Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYC

4.8
150 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
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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.
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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AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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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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4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central
7 to 5th Ave
B, D, F, M to 42nd Street Bryant Park
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Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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OT
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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OT
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
9 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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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The serves was good,we loved the food.
However,when it came to ambiance,people are talking more than loudly and talking about disturbing and obscene subjects which we were quite discontented about.
It was our anniversary dinner,and it was after all not as pleasant as we hoped.

But the food was great!Hope it would be possible to seperate groups instead of sitting together!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excepcional food and service.

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MB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive and helpful staff, amazing to witness the sushi mastery of the chef. Also, most importantly: The sushi was to die for.

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TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was great dinner. Only thing I didn’t like was the main sushi chef discipline other worker in front of me. It was not pleasant. It’s not acceptable for this kind of meal.

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a
London
29 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to the restaurant this year and the food is once again exceptional, and some great sake too. The speed is slightly rushed though.

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SA
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing thank you for the great experience and great birthday lunch

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n
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am Japanese, so I can not count the number of times I ate sushi in my life. However, I ate the best sushi here that I have never had before! Chef Saito is really great!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! This is a different level of omakase!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some friends and I came out to New York and two of us decided to slip away for lunch at Sushi Ginza Onodera. The hospitality from the staff was unbelievable, Chef Saito and his incredible expertise was beyond impressive. And the sushi we received met every expectation and more. Overall it was a meal and an experience I will never forget!

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b
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef was fantastic! It's not often that you get to see someones craft done right infront of you. Beautiful and delicious experience with lots of laughs.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional preparations of extremely high quality Japanese seafood. Thank you to the chef for his informative descriptions of the preparation of the different fish.

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l
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the most memorable dining experiences, ever! The sushi was amazing - the quality of the fish, the chef's talent and the flavor combinations were intense, subtle, fresh and nuanced all at the same time. This was a very relaxing dining experience, each party has their own dedicated sushi chef. The pacing was perfect and I would definitely go again. A wonderful, unique experience.

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all fine, but some of us cannot eat as much as even the smaller dinner was.

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PZ
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good.
The attention was excellent.
Came in for lunch menu (15 niguiri pieces).

Totally recommend.

This is not traditional sushi made from fresh fish.
All fish are delicately aged: Edomae sushi. Different and more complex flavors.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and perform

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