Sushi Ryusei

4.8
141 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
What 141 people are saying
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bcNYC28
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
18 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
556 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
128 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
118 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
556 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
556 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
44 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.

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vipFlash
New York Area
129 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!

JJ
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my favorite sushi spot!!!!! They are the best.

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vipShanghaiGourmet
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another magnificent dinner at Sushi Ryusei. Everything was perfect - we had the Omekase sashimi & sushi course and all dishes were exceptional, and presented in a beautiful way. The staff are very kind and attentive. This really is a superb restaurant - I just wish I lived closer by !

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vipRupos
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem! One of the best sushi restaurants in the city. The food is phenomenal and fish is incredibly fresh. The fatty tuna roll is one of the best bites of sushi I have ever had, and I have been to some of the best sushi places in the US. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. I almost don’t want to give a great review, as I don’t want it to become too difficult to get a table! This place is not to be missed, and it is worth every penny. My last meal was for business, but it is our favorite date night spot because of the food, service, atmosphere. We are regulars and are treated as such, but the service was perfect from the very first time we were there.

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Marnan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class sushi and sashimi. Good appetizers too. Nice environment. Good range of sake with a resident sake sommelier!

JJ
vipJeanetteJ
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of amazing! Ambiance, attention, unique combos and authentic! Cant wait to return.

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vipAndrew
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing omakase! I knew I was in for a treat when I sat down but was blown away by the attention to detail and the amount of flavor in every bite!

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vipAMM4FOOD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Sushi Ryusei is awesome. The food, the service, the atmosphere. Sushi quality is outstanding. This was our fourth time and is our preferred sushi in the city!

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vipyori
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

The food is always good and this time I was surprised by the qulity of chirashi. However, the waiter brought sake which we didn't order and again different sushi from what we asked for.

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vipBillDawson
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! My favorite sushi in nyc!!

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vipcraignyc
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got the lunch Omakase and then we added two pieces of Uni to it. Every piece was excellent. My friend and I are both a little bit of sushi snobs and we both gave the place two thumbs up and will definitely go back. The Omakase came with soup or salad, we both choose the soup and it was a very high quality miso soup. The decor was very nice. The restaurant was moderately crowded for lunch but it was quiet and easy to have a conversation. We sat at the sushi bar, I think it was a good choice. Always love to watch them make everything. It is a little bit of a strange location being on the side and just off the tunnel access road but once inside you forget about that. If you work in midtown east and are looking for a new lunch place for a business meeting this is perfect.

Sushi Ryusei
Responded on December 19, 2019

Craignyc we appreciate your time to write your feedback. we are glad to hear both of you loved our Omakase sushi Lunch and hope to see you again soon. All the best, sushi Ryusei

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO YUMMY! The spicy tuna and yellowtail was incredible.

LU
vipLUVFOODTRVL
New York Area
198 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

No interaction w sushi chef even when ordering highest end omakase. Fish was good but just not special. If we didn’t use $200 open table certificate dinner would have been over $400. Just no value. Omakase was same for everyone. Disappointing

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vipyori
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sushi was very good but the side salad was not. You may need to change leaves and/or dressing.

SG
SGFung928
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very fresh and delicious sushi. (a bit on the pricey side for the amount of food).

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vipJake
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and can’t believe I haven’t heard of it before. I stumbled upon this on open table then checked the yelp reviews. The meal was fantastic and service was great. I think the chef may have been from Sushi of Gari (another great sushi place) but this meal was way better than Gari usually is. Looking forward to coming back soon!

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vipRobF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant surprise stopping by for omakase sushi. Perfect for a business dinner with the great sushi and quiet atmosphere. Service was great. Would definitely go again.

FAQs

Sushi Ryusei offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 983-8880.

Sushi Ryusei is rated 4.8 stars by 141 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.