Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYC

4.7
202 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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Executive chef
Akifumi Sakagami
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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, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Kosher, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 202 People Are Saying
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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Way way overpriced! Seems like a tourist trap. Rice was great though, fish was below average. Chefs were all very nice and engaging.

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

Sushi done to a "T". A beautiful presentation, and a wonderful meal.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best omakase in NYC!! Great service by chef. Everyone is nice and friendly. Fresh ingredients from Japan.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, complex and varied flavors that were incredibly dense and complex. Hospitality was warm and energetic. Great night out.

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OA
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

way over priced and food wasnt the best, our bill came out to $663.14 paid them $663.00 since i didnt have change and they say they dont accept tip, they came back to my table asking me for .14 cent, ridiculous, we speend over $600 for them to come and ask for .14 cent

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TJ
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall sushi quality was very good but not exceptional. The sushi counter was wide and made it hard to hear the chef. We sat next to two businessmen who rushed through their lunch in 45 minutes. The same chef was also preparing our sushi. The entire meal’s rhythm and pace were rushed for us too. It was overall an underwhelming experience. The restaurant seemed more like a casual business lunch place than an intimate omakase place, at least for lunch.

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

from the moment I checked in to walking out I have to say it was a great experience the service was amazing by far. presentation on the plates were very nice. great for any date and to try great fresh food. quality of the fish was top notch. my favorite was the tuna meatball by far. there was probably only one thing that I didn't not really care for much but other than that I can not complain. for sure a place to hit up for great omasake style. it is pretty pricy but I have to say it was worth every penny. one of the things I also enjoyed was for every plate they served you they had an I pad to describe what kind of fish was included and where it was from. the chefs also were great I like the set up you and maybe another group have your own chef who prepares each plate infront of you.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Each course of this exceptional Omakase was outstanding in flavor, texture and presentation. Don't expect any distracting bells and whistles, this is a traditional Edomae experience, with every piece of sushi perfected to bring out the utmost in fish and rice.

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SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The overall experience is not bad. The service are great.

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RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

simply amazing. went for lunch and it was so worth it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good good very good

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

Great food, great service.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great combination of omasake, friendly staff, relax environment. Highly recommended!

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LE
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my best sushi experience hands down. Lunch Omakase cannot get better anywhere else for the price that is being paid. The fact that this restaurant is using a Premium Japanese rice and fish that are freshly delivered and aged from Japan and other countries shows how authentic and detailed the dinning experience is. Service was outstanding and the Chef was very welcoming and kind to explain each pieces. 10/10 would visit again for another lunch/dinner Omakase.

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SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in NYC!!

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s
New York Area
537 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable meal. A quiet, beautiful oasis in Midtown. The decor is beautiful. The waitstaff wears traditional Japanese clothes. The sushi chef was friendly and had master skills. The food was perfection. We each had the 15 pc omakase. Every bite was delicious. We were escorted to the door by the waitstaff and sushi master at the end of the meal. They thanked us for coming. Amazing.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The single best sushi spot in the city. It will be 3 Michelin stars in no time.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Amazing sushi. Highly recommend

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love being there. Best sushi I’ve had since Tokyo!

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P
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great food, presentated in a beautiful way. Honestly though, it is overpriced even for NY standards. Nevertheless it is a great experience and no critical remarks regarding food quality or hospitality, that is awesome.

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V
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. One plate more delicious than the other.

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RL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sushi was good. Shari temperature was great, as well as the gari. Actual "bedside manner" from our chef was not very good, almost pushy in service. Other chefs seemed to be a bit more conversational with their guests. Hostess was a little pushy as well.

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PK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Omikaze start at the same time - so quality consistency is great. Uni and shrimp sushi were amazing. Service was great - beginning from tables where we could wait until we could get to the sushi bar. Not cheap, but good value (a lot of sushi) and tip included. Best is the friendly chefs (particularly the head chef) who really makes an effort to engage - the real connection to the great places of Japan. Since there was a bit of construction outside on Fifth Ave - the views were not amazing - would have preferred a bit more traditional decor to make me feel at home. Oh, and very enthusiastic birthday song for a Michelin rest.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We were excited to try and Michelin rated sushi restaurant. However this was not what we expected. The service was very slow and poor. The food was just ok but definitely NOT worth the price. Save your time and money and learn from our mistake.

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EH
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The food (especially the food), the service (professional yet warm and friendly), and the ambiance. I went alone for dinner and felt fine at the counter with the other diners. I was in town for my birthday, and they gave me a special dessert.

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j
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

They ask you still or sparkling when you sit for lunch, I asked for still and they poured some out of the same bottle as the person next to me. I drank 2 sips of water for the duration of lunch. When I looked at the bill, there was a 10$ charge for water. Honestly if they charged 160 instead of 150 for the lunch I wouldn’t care but this is just a underhanded ploy. Also, there was a bone in my aji. I suspect the quality for lunch is lower than dinner.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I’ve had anywhere! The service was extremely courteous and the drinks were good too!
They gave us a special dessert for the birthday.

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TX
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I was underwhelmed especially given that it is a Michelin Star restaurant. Service was good, food was good weird vibe, dated and odd. Too many choices in Manhattan for great sushi. My apologies for being so harsh.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing place! Will try dinner next time.

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RC
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary food quality and friendly attentive service. Two versions of Omakase are the only choices you have and from there you are taking through an authentic Japanese journey. All fish selection is outstanding - we had for instance a few varieties of mackerel and 4 different cuts of toro- allowing for great comparisons. Cooks are Japanese - 1:4 ratio with customers - so extremely personal. The place is quite quiet - so we lightened it up a bit with conversations with the chefs and ended up learning about their knives and katana. Good sake and wine selection. Only issue is price. Very expensive. Worth it but still not an everyday place

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R
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best sushi menus I ever had and I was 3 times in Japan...
Rice of perfect acidity and temperature, fish as it could not be fresher.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing (especially ginger)

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D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good quality, but low value.

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FA
London
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We've been to many of the high-end sushi omakase places in NYC, and I have to say that I would not return here. Not at all the intimate experience of comparable places, and the fish and knife work were a pretty mixed bag. Not bad, but your money is much better spent at places like Sushi Zo or Noda.

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GU
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Restaurant in NYC!!!!! O melhor restaurante de NYC!!!!! Amazing

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
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 on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I expected more from $300/$400 omakase.
I admit that quality of ingredients was pretty good but the value was not even close to the price.
It was a business dinner so I went there but that was the first time and lat time for me.
not worth it.
also don't give me a point on opentable.

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ME
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is very nice.

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