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.
Bring cash to tip your chef! They don't allow tipping on cards. Unfortunately we weren't aware and were not as prepared as we'd like. I recommend the restaurant note that ahead of time in reservation confirmations (just as they note the cancellation fee without enough notice). Amazing food and service.
This is my favorite sushi restaurant in NYC. Be sure to make a reservation in advance.
My first time at Sushi Kaito was a thrill. We sat at the end of the bar on Valentine's Day. The food, service and environment were interesting and flawless.
This place is fantastic. You have to give over your brain to the Sushi chef because it is only Omakase. They choose what you eat. With that in mind, everything was wonderful. Uni, Baracuda, Brook Trout Row, Scallop, Ebi, Toro, Saba and more. To let you know, the bill will say that the staff is well compensated, so you can’t tip with a card. You can leave cash for the Sushi chef, however. LOVE this place.
The service was great. Everyone was very courteous and attentive. However, the sushi quality was disappointing, mainly because of the rice having varying temperatures. There were times when the rice was too warm so it ruined the taste of the fish. The rice was also under flavored. It was overworked so it made the grains of rice very sticky. I will say that the quality of the fish was great but when you take into consideration the nigiri as a whole, it missed the bar by far. Overall we were disappointed in the food for the price point.
Great experience. Went midweek so not too busy. Omakase chef was very friendly. Had some very unique courses compared with other Omakase spots! Nice Saki pairings as well. Small, but overall superb.
Authentic Japanese sushi experience - it was like we were transported to Tokyo for the evening - amazing quality and service - will return (many times).
Lovely and delicious exceptional sushi with true Harmony and delicacy of flavors and textures.
Chef/Master Kei truly attains perfection in his assemblies.
Zen-like balance and pace, so contemplate each course.
Outstanding service and food!
I had an amazing experience here. I ordered the 16pc omakase which came with a sashimi starter and a miso soup. The quality of the fish was excellent, some of the best saba I've ever had. They cure their own ikura in sake and soy sauce and it was incredible. The price-quality ratio is unheard of, a similar meal at most other places would've cost between 160-200 where as it was only $120 with tip included. I will most definitely be back soon!
Authentic, straight forward. Meticulous preparation of each item. Understated Tokyo-level service quality. The combinations of different fish and seasoning reflect their thoughtfulness and authenticity. Chef prep as good as it gets.
We took a friend. He said he could never eat sushi anywhere else.
Solid sushi joint. Very good value. Very small space so if you arrive early, you may neeed to wait outside as there is no waiting space.
We had a great meal. Sushi chef who took care of us was very accommodating...asks your likes and dislikes and will adjust what is served accordingly. Our chef had a sense of humor which was nice as it made for a friendly meal. I am not such a sushi lover but really enjoyed the meal...will be back!
My wife and I went last weekend. She had a handful of dietary restrictions and I was concerned how it would go. The chef prepared a slew of options that looked (and from what I was told) tasted amazing. The service and the experience were impeccable as was the food which was unbelievably fresh and delicious. I highly recommend this unique and special restaurant.
Excellent experience for sushi lovers. Quality fish creatively presented. If you love sushi and are on the upper west side, it's a must.
Amazing experience ! Definitely a special occasion meal
The sushi was absolutely incredible. Each piece was carefully and expertly handled. Service was very attentive and felt like we were treated very well. The 16 piece omakase was the perfect amount and had a very well rounded selection. The counterside seating is tight but not cramped. The selection ranged from familiar items like sweet shrimp to fish I've never heard of like gold eye. The drink prices are reasonable. It is the best sushi I've had.
I’ve been here twice already and wanted to take some friends from out of town for good sushi. They did not disappoint! Service was great and the sushi was delicious. It was my friend’s birthday as well and he got an extra piece for his birthday which was a nice touch. Highly recommend coming. It’s small and cozy.
This is the best sushi I ever ate. Third time I have been, once each now also with my from out-of-town sons, who are also blown away.
We had our own chef and it was a wonderful experience! We will be back
Great Omakase experience
This is my husband and my second time dining here about a year apart, and we can’t wait to go back. It’s about a 14 seat sushi bar, omakase menu. Every piece we had was fantastic - none had that awful fishy taste that occasionally pops up with the typical omakase. It’s quiet and a very fun experience, especially for a quiet evening out. I find reasonably priced as well, especially for the overall dining experience. I believe it was $100 for 12 piece and $120 for 16.
Sushi Kaito is a superb omakase restaurant on the Upper West Side. The chefs are highly attentive to detail, the service is superb and the ambience in the small space is quite & very private. Compare to other place, the price for this level of service is also very good.
NYC has the best sushi restaurants in America, and Sushi Kaito is amongst the best in nyc. the intimate setting and superb service from a chef typically shared by four people complements what is just the best tasting sushi you can have.
If you are a foodie, you will love this place.
The best sushi we have ever had! Not such in the quality and taste but in the education. It is an overall experience.
Fantastic. A real omakase experience. So many textures, so many flavors. Very reasonable price for the quality of the experience
For me, this is the best Japanese restaurant in town. Very exclusive and with excellent food. The service is great! This is a perfect place for a date or a special occasion for two.
Love that place!
The most delicious sushi I have ever had! Bar only seating and only omekase options at $90 for 12 courses and $120 for 16 courses. We did the 16 and it was totally worth it!! The fish literally melts in your mouth.
Staff lovely, food perfectly seasoned and extremely fresh.
We decided to try Sushi Kaito based on Open Table reviews, and are very happy that we did. We did the 16 piece sushi program, all done at a very simple sushi counter. The preparation was amazing, and the presentation perfect with a complete description of each piece. I consider myself a sushi/sashimi snob, and the place is quite possibly the best I've ever experienced. The service around us was attentive and efficient. This is a don't miss in my opinion if you're in the city and enjoy sushi as much as we do.
Absolutely fantastic - the food and staff was amazing, definitely the best sushi place we have been to in Manhattan since visiting Japan!
Went here pre theatre to the first seating at 5:30. All seating is at bar with your own Sushi Chef preparing your delicious meal in front of you. Sushi melted in your mouth. You can choose between a 12 or 16 pc course. Nice wine and sake list. No menu, chef prepares the meal. You are asked about any allergies prior to the meal preparation.
This is the best Japanese sushi I have ever had. I added Japanese to sushi because it is not "Asian fusion" sushi. No California roll, real wasabi ground on sharkskin. Fantastic fish.
Nice alternative to Gari and Nakazawa quality-wise. Much more basic setting. Odd but true that a $100 omakase experience represents good value.