SushiNao

4.6
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244 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Tucked away in a hidden space in Chelsea, Naoki Takahashi serves unique multi-course Sushi menu Japanese cuisines in a Zen-like interior. A La carte options are also available. Just try!
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vipAndrew
Philadelphia
281 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came here while my sushi-loving sister was in town. We’ve tried a few higher end sushi restaurants in the city but SushiNao has been the best by far! We did the Bliss tasting which was definitely worth the $54. Every course was delicious, and we especially liked the toro and albacore tuna sashimi, and the squid sashimi. There were some unique flavor combinations that I’ve never tried before, or have even thought to try, that all turned out very pleasant. We left feeling full where some of these places require a dollar slice after the meal. I will 100% be back!

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vipEatOutOften
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very pleasant restaurant. The sushi was quite good, and the room was quiet on a Wednesday evening. Presentation of sushi was unusual, and the menu encourages ordering one of the standard assortments rather than a la carte, which is what we generally prefer We'll return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined here two nights in a row! Need I say more?

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vipDisappointedTulaneGrad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Sushi was delicious and service was beyond my expectations! They had a dessert and candle for my friends birthday as I noted it in my reservation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, simple clean. Beautiful presentation. Great service.

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SushiNao is a hidden gem. Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. It is an excellent experience for any sushi enthusiast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Stickiest rice ever

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vipzzr1218
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food came out really fast, which is usually a plus. However, in this setting, it somehow seemed a bit rushed. Maybe it would've been better if the sushi came in groups of threes instead of groups of sixes. The rice of the sushi seemed a bit too sticky for sushi. It stuck to the plate a little. Otherwise, the fish and the sauce that came with the sushi really was amazing, and the ambiance was great.

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vipemja
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely zen atmosphere. Delicious inventive sushi. There are 3 choices of prix fixe. Shared the $34 and $44 options which was plenty for two. Each piece was amazing. Came with edamame and miso. Extensive sake list. I don’t like sake so didn’t try any but there are many choices. Service was a bit rushed but friendly. Terrific little place.

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1729
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, intimate, with most delicious sushi we have ever had, simple 3 - 4 level prix fixe menu.

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RT21
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

for omakase, it was fantastic. great quality fish, lovely service. so smart to bring omakase to the people and this does it perfectly. would absolutely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place is very nice and the food is good but they don’t have regular sashimi...other than that it’s very good.

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vipdivine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous - delicious omakase, quiet and great service

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vipnycdiner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good sushi and lovely space

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best sushi experiences for the value.

DH
DoritaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donor make reservations with an app as they require credit card and will charge $40.00 per person if you cancel. Call restaurant directly.

DC
vipDavidC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem of a restaurant! You feel as if you've been invited by the chef to eat a traditional Japanese multi-course meal at his home, with a view of a lovely rock garden. The sauces and attention to detail are exquisite in each piece of sushi, and the prices for various omakase sets - $24 to $54 - are reasonable. Can't wait to return!

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Multiculti9
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best Sushi we ever had. The Uber dropped us off in front of the restaurant, first we could not find the restaurant, the entrance and the area does not look like a restaurant this class. The sushi was amazing, the restaurant was very clean and the staff was very friendly. This will be our favorite Sushi place in New York.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food is too salty

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vipFlash
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are not looking for it, you could easily miss the narrow entrance on 17th St. , west of 8th Ave. That would be a shame. What lies ahead is your choice of beautifully prepared omakase sets - pick the size to match your hunger level. There is also an excellent sake list. This hidden jewel of a restaurant even has a little Zen garden. If there is any criticism it is that the sushi is not served one piece at a time; rather, it comes in waves, accompanied by a side of perfectly steamed/salted edamame included. I have been back three times and will continue to do so - the quality is superb.

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vipMeal
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious sushi

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delightful. Authentic, delicious, and a sort of oasis in the middle of the bustling city with its beautiful rock garden.

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vipMeal
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always I am not disappointed with Sushinao.
Good taste and price all the time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality of sushi with low price set menu

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Jess
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always look forward to a night at SushiNao! A great place to catch up with a friend, go on a date or have a culinary adventure with a group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

About a year ago, I came here for brunch and it was fantastic. My dinner experience this past weekend was a little disappointing. It was loud and the service was not great. Our waitress and waiters were nice but the waiters were very rough when setting and clearing our plates. They were a bit sloppy by forgetting to clear some of the bowls after a course. One of the waiters spoke too fast when describing the dishes and things felt a little rushed. This did not feel like a true Japanese restaurant to me. The service can improve and more thoughful.

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vipAndrew
Philadelphia
282 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding place overall! Excellent value! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

4 set menu choices with the option to add extra rolls. Bottle of wine + dinner for 4 girls was $52 each, which is a great deal for sushi in NYC. Everything was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Food here consistently fell short of our expectations. Service wasn’t great either. Probably more of a tourist spot than anything.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Since the decor and ambience was beautiful, we really looking forward to the eating our food. We got the please course for two people and were so underwhelmed. We eat sushi quiet frequently and tbh other than the salmon, tuna, and toro, we couldn’t taste any of the other fishes. The flavor of the fish was so mild/bland. I don’t know maybe it’s just me and my taste buds are trash ... but I was kind of disappointed since I’ve heard such good reviews about the place. Food aside, this place is really nice. The service was excellent, And the decoration was beautiful. It felt like we were in Japan. Everyone that sat around us were on dates so it was classy and the vibe was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take a date for a full on sushi experience at a great value

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vipJaninao
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Strangely enough, they charge $2.00 for not much of extra ginger. No other restaurant that we know does that.

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vipMandE
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

only go here if you are a sushi ?(and not sashimi) fanatic. it was delicious but way too much rice for me. also, aside from edamame, there isn't a single veg on the menu. very pretty place, waited forever for sake.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great entry into the world of sushi tasting menus. The food was excellent and a very good amount of sushi for the price compared to other places.

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vipFlash
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time as good as the first. Outstanding sushi. Beautiful presentation. You choose a set menu. No options. Note: No uni. Excellent sake list.

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vipFlash
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality sushi served in lovely surroundings tucked away in Chelsea. Excellent service, but unusual: Omakase offerings are in set groups with no substitutions. Carefully prepared, beautifully presented. If you are happy with your “set” choice, it’s quite lovely as you overlook a small zen garden. First rate sake menu.

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vipJaninao
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Quite authentic good quality Japanese food.

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vipSHUSHU
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First of all, this restaurant is hard to spot from the outside. You can easily miss it if you didn't know of this place. Inside is pretty spacious than I thought. The Maitre'D was very friendly. About the food, it was very good for the price. The fishes are all locally sourced, common fishes. No specially imported fish. And I feel like some of the fishes are slightly thinly sliced. Bottom line, this is a good place to start if you are not a sushi connoisseur or if you just want to have a casual sushi dinner. There are no sushi bars. All sushi are prepared in the kitchen and brought to your table so no pressure here even if you eat it the wrong way. I would go back for an economical sushi set. Oh, I have to say the "shari" ( sushi rice ) is very authentic and good.

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SushiNao is rated 4.6 stars by 244 OpenTable diners.

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