Sushi Nonaka

4.8
122 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Sushi Nonaka serves traditional Japanese Edomae style Omakase with high quality and fresh fish arriving daily from Toyosu (Tsukiji) market in Japan . Sushi Nonaka is located on the lower level of 410 Amsterdam Avenue, between 79th and 80th Streets. Please note that due to COVID 19, we will not be able to sit our guests inside of the restaurant but we have spacious outside garden where we can sit our guests. The seatings are at least six to eight feet apart to meet standard social distance guide.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 122 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fish was extremely fresh. We got the Omakase and everything was delicious.

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vipSusanA
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food beautifully presented on artistically chosen tableware. Warm welcome from owner Shizu, adorable thoughtful servers. A little cold in winter, specially the metal chairs.

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BelindaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time back. I love this not-so-secret jewel tucked under/behind a Korean fried chicken restaurant and really hope it stays in business. They opened just before lockdown and have made it this far based on their stellar sushi and warm service. Fresh fish flown in every day from Japan. The ambiance is relaxing and calm, so you can put your full trust in the chefs.

The garden is set up with heat lamps and a tent in case of inclement weather. It was a fairly warm (50F) night when I went back the second time (late Dec), we didn't need the heat lamps turned up all the way.

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vipJcf1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best sushi experiences in the city...attentive staff, creative dishes and unique setting make this my new go to!

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vipFjason
Philadelphia
200 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor garden atmosphere.
Staff very attentive and friendly.
Sushi was soooo fresh and tasty!
Only downside that the menu is a bit sparse; no specialty rolls; just a la carte sushi and sashimi.
Also a tad expensive but really good!!

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sbrom
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From a longtime sushi lover and japanophile, this place has the freshest of the fresh fish and the friendliest staff. Sushi of gari is the best for innovative sushi but nonaka is hands down better when it comes to traditional style sushi and sashimi and

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond. More than we expected. It makes all the difference being treaded with kindness during COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best sushi experience in Manhattan. They aren’t quite ready for outside dining and cold weather so dress warm!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hostess - Polina.
Great service.
Great food.
Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a spot. Such a great place and addition to the neighborhood! Staff and owners are so kind and gracious. The food is always so fresh and impeccably served.

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TiffQ
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had one of the most memorable birthday dinners here! The staff generously offered us blankets, turned on the heat lamp and the fire pit. The backyard garden is such a treat to eat in, especially in Manhattan. The service was incredible and the food was amazing. Each piece of sushi was delicious! Don’t skip dessert either, the hoji-cha panna cotta + warm red bean soup with mochi were highlights.

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vipdkdk
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful birthday dinner at Nonaka! Awesome food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

mediocre omakase, sashimi fish was not that fresh

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Dinner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a beautiful outdoor garden with space heaters so despite it being 42 degrees out, it was quite warm. They also provide blankets if needed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the best sushi I’ve ever eaten in my life. And for years I hadn’t even liked sushi very much — only came here to celebrate my husband’s birthday because it’s his favorite food. Everything about our meal was outstanding. The service, the ambiance, and, of course, the food. Each course was presented beautifully, and each morsel of food was perfect. Seriously: I like sushi now and it’s because of this restaurant.

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vipBGReview
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Given current COVID infection rates, I am not willing to eat indoors at a restaurant (or in one of those sheds that claims to be outdoors but has four walls and a roof and jams the tables in, so who are you kidding with your little plastic dividers?). But the Nonaka courtyard is fully outdoors -- walled on three sides by neighboring buildings but open to the sky and on the fourth side -- and the tables are well spaced. In recent weeks, they also installed heaters, making it comfortable to eat in the courtyard when the temperature was around 50 degrees. So long as the rain and snow holds off, I plan to return! Also, the sushi is very good.

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vipKeenoid
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Sushi Nonaka
A Truly great Gem of a restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good time good food good dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back. A serene garden with delicious food and attentive service.
Delightful.

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vipANM1067
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was really excellent. The service was very slow. The servers were extremely nice and very polite but not organized. Possibly they need more servers.

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vipJennyC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive food and service, will come again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy atmosphere and good sushi

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vipmikeyrad
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our celebration meal for Biden winning the election! The omakase was fabulous and the patio is such a great way to have a safe and peaceful dining experience. Highly recommended!

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MarkM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was like being back in Japan. The food was excellent as was the service. Definitely would recommend.

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StephenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and incredible food. We went on Halloween and had a few fun themed Sami cocktails. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing.

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vipsjg5867
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Charming outdoor area with fireplaces, along with great sushi. What could be better?

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Charley
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

what a find on the UWS! Serene space to have a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Pretty place and nice staff, and perhaps it as because they were busy, but it took forever to get our reserved table. The food came quickly but I wasn’t impressed. You can find better sushi. This is more so about the ambience. Nice place to go to dinner at for sure. A sweet outdoor setup.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service and interesting selection of fish for the sushi omakase

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vipdkdk
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I will definitely go back to have the yummy sushi!

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vipnyfoodsnob
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi in UWS. Great "secret" outdoor dining spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.

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vipshah
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So nice to have a place to eat outdoors where you are in a hidden oasis rather than on the city streets which have sadly gotten so dirty over recent months. We love sushi and omakase-style dining and this was fantastic.

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coris
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing find! Highly recommend and look forward to going again soon. Best sushi I have had in ages.

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Wesley
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff and delicious sushi set. Beautiful secluded garden with fire pit features.

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vipfoodseeker
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waiter was terrible. Food. Was left. In kitchen. Too long as the hit arrived cold. And sushi was suggy

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vipa3tacp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, amazing service. Will be back next week.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Properly good Sushi and service. No disgusting chilli Mayonnaise or other nonsense, just wonderful fresh real sushi like you would find in Japan. Nice courtyard and nice atmosphere.
It’s expensive in absolute terms but excellent value set against other places here where omakase can be outrageous. Very good value for money.

FAQs

Sushi Nonaka offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 454-0226.

Sushi Nonaka is rated 4.8 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.