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About Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYC

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.
For same day reservations, please call us directly.

461 5th Ave
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday -Friday 12-3pm (Last seating is 1:30)

Dinner
Monday-Saturday 6-11pm (Last seating is 8:30)

Cross Street:
40th street and 5th avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 390-0925

Website:
http://www.onodera-group.com/en/

Public Transit:
4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central
7 to 5th Ave
B, D, F, M to 42nd Street Bryant Park

Executive Chef:
Masaki Saito

Additional:
Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYC Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

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4.8

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4.8

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4.3

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (5)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing experience!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Creative and tasty nigri. Great service, very friendly and informative.

Tags: Vegan, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was awesome but the sushi is just ok

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

fantastic restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Absolutely amazing experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Not at all relaxing.
Too strict with the timing
Very expensive
Terrible seating arrangement for a 4 person client lunch as nobody could talk as a group.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The best sushi in town, hands down. It is traditional in many ways, but also creative. The fish selection and quality is amazing. And the Chef (bar seating only) is super nice and shares information re preparation etc., staff is very attentive and nice.
It is a great place for a date as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

If you haven’t eaten in 2 or 3 Michelin star restaurant before then you must know that the dining experience is unlike anything you have ever experienced on a night out to dinner. Sushi Ginza operates flawlessly in their service to the customer. The food stands out and is beyond compare. Nothing beats when Chef Saito himself tells you that you are eating the best fish money can buy. It’s reassuring to the customer when you are spending the amount of money you are that you’re getting your moneys worth. We dined with only 4 other people at our 6 pm reservation, not for others lack of interest in eating here, but because at that time Chef Saito wanted to ensure his diners were having the best possible experience. I assumed that maybe they were short an adequate Chef to fill in for the empty seats at the restaurant or perhaps during certain parts of the season they book their restaurant accordingly. It was quite fabulous to have the entire staff wait on the 6 of us while Chef Saito made one of the best meals my wife and I have ever had. We tried things we wouldn’t normally have ordered a la carte, but trusted in the preparation of the Chef.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

美味しいんですがお値段は高めですから気軽に人を誘えないのが難点。一人で行くしかないかなぁ

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This was one of the best sushi dining experiences I’ve ever had. The combination of the unbelievably attentive service and the incredible sushi was an experience I will never forget.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Onodera is amazing. The lunch omakasa is the best value. Every piece of fish is amazing. Once you go to a top quality place like onodera you will never want to go to ordinary sushi again. This is clearly not an everyday place but the special occasion or business meeting is needed this is the place to go.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We went for lunch on our anniversary. The Omakase was perfectly balanced and well crafted. Will definitely visit again soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Dining experience was amazing. There are two seatings for dinner for omakase. There is al a carte but for the best experience omakase is the best. Server staff are well trained and professional. The food was fresh and prepared meticulously. Definitely worth the price

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The nicest itamae ever - M. saito

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excelent sushi. Staff didn’t seem to pay much attention to our needs (tea was always low). Also tea was $5 per glass for what tasted like regular green tea??? No tipping establishment mixed with the discounted lunch services proved a good enough mix to overcome these shortcomings

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

really good japanese sushi and sashimi restaurant but the price is little higher. It is good for dating and send picture to the ins

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Omakase lunch for $130 was a great deal for such delicious and fresh fish from Japan. I piece of uni and 1 piece of otoro includes.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Wonderful lunch! Sushi fresh and delicious. Felt very "cared for". Well worth the $130 my omakase cost.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This is the second time for lunch. I wa really disappointed at the standard of the fish and the skills of our chef. The first two sushi dropped several rice on the plate. I was embarrassed, so did my friend. This is not a 2-star sushi bar should be. Or are you too arrogant now? I will not go to your store for a third time.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 7, 2017

WOW! Just Wow! I have never had sushi so good, the entire omakase experience exceeded my expectations! This is an experience I will repeat whenever I’m in NYC. The staff was very gracious. Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Nice place !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food is good but the flavor is too simple

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

I would not recommend dining here and pretty shocked they got their 2nd star with the huge mistake they made when I dined. On my reservation, I mentioned my allergies to crab & lobster. I again mentioned it to them when they asked me in person before serving my meal. When the chef served me shrimp, he asked me if I could eat shrimp and I said yes. Then he said "you can eat the small one but not big one?" I replied yes politely again. Then he assumes that I do not understand Japanese and asked the server behind me in Japanese - "Have you ever heard of an allergy just to crab and lobster but not to shrimp?" The lady server behind me replies in Japanese - "It must be because of flavor." Meaning that they thought I was lying and that I do not like the taste of crab & lobster which is completely false! This was insulting and I should have said something but I let it go because I used to be a hostess & server at a Michelin starred Japanese restaurants and thought I have doubted people with allergies in the past too (EVEN THOUGH I WOULD NEVER SAY SH*T ABOUT THEM LITERALLY RIGHT BEHIND THEIR BACKS AND THEN GIVE THEM FOOD TAINTED WITH ALLERGENS).

Later on, I felt horrible pain and this is the stomach pain I get when I have consumed crab or lobster. I realized that the chef did not clean up his cutting board, knife and other equipment and he did not wash his hands after he prepared the crab for other guests. There is no mistake that they contaminated my food with allergens as I tasted crab that evening (and again the next morning from acid reflux but I guess I should be happy that I was alive) while I was in so much pain and became drowsy from the Benadryl that I had to take.

I called them later that night and told them what had happened. The lady on the phone apologized to me and said that next time they will take be more careful and prepare the crab separately and be sure to wash all equipment. Do they not have food handlers training and licenses?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Can have a better tempo:)

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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great service and great chance to try Japanese favorites not found at most sushi houses in the US.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

When it comes to Omakase and NYC there are a TON of options out there. I spent a long time looking over different reviews of all the different omakase locales in NYC (which ranged from a reasonable $60 lunch to an legendary $300+) and settled on Sushi Ginza Onodera as a happy medium.

What I liked when searching for reviews is the consistently positive experiences people had here. Also, they actually have a lunch omakase session (open only from noon to 1:30pm) that is actually reasonable price wise ($100 which for omakase is pretty good). Combine that with the fact that gratuity is INCLUDED in the price really makes this place a true gem.

We arrived at noon and were immediately seated at the bar next to the head chef which was a real treat. There are 3 tiers you can get ($100, $130 and $150 respectively). We got the $130 set and it did NOT disappoint. Each piece of sushi was so incredibly fresh and it was an absolute joy watching the chef go about crafting each piece of sushi for us.

The rice used had a lot of flavor to it and complemented the sushi superbly. The chef informed us what each of the sushi pieces were prior to consumption which was appreciated. Unfortunately they didn't have a sushi list of what we had though the waitresses did have a tablet that showcased 90% of what we had (a few were in season only and weren't included in the tablet unfortunately).

The chef was also nice and gave us an additional piece of sushi despite it not being in the set we ordered which was awesome!

If you want a relaxing omakase experience definitely give this place a try! I would expect your lunch meal to last over a hour so don't come her if you're in a rush!

**Also, as a quick note, the bathrooms here not only have the fancy japanese toilets but have actual HAND TOWELS instead of your standard paper towels. *mind blown*

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The fish was great, especially uni and toro, must have! If still feel hungry which typically does, ask for more, it's worth the price and winter menu is more exciting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

prior 3 experiences were much better. Given the extremely high price, the quality of the food, experience and service needs to be consistently top notch. It was not unpleasant, just not as good as prior 3 experiences and for this last dinner, not really worth the price. Might be important to sit at the section with the head chef.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Best in NYC . Doesn't get any better. Both lunch and dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was very delicious and the service was very attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent experience! Very quite environment, allows me and my date to really enjoy the food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Arai San served another wonderful meal to my family and my honored guests from Osaka!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Simply great

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 18, 2017

If you're looking for a traditional, high end sushi meal just like you'd get in the best neighborhoods in Tokyo, Sushi Ginza Onodera will deliver flawlessly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

All the foods were very tasty, and the service was exceptionally nice. Had a very delightful conversation with the sushi chef! Will be back definitely!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

It was a wonderful experience for my 18th birthday. The sushi chef and waitress are amazing! Highly recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We tried $150 menu in Thursday's lunch. They using freshest fish from Japan. This omakase also come with appetizer and dessert. This sushi restaurant is a non tipping restaurant.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 28, 2017

When the restaurant first opened everything was going so good, its is unfortunate such a good thing turned in to this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Fantastic sashimi and sushi omakase elegantly served with a smile. The tastes and textures were exquisite. The staff is very attentive and helpful.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Tasting Menu
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