Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYC

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266 reviews
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Offering drama with each plate, at Sushi Ginza Onodera – NYC we offer Edomae-style traditional sushi in an Omakase setting.
We offer three courses for lunch and two courses for dinner.

With each course, dishes are uniquely tailored to the diner so that no meal is ever the same. Sushi Ginza Onodera prides itself on using only the highest quality ingredients to ensure the best and most delicious is served.

Our interview with Eater Video: http://www.eater.com/2016/7/7/12109140/expensive-omakase-sushi-ginza-onodera-nyc

Our diner-centric service and intimate settings make it an ideal choice for a romantic evening or special occasions.
We are open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and only for dinner on Saturday.
We offer Omakase "Chef's choice" courses only, a la carte menus are not offered.
For same day reservations, please call us directly.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Japenese Fine Dinning in 5th ave NY city.
You can feel like in Japen but with NY Library view.
It is a interesting experience.
Thank the perfect sushi for the Sushi Master Kazunori Hattori and all the staff of Onodera.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great birthday lunch with friend! Great service with excellent food! Definitely come back!

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MB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I've ever had in my life. Hefty price tag, but it felt worth it. We had a wonderful evening and would return back next time we're in NYC.

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w
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best and only real edomae omakase course in the city. The closest to being in Tokyo without getting on a plane. Hirohito-san is number one!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cole, our designated sushi chef was absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!! Not only was he attentive and clearly well trained. But he was a good human - he literally walked with us out the door and kept waving us goodbye until we turned the corner. You just don’t see that everyday.

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CL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect here! All of the food are fresh and delicious. Will definitely come again and again.

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IU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'll just say it was quite an amazing foodie experience. Fun seeing everything made at the counter, and the chefs were friendly and fun. The food was nothing short of sensational.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooo good. Amazing service. Fresh fish and tasty pairings of flavors. Impeccable and zen décor.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t mind spending a lot for lunch time. So far it is the best omakase sushi place for me. Chef Hiro entertained me well and taught me a lot about the sushi he was serving. No wonder why it has 2 stars. They deserve it. Service was also excellent!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th birthday

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PJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and especially unique fish selection.

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London
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Service is beyond imagination. Nigiri are amazing

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PM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food remains the centre of focus, with presentation of great importance as well. Chef Saito’s 2 stars are well justified and, while expensive, the journey here is a must. The sake list is comprehensive and well done. Highly recommended!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Some sushi had strong fish odor. Desert came before the last course of the sushi.

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MZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nothing special, decent food, service is good!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The place simply gave up after Saito SAN’s departure

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FN
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most amazing experience I’ve had. I felt completely pampered and attended to. Each morsel was exquisite - I closed my eyes often so I could just focus on the complexities and refinement. My favorite was their serving of Hairy Crab with caviar. The chef was phenomenal and I’m grateful and humbled by the culinary excellence. I recommend trying everything you can.

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

For the price, this was not a worthwhile omakase experience. The pieces of nigiri were unusually large and uncomfortable to eat. There were no special moments throughout the progression of fish and the culmination of the experience w/ the otoro felt rushed an unexceptional. The patrons seated next to us were very loud and obnoxious (playing YouTube videos on their phone and taking full-volume calls) which definitely soured the experience. It feels like for $300 you are paying for their midtown rent and not an exceptional omakase experience. I've had many other omakase experiences elsewhere in the city that were cheaper, and superior.

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JF
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi of my life!!!!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, unbelievable service, super high quality food. Note that It is extremely expensive, even for NYC, but if you enjoy this kind of food and experience and are willing to pay for it this place you should be on your list.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. But they should have told us if they refill tea, there will be a charge of $6 per cup! It’s so not cool to charge us so much for tea without telling us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent place to go!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is absolutely amazing. The food is fabulous and the service very kind. Centainly the best sushi I’ve ever had in life!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible and relaxed

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increíble! Felicidades

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly wonderful.

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JC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible.

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SF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been fortunate to have some great sushi all over the world, including Japan, Korea, California, and New England. I can safely say dining at Sushi Ginza Onodera in New York was one of the top three sushi experiences I've ever had in my life thus far. It wasn't just the exquisitely prepared fish, but the entire experience. From the moment walking inside from 5th Avenue, the entire staff made us feel welcome. Quite frankly, we were concerned what their reaction would be as we had our 6-year old daughter with us. Not only were they genuinely warm to all of us, they went out of their way to ensure she was part of the evening's experience. From the service to the presentation of each course to the obvious knowledge and passion of the sushi chefs and their respect for the incredible ingredients; even the various beautiful plates, bowls, and vessels used to present each course; and the courses (food) itself was experiencing sushi - and dining in general - at another level I feel would be hard-pressed to find almost anywhere.

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KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible sushi experience! The value for lunch is amazing for a 2 Michelin Star restaurant. Very close to an experience at a high end sushiya in Japan. The service was extremely attentive to detail and genuinely friendly. I had the 13pc Omakase for $130. The following came with the meal: Zuke maguro sashimi, ikura, amadai, buri, hotate, shima aji, zuwaigani, zuke akami, shiroebi, iwashi, chu toro, uni, torotaku temaki, tamago, miso shiru, hoji cha and coconut matcha panna cotta. With an ume soda, my total came to $150. It is a non tipping restaurant. Lunch seems like casual dress is tolerated, as some clients were wearing hoodies and tee shirts. There does not seem to be set seating times at lunch, as the chefs began as the clients sat. There is also no time limit for later lunch reservations. My service was about 50 minutes at a non rushed pace. Overall, I was extremely impressed with my experience and plan to visit again in the future. I saved up my money by not eating at mediocre sushi restaurants in my city, and splurging on one high end meal - it was well worth it.

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hattori-san was amazing. We really enjoyed our omakase!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ! Super good service

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K
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for lunch omakase. I'd recommend and might also come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omakase was great experience. Fish was top shelf. Service was impeccable.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Yes

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in NYC! Tips are included and price for lunch is reasonable.

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BJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but amazing food and service. took some colleagues who could not believe how good everything was. Definitely an experience if you like sushi

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s
New York Area
548 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Staff all wonderful. Lunch omakase $150 pp. Sake carafe $100. Beautiful room. We didn’t love all the sushi. Totally subjective view.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

For this price point you would imagine they would serve tea?! But no I was charged $25 for the 5 teas that we had. It’s pretty ridiculous. Don’t think I’ll come back.

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience with Hiro! The food was delicious and he was super friendly and funny! I ate fish I didn't even know existed, and everything was cooked so well! Incredibly attentive staff!

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