Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar

4.9
645 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
Sushi Bar reservations can only be made through OpenTable.

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.

All dinner reservations are made available 30 calendar days in advance. Lunch reservations are accepted up to 14 days in advance.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch is served everyday in 2 seatings:

11:30am and 11:45am
1:00pm and 1:15pm

Reservations are available for 1-4 guests for lunch.

Dinner is served everyday in 3 seatings:
5:00pm
7:15pm
9:30pm

Reservations can only be made for parties of 2 for dinner.
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Phone number
(212) 924-2212
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Daisuke Nakazawa
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Neighborhood
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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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.7

How much will you like the West Village's Sushi Nakazawa? How much money do you have, and how recently did you watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi?

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 645 People Are Saying
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ES
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Omakase was delightfully prepared. Wonderful sushi rice. Freshest fish. Enchanted caviar. Succulent uni two types to compare and contrast. Sake list impeccable selection. Nice host help with my Ordering of sake. I needed a bit of help there. Authentic. Excellent price point. Punctual seating. Amicable environment at the sushi counter. Female sushi chef. Best Tomago ever had, bar none! Arrigato from Buffalo, New York foodie.

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

By far, the best, most creative Sushi experience I have ever had. Every piece was delicious and explained in detail. Was an amazing experience.

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JM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Sushi Nakazawa for lunch and it was well worth the price of admission. It truly is a gem and worth the Michelin Star it just received. Unassuming from outside but once entering you feel you are somewhere special. It was Omakase style and I opted for a couple of add-ons (cavier, Uni) so the bill added up. Really was such an awesome experience. I definitely will try and get back there for the dinner version which I am sure will be eventful. Great stuff by Nakazawa.

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

Superb food ...worth every penny!!

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

Greatest meal of my life

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EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi I’ve ever tried and amazing service!

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

Don’t listen to any reviews that are negative for this place. That person in general probably couldn’t be pleased if they hit the lotto.....Visited this past Saturday for the first time, sat at the sushi bar. Unreal from top to bottom. Food, service, eveything on point. Staff extremely knowledgeable and informative. From the precision of the chefs after receiving precise calls from the expeditor to the front hostess who greeted us when we arrived and of course our server who was just fantastic this place is a must go for true sushi lovers who can think beyond the local gimmicky spicy tuna roll....

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

Best meal ever

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DM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most lovely meal. The chef was incredible, personable and funny. It’s always a treat to watch them make the pieces and precisely season each piece. The fish was incredible-perfectly fresh and flavorful. One of our favorite omakases to date-including some amazing places in Tokyo. Very much so recommend. The staff was wonderful and the experience really was special. Can’t wait to come back!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service is poor and the chef is too rush to make all the sushi. Make my friend and I feel pressure.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I went there for lunch, overall expereince is average, first of all, the food didn’t amaze me and the service was good but not impressive. I would go back to try out the dining experience to see if it makes a difference, if not, I would not recommend to any of my friends. There are certainly other places with much better value.

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CF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was originally very upset with my husband for taking me to this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. This was our 31st. year! You would think that he would know -I do not like Sushi !
However, after the first two bites - Wow! I love the Sushi !!! The food was beautifully presented, the service
was outstanding, your chef was most engaging and enchanting.

What can I say more about the food - I love Sushi !! I love the Sushi Bar.
I do not believe I can go anyplace else for sushi. When we left I was all smiles. I guess my husband was right
this time :)

Yours truly,

Wife of CharlesF

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PV
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Great services and ambiance. A virtual trip to Japanene sophisticated sushis. Chef and Maître are fantastic. Both make you feel that you are in Billions! Greatly recommended

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OS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend of mine to lunch for his birthday. The atmosphere and service were amazing, but the food was spectacular. In addition to the regular menu, guests were offered extras (at a cost) but they were well worth it. I would recommend this to anyone who is on the fence due to cost, and it is definitely an experience worth having.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The female chef being very solemn and strict...made us feel nervous and unwelcomed :(

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m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique sushi experience, we really enjoyed eating at the bar and having front row seats to watching our sushi being prepared. The chefs are meticulous about preparation and the service was wonderful. You can pace yourself if you feel it’s too fast and just eat slowly. They will serve your next piece after you finish the one before and pace you with your entire group.
We had a wonderful time!

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F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience and my favorite omakase experience so far!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well done!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Sushi here are not that awsome. Amane and Noz are definitely better choices.

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ML
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience. Attention to detail was second to none.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Not Professional

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi of my life. And I've been to Japan!!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was absolutely outstanding, it is a crime that this place does not have a Michelin star yet. The staff was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The restaurant was very clean and spotless. The restaurant was delightfully quiet and has a professional atmosphere. The decor was beautiful. The sushi was unique, delicious, and inspiring. The sake, wine and tea selection was very good. Sitting at the counter watching the Chefs was like getting entertainment with your meal. I’m failing to think of an area where they fell short. We will certainly return.

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KO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MUST - DO - THE - SAKE - PAIRING :)
Excellent time !

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K
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect flow of nigiri. Staff unobtrusive but very efficient. Wine selection was perfect. While expensive this was completely worth it. Would love to do it again.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate there with my wife for our anniversary. Great food and flawless customer service

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a special occasion event. This place took us on a journey of different salmon, tuna, caviar, sea urchin, eel, and more from all over the world. Come hungry as there were 13+ pieces. I recommend the sushi bar experience as it is much more intimate and enjoyable, the chef explains each and every piece and where it is from, as well as the waiter to give you a fully immersive experience. One of the best sushi restaurants I have ever been to!

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d
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! It was awesome

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Omakase. Service was impeccable. Sake pairing was a delight.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing. Nothing more needs to be said

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GN
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall the food and service were excellent. There was a bug that was loose in the sushi bar that kind of dampened the mood.

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi in NYC, been coming there since inception and always the best

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d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely magnificent. Highest quality sushi in the city

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RW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Sushi Nakazawa was a great experience. The fish was super fresh, the staff and chefs were friendly , knowledgeable, and helped create a welcoming environment to enjoy the fantastic sushi.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely unreal!

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MY
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was awesome. Best sushi I’ve had!

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JP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best sushi I have ever had!!!! I was impressed with everything. I did the sake pairing with that.
This was a foodie trip with my dad and buddies, I will go back again for sure. Price is pretty much what I expected but that is why you budget for trips like these(Not on the inexpensive nor overly expensive). We sat at the bar, it would have been great if Chef Daisuke Nakazawa was there but his team did an amazing job.

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth it! The service was impeccable. Sitting at the sushi bar was an experience in itself. It was nice to watch the chefs at work and interacting with each other and the guests. It was our first omakase and most definitely not our last. The selection was super fresh and I have to say, Sushi Nakazawa definitely set the bar for the future omakase dinners we’ll be partaking in.

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CA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is Sushi Nakazawa, and then everything else.

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BI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kind of place that make you joyfully tear up one bite at a time. I mean it. It make you want to cry. You feel the love and passion behind everything served. Hate to sound pretentious, but since you are gonna spend some hard cash, I would only recommend this place to Sushi experienced and discerning foodies.

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