a little overpriced compared to other omakase in the city

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2016

this was some of the best sushi I've had in the USA... period

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2016

The type of high end sushi restaurant you'd find in Manhattan but reincarnated as a neighborhood joint in LIC. Omakaze was very good and had a few pieces that I'd never tried before (including Baracuda). Service is what you'd expect for a restaurant at this price point. The ambiance is a little less than perfect but still enjoyable. Only thing I don't like is that the menu looks like it's really only good for omakaze and don't really offer any other options besides a la carte pieces. I would go back for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2016

Excellent sushi, authentic food and great service. Do note that its pricey but the food is great. This is not the place to go to for a filling meal, its for an authentic meal.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2016

Some of the best Sushi and Sashimi I've ever had in New York City. Served omakase style or chef's choice, but one can also order a la carte. The sea urchin was absolutely outstanding. Service was impeccable. A perfect meal. Highly Recommend.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2016

Tasty "Omakase" sushi for price (I guess it's reasonable). I wish drinks (Sake, Craft beer) less expensive though...

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