Sushi Ryusei

4.8
170 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
We are open to outdoor seating and take-out & delivery only. not counter seating. another phone number (212)983-0525

Sushi Ryusei is a new traditional Sushi restaurant located in Murray Hill. It features an Omakase Chef's Sushi Counter as well as traditional choices by former head chef Masato Oyama at Sushi of Gari Columbus and Sushi of Gari Tribeca. Our other skilled chef is also from sushi of Gari.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 170 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night!

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vipWillHunt
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Nice food. It was OK. Pricey for what you get.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful sushi

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JuneK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for my mother. I indicated it was for a birthday on Open Table while making the reservation and without asking, they brought out a candle on an extra dessert. Nicely done. I was happy enough with the unique and delicious array of sushi pieces in the Omakase and this was the cherry on top. Sushi Matches quality you would get in Japan.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate the great service and enjoyed the quality of food.
Thank you

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vipLoveSushi
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious melt in your mouth sushi and excellent service. One thing I do not like at any restaurant even before COVID is when the waiter also clears the dirty dishes. Our waiter was really good. Except I couldn’t help but notice when he cleared the dishes his finger and thumbs In gloves went into the soup bowls. Then minutes later out came our sushi platters and he was wearing the same gloves. If waiters need to also bus tables they should constantly be changing gloves
Otherwise the gloves are just for show.

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MeeganM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was excellent. Sushi was quite good for the price. I would definitely come back and recommend it. Better background music would be nice.

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viplr81482
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a hidden gem and by far the best sushi around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is very good and nice area!!
I wanna eat sushi again!!

MK
MikkoK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The sushi & sashimi omakase is easily worth the trip, and the money

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Sushi Ryusei!!! From the omakase to the Tuna Special!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I came for a special evening and had a wonderful dinner. We chose the Omakase and the chef took great care of us. Our server was wonderful and we had just a perfect evening.

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vipGGateway
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great fresh Sashimi served. Recommend to order their Calamari Salad - dressing is really good. Very attentive service.

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vipsrk49
New York Area
561 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Japanese spot in midtown. Freshest ingredients, sushi and entire menu really. Neighborhood gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rui Sei is one of the best quality sushi restaurant in the city. Food quality is fine. Service is good too, very attentive. I recommend here for all real sushi lovers from sushi quality point of view. The restaurant itself is also nice and clean. Maybe it is not enough to say as fancy or cool spot as destination though.

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vipwfoodie
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent sushi quality and good value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipsrk49
New York Area
561 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always extraordinary. Best quality fish. The scallop is one of our favorites. Sublime.

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MikkoK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase was outstanding, attentive friendly staff. Very good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic - Kai is a great manager and amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

お誕生日でお食事をしたのですが、最後にサプライズのデザートをサービスしてくださいました。お心遣いが嬉しかったです。

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vipFlash
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best omakase in NYC. End of story. Exquisite preparation, perfectly served, superb sake selection. Haruki greets you like family, assisted by attentive staff. You will return again and again like me and always find Sushi Ryusei your favorite.

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vipsrk49
New York Area
561 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Midtown for exceptional sushi. The waitstaff is veryfriendly and hard working . Everyone wears masks and gloves.
The restaurant has outdoor dining in a tent with separation screens and heaters.
We sat inside and felt very safe with the tables very well distanced.
Great spot. Great staff. Great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fresh sushi, exceptional Japanese hospitality

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vipRupos
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Amazing food and service

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AmandaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it. perfect for outdoor dining during covid and quality is so good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Sushi and experience is good, but nothing amazing. Sushi pieces are on the smaller size and I was disappointed that the 3 piece sashimi as part of the omakase only includes 1 piece of fish; the other 2 pieces were clam and something else (I would have expected 3 pieces of raw fish). Service is fine, but not great. Our waitress didn't ask if we wanted to check out coats and she just seemed very rushed everytime she came to our table. That's all ok in any other sushi restaurant, but this is a higher end sushi spot and our bill came to about $350 for 2 omakase orders and a couple of beers. Spending that kind of money you deserve top service and ambience. I've had better sushi and would only come back here if I'm in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, they were on top of it all night, water, sake, ginger 🥰. I cannot recommend this place enough. I had the omasake and my partner ordered seperate items off the menu. He loved it just as much as I did! He couldn’t stop raving about how much he loved the salmon with the light torching. If you get a chance we highly recommend making this a must try!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of fresh cuts of fish in a beautiful, cozy environment. Traditional style japanese cuisine including the hospitality, culture and traditions. Highly recommend!

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bcNYC28
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have this new sushi gem in our neighborhood! The private, heated igloos are so comfy & the sushi is fantastic!

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lorig
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is so good - waitstaff is knowledgeable and very helpful and courteous. Every single thing we ate (had Omakase and a few things from the menu) was the best we have had anywhere and we eat sushi often. This is our absolute favorite spot for sushi in NYC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mini bubbles are great you feel warm even in lower temps. Service was top notch. Freshest sushi around. Wish they had larger portions and special rolls. E
Great night out

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vipsrk49
New York Area
561 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. We sat outside in a ‘bubble’. So safe during the pandemic.
The service is always friendly.
The food is delicious. Perfectly prepared.
Freshest sushi. So lucky Sushi Ryusei is in midtown.

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vipFlash
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Okay, here's the bottom line: Sushi Ryusei serves the finest sushi, sashimi and drop-dead side dishes in NYC. Would some diners find it a little pricey? Yes, but the quality, the attention to detail, the presentation, completely eliminates pricetag woes. I am serious. Haruki greets you like a dear friend coming into his home. The service is impeccable. Never deviates. I have been to Sushi Ryusei many times and it is always, always, always top notch. Fabulous sake menu. If your taste leans toward dry, I recommend Denshu Tokubetsu Junmai from Akita Prefecture. For the menu - omakase is a must. Let the Chef decide what you eat. You will not believe this cozy place. I realize I am setting myself up for not being able to get a reservation, but when you find something stellar, you have to share it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience even with the COVID restrictions. Will be back!

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vipDavidS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abolitely delicious. Fantastic omokase. Our server was delightful
And we loved dining outside. We will be back.

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vipAviM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sushi - Hole in the wall, so you would never expect it --- but HOLY SHMOLY this place is really really really good!

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viplbcentral
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The large premium Omakase was amateur at best. The fish was fresh, but Overall lacked creativity and variety. The chef served 3 fishes multiple times showing limited skill and/or product availability. The wine list is horrible. The staff were friendly and attentive. The restaurant was clean and used Covid precautions.

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vipNytitan
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the omakase sushi and sashimi combo which was pretty good but did not quite match the hype I felt after reading reviews. Nonetheless, it was not extremely expensive for omakase. The yuzu cheesecake was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, incredible service. Very friendly and welcoming. Delicious food. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Sushi Ryusei does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sushi Ryusei also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 983-8880.

Sushi Ryusei is rated 4.8 stars by 170 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.