Temakase - East Village

4.3
111 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Temakase located in the East Village is committed to serving the freshest fish, crispiest seaweed and of course, delicious warm rice cooked to perfection. We believe that eating hand-rolls straight from our Chef is the best way to experience the fresh, crispy-crunch. We are changing the way NYC eats sushi one hand-roll at a time! #ROLLUPNY

We offer in-door dining only as our experience involves eating handrolls straight from the hands of a Chef.

Take out now available on your favorite delivery platform!

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 111 people are saying
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vipIanJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but the service was slow and sporadic. People dining together would get the same rolls separately with a wait in between. Service on the evening I visited was poor: order not taken correctly, items forgotten but still charged on the bill, a general level of surliness... The restaurant was very quiet (6~10 diners) but we were still squashed onto one bar with one overworked, slow chef...
I can believe that there have been and will be more vibrant and on-the-ball experiences, but based on my visit it's a 'medium' in a city full of excellence.

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Elle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food was tasty, and Joe (one of the staff) was really nice and accommodating. The cons: It appeared extremely understaffed. I made a reservation and was seated 25 minutes after my reservation time, and didn't eat until 1 hour or so after my reservation time. The food itself had great flavor - but also was small - and you'll probably be hungry after buying $30 worth of small rolls. I likely will not return due to the wait time.

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Glenn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally I had a 1:00 reservation, due to an issue they had, they asked me if I could return at 2. I had a meeting, and we were already running late so we waited.
No regrets, the sushi was rolls were very good, fish was fresh and the Mgmt gave us a free appetizers and a drink. I will be returning here, maybe check them out for dinner.

MS
vipMrSundayJohnson
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful rolls and great crispy rice apps. The “Hangry” dinner was quite a lot of food. But prepared at a relaxed pace, it was easy to eat every morsel. It was my first time at this restaurant, but Joe at the bar made me feel right at home. His menu and sake suggestions were spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the guy at the front. helped clean up a reservation back up and was very accommodating. food is great

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would recommend! The servers were great and super nice and personable and the food just topped it all off. Definitely would suggest the wagu roll!

MW
MarisaW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing handrolls in east village!!
will definitely be back for more
staff is great and food is even better!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place became my new favorite spot for Japanese food.
Hand rolls were amazing as well as the appetizers.
Friendly staff and super quick Service, If you want an actual taste of Japan go to Temakase, I will definitely be back for more!

HC
vipHeatherC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fish was fresh and delicious!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Try the yellowtail jalapeño it’s amazing!

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vipdakotaf
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy!! Incredibly fresh fish and very chill vibe

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible quality and service, loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did the “hangry” set menu option here and I was absolutely blown away. Each roll was scrumptious. Very friendly staff. Definitely one of the hidden gems on the lower east side!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service , food came fast and quickly. Quality and taste was immaculate. An experience one of a kind would deff visit again for the experience and the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi here was amazing! The service was even better. The sushi was extremely fresh and well presented. Everything was superb. The spicy tuna crispy rice is also a must try when you come here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Don’t bother making reservations. They overbook and we still waited an hour after the reservation to be seated. And then they have 1 person making rolls on each side. Took about an hour to get 6 rolls as they thought we were done and stopped making the remainder of our rolls.

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vipMercedesc
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Meh skip it

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Made a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes to get seated. Sushi rolls were ok but was not told which type of rolls were being served. A few menu items were not available and the server asked us to finish up quickly cause they had a long wait while we still had drinks to finish up.

TN
TouristsinNYC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

we made reservations but were still seated 15+minutes after our allocated window. we had to waive down the staff to order, get water, and get our check. it was also clear the staff was unfamiliar with the menu.

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vipConny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

:D great as always thanks

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vipConny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipConny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

CA
vipCAR28
Hawaii
40 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some of the best sushi I have ever had! The rolls r amazing The fish is sooo fresh Crispy rice is just perfect crisp Very busy and loud and small restaurant but great flavor! The truffle in blue crab hand roll is unbelievable

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vipConny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

C
vipConny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

MM
vipMetaMan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

no flexibility on the menu, not kids friendly

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vipConny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. My fav restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I’m allergic to shellfish and they wouldn’t let me have alternatives to the prefix menu, my appetizer was disgusting and the rolls were okay at best.

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vipConny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and excellent food. I almost go there weekly. I would enjoy it more if the guy next to me wasn’t talking that loudly to impress his date. Eyeroll.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Looking for a sushi place we ended up here. Small, tasty, and pricey. No ambiance. No music. Restaurant looks empty. No cozy. Very different place. We had three dishes. All of them delicious but not what we expected from a sushi place.
Then we went to takahachi to finish our dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Everyone is so sweet and it’s always a wonderful experience.

LB
LillianB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t have the space for us despite us having a reservation. Staff was rude,

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vipConny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Tried the shrimp roll this time and it was really good.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

45 minute table limit, no drinks, limited menu, rude service.

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vipConny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here. Always good food and good service. Thanks!

AK
vipAlexaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi here is so fresh everything was delicious! Also really reasonably priced! Will definitely be back.

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vipConny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time going and went with a friend this time. she loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh sushi ! Seated right away even though we arrived later than our reservation. Will definitely be coming back

NL
NickL
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Don’t get the hype or current rating. Mediocre at best. Upon arrival the forest thing they said was you have 40 mins to eat and you have to be out. No alcohol but that is not why the poor rating.

LP
vipLPSNY
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation which was accepted and confirmed. I even talked to someone while on my way and he confirmed all was fine. When I arrived at the reserved time, the restaurant was closed and looked like it had been closed for a while. I called and the same guy picked up. He acted as if he was there even though it was now clear he was not on premises. He said he would call me right back after finding out what happened and never did. When I called again, he let it go to voice mail. WTF???? We traveled from across town for this meal!!!! This is so beyond unacceptable I don’t even know what to say. Thanks for ruining an important date.

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You can order delivery directly from Temakase - East Village using the Order Online button. Temakase - East Village also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 381-1456.

Temakase - East Village is rated 4.3 stars by 111 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.