Sushi Ryusei

4.8
158 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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

We offer a full menu including Omakase and a la carte.

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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
560 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
80 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
560 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
1 review
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
3 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
129 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
560 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
44 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
19 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
560 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
130 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
124 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.

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vipsrk49
New York Area
560 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipsrk49
New York Area
560 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality delicious fish.
Have eaten here many times.
Never disappointed.
Nice outdoor seating during Covid if you’re not ready to eat indoors.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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vipRupos
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.

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vipFlash
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the finest omakase experience in New York. Exquisite selections, perfectly prepared, beautifully presented. Sushi lovers, look no further! Your search is over.

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JoseD
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipJeanetteJ
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, polite, friendly, tasty, innovative on all levels. A gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement! It was lovely

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MichelleRM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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 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.