Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYC

4.8
164 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday -Friday 12-3pm (Last seating is 1:30)

Dinner
Monday-Saturday 6-11pm (Last seating is 8:30)
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Phone number
(212) 390-0925
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
40th street and 5th avenue
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Parking details
ICON Parking at 115 E 40th St (Between Park Ave and Lexington Ave)
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Public transit
4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central
7 to 5th Ave
B, D, F, M to 42nd Street Bryant Park
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
What 164 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Una experiencia de otro planeta, superlativa en todo sentido.

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AZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the perfect ultimate omakase dining experience... :-)

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ME
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Lots of new items I haven't tried before. A really good surprise with no low points.
On the very expensive side, but having the chef almost for ourselves was great.

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

Everything is very nice.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing experience

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

best sushi in my life

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a
Tokyo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Even though materials were indeed from Tokyo but their freshness are highly in doubt. Most fishes taste flat. Price wise it is more expensive than those 3 starred sushi restaurants in Tokyo and I am okay with it thinking there are air freight cost included. However, for that price I expect they should be as fresh as those served in Tokyo, but I am disappointed.

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OU
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 1

KIWAMI極みコースをお願いしました。ネタは築地から運んでるとの事だが旨味も無いし臭みがある。
ネタが良かったのはトロだけ。
シャリも銀座のおのでらとは程遠い。
全体的に妙な甘ったるさが際立つ
いくらの茶碗蒸しは塩辛すぎた。
日本だとせいぜい8,000円レベルのコース。それがNY店だと単価5万円でした。
銀座店と同レベルにしろとは言わないがせめて銀座から来たプライドを持つべき。

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

Hands down the best nigiris I’ve ever tasted.
If that was not enough, the place was quiet, everyone enjoyed watching the chefs do their craft and the service was excellent.

As someone who does not take risks when it comes to food, I can say that I don’t regret anything.

Onodera is simply one of the best Japanese restaurants out there.

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CT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came to Sushi Ginza for lunch for his birthday and his first time in NY. We heard a lot of good things about the restaurant and had it at the top of our list to try. We had an amazing experience! The staff was very attentive and friendly. We had a chef all to ourselves and our waitress would always come to clean up our table after every dish and provided images of the type of fish we were having. I’ve been to a number of sushi and omakase restaurants and this has definitely been one of the best. I would 10000% come back next time I’m in NYC.

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m
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

One of the sushi guys (to call him chef is an insult to Chefs) asked me to eat faster. The sever took away my setting before I finished my courses. The rice is very vinegary which is probably a good way to cover bad fish taste. The tamago was dry, very crumbling dry.

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JE
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service! First time I have been to the place and loved everything.

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Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal Omakase with interesting technique. Over the top service. Well worth the stars.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing sushi served by friendly and attentive staff in a charming restaurant. Eating here feels like you've traveled around the globe to Japan. If you're a fan of sushi, you won't be disappointed here.

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SW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Run, don't walk to have the Premium "Kiwami" Omakase Course.

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner omakase menu is awesome, with very fresh offerings and friendly chef. A very enjoyable experience!

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in NYC. It was the most amazing meal my girlfriend and I have had in NYC (includes dinners at Daniel, Bouley, Jean-George, Nobu, etc). The service was impeccable. Simply superb.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

While the sushi was very well presented and tasty it was too little food for the price

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AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch and got the 13 piece omakase. We were blown away by almost all the pieces of sushi. So delicious. The chefs are friendly and service was great. Best omakase I've had in NYC after going to Nakazawa, Tanoshi, O Ya, Kura and Tatsu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Amazing sushi. The service is impeccable. $$ but well worth it.

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

One of the best Omakase meals I have had. Would highly recommend to anyone. Quality of the fish is incomparable to any other place I know of.

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G
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't like noisy places and know superb Japanese food. I'll pay a lot of money in a superb restaurant and in my opinion, NY has very few. The $100-$150 omakase lunch at sushi Ginza onodera is superb and worth every cent. Thank e service is impeccable and I enjoy brushing upon my Japanese with the chefs. I can't wait to return.

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p
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always wanted to try a two-star sushi experience and decided to try Sushi Ginza Onadera after doing a little research. Though the experience started a bit scary as I was underwhelmed by the first dish, the marinated octopus, it was far less tender than I had anticipated. The experience bounced back strong as that dish ended up being the weakest of the night by far. The service was fantastic and as we were the only diners in the restaurant, it was a perfectly cozy and pleasant experience.

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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Obscene pricing. Fun if you want to be decadent, but there are plenty of better sushi options.

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time at this place and def not the last time. True Japanese experience. They try to accommodate any food sensitivities and requests. Great service. Two Michelin stars. Worth the try when authentic experience wanted.

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FP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Too much expensive for what you get, 6 pieces of nigiris for 300 dollars, no worth the money u pay

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lo maximo comida maravillosa

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Amazing chef and staff.

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B
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute best sushi in New York and possibly America. And trust me I am not overstating this. The hospitality of the staff and skill of chef Kazu are surpassed by none. If you have the opportunity to dine at Sushi Ginza Onodera you must take it, I promise you won't regret it.

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BP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place , great service, the sushi tasting menu is not totally consistent w/ other places in the city.

Recommend to increase speed of sushi serving (takes a while, almost too long). Nice that they have more than just sushi on the tasting menu. Some fish items were not 100% perfect at the expected price point (Otoro) but impolite to complain at the bar w/ multiple people.

Price for premium sushi is higher than others (i.e. Nakazawa) for the same quality.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

True Edomae. I personally like edomae style sushi but not for everyone. Downside is overpriced.

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

Great food, great service! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to people who like fresh sashimi!! 👍

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Fresh ingredients, tasty dishes and nice service!

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F
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space and ambience, precise preparation and delicate flavors, a nice and quiet reprieve from Bryant Park, very enjoyable.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time attending a two-star Michelin restaurant. I've been to various omakase restaurants before and Sushi Ginza Onodera has blown me away. Not many restaurants prepare the rice they do or use the process of aging. Every bite was amazing, the highlights were the baby shrimp, squid, otoro, and king salmon. I had the $150 omakase lunch course, it was definitely worth every dollar. I was a little bit disappointed that I wasn't served by Chef Masaki Saito himself, however the other chef was great too. The receptionists mentioned that Chef Saito will be moving to Vancouver soon. Overall it was a great experience to watch these chefs make sushi in front of your eyes with precision and it was worth every dollar.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iuki is very kind!!!

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PD
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was divine.

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RE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to the restaurant and it was as great as the first time. Great service from the staff. I especially liked how they brought out an iPad to show you what the fish looked like that you were about to be served. Sake recommendations were top notch as well. Chef Saito provides a great experience and is definitely a master at his craft.

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DL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were running late to the restaurant so I called to let them know. They explained that if I was more than 30 minutes late, the reservation would be cancelled. They mentioned that they had another seating at 8:30 pm. When we arrived at the restaurant, it was empty. At 8PM there was less that 6 people there. I didn't understand their rudeness when the restaurant was empty the entire evening.

The food was good. It was expensive for what they served. We have been to other Michelin star restaurants. I did not agree with two Michelin stars. Not worth the price and the service is rude.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable omakase and true edomae style sushi. Hats off to chef Saito and his staff for their excellent service and quality of food

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