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Sushi Kaito - Sushi Kaito, New York, NY
Sushi Kaito, New York, NY
Sushi Kaito, New York, NY
Sushi Kaito, New York, NY
Sushi Kaito, New York, NY

Sushi Kaito

4.9
4.9
671 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
A reservation must be modified or canceled no later than 5 PM the night before the reservation date.
We serve 15 omakase courses. We feature seasonal fish daily, often accommodating individual preferences, such as kosher-style & gluten-free. However, there are no vegetarian, or vegan alternatives.
We are open from Wednesday to Sunday and offer 3 seatings, 5:30 PM, 7 PM, and 8:30 PM.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 799-1278
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Cross street
    Btw Broadway and West End Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 671 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Sushi

671 Reviews
  1. LMKManhattan

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent quality fish with impeccable execution.

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  2. RachelC

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully curated experience. Very fresh and tasty sushi: kind and professional service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, very fresh and very good value for money

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been here almost 10 times in the past 6 months. The entire experience is truly excellent. All of the staff are fantastic — extremely kind and helpful. The food is 10/10 delicious — very fresh and perfectly garnished. We love the variety and differences in menu each time we come, and love how consistently excellent the food and service always is. This is a can’t miss omakase.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. PatrickF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Everyone should give this omokase a try.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best omakase for the price I’ve found in the city

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  7. Estel

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite omakase spot, and the service is outstanding as always.

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  8. StuartR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderfully run omakase sushi experience. It is a great treat and very comfortable!

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  9. jamies

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi we have ever had. Each course was better than the next. We will definitely be going back there next time we visit the city.

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  10. Aaron

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Amazing amazing food, sushi and service. Top notch Omakase. However, the place is a bit run down. The table is used heavily, the lighting is too bright and bathroom a bit shabby. Temperature regulation in the restaurant is also problem.

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  11. pega

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Omakase value in town. Outstanding!! Perfect for a date night or just a regular Wednesday night dinner!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best omakase experience! Exceptional restaurant, delicious sushi and experienced chef made the night perfect. I recommend

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  13. Robin

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were both excellent. There were two pieces I did not care for but they were beautifully presented and I will know for next time to ask they not be included.

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  14. BethS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi Kaito is an absolutely fabulous sushi experience! My husband and I have gone multiple times and we have never been disappointed. Prospective diners need to understand that it is an omakasa restaurant - serving a chef-selected sushi-only meal. It is not a place to go if you want to get other types Japanese food. If you have specific allergies, some substitutions are possible, but if you cannot eat fish and/or shellfish don't go there. The sushi is absolutely fresh and prepared right in front of you. There are no tables. All the guests sit at a sushi bar, facing one of the chefs. When he places the next piece of sushi in front of you, he tells you what it is. It is fun to watch the chef's skill. There is a wide choice of cold saki and one can also order beer, wine, or hot saki. Hard liquor isn't on the menu. I highly recommend Sushi Kaito. Having eaten sushi in other sushi restaurants, including some in Japan, I can assure you that no sushi restaurant is better and most are not as good. Reservations are essential and it is wise to make your reservation well in advance.

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  15. JoshM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, as always. What a NYC gem. They accommodated a food restriction thoughtfully and well and didn't diminish the experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved the pre pandemic version of Sushi Kaito! It’s still very good and a good value but is no longer a mind blowing experience.

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  17. esskay

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem on the UWS with a fantastic omakase experience. Counter seating only, 12 seats, three seatings per evening. We chose the standard omakase menu which featured two small bite appetizers, 13 beautifully prepared, delicious nigiri, a toro hand roll and dessert. Each bite was better than the next, and it was fascinating to watch the chefs at work, who are clearly masters of their craft. Service was outstanding, attentive but not overbearing. We will definitely be back!

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  18. ChefDad

    Denver

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tremendous quality and progression of sushi courses

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each round was better than the last! Excellent food for an great price. Quiet restaurant so not ideal for a group but highly recommend this restaurant.

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  20. Pez53

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent sushi at a very fair price for this level. Great for a date or special night out.

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  21. sLT2016

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food quality and preparation technique. Very efficiently organized small operation with intimate atmosphere and one of the best sushi places

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kaito is such a small gem like place, friendly atmosphere, customers (most of them seem “onajimi” = repeaters) are also nice! I will come back for the next Birthday again!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got the omakase and it’s nice because you don’t have to all be sitting at the same time with the other guests. It can be individual or with your arrived party. It’s $115 with appetizer, 14 courses, and a dessert. Tax and tip not included. Fresh selections. My faves were the striped Jack and golden eye snapper.

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  24. swede

    New York City

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This tiny sushi counter (I think it seats only 10 people, maybe 12) has great fish and skilled sushi chefs. They only serve omakase, which is reasonably priced for the quality. It's a neighborhood gem for sure.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional value, quality fish, great presentation and attentive staff lead to an excellent dining experience..omakase only; sashimi appetizer, followed by 14 pieces of varied fish, a hand roll and dessert for $115 a person..IMHO an excellent value…and they remembered my wife’s birthday!!! Will definitely go back

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kaito is always a fantastic experience. The food is delicious and the staff are incredibly friendly. It’s a wonderful neighborhood spot.

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  27. Kenf

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a little tough to find at night. There is no outside light on their sign. The presentation was good, as well as the quality of the fish. It was a reasonable price for the omakase. The restaurant is small but we were very comfortable. The sushi chef prepared the selections well, but it was difficult to hear what he said when he introduced each selection of fish.

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  28. ozans

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, great value . Everything was fresh and well prepared

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Solo falta mantenimiento al lugar.. Pero todo lo demás excelente La comida y limpieza es de ALTA CALIDAD‼️

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  30. Estel

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as usual, Bill was super attentive and remembered exactly my preferences!

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  31. SimoneN

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Small counter with only 12 seats, personalized and attentive service. Wonderful pre-fix $115 sushi omakase. Incredibly fresh seafood. Interesting flavor combinations for each type of seafood. Pleasant and calm atmosphere It's a really tiny space so unfortunately reservations are limited to 1.5 hours. Highly recommended. Will return.

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  32. ShellyK

    Demoland (US)

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The very best place for sushi in NYC, we go whenever we can.

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  33. RobertW

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent omakase in a tiny bit comfortable counter setting. The 90-minute dining limit means it can feel a bit rushed but the sushi compares with ny’s more famous purveyors at a third of the price. And the several servings feel just right with not a single miss among them.

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  34. opinionatedinnyc

    New York City

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really among the best sushi any place…traditional, but varied approaches to the treatment of the protein.

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  35. Daniel

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing omakase for a reasonable price, this is our 5th time here and haven’t been let down yet

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  36. UWSlocal

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid Omakase and very attentive staff / friendly chef who explained all courses. Would go again and and would recommend!

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  37. Rosie

    New York City

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Exceptional sushi and service . Always consistently excellent.

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  38. AlanO

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and presentation. We have eaten at many of the finest omakasse restaurants and Sushi Kaito is on par with all of them. Our chef BillyChen was friendly and accommodating to our special requests. Overall, this dinner was an A+ evening

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  39. Torhenrix

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food wit the best ingredients served with passion and skills. A thrill of a meal. Will definitely be back.

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  40. opinionatedinnyc

    New York City

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi is outstanding. How they do it at this price is hard to understand. Maybe their rent is low? Service is excellent, with a very solicitous host. Only 12 seats, so you must reserve.

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FAQs

Sushi Kaito is rated 4.9 stars by 671 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Sushi Kaito

244 West 72nd Street #4, New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Btw Broadway and West End Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Wine
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