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Sushi Ryusei, New York, NY

Sushi Ryusei

4.8
4.8
382 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
We are open to indoor, outdoor seating, and take-out & delivery. Sushi counter seatings are for Omakase only. 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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Fish
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 983-8880
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Masato Oyama
  • Catering
    we cater to office events, private events as you need with our sushi chefs and servers.
  • Private party facilities
    From celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, corporate meetings to social dinners, to elaborate receptions, we can accommodate all your special event needs. The restaurant can accommodate parties up to 30~40 guests in our entire restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    haruki kai: (212) 983-8880
  • Neighborhood
    Murray Hill
  • Cross street
    between 2nd and 3rd Ave
  • Parking details
    Champion parking Midtown LLC224 East 39th StreetNew York, NY 10016(212) 867-3999https://www.championparking.com/champion-parking-midtown-llc/
  • Public transit
    grand central station. subway 4,5,6,7, Metro-North railroad
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 382 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Sushi

  • Manhattan

    Sushi

382 Reviews
  1. loveandhugs

    Detroit

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & service are consistently excellent at Sushi Ryusei. We are never disappointed!

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  2. Carlie

    New York City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This used to be my favorite Japanese restaurant; I found this week that the quality and the taste have gone down considerably. Also the restaurant is very gluten-free conscious but offers very few gluten-free choices in the more elaborate part of the menu.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best omakase and service. Authentic Japanese restaurant!!👍👍👍

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  4. RicardoT

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good sushi for a casual dinner. They could improve the cocktails list.

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  5. Satoshi

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and Attentive service as alway. My regular place when I want to have fresh and authentic sushi

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  6. AhmedE

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi in New York by far, AND not crazy expensive like other places of similar quality.

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  7. edibletuber

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like all the other dinners I’ve had at Ryusei, the food (love that seared black cod) was fantastic. The quality of the fish is so much better than most sushi/sashimi restaurants in the city, regardless of cost. The service is attentive, helpful, and friendly. All the food is fresh and carefully prepared. If you’re looking for outstanding sushi at a reasonable price in a nice setting with low noise and tasteful music, don’t miss this gem.

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  8. KristinaP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend. Amazing fresh and delicious sushi. We will keep coming back!

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  9. frequentdiner

    New York City

    512 reviews

    4.0

    512 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious sushi. Very slow service, but it was Saturday night and the restaurant was full.
    Sushi RyuseiResponded on December 16, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize for the slower service you experienced, especially on a busy Saturday night. We understand that prompt service is crucial to the overall dining experience, and we appreciate your understanding given the high demand. Your comments will be shared with our team as we continuously strive to improve our service and accommodate the needs of our valued guests. Thank you for choosing our restaurant, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for an even more seamless and enjoyable dining experience. Best regards,

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  10. AndrewD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best Sushi I have ever had. Also the setting and service seemed so authentically Japanese, I couldn’t recommend more highly. We sat at the counter which was lovely, the high chairs are comfortable with a back and a foot rest.
    Sushi RyuseiResponded on December 16, 2023
    Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words! We appreciate your recommendation and are pleased to hear that you found sitting at the counter to be a lovely experience. Our aim is to provide not just exceptional sushi but also a comfortable and enjoyable environment for our guests. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again.

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  11. IngaB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely great experience— food was wonderful! They even celebrated our birthday guest with Mochi!
    Sushi RyuseiResponded on December 16, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback! Celebrating your guest's birthday with Mochi is our way of expressing our appreciation for choosing to spend such a special occasion with us.

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  12. mikec

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best omakase I’ve had. Service A+ and taste experience was outstanding.

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  13. Moma

    Greater Boston

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We discovered this wonderful sushi restaurant. We visited NYC from Boston. Our city has very few authentic Japanese or sushi places unfortunately. So, we always try to have good sushi in NYC. We truly enjoy truly authentic Edo-mae sushi with no extra decorations at Sushj Ryusei. I was born and grew up in Tokyo. I felt as if we were in Japan. I highly recommend this place. We will definitely return!
    Sushi RyuseiResponded on December 16, 2023
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're honored to have had the opportunity to welcome you to our sushi restaurant during your visit from Boston. Creating an atmosphere that transports our guests to Japan is what we strive for, and we're thrilled to know that you felt a connection to Tokyo during your time at Sushi Ryusei. Your recommendation is deeply appreciated, and we can't wait to welcome you back on your next trip to NYC.

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  14. GeorgeT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi Ryusei is an elegant, low-key spot for great food. I could not recommend this place more highly.

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  15. JimB

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Celebrated my wife’s birthday- Great food, great service, great experience. Happy wife happy life! Thank you Sushi Ryusei!

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  16. edibletuber

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ryusei has the best fish I’ve had in any Manhattan sushi joint, and rivals some of the best I’ve had in Tokyo. I’m addicted to this place.

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  17. Takami

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Omakase with Chef is the best!! Service is also very nice. Will reconmend for good sushi!!

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  18. LPLP

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality could be improved. The tempura cut roll was very stale

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Omakase. Great service . Would be ideal to have some Japanese cocktails (not just sake)

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  20. nycmark

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A real Japanese gem... not fake like so many in New York.

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  21. Nico

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very unique sushi pieces. Would go again for the omakase.

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  22. Flash

    New York City

    171 reviews

    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi Ryusei consistently delivers one thing and one thing only: Excellence. The omakase experience is superb - every single time. I have returned to Sushi Ryusei many times and never had anything short of spectacular sushi matched with top notch service and presentation. If you seek a memorable omakase experience, look no further than Sushi Ryusei. Tell the gracious host and owner, Haruki Kai, that Open Table sent you.

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  23. RMPJ

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent sushi & sashimi omakase with a very nice selection of flavorful and unconventional fish. We appreciated it a lot ! Congratulations !

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  24. FlorenaX

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I keep coming back to this place. The ambiance is beautiful, intimate, can have a peaceful conversation, food was outstanding so delicious, fresh, amazingly cooked, service was excellent! I’d recommend this anytime and will come back soon!
    Sushi RyuseiResponded on October 17, 2023
    Dear Florena, Thank you so much for choosing our restaurant. Our mission is to provide the place for customers not only enjoying food and drink but also relaxing and having a peaceful conversation. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Sushi Ryusei

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super expérience Grande qualité des plats (sushis et sashimis) et du service Nous nous sommes régalé et avons passé une très belle soirée

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  26. Taka

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, the selection of drinks, the quality is high, and the service from the cooks and staff is excellent.
    Sushi RyuseiResponded on October 17, 2023
    Dear Taka, Thank you so much for your support all the time. Our chefs entertain you to treat you and your guests. Thank you for bringing your many guests here. See you soon. Best regards, Sushi Ryusei

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  27. Rick

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is always attentive, the sushi chefs are amazing, each piece of the Omakase is superb and the flavors are beautifully nuanced. Then without asking, they brought my wife a chocolate mousse cake for her birthday which was a really nice cap on the evening. I highly recommend it.
    Sushi RyuseiResponded on October 17, 2023
    Hello Rick, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience. We are so happy to hear that you had a great birthday dinner with us. We hope to see you agin soon. Best regards, Sushi Ryusei

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  28. FoodieFan

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood sushi. Tried various aspects of the menu - everything excellent.

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  29. MarcW

    New York City

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Counter Omakase. Quality and creativity was outstanding! Small neighborhood gem.

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  30. Denise

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious and very fresh. The service is friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy Restaurant, good ambiance; great to catch up with old friends or an intimate date. Service was great. Owner was extremely helpful and welcoming. Will definitely go again !

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  32. WorldTravler

    New York City

    332 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    332 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found the restaurant on OT, it was fantastic, very fresh and inventive the waitress was knowledgeable, and the sake was 50% off for an anniversary special. The toro was thinly sliced and delicious. We will defiantly be back

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  33. JeanetteJ

    New York City

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fab! Great service, clean, courteous and refreshing.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went on a Friday night and got the 15-piece Omakase. Every piece was sublime, the appetizers were interesting and delicious, and the restaurant is beautifully designed and very zen.

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  35. Foodie

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent sushi! Really enjoyed the food. Quiet ambiance.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the fatty tuna was delicious will be coming back!!

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  37. loveandhugs

    Detroit

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service is superb, and the food is delictable. The last time we were there there was a large and rather loud group, but it is usally quite quiet. We love this restaurant and go there often.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Omakase Is first rate! This is a must try if you enjoy that type of ride. Fresh innovative and light! We will be back asap!

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  39. MJTha

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fresh, delicious, and reliable, with a low-key ambience and friendly service. Thank you!

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  40. MariaG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent find. Authentic and experienced Japanese establishment. So polite and helpful too. Really good value also

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sushi Ryusei using the Order Online button. Sushi Ryusei also offers 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 382 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sushi Ryusei

216 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016

Additional information

  • Cross street
    between 2nd and 3rd Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Murray Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Fish
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Champion parking Midtown LLC224 East 39th StreetNew York, NY 10016(212) 867-3999https://www.championparking.com/champion-parking-midtown-llc/
  • Public transit
    grand central station. subway 4,5,6,7, Metro-North railroad
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Masato Oyama
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 983-8880
  • Catering
    we cater to office events, private events as you need with our sushi chefs and servers.
  • Private party facilities
    From celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, corporate meetings to social dinners, to elaborate receptions, we can accommodate all your special event needs. The restaurant can accommodate parties up to 30~40 guests in our entire restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    haruki kai: (212) 983-8880
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