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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Sliced top rib of beef, served with vegetables, homemade tofu in a special broth
8 pieces of nigiri sushi and 1 roll
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Sun 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Sat 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Love Restaurant Nippon. It is one of the most underrated Japanese restaurants in the city.
Food is always excellent. They have sushi as well as innovative dishes, including negamyaki, which they invented. Their soba is grown on their own farm.
I had the sushi lunch special - $43 was high for what I received. The nigiri was of mixed quality, the tuna and salmon was very good, but the remainder was fair at best. Service was spectacular, location convenient and the ambiance very pleasant. I will likely give it another try to see if I was just unlucky, but I won't go out of my way.
I have eaten at Nippon since the mid-1960s. My latest meal there was excellent. I recommend Nippon highly. The sukiyaki is superb. The atmosphere is wonderful.
Great service, great food (not the most commonly known Japanese menu). Always worth a visit!
I hadn’t eaten in this restaurant for many years and was not disappointed last week. The food was as I remembered excellent and the service is spectacular. I would recommend it highly
The food is standard sushi fare. It won't disappoint you; neither is it worth going out of your way for. The service is excellent. If you are in the midtown east and hankering for sushi, you could do worse.
Authentic, fresh and tasty food. I liked that the menu had many Japanese specialties. All the guests were pleased. Service was wonderful, and I loved the "old school" style of the place. Not flashy, just solid. Will definitely go back.
Food and service was amazing!
The food was nicely prepared and tasted pretty good. The serving staff was friendly but seem to take too much time delivering meals.
Excellent all around. One of the best on New Yotk. Highly recommended.
We have been eating at this restaurant for years. It only gets better. Last nights dinner was fantastic. Please have dinner there.
Advertised as the oldest continuous Japanese restaurant in New York City (56th year) we decided to try it out. All of the staff were very gracious and the food was good quality but unfortunately it was seriously overpriced. Perhaps the best value we had was a bottle of dry chilled sake for $95. I like Japanese omelet so I ordered 2 pieces sushi and 2 pieces sashimi. The waiter did not tell me that in our mixed assortment plate there would also be omelet. I ordered an uni handroll and was advised that because of the quantity of uni they would be using, it is priced as a double portion; $40 is too much money, and the uni was not overflowing. In fact it was made up of small pieces trimmed off other orders and terrible value. The quality of the food was very good but considering that we only had one bottle of sake a bill of $525 for four people (with tax but before gratuity) is simply too much money. Next time I will remember HATSUHANA is a better choice.
Incredible service with impeccable food. Highly recommend for sushi lovers!
I went to this restaurant for my wedding anniversary with my wife. We could not be more happy with this restaurant. Everybody was super nice, food was delicious, price-quality was great. We will definitely come back on our next trip to NY.
It was a great dining experience. Highly recommended!
Excellent old timer Japanese restaurant that has been around for a a long time. We ordered large sashimi which was very fresh and high quality. Homemade tofu was also great and came with tasty paste. Will come back to try more dishes.
Service was so great all around. We had such a good time. The uni was so good.
The food is excellent here. The fish is very fresh and everything is prepared artfully to look appealing as well as taste delicious. It's very authentic Japanese food and although it is expensive, it is worth the price
The customer service here was outstanding! The waiter gave great food and drink recommendations and was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu. He had great jokes too! Went for my birthday and right before Father's Day and they made us feel special with free desserts and a handmade card. Will definitely go back!
As always fantastic! The sushi is fresh, rice is fantastic, service great.
I had a birthday dinner with friends and it could not have gone better. We loved the food and ambiance. It was such a great experience I would not hesitate to come back when I visit NYC. The service was also outstanding and very accommodating.
Its a real japanese restaurant with authentic dish
It is good see that the interior of the restaurant has been freshened up. I have eaten here since the 1960s. It is an excellent restaurant -- a very comfortable. It takes you back a bit to Japan's Edo era.
The food is excellent and everything is very authentic. I will certainly return.
This is an excellent Japanese establishment with a long and distinguished reputation. We are never disappointed.
Very authentic Japanese restaurant from chef to waitresses!
The food and service was wonderful from start to finish. We had the 9 course tasting menu and I would highly recommend. The presentation of the food was lovely. We had a private room and had a wonderful experience. I will definitely be returning and suggesting to friends.
Describing our whole experience in one word, exquisite.
Enjoyed authentic Japanese meal in the quiet environment. Especially, Zaru Soba is great.
I LOVE NIPPON-the service is amazing -the food is delicious-i think its the best in the city
Love this place and the women who welcomed us. Food was terrific.
Everything is generally good but the size of the sushi portions is really quite small given the price. 50$ for a sushi platter with 14 pieces, those pieces were rather small vs many competitors.
Everything was excellent!
Lovely place and very authentic I went there to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday the staffs are very friendly and good service .... can’t wait to go back there again
The food was delicious and service was very courteous. We had a course meal and everyone of 6 dishes were delicious.
The best Japanese food
I would go there everyday
It is everything it is made out to be
This is traditional Japanese cuisine at its finest. The sukiyaki is worth traveling for, and the house made soba noodles are the best in the city. The ambiance is dated, and the service sometimes a bit unsure. Still the food is superb and never fails to deliver.
Nice people but I had the back cod and it was Tiny. The service was just off. My friend ordered the vegetable tempura but they brought shrimp. My dinner was supposed to come with a miso so soup that they never brought it out. However they were nice people maybe everything’s off because of the pandemic?
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Restaurant Nippon is rated 4.7 stars by 590 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.