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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
We offer a full menu including Omakase and a la carte.
Great fresh Sashimi served. Recommend to order their Calamari Salad - dressing is really good. Very attentive service.
Excellent Japanese spot in midtown. Freshest ingredients, sushi and entire menu really. Neighborhood gem.
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.
Excellent sushi quality and good value.
Great food and service
Always extraordinary. Best quality fish. The scallop is one of our favorites. Sublime.
Omakase was outstanding, attentive friendly staff. Very good experience.
Fantastic - Kai is a great manager and amazing food
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.
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.
Amazing food, fresh sushi, exceptional Japanese hospitality
One of our favorite restaurants. Amazing food and service
loved it. perfect for outdoor dining during covid and quality is so good
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.
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!!
Great variety of fresh cuts of fish in a beautiful, cozy environment. Traditional style japanese cuisine including the hospitality, culture and traditions. Highly recommend!
So happy to have this new sushi gem in our neighborhood! The private, heated igloos are so comfy & the sushi is fantastic!
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.
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
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.
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.
Fantastic experience even with the COVID restrictions. Will be back!
Abolitely delicious. Fantastic omokase. Our server was delightful
And we loved dining outside. We will be back.
Amazing Sushi - Hole in the wall, so you would never expect it --- but HOLY SHMOLY this place is really really really good!
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.
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.
Amazing food, incredible service. Very friendly and welcoming. Delicious food. Highly recommend.
The sushi here is on par with the best sushi spots in the city. Top quality.
The decor is beautiful.
The service is friendly if restrained and on point.
Since Covid we’ve been sitting outside.
The indoor seating is definitely 6 feet apart.
The staff wears masks and gloves.
Very lucky to have a top quality sushi spot near us.
High quality delicious fish.
Have eaten here many times.
Nice outdoor seating during Covid if you’re not ready to eat indoors.
Food was great
Amazing as always.
Hands down, the finest omakase experience in New York. Exquisite selections, perfectly prepared, beautifully presented. Sushi lovers, look no further! Your search is over.
Coming from a sushi snob, i was quite disappointed with the quality of the fish especially for the price. The restaurant was highly rated, but did not meet my expectations. The food was just okay, very bland. My biggest problem was the sushi rice, it’s the most important component of the sushi experience and unfortunately it did not do them justice. For the price i wouldn’t go back for Omakase. Overall fine experience.
Great ambience. Incredible, ninja-like service. Delectable bites of sushi that I’ve never had before. Who knew scallop sushi roll with ponzu sauce would taste so good? Amazing billing options. Hello Clover!
5 stars across the board!
I have been to Ryusei a handful of times and the food, service, and overall atmosphere is outstanding. The food is prepared so delicately and precisely. The chef’s clearly take pride in their work and it shows. Can’t wait to go back!
As always, polite, friendly, tasty, innovative on all levels. A gem!
Engagement! It was lovely
Sushi Ryusei is my family’s go to for beautiful food. The sushi and sashimi is unmatched in the city ( and I have luckily been able to dine at most of the city’s well respected sushi establishments, so this praise is sincere against true peers!)....I hesitate to gush too much as the restaurant is small, lovely and off the beaten path and I would hate to see it overrun with people, but I cannot resist reporting how beautiful and delicious our experiences have been here. The staff is lovely and attentive and each time I visit, I walk away in a very happy place!
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 158 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.