Sushi Nakazawa - Dining Room

4.7
695 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
Sushi Nakazawa serves the omakase of Chef Daisuke Nakazawa. Within the twenty-course meal lies Chef Nakazawa’s passion for sushi. With ingredients sourced both domestically and internationally, the chef crafts a very special nigiri tasting menu. Chef Nakazawa is a strong believer in the food he serves representing the waters he is surrounded by, so only the best and freshest find its way to your plate.



Both sushi bar seats and tables in our dining room are made available 30 calendar days in advance.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner is served everyday between Monday 5:00pm - 10:15pm.
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Phone number
(212) 924-2212
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Daisuke Nakazawa
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Cross street
7th Ave and Bedford Street
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Public transit
Two blocks south of the Christopher 1 stop.
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This was my second experience at sushi nakazawa. Everything was wonderful, except for the quality of the fish. I’ve enjoyed many omakase offerings throughout the city, and the quality of the fish was lacking.

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great meal with great wine and good sake recommendations. 2nd time going. Will go again.

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best sushi meal i've had EVER! this was my second time with the omakase and it was just as amazing as i remembered it to be. i wish i actually lived in the east coast to enjoy this at least once a month!

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RX
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Really rude services and too much ingredients in fish.

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I’m from San Francisco and travel to Japan often. When you order Toro, especially at an expensive Sushi restaurant, one would expect to receive a marbled peice of delicious Tuna. Here, you receive what I could only describe as “puree” of Toro on rice - something that they will do in Japan to hide not so fresh Toro cuts that were expensive when purchased. Other fish was chewy and some slices had evidence that they were more than a day old or near frozen for a period of time. I could forgive this at a three star sushi place... but not for this price.

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M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining Omakase experience at its best!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

this price can eat much better food , i have a 9 course omakase ,but i dont want to eat after the 5 course ....

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, they can modify the meal according to your preferences as well.

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was beyond fantastic. The dining room was a bit louder than we were hoping for. If you have the option go with the Sushi Bar.

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MB
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent sushi. The west-coasters giving a contrary opinion are just regional snobs. I’ve eaten at the beat west coast places & in Japan. Nakazawa is strong.

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Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good. Sushi variety is a bit limited, but fresh.
Overall, it is a omakase choice in NYC.

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E
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

definitely relaxing environment to have Sushi if you are not sitting at sushi bar. Service is great at Tamgo is great.

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F
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was marvelous. the 23 types of sushi served to us were delicious and beautifully presented.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Every piece of sushi was perfect and impeccable service.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

In a word - disappointing. Dining room was way too loud, wait staff was cold and uninterested. Food great, but too expensive.

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M
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

For paying $600 for two people and all the rave reviews I was definitely expecting the best sushi ever. The omakase was fresh but definitely not a wow.

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience ! Very innovative food and presentation.
As close to Real Japanese food outside Japan you can find

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b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. The host John and the chefs make the place one of a kind.

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FZ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Poor care about dietary requirements

Their set menu worked for them but lacked breadth compared to a top Japanese restaurant

Service arrogant

Wine list extortionate

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LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fourth time and it delights every single time. It is spectacular!

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LG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I consider myself to have had some fairly exceptional sushi throughout my lifetime. This restaurant elevates sushi to a completely new level. I don’t write many recommendations for or against restaurants but this one deserves it. The entire meal was a perfectly crafted experience with incredible attention to detail for each piece. The sake pairing is worthwhile, and takes you for a ride through a carefully crafted beverage experience as well. Overall the exquisitely prepared sushi tasted incredible, and the service was impeccable. One of the finest meals I’ve ever had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite sushi dining experience outside of Japan

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BS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi Nakazawa was recommended to us by a friend, and we are so very thankful we took them at their word. Neither my husband nor I wanted the food to stop coming out. It was amazing, and by far the best sushi we have ever had. We will absolutely come back the next time we are in town.

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S
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Hate to say it but we were disappointed.
It's a combo of the food and the atmosphere/service.

The place is super stuffy. The service is formal and cold. We felt uncomfortable the whole time.

The sushi was fine. We did the standard omakase which was $120 pp. Of 20 pieces I would say two were really good but not a single one had a wow factor. Taste was redundant.

We love a tasting menu. We aren't afraid to spend $$ on an amazing meal and experience but I actually left feeling guilty like we had just wasted $300 on 40 pieces of sushi, one glass of sake and a bottle of sparkling water.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi money can buy or somewhat close. Just amazing.

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f
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I can’t count how many times we have celebrated life’s milestones here. And we love it. Simply the best.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the type of experience that everyone should have once in their life.

We arrived a little early ahead of our reservations. Table was already ready at the back of the restaurant- it felt secluded and private. We were given the option to have either the regular omakase or the premium omakase. We went with the premium omakase, and needless to say it was delicious.

The attention to detail from the waitstaff was a nice touch. The third course into the meal they noticed I was left handed without me saying anything, and they plates the sushi appropriately for me. I didn’t even have to say anything - which was delightful.

All the fish was fresh, nicely prepared and the last piece of sushi of the first four courses was the best out of all of them (king salmon, yellowtail, chopped fatty tuna, dungeness crab). I believe the regular omakase and premium omakase differs after that.

With the premium omakase, we got A5 wagyu, abalone, and caviar sushi after - all of which tasted delicious. The premium omakase is a must try if you’re able to and you won’t be disappointed.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both my husband and I truly enjoyed this exquisite restaurant on my husband's birthday. Loved the ambiance, omakase was very nicely picked, delicious, diverse, yet delicately put together.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Het eten was super. Veel verschillende en bijzondere sushi’s. We zijn een redelijk “ervaren” sushi eters. Daar kregen we enkele nieuwe vissoorten die we niet kennen. Kwaliteit van de vis en rijst waren uitstekend. Als ik een kritiekpuntje mag geven, dan vond ik het rijst op een gegeven moment net iets te zuur. Ik weet niet of dat bewust is gedaan, want in het begin vonden we de sushi’s een 10. Otoro is niet meer zoals ze vroeger waren, maar hier kan de chef niks aan doen, gezien de goede bluefin bijna niet meer te verkrijgen zijn (ook zlefs lastig in Japan)

Qua sfeer was het top.
Bediening vond ik persoonlijk soms een beetje arrogant overkomen. Misschien komt het door het Amerikaans dat we niet gewend zijn. We hadden ook een sake pairing genomen. De sake’s waren erg goed. Voor uitleg van de sake’s was de 1 wel gepassioneerd, de ander speelde meer een bandje af, dus dat is wel jammer.

Qua prijs/kwaliteit verhouding vonden we net aan de hoge kant. Voor die prijs (192 voor premiu menu ex taxes and tip) hebben we beter gehad, maarja je bent wel in NYC.

Dus als je top sushi (misschien de beste?) wil eten in NYC en niet beroerd bent om wat uit te geven, dan is dit een aanrader.

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i
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

If you're looking for the traditional high Omakaze, this is not the place. The experience has been updated to be more comfortable and massive.

It skips two key elements, the first one is to see the chef work in front of you, thats why you sit infront of the chef in all the Omakaze restaurants in Japan. The second one the order of the nigiri was a little bit confusing, the idea is to go from the lightest to the more robust in flavor, here, its a back and forth with criteria like 5 pieces of Salmon or tuna.

Overall is a really good experience, great for a date or a business meal, the service is outstanding. Just think your up for a delicious night out, not for a Omakaze experience.

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ZG
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dinner is a special experience. Can’t wait to come back. Thank you.

Zor

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class omakase with impeccable service and attention to detail. We enjoyed a wonderful sake pairing as well.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nakazawa has a lot of potential, and the place has quality ingredients and great atmosphere. Although he still has some room to go before he reaches the level of Jiro Ono or even Shiro Kashiba, where he used to work under.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for our first anniversary. Food was delicious, and melted so heavenly in our mouths. Different from your traditional restaurants where you get to pick your food, but here you don’t. Setting was quiet and quite romantic with the candle lighting coupled along with lightly dimmed lighting. Perfect for special occasions only unless your wallet can afford otherwise. Again, food is to die for.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you entered the restaurant your senses were elevated to a higher level. As you were guided to your table you past the sushi bar where you were greeted by the Chef and his apprentices and the wait staff. The tables were minimally decorated but elegant. Each person had a purpose and executed their job like a well oiled machine. From the pouring of the water to description of the nights experience. I enjoyed each piece of sushi and every glass of sake as they were presented to you and explained the process of preparation. The evening was an experience I will not soon forget.

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LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Sushi was average at best. One of the most disappointing high end dining experiences

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P
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing, the service is the best I’ve ever had at a restaurant.

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C
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I’m a sushi snob. Nothing was wow. I was disappointed and I think Jiro would be too! Best part of the meal was his infamous tamago. Would not go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Excellent service
No regret
Highly recommend

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PP
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t know what more to say. This was my 6th time eating here and it gets better each and every time. The seafood is all outstanding, but it is the quality of the rice that is truly transcendent. We had the tea pairing and I cannot recommend that option enough, as sake with sushi just does not bring out the complexity of flavors that fine Japanese green tea does.

The service is, as usual, attentive and informative yet discreet.

This is the finest sushi restaurant in New York without question. We cannot wait to go back again.

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