Sushi Seki Times Square

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301 reviews
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Welcome to the newest Sushi Seki Times Square, our flagship location located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen on historic Restaurant Row. Our latest endeavor features two distinct ambiances within the stunning, bi-level space.

The main floor, with large bar, perfect for pre and post theater dining, provides a casual and contemporary experience, featuring a 7 seat Mini Omakase counter, a 76-seat dining room, a sushi bar, Chefs Omakase and three private dining Tatami rooms. The bar offers a full selection of premium wines, an impressive array of complete the experience.

Downstairs is also home to The Kappo Room a seasonal restaurant offering a 5 seat Chef’s counter, open kitchen, and a communal table.

Upstairs features an artisanal whisky and sake bar followed by three Tatami rooms for private dining, while an exclusive 13-seat sushi bar offers lively, theatrical entertainment for the entire 72-seat dining room.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You guys raise the bar way above everything I have ever consumed. Excellent fresh vibrant thank you

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Extraordinarily delicious for a warped experience, more inspiring and unusual than the standard sushi fare. Oamakase always delightful.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome and I recommend to EVERYONE!!!!! The food was amazing. I would definitely go back.

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JS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was going to a show and we wanted sushi before. I chose this based on reviews but had low expectations . Was pleasantly surprised by the quality, service and preparation . I have been to Tokyo several times and this is in range

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RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific.

Have been going often to Sushi Seki in their various locations for over 15 years. Always an exquisite experience. Chef Seki is simply the best.

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RR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten there often as I am in NYC. Always been a perfect meal with excellent service. I would place this as a first-class restaurant.

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m
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Every time I come visit NY I always make a visit to sushi seki. My fave sushi spot on times square area. Overall had a good experience each time! Food is really good!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Nice place. Not great sushi.

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N
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great sushi, typical japanese cuisine. The service was quick but out waiter was new and uninformed. The prices where steep but the quality was there. Would not go back.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great worth trying will definitely be going back to this place.

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WC
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

A real disappointment. From the poor service quality to the just average food quality. The waitress had trouble understanding English so we simplified our order as she was struggling and then the order was messed up anyway, eg, we ordered 10 pieces of yellow tail which is 5 orders and she initially brought us 2 pieces and then we had to ask her to get the other pieces which she did and charged us for 10 orders. I dreaded having to explain the issue so I just paid for the orders anyway. The dinners came out at different times so the sushi dinners were ready and then we had to wait no less than 10 min. for the hot orders. And to top it off the quality of the sushi was just average. Was hoping for better but would not recommend this place, and not cheap so should be much better.

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MP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

They were very courteous about a birthday and brought out drinks and a dessert compliments of the house. Nice non-sushi choices for my kids who don’t eat sushi.

The tatami room was a new experience for kids but didn’t give a social atmosphere.

The floor under the table was not clean and there was a napkin from previous diner which made me wonder about their attention to detail.

Overall, it met our needs and the sushi special had some nice surprises. Especially liked the sushi with the tomato on it!

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VG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I will start by saying that I have gone to all the Sushi Seki locations and I am generally a huge fan. This was, hands down, the worst experience I have had at a Sushi Seki.
I took a client here because they were in from out of town and wanted to try some of the best sushi in NYC. I raved about Seki and was excited to take them.
We both started off with ordering a miso soup each and an chopped eel avocado piece each.
I have ordered chopped eel avocado for every meal, every single time I come here. This was terrible. The avocado was so dry and had barely any taste at all. This piece was awful.
We both chose to order the Seki Special for our main course.
In the past, I have substituted the roll for a Spicy Scallop hand roll. At times, I’ve been told it would be a few dollars more, which is fine. However, our waitress today absolutely refused and explained that this was not an option. She explained that we could only have a tuna scallion or a shrimp tempura roll. While we were disappointed, we decided one of us would get a tuna scallion and the other would get a shrimp tempura.
Midway into our apps, the waitress came over and said she could not give us either of those rolls and that we just have to have a spicy tuna roll. Disappointment on top of disappointment.
Our sushi arrived and was absolutely the most awful sushi meal I had ever experienced at Seki.
The eggplant piece was inedible. The rice on all the pieces was dry and had no flavor. The salmon tomato was not seared as it often is. The seared salmon was not fatty and lacked flavor. Even the tuna did not taste fresh at all.
All the fish was completely subpar and we didn’t even eat some of the pieces. Quite honestly, I was appalled.
We ordered a spicy scallop handroll which was actually quite enjoyable but tragically, this was literally the only part of the meal that we enjoyed.
I have no idea what happened today but this was a major disappointment and I am truly in shock.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food is amazing but this is a Michelin starred restaurant?! The service sucked. My table wasn’t cleared until way after I waited, waited then eventually requested my check. My water & tea we’re not filled until I requested. When you come in, you’re bombarded with questions way before you settled in. But after you order, no one cares. Other locations might be better than the Times Square restaurant. For these prices, much more is needed than just good fish.

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CP
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was absolutely stupendous. However, we were not informed that the Omikase sashimi (12 pieces each for 2 people) would run nearly $200, when the sashimi dinner would have been $40 per person. While we thoroughly enjoyed the food, we did experience sticker shock at the cost. Other people might want to know as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is awesome!

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional and creative sushi accompanied by superb sake and service !

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C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Mediocre sushi that was fresh but not on par with its competition

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v
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a fancy sushi place in Times Square, and the sushi is pretty good, but not worth the high price. I got a house sake, which lacked smoothness or interesting taste features. I also got an eggplant appetizer, which was delicious, but only because the eggplant was SOAKED in miso -- no subtlety. At a place this upscale, I expect everything to be top-notch.

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JY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was a decent sushi restaurant however it's a completely different menu from their location in Chelsea, which is interesting and amazing. This is pretty basic, food service but a bit over priced.

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MR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pre theater dinner. Bento box and omikaze. Quiet tables and excellent fish.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was EXCELLENT! The only downside is the service was terrible.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here often and find the quality of food and the service to be outstanding. Not cheap but well worth the money

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ER
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was just so so. Not great. Not terrible. But I wouldn’t go back unfortunately

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo excelente!

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J
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our 2nd time visiting this restaurant. We love the following rolls: shrimp tempura, spicy scallops, fried oysters and California rolls. Of course we had some gyoza too. Only complain is as many NYC restaurants table are too closed to eac others making it your dinner no so romantic nor private

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E
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but portions were tiny for the price. I know overpriced food is the norm for NYC but this was a bit more than the norm.

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S
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spicy scallop handroll

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JF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! We take train in from NW Connecticut to dine here! Amazing sushi & service. The real deal.

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sushi was very good. Tempura fish was very good. Dessert was excellent. Mixed reviews for the cooked food.

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A
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Sushi Seki has been our favorite restaurant for many years and we have been loyal patrons! They closed the upstairs of this restaurant and now that it is downstairs they have not gotten it together- the service was so awful - they made us wait 1 hour and 10 minutes before bringing a morsel of food. When the food arrived it was sporadic and nobody received their food together. The sushi was great as always! We called over the manager who we know from frequent visits - he did not apologize or try to help in any way. He basically ran the other way instead of admit they fell short in service and would try to make us more comfortable next time. Unfortunately for them there are many great sushi restaurants in nyc - we will not be returning.

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We ordered uni sushi and both of them had ammonia smell in them. Ikura sushi were not fresh either. The servant screwed up the credit card transactions. The experience is disappointing.

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M
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We only went here bc we were going to a show.
We are regulrs at the original location.
I get the omakase every time
This is nothing likw to original location
I wont go back here again.
Chef seki needs to inspect this place and get involved otherwose it will destroy his reputation.

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TL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place lives up to the good reviews. Select fish, great appetizers and good sake.

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RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh fish and creative menu. The presentation was lovely and our server was terrific. Fun place for a girls night out!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, love it! Being there many many times. It was better the upstairs sitting.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Best miso cod i have ever had, and i am comparing it to zuma dubai, zuma hong kong, nobu london.

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CE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Ordered Omakase, charged $100 for 12 pieces of sushi. Past omakase for similar cost at other NYC restaurants yielded a big beautiful plate of sushi. Terrible value, sushi was fine, not the best, but good enough.

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TL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a dinner with my parents for celebrating my dad's birthday. Omakase was extraordinary.
We have enjoyed a lot Omakase a lot.

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