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Bar Masa, New York, NY

Bar Masa

4.7
4.7
242 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
A refined, modern Japanese bar and restaurant serving expertly-mixed cocktails and Chef Masa's renowned culinary offerings.

Located next door to Masa, the widely acclaimed, omakase restaurant, Bar Masa offers an à la carte menu, in a casual dining atmosphere.

Savor the unique culinary experience in an environment where the intricate attention to detail has cultivated a sense of shibui. Bar Masa features a bar made from a solid plank of African bubinga wood and walls of Japanese Oya limestone. The natural simplicity of the stylish bar is the perfect backdrop for the à la carte menu comprised of Chef Masa's fresh, experimental approach to authentic Japanese cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 823-9802

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Masa Takayama

  • Catering

    We also cater company lunches, private events and tastings for off-premise events. Whether it be a pick-up order or full-service catering complete with servers, chefs and set ups in your home or office, we are flexible based on your needs. Please contact Becky Geggatt at becky@masanyc.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 823-9800

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus Circle

  • Cross street

    Columbus Circle

  • Parking details

    For special discounted parking coupons, visit our Guest Services desk on the ground floor at The Shops at Columbus Circle or visit Central Parking online.

  • Public transit

    Via Subway: <br />A, B, C, D and 1 trains to 59th Street/Columbus Circle station.<br />Via Bus:<br />M1 to Columbus Circle

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar

What 242 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We expected a delicious diner. The food wasn’t a reach taste. My son ordered the beef udon and he have not ate it. Waiter did not pay attention when we said why meal wasn’t eaten. I don’t recommend this restaurant. I usually expect for this price better quality of taste. Some of meal was good but I didn’t remember taste of them. An every dish was impersonal for our taste.
  2. KT

    KimT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always. The soba ice cream was especially good.
  3. MF

    MichelinFoodie

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can be said about the standards of Chef Masa - even for his casual restaurant. Amazing experience and delicious food.
  4. NY

    NYCFoodie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was on point. Drinks were very expensive. Ambience was basic.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Fresh products make the experience wonderful The traditional decor seems to be excellent It is expensive but worth
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly fresh fish!
  7. a

    alexbpr

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite lunch date with my wife. The sushi was so perfectly sized and highest quality cuts. Shrimp noodles very cool and different. Amaebi and uni appetizer was also excellent. Impecable service. Peking duck and foie gras tacos also special. Not cheap
  8. J

    Jason

    Demoland (US)

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food and service
  9. PR

    PRUDENCE

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place in all respects. Hope to return on all future visits to NYC.
  10. EV

    EricV

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely divine food. The various pieces of sushi we had in addition to the duck foie gras tacos and bbq ribs were amazing.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service
  12. TR

    ToniR

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good . Wish I had known the restaurant will closed early due to private event before arriving or when I made the reservation. I would have change my reservation earlier. It was for my colleagues go away event . We wasn’t given a chance to order any desserts or last call were made .Just asked to leave due to preparations for private event .
  13. WS

    WilliamS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was the best we have had since the pandemic began, & we dine out for dinner six nights per week. The food was delicious. It was a pleasure to be back at Bar Masa.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I prefer to sit at the bar
  15. s

    steakfoodie

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had tasting menu, overall good. But the mackerel with ponzu didn’t work. Didn’t have any mackerel flavor at all, just ponzu taste. Sushi was good, services was ok with amazing speedy tasting service. Had to tell them to slow it down. They seemed to be focused on turning the table. Wine by the glass was not for the tasting menu. Dessert was not existence, 2 small pieces of fruit. I will go back to just ordering from the menu.
  16. SH

    SeanH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really great. Assorted sashimi was incredible. Great fish
  17. BA

    BasarA

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tasty and delicious food. Amazing service. We felt special and enjoyed a great dinner.
  18. B

    Bt90554

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Nothing special. Food was well executed but the decor looked tired. The waitress was nice and knew her stuff. Overall nothing special.
  19. K

    Karenv

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food is very good - no issue there. Super expensive though. Wine list has wines that start at hundreds of dollars, only the bottles of wine that you get get by glass are sort of OK. Service is good but very fast - we were out in an hour with a huge bill.
  20. SB

    SouthernBelle

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service and dishes were tasty. We find the tables arranged too close to each other.
  21. CD

    CityDweller

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service and food are excellent. I know it’s fine dining, but with the prices they are charging, the portion for each dish could be a little bigger. We ordered six plates for 3 people, then three desserts, the portion in each plate is so small that each of us can only have one bite. $500 later, We would be still hungry had not ordered the desserts. This is the restaurant for elite urban diners, whom would already have had afternoon tea sandwiches before meeting up with another friend there.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ever, never fails. Staff and food are both amazing.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My Birthday Dinner. The food was sublime, as always. Chris, our server, provided excellent customer service. He along with the bus persons were super friendly, prompt and efficient in keeping our table clean, our drinks topped, and our food coming out timely and hot! The hostess was welcoming upon entering the restaurant and charming upon exiting. 10/10 would recommend to my friends to come back. Miss the Las Vegas location at the Aria hotel. Thank you to the entire staff and our compliments to the Chef!
  24. M

    Marlon

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi and great place. Of course pricey but it's worth it. I did omakase with two other people and bill came to a little over 2,100. But again worth it!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in NY Very good Uni selection
  26. BR

    BeatrizR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent. The food as usual above average.
  27. AW

    AdamW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Overpriced and good but nothing special. Don’t recommend.
  28. WC

    WarwickC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say? It’s the best there is.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super good
  30. AC

    AliCat

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place I had not been there in years the service is great the food is amazing the wait staff is friendly
  31. DJ

    DianneJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience. We even had a quick picture and chat with Chef Masa
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    My waitress was not friendly. The food was overpriced. I paid 10 dollars for sake (salmon) and it was not 4 times better than any other place I go to.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Ambiance is great and service is even better!! Food always knocks me out of the park <3
  34. DR

    DanR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a privilege to meet Chef Masa. Thank you Chris for always making each experience more special than the last.
  35. LC

    LutherC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    This place is a total ripped off. I had the sashimi Omakase. The fish was fresh, but for the price you would expect some Uni or Toro, but they only gave us some cheap cuts. Furthermore the sashimi slices were paper thin. What a sham! Don’t bother to go unless you want to try it before it closes
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good bur very expensive
  37. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    159 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Bar Masa is the epitome of excellence when you have a kitchen that knows what to do with the finest quality ingredients. Grand slam every time.
  38. JM

    JMDF1

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is inventive and delicious! The sushi, maki and sashimi is excellent and high-end Japanese. The a la carte/small plate menu is extensive, and there is something for everyone’s taste. The white peach duck slaw is melt in your mouth delicious! Flavorful and crunchy!! A new favorite.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was fantastic time out of series
  40. BK

    BrunoK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Much better than Massa restaurant that I will never visit, I went twice to bar Massa and thanks to Patrick and the rest of the team we spent a great time. Food was amazing.

FAQs

Bar Masa is rated 4.7 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Bar Masa

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Columbus Circle

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    For special discounted parking coupons, visit our Guest Services desk on the ground floor at The Shops at Columbus Circle or visit Central Parking online.

  • Public transit

    Via Subway: A, B, C, D and 1 trains to 59th Street/Columbus Circle station.Via Bus:M1 to Columbus Circle

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Masa Takayama

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar

  • Phone number

    (212) 823-9802

  • Catering

    We also cater company lunches, private events and tastings for off-premise events. Whether it be a pick-up order or full-service catering complete with servers, chefs and set ups in your home or office, we are flexible based on your needs. Please contact Becky Geggatt at becky@masanyc.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 823-9800

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