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Shuko, New York, NY
Shuko, New York, NY
Shuko, New York, NY

Shuko

4.7
4.7
70 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Shuko is a Japanese cuisine restaurant located in New York City that offers a daily tasting menu designed by Chefs Jimmy Lau and Nick Kim. The menu is filled with seasonal ingredients and fresh fish from both local and global locations. Getting in at Shuko require 14 days� notice due to the popularity of the chefs� creations. The menu at Shuko typically includes an option to enjoy daily selections of sushi and sashimi, always prepared with the freshest ingredients. Guests can also choose to enjoy a prix fixe multi-course meal that includes sushi tastings and hot dishes. Beverage pairings include wine, sake and spirits.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm Sunday-Closed
  • Phone number
    (212) 228-6088
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

70 Reviews
  1. Cocoy

    Mexico City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Place we had a outstanding Omakase served directly from the cheffs

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have the wonderful sommelier walk you thru sake by the glass to change as the meal progresses from fish meat and then sushi! Music ambience and service was impeccable

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  3. RobertB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Shockingly bad. Typical of Wall Street ownership. The chefs' conceptions were banal, particularly compared to when the two were at Neta. The produce was less than in peak condition. The pieces of sushi were too small to savor. Someone, Gottesman I guess, put the brakes on. We all felt violated. Our $1400. should be given UNICEF. Please make a donation in our behalf, Noam

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  4. Michel6NYC

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true sushi experience! Exceptional! You don't need chop sticks, just eat with your fingers and enjoy the flavors of fishes being prepared in front of you. Perfect service too!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best keiseki experiences.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply superb sushi experience !!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite unassuming from the outside, but when as soon as you step in, you know you're in very good hands. Service was excellent, I've never seen such a small staff to guest ratio....they don't miss a beat when it comes to making sure you have everything you need during your meal. The ambience is certainly not a traditional Japanese setting, it's pretty upbeat and doesn't feel too serious or formal. The FOOD however, they take very seriously in all the right ways. The preparation, presentation, and explanation of each component of the omakase was spot on...plus the chef was quite friendly and happy to chat about his work. Half the fun was just learning all sorts of new ideas from him! All in all, a highly memorable dining experience in New York City. As a solo diner from out of town, this was a very worthwhile visit; but you definitely have to be ready to pay for it!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. The staff and the food are equally impressive. Best dining experience in the City!

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  9. InwoodOmnivore

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time at Shuko and the second time exceeded my already high expectations based on a memorable meal there last year. The restaurant is intimate -- all diners are seated at the bar - and you watch your sushi and other dishes prepared before you with the utmost of care and precision. The decor is beautiful - gorgeous wood bar and an environment that is designed to showcase the food. The service is attentive, unobtrusive, and everyone is there to make sure you are enjoying every moment and every morsel. The sushi and kaiseki (small dishes) are fabulous - delights of taste, texture and flavors. Terrific sake list as well. It is expensive but given the nearly three-hour typical dinner and the quality and care lavished on the meal and on the diners, it seems justified.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall good experience but definitely not worth the prices for the kaiseki menu. But if you are looking for sushi, go to Yasuda.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took boyfriend for birthday dinner and we both left so happy!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nothing special and extremely expensive for what you get. Quantity of sushi was fine, but few of the pieces showed specialty ingredients or skill. Nothing was particularly memorable. They push a series of specials on top of their already super expensive omakase ranging from 20-50$ a bite. Which leave you feeling either like you missed out on the good stuff or you got especially ripped off. Staff was nice but kinda stiff and impersonal. The place was boring. One or two courses were so basic they were almost insulting at this price level.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi portion was really really good. Did not enjoy the cooked dishes as much though. Would recommend just the sushi course and not the full kaiseki.

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  14. Eden

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    OmakSe with all the supplements toro, lobster, and wagyu Sake sake sake

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best sushi I've had in NYC. I loved the whole experience! The food, the service, the music, everything!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is as good as it gets for sushi, service and experience. Never had a better experience in a NYC restaurant.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    extraordinary sushi. you can get pristine fish at places like gavi, but without the imagination or individual tailoring of dishes to your palette. and the service and atmosphere are up to the standards of per se. (or what per se was like at it's best.) sommelier is on top of his game and has a great selection of sakes. dinner for three came to 800, including 20% tip two drinks each. .

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  18. bltz

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    - we got the sushi chef at the far end, and his mounds of sushi rice, the most important part of sushi, were miniscule, even after a request for larger ones. So small that the sushi itself sometimes touched the plate all around. The rest of the food and wine was great, though.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we have ever had. Thanks Chef Nick

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  20. Michel6NYC

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi ever! Exceptional sushi, exceptional service, exceptional place!

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  21. GuiMartins

    Hampshire

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Japanese Restaurant in town! The service is stupendous and the food incredible. We always come back, at least twice a year.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Visited all the top japanese restaurants in NYC. Found shuko to be average at best. Food although innovative lacked structure and a sense of direction. Quality of the fish was decent, but was expecting it to be outstanding given the price and the rave reviews. Service was great, but was only thing positive about the experience.

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  23. BubbleT

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fish selection is espectacular kaiseki is the way to go

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  24. graham

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Most expensive meal ever, but incredibly good. The selection of wines and sakes included a Riesling unlike any I have ever tasted. Some presentations were "spicy" but not in a way that overwhelmed. Our sushi chef was a real pleasure to watch as our Omakase was almost all sushi. the amuse bouche at the beginning had a small bite of mochi with miso. The mocha was not the gummy chewy mastic like stuff I've had before. It was worth it as a celebration of my wife's birthday and she loved it.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed, heard some many good things about it, but I found it good but nothing special, and therefore overpriced Too bad

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  26. ProfM

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If like me, you are an out of towner with an early reservation, be warned that they are too cool for signs. The door opens at 5:30, and not a moment before and if you arrive early you will stare at a large black door with the number 47 next to it. When the door opens, the hostess will seat you at a bar that accommodates a bit over 20 and she will turn you over to a very good and helpful team of servers. Two fixed tasting menus are the only alternatives. One is large and one is smaller. They alsohave daily special items that can be added to the meal. The very good sommelier will also offer spirit pairings for your dishes. Her selections for my meal were great. If you are having the larger tasting menu, no cocktails, there will be plenty of alcohol served (cabbing it or walking will also be necessary 😉). The waiters, chefs, sommelier and rest of the serving staff spring into action as the meals are being served, carefully explaining each dish and how it is best enjoyed. The sushi is last and is meant to be handled with your hands. It is expensive, the larger tasting menu and spirit pairings will cost $300. But it is well worth the price for what was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had.

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  27. nhuberman

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved this restaurant. Great service. Great ambience. Wonderful sushi. Not cheap, but well worth it. Even had a celebrity sighting!

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  28. Raymond

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I felt like the food was highway robbery. Do not go here. Go to tanoshi instead. Huge rip off

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  29. bltz

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoy Shuko, sommelier is great, kaiseki is the way to go.

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  30. daniel

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable environment and even better food. This was my second time there, and the food was as incredible as I remembered. Must try for sushi lovers.

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  31. cindygirl

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love dining with Nick and Jimmy!! One of my fav dining experiences in NYC. Love it so much have known to go twice in one week! It's pricey, but worth it!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the sushi is fantastic with the Toro sinew being my favorite.

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  33. MWJP

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved shuko. The whole entire staff was extremely hospitable, but more importantly, were knowledgable in the least pretentious way possible. Would return countless number of times. We also really appreciated that everything was on point even during a 9:30 seating

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  34. bltz

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice variety of dishes, and excellent wines.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, as it should be for $175 per person before drinks. Courses were meticulous, food presentation spot on. Kaiseki way too much food, so if you go this route, you'd better be hungry. The dessert did not fit in at all..apple pie with ice cream? After 17 pieces of sushi and 8 courses of composed dishes, the meal ended on a flat note. The service was shockingly poor especially with more wait staff than diners. We had 1 gluten allergy and 1 lactose issue at the table, which they worked around in all courses but the last. Serving 4 of the 5 people a dessert, looking at the last person, and saying 'SORRY' and walking away was borderline insulting. He could have offered a glass of wine or a drink at least. I do not recommend...there are better experiences to be had for less at other high end sushi spots.

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  36. nihalm

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    delicious dishes, personalized chef

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  37. qfwfq

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very impressed by the quality of the food and the innovative / surprise factor of what was offered. Both co-owner chefs prepare the food behind the bar and explain to you as they serve; often preparing each piece of nigiri sushi at a time. The Kaiseki menu is the most expensive option but didn't disappoint and the quantity of food was plenty. Chef Jimmy was genuinely friendly and chatty. The key is both chefs are not afraid of departing from more traditional sushi cuisine, experimenting with combinations of curry and other ingredients. For the seared toro a red hot ember was brought to Chef Jimmy. He explained that using a torch doesn’t give the fish a good flavour almost allowing you to ‘taste the gas’. I have tried top boutique sushi venues in Tokyo, such as Mizutani and Hashiguchi, I think this place is at the same level (although Japanese purists might disagree). You won’t get it without a reservation, the entrance doesn’t even have a name (is just a plain door). The ambience in general OK although the music was at times too ‘cutting edge’ for my taste with some lyrics featuring the ‘n’ word and that kind of thing.

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  38. jameslucas

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Shuko lands in an awkward interstitial domain of NYC's Japanese restaurant landscape. They lack the relentless perfection of New York Sushi Ko and Sushi Nakazawa, their peers in price-range, but they're more ambitious (or pretentious) than Sushi Dojo or Sushi Yasuda. All things being equal, the savvy dinner would forego Shuko and either save money at Dojo or enjoy true excellence at NYSK.

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  39. Paco

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is excellent and the food is one of the best Japanese I have ever tasted. It is a little bit pricy but it is worth it.

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  40. PayPhone

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Prepare for three plus hours of the greatest Japanese food you will ever experience. Be sure and sit at the Ash Bar.

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Shuko is rated 4.7 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

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47 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between University and Broadway
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Hours of operation
    Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm Sunday-Closed
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Wine
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