Sushi Kaito

4.8
272 reviews
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Please note; we have the liquor license now, we serve sake and wine, BYOB is no longer available, thank your for your understanding.

A reservation must be modified or cancelled no later than 5 PM the night prior to the reservation date. For any cancellations after the deadline, there will be a charge of $50.00 plus tax per person.

We serve 2 omakase courses, both a 12 piece and 16 piece course. We feature seasonal fish on a daily basis, often accommodating the individual preferences, such as kosher style. However, there’s no vegetarian, vegan nor strict
gluten free alternatives.

We are open from Tuesday to Sunday and offer 3 seatings, 5:30 PM, 7:15 PM and 9:00 PM, except Sundays, when the last seating is 9 PM. We are closed Mondays.
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JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fresh seafood and great service. My favorite omakase spot in NY.

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9
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

15 seats, gracious service, outstanding quality and presentation

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NY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. I have been going once every 2-3 months since it opened and has been and continues to be one of the best omakases in NYC.

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DS
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful fish and rice and a good value at the price. The staff was gracious and kind.

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MJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The words to fully explain the perfection of Sushi Kaito escape me. The artistry, grace, and care that went into our omakase experience was readily apparent and very much appreciated. For me, this restaurant sets the standard for what sushi should be.

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

We have had omakase several places, but were not really impressed by Sushi Kaito. Everything average, and although we expected NYC to be expensive, the food and ambience did not justify the price.

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JC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our second time at this restaurant. It’s very small with 12 seats at the sushi bar. The atmosphere is quiet with lightly piped in music. The food was exceptional!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience and very fresh fish

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P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always love coming here - great bang for your buck. chefs and waitstaff are always very professional and friendly. the fish is very fresh and light - yet tasteful. the chef always takes time to explain what fish it is and where it is from. ive been to many sushi omakase places around nyc (both very high and more budget-friendly) and this place is one of my favorites. been here multiple times and will continue to come back!

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N
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi! Best value and quality mix I’ve found in manhattan! The quality superb and the technique and skills amazing!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience with amazing food. Have been several times and always look forward to going again.

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g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for anniversary dinner and was an excellent time. Quiet unassuming good service great fish and rice quality and amazing value overall.

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c
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value for Omakase. Top notch quality fish and excellent sushi preparation!

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KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi Kaito is one of the few sushi shops that still understands and captures the essence of sushi. Their weapon of choice is the freshness of the fish in conjunction with proper preparation techniques. Most diners are not aware that almost all fish used for sushi must be aged properly and served at the peak of flavor, which can differ depending on the kind of fish. When creativity and extra touches are added, it is always within the boundaries of true authenticity. Sushi Kaito is a very necessary restaurant that advocates the gradual transition away from sushi ignorance that is still highly prevalent today.

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KZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable experience from start to finish. My husband and I couldn’t be happier to have found this hidden gem in our neighborhood. We will definitely be back!

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CL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a fantastic time. The food was excellent, the noise level was perfect and the wait staff was extremely attentive. Price was reasonable, especially now that they have a liquor license I was expecting it to be more. The only negative about the evening was that we had a very, very difficult time understanding our chef and felt bad having to ask what he was saying 3 and 4 times so sometimes we ate a course and didn’t even know what it was. Other than that, it was an outstanding experience.

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VF
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and the staff were super friendly! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Sushi chef was knowledgeable and friendly. Overall a great dining experience. I was extremely pleased with service and the meal. I would highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, as usual

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f
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Thank you

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience. Great food. Friendly servers and sushi chefs. Individual attention from sushi chef. Very accomodating. Sushi was like butter. They could have served it a little slower.

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R
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to Sushi Kaito about 4 times and it is consistently excellent. Fresh and delicious. It is simple, unadulterated sushi. A great experience every time ! And Love chef Aue!

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UW
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Never be disappointed by the quality of sushi here, even after they’ve got the liquor license(price is higher), the sushi is consistent.

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LT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice materials and basic preparation.Problem was the sushi rice(shari), is too soft. Separates it from a truly first class establishment. I guess most clients don’t find this problematic, but I do. Hopefully they will make an effort to improve this.

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AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing omakase meal!

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A
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience from start to finish.. the impeccable fish artful and delicious presentation great sake selection, perfect wait staff.. all I could ask for

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TT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our amazing chef guided us through a terrific array of uniquely prepared nigiri and sashimi. This is not your average sushi experience.

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NB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality sushi and attention to detail. A true destination-worthy UWS restaurant.

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b
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value for what you get! Very friendly staff and very fresh and unique sushi.

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PH
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An authentic Omakase experience. From the moment we walked through the door, we felt like honored guests. It's a quaint restaurant with only 12 seats at the counter. It felt like we were watching a show - a sushi show. We had two options for our meal - 12 or 16 piece meals. Figuring 12 pieces would be filling, we went with that option. We also ordered a bottle of wine to complement the meal. It was a parade of delicious, fresh fish and I was sad when the meal ended. I enjoyed the individual attention. They were happy to answer any of our questions. I wish we had something like this closer to home. I can't wait to go back. Reservations are certainly a must.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely speechless. This is my first omakase and I'm extremely happy this was my first. The service was incredible and the chefs were amazing. Everything was incredibly delicious! Everything! Please, choose the 16 piece omakase. It is absolutely worth every penny. The chefs give you a short description of what you're having including the english name and japanese name. Wonderful learning experience. Definitely coming back. The whole staff (chefs included) are incredibly nice. I highly recommend them! I went back to my hotel with a huge smile on my face!

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k
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. There were some particularly outstanding, o-toro, scallop with charcoal salt and seabream, but it was all very very good. It’s quiet but not stuffy inside and the 3 sushi chefs are attentive and pleasant. Would definitely return.

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was absolutely perfect sushi - fresh, expertly cut, seasoned and presented. Each of the 16 individual pieces and the one hand-roll was unique - different fish, different texture, varied seasonings. Omikase (chef's choice). Great pacing allowed the dinner to be an hour and a half. Not inexpensive, but an extravagant treat I would gladly repeat.

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi Kaito was a top notch Japanese dining experience. It’s intimate atmosphere was quite friendly and the waitstaff and chefs were total professionals as well as friendly and approachable. A neighborhood gem as well as a destination for the truly discerning diner who wants a top notch sushi experience without stuffy formality. The small sushi bar is the perfect complement to the preparation of world class fish in the Japanese tradition.

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j
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a special place. The service was extremely accommodating, both with my time restraints and with my preferences. The sushi was impeccable. I can't wait to enjoy another special meal at Sushi Kaito.

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SA
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience. A bit pricy since price increased.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ! Best sushi dinner I ever had ! Just go !

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n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ONE OF THE BEST OMAKASE EXPERIENCES IN NYC! The fish was delicious and the chef was so great.

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FD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was stellar. Our chef was attentive to explaining everything he prepared and all the pieces of sushi were excellent

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