Sushi Daizen

4.7
71 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
Traditional omakase style sushi restaurant.
For the contentment of our guest, kids of age 12 and below are not allowed in the sushi bar.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 to 10:00
Sunday 5:00 to 9:30
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Phone number
(718) 729-1297
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 71 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.3
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ML
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in Long Island City!!! I’m not sure why we didn’t find Sushi Daizen sooner. The Omakase was exceptional and we are definitely going to become regulars. Looking forward to our next meal there.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

After 27 minutes of solitary waiting we have left the restaurant. In the 27 minutes we have not seen any server or proposed something while waiting to order. The choice was between 2 menus there was no menu a la carte.

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KP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well experienced staff along with real quality fish from Japan. It's rare to find good sushi with considerably well priced.

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant serves fresh and very good quality Sushi. Menu is only omakase, and not expensive. I would like to go there again!

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K
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best sashimi and sushi my wife and I have ever tasted. Excellent in every detail. Highly recommended.

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h
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Sushi Daizen. The minimalist chic decor and the sushi that looks simple but is so full of flavor. Super fresh ingredients - everytime I go, I've tried a fish I haven't tried before. This recent visit I tried barracuda! Well-priced omakase. Highly recommend. It's one of my neighborhood favorites. Always sit at the sushi bar!

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OT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal, love this place!

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Omkase I have ever had living in NYC for over 15 years. Chef Etsuzo and his staff are simply amazing. This place is a MUST!

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

i thought the food was delicious but definitely left a little hungry. Being that it was omakase it was expensive and they could have given a few extra pieces of sushi and one more handroll.

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You simply won't find an omakase with better chefs and fish at a better price. And the sake list is exceptional as well. Total professionals doing it right.

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YU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

No frills omakase menu.

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YU
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best Sushi ever. Good portion. Humble but they know what real Sushi means.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Omakase. Super fresh, good variety. The quantity is just perfect to be satisfied without being full.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible quality and presentation!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal omakase experience. Personal attention by dedicated and expertly trained sushi master. Exquisitely delicious fresh fish at very reasonable prices.

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ND
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An overdue visit to the best sushi restaurant in our local neighborhood, LIC, was rewarded with top quality sushi & sashimi, sake & service. Well worth it for a special occasion- such as eating out with my wonderful wife.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is perfect here from their omakase, service, ambiance and even their affordable price! Strongly recommend. My husband and I will find another reason to go back!

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

Great food and super service.

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e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like sitting in a small neighborhood restaurant in Japan. Quiet, beautiful, superb service. Sit at the counter. Sushi quality is 5 stars.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelin star worthy. Best , freshest sushi in NYC.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and both of us had to hold back the tears after each bite. It was that good.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good , a bit pricey and the service was a little slow. The beer and Saki selection was interesting, but not to my liking, they do not have Nigori Saki.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly an amazing omakase experience with delicious sushi but can get a bit pricy as you continue to order with reckless abandon. The barracuda is truly top notch

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w
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the area and love to go often. So glad there is a nice sushi joint in lic

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in LIC! Highly recommend omakase. Excellent service too!

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p
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It's always disappointing not to sit at the sushi counter when you are out for an omakase meal -- but in this case I had made a reservation hours before so I'm to blame (they tried!).

A very good omakase meal including the opening appetizers -- their sake list is a bit exploitative with the lowest priced bottle coming in at $100. It was good but a choice of $100 or $140 is not enough. The sake by the glass was ok. Beverage program needs some serious rethinking which is too bad as they are on mark with the fish & rice!

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h
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my first review but probably about my 7th or 8th time at Sushi Daizen. It's truly a "neighborhood gem". It's located in this little sliver of a space that you could easily miss - so when you walk through the door, it gives almost the vibe of a speakeasy because it's so under the radar. Despite how delicious it is - and despite the fact that every time I've gone, the sushi bar has been full - it's been very easy to make sushi bar reservations. The fish is super fresh, flavorful and no frills. This is not the type of place you come to get a spicy tuna roll or one of those funky tempura rolls. They serve quality fish in the most simple/clean way that allows the focus to remain on the flavors of the fish. Perfect fish to rice ratio. Minimalist chic ambiance. We visit "just because" when we are craving quality omakase AND we go for special occasions. Very affordable for the high quality sushi they serve. It is one of my top few favorites in NYC along the ranks of Sushi Nakazawa and Sushi Yasuda.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing restaurant , exceptional fresh food, great service.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Long Island City, I am so happy that I found this place.
Omakase was great! Every pieces of sushi was melting in my mouth. I love Japanese cuisine and I tried many good or nice Japanese restaurants all over the world and Sushi Daizen is one of the best! And my favorite!!

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The appetizers were amazing! Small portions for the omakase but super fresh. Very attentive service and a very cute set up for a LIC restaurant.

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New England
25 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

While Sushi Daizen was very good, I can't go as far as saying it was extraordinary or even particularly outstanding. We have eaten at some of the top omakase sushi places in the city and so have a basis for comparison. The $90 omakase at Daizen got us 5 pieces of sashimi and 7 pieces of sushi, most of which were fish commonly available in regular sushi restaurants. Only one, the marinaded tuna, was prepared in an "advanced" way; the rest were just normal preparations. Admittedly we were told that several of the fish were flown in from Hokkaido. A shame, then, that their preparations were not particularly unusual.

The restaurant has no cooked food items and we had one diner who generally prefers the cooked items, so we were stunned not to have any choice for him. Fortunately, though, he did like the sushi he ended up having.

Sadly, the restaurant was almost empty except for us and one other table.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Most delicious sushi in New York area! Would highly recommend for sushi lovers.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best sushi spots in NYC. Amazingly, they serve me a fish I've never tried almost every time I visit and I've been eating sushi in the US and Japan for decades. Would highly recommend the Sushi Omakase. Chef and staff are great!

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MO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Daizen and selected the OMAKASE seating as we enjoy sushi and special selections made by the sushi chef! We were very please and satisfied with the serving, ambience and selections of seafood and sake of Daizen. Well done and keep up the good work! Looking forward to another dinner seating and the sushi bar soon!

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Omakase in LIC, and quite frankly the best Omakase I've had in all of Brooklyn and Queens, plus at $75 the value is incredible. It's nice to have something so close to Williamsburg that offers legitimately delicious sushi. The rice temperature was fantastic, the fish portions were spot on, and the sake and beer list are well curated. The only downside here is that there is not a large selection of fish a la Yasuda, 15 East, Ushiwakamaru, etc. However, what they do have is fantastic, and they do a really good job with all the silver fishes (mackerels, sardines, etc). Go now while it's still under the radar, well priced, and easy to get into.

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f
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very authentic sushi/Japanese. Quiet, peaceful ambiance. Very limited menu. Choice of omakase or sushi/sashimi a la carte. Don't expect to leave full for less than $100/person.

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very intimate and a great place to talk.

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New England
73 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pristine sushi expertly prepared - very sedate, formal presentation bordered on lifeless and lacking innovation creativity - smooth and gracious service - expensive but reflected in the food and presentation quality levels.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best Sushi option in queens. Amazing quality and great value for the sushi omakase - 10 pieces, tamago, an roll, a small appetizer for 75.

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GN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Real omekase sushi by a real sushi chef. Outstanding food in every respect. Every bite is delicious, the pace of service is perfect.

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