Wokuni

4.7
604 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Overall, the food and ambiance were exceptional. The service however, left a lot to be desired. After being seated, we were ignored for almost 15 minutes while (at least three) parties that arrived after us were attended to almost immediately. Finally a server arrived with 3 glasses of water, placed them on the table and turned to walk away. We interrupt his flight from our table with a request to order drinks and appetizers to which he obliged. Once he returned which our starters, I spoke with him concerning our displeasure to start and our expectations moving forward. To his credit, he was amicable for the rest of the service.

It goes without saying that it is important to make all guests feel welcome. I am not sure what was the oversight that caused our table to not have the same level of attentiveness that others received on arrival. We had reservations, arrived on time and was seated promptly. Was having wit

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vipsrk49
New York Area
561 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointed in the quality of the fish. The lunch sets are a great price but we’ll go elsewhere in the future for a higher price point and better quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, staff are friendly. Would definitely come back!

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vipFinediner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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CzSn
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sushi and sashimi selection was great. Enjoyed our lunch.

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JOYM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the ambience and the food. Service is good, but a little more time spent with us (explanations) would have been appreciated.

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AvenH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Th food was on point. Sashimi was so fresh. The restaurant was very clean and spacious.

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vipJanette
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh fish, reasonable price, great service and wonderful ambience.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!

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lapulapu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this is the best restaurant in Manhattan to have raw fish. The place has two Itamae chefs. They apply some methods that take order away from fish. They make their own ice cream, and in my opinion, serve the best anmitsu (red bean dessert with seaweed jelly and shiratama rice cakes, served with vanilla ice cream and dark sugar syrup) in the city.

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atob
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love love love Wokuni! Unfortunately, yesterday’s service was a bit subpar- we felt like we were being rushed and we just did not get the service that we are used to. We kept having to flag down a waiter to cater to us. The food as always was 10/10 and really saved the night.

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vipUpperWestSider
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish was super fresh and the lunch deal was a steal! Definitely worth going to.

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KennyB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a client here the other day based on the previous reviews. The food was excellent, atmosphere is cool and clean. Service was great and they are open for lunch. We ate indoors and felt very comfortable. I would highly recommend.

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KurtS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants I've ever been to.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

紅葉おろしとポン酢で食べる生牡蠣が最高に美味しかったです。メインのお刺身定食も、お刺身はもちろん、ゆず風味の白菜のお漬物まで、ランチでも丁寧なお仕事でした。

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vipGothamfoodie1
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. The sushi was delicious and fresh. The server was very nice and attentive. We went early so it was not very crowded but tables were nicely spaced and felt very safe.

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JasperShogo
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As a Japanese American originally from Los Angeles, I've spent much of my 10 years in New York looking for a satisfactory Japanese culinary experience. Wokuni far exceeds that and offers some of the finest fish I've had not only in Manhattan, but in the Western world as a whole.

As a full time professional Jazz musician, you can imagine my income is neither consistent nor bountiful. Even so, Wokuni offers such quality of foods at prices even affordable to myself and colleagues.

My only complaint is with the music they choose to play while you're dining. It's often very electronic and/or highly sophisticated without the sense of organic creativity I'd normally pair with such excellent ingredients.

One of my favorite locations to eat at for all special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been here several times for lunch and dinner. Delicious food much like you’d get in Japan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oh toro sushi ever!!!! We ordered 3 tamago because it’s that good. People who served us was very professional. We felt comfortable and had fun from drinking sake and eating sushi.

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SamanthaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good. Nice staff. Function also good food.

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CarolineR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great atmosphere. Delicious food. Highly recommend.

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DariaM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. My friends and I went there to celebrate a birthday and the experience was wonderful. The atmosphere was incredible starting from the interior to the Ghibli music in the background. The staff was very attentive. And the FOOD. Ugh it was incredible. If you're looking for a place with Japanese cuisine in New York for the best price, this is your place. For the quality it is very affordable. We spent around $37 per person for top quality sushi. It was worth it. We will definitely return again.

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AvenH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! Food was fresh and service was great.

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Greg
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recommend the sushi omakase, a good value for what you get. The skewered chicken was overcooked and the miso skewered beef overpriced and under seasoned. The salad "with sardines" was a total disappointment, as the "sardines" were micro plankton, grey little worms with no flavor. The pickled veggies also lacked any character.

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vipAdelia
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites, Wokuni offers a well priced lunch menu, excellent fish and a handsome interior with a casual vibe. Get there early for the Wokuni Don, for they only offer a limited number. We’ve introduced to many friends who also love it & return often as well.

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Perry
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sashimi was quite fresh and tasty. Good value for lunch set. Chef was there and staff is professional.

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vipMitsuakiM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife wanted sushi during our trip, and the food was excellent. We will be back when we visit again.

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ShaheimK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Wonderful and attentive staff.

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vipAskybar
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very trendy neighborhood spot with amazing fresh food. A true hidden gem in the heart of Murray hill! Very family friendly

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ChicagoMom
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a family of four and ordered the Wokuni Omakase. The appetizers and sashimi were all very fresh and tasty. It was nice to be able to taste foods prepared in different
ways, but I would have liked to have more than just one tempura (shrimp) - maybe
some vegetable tempura with the shrimp would have been nice.
The last entree dish of fish and vegetable hot pot cooked in front of us was really
delicious (especially the broth with the udon), but since it came at the very end, we
were all so stuffed, we couldn't enjoy it as much (I would have been happy with a little
less number of dishes and smaller portions).
The desserts were delicious, but I would stick to just Japanese sweets and maybe fresh
fruit instead of the cheesecake, which was overwhelming.

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Harry
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant staff was incredibly helpful, charming and welcoming to my partner and I. They answered all of our questions well and ensured that we had the best time there. The food was incredible as well. It felt authentic and freshly prepared. There are a lot of intriguing options here and there is a good selection for someone who doesn't eat meat.

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vipAmyD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wokuni-don is as excellent as always. A bit pricy but the quality is truly stunning. Service is spotless. Will visit again next month.

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vipDSmithSHG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food quality and presentation here is great! The service and the seating choices are not. From the grumpy host/manager to the lackadaisical service attitude, both of these things are not good. NYC is currently only at 50% occupancy it’s not like they’re at full capacity Anyway, great food, quality and price points. But if you go, just know that you’re not there for the service.

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Rick
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were sat in the back, which I would not recommend. The view of the walls are dismal and the area is small. The server was good. The food was tasty but overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Very much meh. Sushi was good, service sucked and their wasn’t a good selection of drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I live on the block so we eat here often.
This place is overpriced - I attribute it to high rents in the area - but it's not an upscale restaurant. What I like about Wokuni dishes is that their flavor is consistent and well balanced. Whenever I come downstairs to eat I can be certain that any dish I order will taste good whether it's sushi or a cooked meal. Try their seafood hotpot, it's fun to make your own meal!
The only thing that is somewhat lacking is service which is unusual at a Japanese restaurant. There is one waiter who is good, he isn't chatty, keeps an eye on his tables and comes up at the right time. But the other two are chatty, overly familiar with guests yet fairly clueless about service. Sometimes I see them interact with Japanese guests - it's a total culture clash, and even as an observer I feel weird.
There is outdoor seating but it's literally on a narrow sidewalk on Lex so could feel a bit busy at dinner time.
Again, love the food as long as I can get my favorite non-chatty and competent waiter.
P.s. They posted this on the door yesterday - a bit offensive, no?

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vipMelaris
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and quality food! Highly recommend it even for celebrating special occasions.

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vipfujio33
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Sashimi are Very Good and Fresh. I always eat Kaisendon for Lunch.

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vipkaren
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for get together
Food and service is always excellent

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You can order delivery directly from Wokuni using the Order Online button. Wokuni also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Wokuni also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 447-1212.

Wokuni is rated 4.7 stars by 604 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.