Sushi Ryusei

4.8
212 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.

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 212 people are saying
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vipBreview
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The sushi was good, not great. Some very good pieces. Very limited beverage options. Ambiance was ok. The best part was the toilet which you have to try to understand.

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vipNYCfoodie
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to try Sushi Ryusei after reading all of the great reviews. We sat at the sushi counter and I had the Omakase sushi and sashimi regular and my wife had the Omakase 10 piece sashimi. Both were very good. We added a hand roll and a cut roll at the end of our meal and we were quite satisfied. The sake we had was excellent. The waiters were very attentive. Overall, it was a very good dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here two weeks in a row, ordered the sushi deluxe and they gave us a different variety each time. Very happy with the quality. It’s not Masa, but I would rank this as good as it gets before the top tier omakase places. Definitely looking forward to going back.

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Natalie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. I enjoyed the Omakase. Great value for the price.

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vipBiff
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi in NYC. FRESH and delicious

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Lynnnn
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ordered the omakase sashimi and sushi experience - we had a few pieces of sushi that was really special and unique but other than that, most of the items was mediocre. Somehow we didn’t feel like our sushi chef was very motivated or enthusiastic serving us. The set also came with side dishes and it had shishito peppers- those shishito peppers were super hot and spicy.

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vipGregK
22 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem that we tried for the first time last night. I will be telling everyone about it and can't wait to go back. The food was amazing, service was excellent and lots of great options.

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JeanetteJ
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Fresh, attractive, courteous, welcoming, clean, proper, under the wire, best kept secret and can't imagine why given the high level of service...a bit pricey but worth every penny. A class act all the way around

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Taaa
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good collection of Japanese sake. A little noisy and lousy when you get seated at the table at the entrance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing experience. Great service. Food is amazing. Really enjoyed

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PABLOB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, just like being in Japan! Best sushi I had in NY so far

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vipFoodforthought
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the omakase. Think the first 5 pieces were better than the rest. Chef gave us complimentary miso soup. Tiramisu Matcha is a must along with the unfiltered cloudy hot sake. Also, due to the location, seated by the door and would have preferred closer inside! We should have done it at the chef’s table, but still a great time! And lastly, we love the casual but upscale vibe

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vipteresa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooooo good.

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vipShannonQ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Omakase was amazing! Would highly recommend and will likely go back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipfoodie101
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was all great. I listed a lower score for ambience because I asked to eat outdoors. Since the restaurant is very close to the tunnel access street and it was Saturday night, the noise, though a nuisance, was to be expected under the circumstances.

I have eaten indoors before the pandemic and it was relaxed and reasonably quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

15 piece deluxe omakase was excellent

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vipsrk49
New York Area
569 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi Ryusei is a neighborhood gem.
The hard working staff is friendly and professional.
The fish here is 10/10. Freshest fish, top quality
We’ve had nigiri, Chirashi as well as items from the kitchen. Appetizers, hot dishes, salads. All the food here is excellent.

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KenK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

sushi is very authentic; a sweet gem on the NYC east side

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Clar
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is a good restaurant for specialty, sophisticated dishes. Basic fare sushi is ok. Not a good place for vegetarians; greasy tempura.

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linc
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An elegant, quiet atmosphere for high quality sushi. Wonderful attentive service, reasonable prices, and fantastic food.

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SpencerK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I've ever had. Will definitely be going back and will refer to everyone!

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vipEdwardE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice sushi, nice service. Delicious, good quality and appropriate for the price range.
Affordable for omakase, which means $80 - $120. I have a few places I like slightly better in a similar price range, but very glad I went.

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vipWillB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food quality, would highly recommend this restaurant

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vipDizon
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wish they were open for lunch

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Rupos
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time taking daughter and her friend to our favorite sushi restaurant. As always, it was fantastic. The service is amazing and the food is incredible.

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Friend
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional! Very happy we tested it out. Going back there again soon!

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vipFrancisco
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Great service and food.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, attentive service. A beautiful meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing, the food was perfect and the service was amazing. The sake was also surprisingly affordable for the high quality. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality sushi and superb waitstaff.

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vipDevyF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The sushi was good, but not spectacular. The appetizers were very good. The uni was mediocre at best and looked like a piece of pale liver plopped on the rice. I asked for hamachi belly and received regular hamachi and was not told that the belly was not available. The service was adequate, but our server was much more attentive to the gentleman sitting next to us who were Asian, most probably Japanese. I needed a fresh napkin, but could not get the server’s attention and never got one. The atmosphere is lovely and the decor is very nice. Overall it was good, but considering that the chefs came from Sushi Gari, I was expecting more.

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vipArtAndFoodLover
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Low key, high quality spot. Their sushi deluxe platter is the best A-quality sushi deal in New York!

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Bobbie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff very attentive and the food is phenomenal too

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vipmariat
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food Good service. We loved it

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vipBRyan
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try! Food, service, attention to safe and sanitary details is marvelous!
So glad we tried this restaurant. A gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the beer sushi meals I’ve had.

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vipPeterJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Sushi places I have experienced around the world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

とても美味しく頂きました。友達との会話も弾み、楽しい食事会ができました。ありがとうございました。

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vipFlash
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular! That is the only word possible to describe the finest omakase in NYC! Note: Reservations are essential at this Murray Hill destination. Settle in at the sushi counter and get set for pure magic. Don't miss the outstanding sake offerings - try out my newest discovery, Kurosawa. Dry, exquisite. Host Haruki Kai always gives you a warm welcome. Trust me, you will become a regular here. Final note: the matcha tiramisu for dessert is no miss.

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 212 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.