Wokuni

4.6
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421 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
We, Tokyo Ichiban Foods, started our business in the restaurant industry. We continue to pursue serving quality food that will delight our guests, and we cherish our relationship with them. Today, pivoting from our strong origin, we are also expanding our scope of business to aqua-farming, seafood processing and distribution.
We oversee the process through professional culinary eyes, from when the fish is cultivated until it is served to our guests. This allows us to build a sustainable and traceable system that will lead to higher customer satisfaction.
Japanese cuisine is blessed with opulent nature from both the mountains and the sea, which brings us rich seafood. Our wish is to bring quality seafood and Japanese food culture to the world, making the global food culture even richer and stronger.

Specials

Enjoy happy hour $1 Oyster!!!

$10 Arigato set Karaage&Edamame or 4pc Oyster!!!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 16, 2019

Ends: September 17, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM

Enjoy happy hour $1 Oyster!!!

Arigato set Karaage&Edama or 4pc Oyseter & Wine or Sake.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 20, 2019

Ends: September 21, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 421 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sashimi is pretty fresh and seasoning well.

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously outstanding! Great fish quality, service, dishes, everything.

G
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is very pretty. The food is delicious but served very erratically. Our friends dishes took a long time to come out. Other than the delay on food service, it was a pleasant experience. A little pricey.

A
Philadelphia
264 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the best Japanese restaurant in Midtown East area!!

A
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

The service was ridiculously slow and poor. It was a busy evening, but that was no excuse for not being able to place an order, for food arriving in a haphazard fashion and for ordered items not showing up (except on the bill).

I have been to Wokuni about 10 times over the past year.....i hope this was an off night for the staff, not a sign of where service is headed.

As always, the food is very good.....fresh, well presented and flavorful.

S
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a decent experience with ups and downs. If you want to spend a lot, then this place is great but if you’d like something small, not a place I’d recommend.

M
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A very authentic izakaya with an extensive menu. Great fish dishes and seasonal specials. Excellent sake selection. An perhaps best of all, this place is very reasonably priced!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nigiris are extremely expensive and quality is very standard. Portions are very small. Cheapest wine is over 40 and it’s a very basic wine.

KL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, great service, great ambiance, excellent quality food. 2nd time here and I will go back. I highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for the first time but it was better than I thought.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food! This was our first time and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality and authentic nature of the experience.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just very high quality, spotless clean. Great, diverse menu. Great sushi, great izakaya food, high quality sake at reasonable prices, maybe one third less expensive than your top tier Japanese spots.

W
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality of fish and other seafood. I had the best sashimi in a long while. The best selection of lunch specials that I may need to come back a few more times to try everything in the menu. Impeccable wait staff who are all attentive and polite. It was a great dining experience that will be repeated. Oh did I tell you about the terrific ambiance of the restaurant - expansive yet cozy.

EO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My daughter and I came for a mid-week late lunch and there were a few customers there. The restaurant was clean and spacious, it was not noisy at all. We sat comfortably. I was very disappointed that the food was not authentic. I am a native Japanese and it was regrettable to pay $69 for two of us. I decided to try Wokuni because the name of the restaurant has a unique tone of Japanese (Fish land) and hoped this was a real Japanese restaurant. We were wondering if the food (fried tofu) was previously frozen and microwaved. Maybe they serve dinner differently, to be fair.... The waiters were very polite but didn't have any clue about Japanese cuisine. I am very sorry to say but this was another fake Japanese restaurant in town. There are many restaurants that use real Japanese characters on the website as well as their menu in NYC (or everywhere else) but most of them are actually not serving authentic Japanese food. Wokuni is one of them. As long as the food is decent I don't mind. Maybe it's only because my expectation was too high!

Wokuni
Responded on October 24, 2019

WOKUNIをご利用くださり、またご意見をお寄せくださり、ありがとうございました。 またお客様のご期待にお応え出来ず、誠に申し訳ありませんでした。 WOKUNIでは、冷凍の豆腐は使用しておりません。 フレッシュな物をオーダー時に揚げて提供しております。 WOKUNIのほっけは『伴助ほっけ』を使用しており、NYCでは珍しく評判の高い商品でございます。 明太ポテトは、WOKUNIでじゃがいもから蒸し器で柔らかくしてから、仕込む自家製でございます。 日本では、50店を展開しており、自社養殖場を活かした鮮度の高い食材を活用して日々お客様に提供を努めております。 お客様のご期待に沿えず大変申し訳ございませんでしたが、WOKUNIでは、日本の本物の料理をお客様に提供しているレストランでございます。 次回お近くにいらっしゃる際は、ぜひ再度当店をご利用くださるようお願いいたします

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S
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wokuni is one of our neighborhood mainstays for sushi (for the adults) and yakitori (for our daughter). This wasn't our best visit — the sushi seemed refrigerated, daughter's skewers took forever to come out — but even the great ones are allowed to falter every now and then. And the shiratama zenzai is a dessert that's not to be missed!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Average japanese restaurant.

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ST
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like being in Japan! Excellent food, service, saki.

PM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, great food, excellent service, beautiful room, full house but not overly noisy, will be back!

SS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wokuni is very good Japanese Restaurant.
At least onece a week wantgo there.
Thanks,

OT
Osaka
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice they prepared candles for the birthday

v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I’ve dined at quite a few izakayas in Japan and I understand that dishes are brought to the table as soon as they come out of the kitchen, sometimes in no particular order, but our experience at Wokuni was a bit ridiculous. We ordered five dishes and they all arrived at more-or-less the same time. There was barely enough room on the table, which felt really uncomfortable. It also made us feel like we had to rush. Overall a disappointing experience.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Very high quality fish and great ambience

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Had the Omakase menu which did not disappoint one bit. 10/10 would visit again

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sashimi was delicious and melted in the mouth, the Agedashi Tofu was rich and wonderful. the service..with our special emergency need..was precisely what we needed

g
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly fresh seafood, terrific value for lunch sets and happy hour, and polite, elegant service make this a favorite for Japanese food.

TT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was absolutely dismal. Not worth the $30+ per person price tag for this reason.

d
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing. Described the food in a way to make my mouth water.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a restaurant with good food and good memories.
I want to come again!

JG
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic meal from start to finish, some of the best sushi I've encountered in NYC

JS
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this restaurant. So hard to find a really amazing dining experience in midtown - especially when looking for sushi! Love the atmosphere and music. And happy hour is really awesome too!

Y
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, waiter was super helpful and if you can get a booth seat it's roomy and comfortable. I highly recommend their black cod. Buttery and delicious with sweet miso sauce. Yum! Their sashimi are also very fresh and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The service is very fast and feel free to ask any question, waiter will help!

P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Japanese restaurant- it's fabulous! Always enjoy this place. The waiters, the music, the great food!

MI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious. Quality of fish is superb. Love it.

TO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

日本にいるかのような味で、とても落ち着けました。

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The table we were seated was not good despite our reservation.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good deal happy hour spot! Very good deal happy hour!

SN
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They were friendly and efficient. We ordered a mix of lunch platter among a party of eight. All the fish were fresh, the guest really enjoyed the starters, especially the house prepared tuna salad. The place is not noise or packed but during lunch it gets full quickly; so, I recommend making a reservation in advance for a larger party of over 4.

EJ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs tasting menu was delicious! Lots of yummy food

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful staff even came over to teach me how to use chopsticks when they saw me struggling. Overall great experience.