Sushi Ryusei

4.7
236 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 236 people are saying
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Jennifer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was looking for a highly rated sushi restaurant in the Murray Hill area to go out for dinner and accommodate a gluten free friend. The calamari salad was delicious along with the swishing peppers for starters. Really enjoyed the salmon avocado and spicy tuna roll. The fatty tuna scallion roll was okay. The service was attentive and covid protocols were in place. Can't wait to return for dine in or will order take out soon.

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vipcalabro
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not be more impressed with Sushi Ryusei. We’ve tried almost every sushi place in NYC over our past 50 years here and it’s still difficult to find a little gem that isn’t bad takeout or have a queue of kids or food bloggers because someone mentioned it on TikTok. This place has ambience, great service, and amazing food. Will definitely be back many times in future.

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vipFlash
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi Ryusei is pure perfection every time. Finest omakase in NY - period. Relaxing surroundings. Haruki is a wonderful host. Reservations recommended.

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Jeffery
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first date , nice atmosphere and prices were very nice

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vipSavydiner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Hidden gem! Must go! Sushi is super fresh and each piece melts in your mouth. Highly recommend!

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vipAhmedK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our daughter's birthday celebration at the counter for a memorable Omakase. We order very often from the restaurant and the onsite experience was unique!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a friend’s birthday, amazing food and great service! Everything was super fresh and I requested a candle for our dessert but they gave us another cake which was great too.

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vipWillHunt
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi. Wonderful Service. This is a great alternative for Sushi Yasuda fans. Very well priced as well.

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JamesW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi fresh and delicious. Very attentive staff

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SteakEater
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I’ve ever had

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SaraK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, staff and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back.

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Tris
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant restaurant with good food and attentive service. We had a mixture of dishes, and the three of us really enjoyed the food. We'd go back for sure.

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RobertK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best Omakase I ever had. We had an amazing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Hokkaido
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable ambience, good food, the price is very acceptable

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Natalie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Omakase was satisfying as always.

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Cats
Mexico City
60 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The chicken teriyaki was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

My husband and daughter went for her 15th birthday. She wanted to go back to the restaurant after trying it during Fashion Week in September. She noticed that the service wasn’t as attentive as our first visit. She did enjoy the birthday cake with a candle.

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vipGwendo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quietly elegant and refined - very high quality sushi. Servers are very polite and attentive, but not trying to make conversation/be your friend/tell you their favorite things on the menu. This is a place where you can have a nice conversation with an old friend and be very grateful that Sushi Ryusei is in your neighborhood. That said, it is well worth the trip if it's not in your neighborhood!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a great place for a quick escape from the New York attitude with zero service skills! If you want to experience such a nice service and delicious high quality ingredients of food just like in Tokyo, you must come here. ARIGATO

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vipOdessa
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was solid but service was unimpressive. The waiter took our Omakase order then failed to enter it into their system. We waited 40 minutes at sushi counter with no food only to learn that our order was never placed!

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HiroshiK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice food with nice combination. We will come back!

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vipRonaldR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be a repeat customer!

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vipJinB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem!! Chic and cozy Murray Hill traditional sushi. Very reasonably priced omakase.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The sushi here is excellent very fresh, they could do a better job on portions for the pricing. Service was slow but very good.

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vipBreview
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
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
64 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
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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vipNatalie
New York Area
5 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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vipLynnnn
New York Area
12 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
40 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 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
7 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
40 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.

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 4.7 stars by 236 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.