Wokuni

4.4
225 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the premium omakase and loved it. So full and it’s great value

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Impressive, albeit impersonal space, fresh fish, unimpressive omakase.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Nice atmosphere overall but the food and the service were mediocre. The meal was very rushed, as if they were trying to turn over the table but there was no one waiting. The food overall was mediocre. The edamame / corn fritter came out cold and somewhat soggy. We had some toro sushi which was good, but the three rolls we had were poor - very mushy consistency of the fish which is unappealing. And the spicy tuna roll tasted notably fishy. To be fair it was a Monday night which isn’t good night to go to a sushi restaurant, but the consistency on the rolls is a problem of technique (using only scraped end bits) not of fish freshness.

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

Amazing! Especially kid friendly

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

They serve authentic Japanese cuisine! The staffs are well-educated and answered all of the questions about the fish from Nagasaki very politely and properly. Per the staff, the cheff came to our table to greet us, which is a very Japanese way. The quality of the fish and all of the dishes (Agedashi, Kinpira, Oyster) was great! We would like to come back again and try Omakase.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tried the omikase. Wide variety of interesting foods, service was good but the waiter didn’t really explain the dishes well. Food was tasty, if not the highest quality . I would go back again and both reorder some dishes as well
As try new ones. Most presentations were pretty.

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g
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Japanese food, presented very professionally, with a comfortable atmosphere which was conducive to conversation.

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DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent and unusual sushi, fish selection, and other dishes not found in most American Japanese restaurants. Very knowledgeable waitstaff, reasonable prices, and pleasant ambience. Less noisy than many equally modern restaurants in Manhattan, a welcome relief (high ceilings help alot). We are definitely coming back to this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant!

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Ended up coming by for lunch during a trip. Made reservations planning for the omakase, but was told when we got there that they don’t do sushi during lunch, only during the lunch menu, which was disappointing. After asking our server what else was available, she went through the menu and mentioned the Wokuni-don had sashimi on it, but didn’t tell me it was out before I tried to order it. The way it was explained made it seem like we had missed out on anything sushi/sashimi related in our visit, which seems to not be the case? Pretty bummed about that.

Ended up doing the Unagi-don, karaage, and kimpira, all of which were tasty.

The restaurant itself is cozy and hip. Neat design and easily accessible. Felt quite comfortable eating lunch there and didn’t have any sense of being rushed out the door or anything.

Just wish it had been more clear about the availability of what I had actually come for, rather than just having to compromise and have a less than stellar time like I had hoped/planned for. I’m sure if that had been the case, I would have been 5 stars across the board.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth time dining at Wokuni and they are on top of the game in both food quality and service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good

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BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was ok; not great. Average Omakaze. They emphasize hot food over sushi more and the hot dishes of the Omakaze were average. If I went back, would skip the Omakaze.

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HS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was a birthday celebration. Although the value of the omakase was good, the items chosen were not spectacular. Fish was fresh, but nothing that makes me want to have the omakase again. However the kids boat at $10 is a great deal. I only wish they had better service, with better direction. E.g. a competent service director. That could bring this to the next level, otherwise it’ll become the neighborhood cheap sushi joint good for delivery.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Must order the tuna collar if available. Totally unexpected experience and taste.

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fresh food, friendly staff, cool unpretentious atmosphere; small plates reasonable for the neighborhood; mains are a bit pricey

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was ok but not that special

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

In general, the food is good, but not outstanding. Hostess was great, the person in charge was great, but one of the waiters was rude. The sushi is excellent but the meat main dishes (shabu-shabu) were lacking vs what we have tried in other Japanese options). The moshi were excellent also.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Did not like my waitress at all. She told me she thought I was waiting for another party but she could have acknowledged my existence and pour me a glass of water vs. just waiting and not stop by my table at all for several minutes after being seated. Did the host not communicate to the waitress that it’s a “table of 1”? Not coming back again and will not recommend my friends to come.

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PC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I came for the Christmas Eve dinner which was probably not the best time to be a solo diner here.
While the food (Asazuke, Chawanmuchi and Saikyo Miso Cod) was tasty, the service was rather slow and a little inattentive. As a solo diner, I could only sit at the bar area with my back to the main dining area. I had much better experience service and seating-wise when I visited here a few months ago for a weekday lunch.

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A
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place with delicious sushi! We loved the atmosphere and service a lot! A great spot for sushi in New York.

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wokuni is a Japanese restaurant and its fish is prepared and presented as it would be in Kyoto, and just as fresh as it would be be there as well. Service is excellent and the atmosphere is a very elegant japanese Today look...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Worst Japanese food we had in the city. It was premium priced but take out quality.

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AL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and wait staff were exceptional. However two members of our party was running late, it was over 30 minutes. It was in poor tastes that a couple of us ran late. However, the hostess came over to our table and scalded us for it. She was rude. There are nicer ways of putting things as this has never happened at other great restaurants we have dined in for the past 20 years of celebrating one another’s birthday.

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AC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took clients here for dinner and everyone enjoyed the food, wine and ambiance! Would definitely dine here again for business or with friends.

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PH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and very friendly and helpful service.

I must start with the service/setting - we were seated in an odd back room, which was less lively, but worked for our group since it was a little more quiet. We were worried about being abandoned by servers, but they kept checking on us, which I appreciated.

The sushi and miso soup were excellent. The miso is a red miso, much more flavorful. The fish was great. However, one of our party had skewers and I think she found them to be a bit bland.

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Saki selection. Relaxing, modern ambiance. Diverse Japanese cuisine, all quite good, especially with the Saki.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is very good with reasonable price.

But the space is rather limited, and the
tables and seats in the center area are
small and confining. The exception is the 4-people tables in the south side. Avoid busy hours if you need to talk.

Also, be careful when you enter and exit the place. Once you enter the front door, you have to turn to the left side to see the receptionist.

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I've been to Wokuni 4x and last Wed was really bad. I reserved table for 3 @ 12:30pm. I got an email at around 11:30am reminding me of my reservation. When we finally arrived at 12:30pm the receptionist told us that there was no table available. I told her I had a reservation. She said it's a first time first serve bases. What's the use of reservation if it will be 1st come 1st serve. She did not even made an effort to help us. I asked if we can speak to a manager, and she told me there was no manager in the restaurant at that time. I asked if we can speak to a supervisor, and she said there was no supervisor either at that time. Does Wokuni really open for lunch without supervisor or manager?

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the restaurant.. great wine list and friendly staff

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O
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, reasonable price for NY and service was very good.

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J
New York Area
356 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On our 2nd visit, we invited 2 friends to join us. We had 5 pc sushi platter, 1/2 Oshstok mackerel, a mixture of sushi rolls & shishito peppers washing it down beer & sake. Good quality fish is why we will keep returning.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food at great price..so good

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. My wife and I did the premium omakase, amazing and great and quick service!!!

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is great. Would love to repeat this restaurant. One note that glass of Lunch drink is redicutously small I’ve never seen...

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

$10 happy hour is an excellent deal, oysters are fresh the sake is tasty
$98 Omakase dinner is good value consider it's in NYC
The farm fish concept and environmental responsible seafood approach are what brings us there.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sashimi and service. The music playing was tasteful and at a comfortable volume. Loud enough to make the place lively, but not so loud that one can’t hear another.

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J
New York Area
356 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Modern decor was black & grey. Seaweed salad-4 types of seaweed served side by side with 2 dipping sauces, I prefer my seaweed mixed with dressing. This version was a bit too esoteric for me. 5 pc sushi-fish was very fresh & good quality, the rice could be a bit warmer for contrast. We added one piece of bluefin toro @ $12- it lacked flavor, very disappointing.
Yakitori skewers of chicken thigh & shishito peppers were our favorites. We enjoyed a small bottle of dessai nigori from Yamaguchi (unfiltered)sake. The sushi is worth a return visit.

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