Restaurant Nippon

4.6
434 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Enjoy the perfect mix of elegance and comfort at the original Nippon, New York's oldest authentic Japanese restaurant -- now in its 56th year!

Since 1963, we have been offering the best of traditional edo-mae (Tokyo) style Japanese dishes from Sukiyaki and Tempura to Sushi and multi-course Kaiseki.

A restaurant of firsts, Nippon was the first Japanese restaurant to serve Sushi in NYC, and made global headlines when founder successfully petitioned the FDA to allow fugu-blowfish to be imported to the U.S. Nippon is also the birthplace of the Beef Negimayaki and many other dishes that are now standard fare in Japanese restaurants around the world. In addition, Nippon makes its own premium quality ni-hachi soba-noodles and presses its own tofu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Tempura
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 688-5941
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Akira Azuma
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Private party facilities
Private and Semi-Private Rooms available for 2 - 25 guests. prix-fixe menu including traditional Japanese Kaiseki, and our famous Sukiyaki and Kamo-nabe (duck hot-pot) can be enjoyed in a Japanese style tatami rooms. Please contact us at info@restaurantnippon.com
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Private party contact
Yasuhiro Makoshi: (212) 688-5941
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Catering
Traditional Japanese menus, including a sushi bar, can be catered in your home, office, club, or hotel, with waitstaff in traditional Japanese kimono. Please contact us at info@restaurantnippon.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Lexington and 3rd Avenues
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Public transit
6 train to 51st Street and E & M trains to Lexington Ave-53rd Street.
Short walk from Grand-Central terminal.
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Special events & promotions
Full and partial buy-out options and catering available to host your next special event!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine