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Kosaka

4.8
4.8
428 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
KOSAKA is located on a charming Greenwich Village street. KOSAKA brings the serenity and allure of a Tokyo sushi restaurant to Manhattan.
KOSAKA provides a unique combination of extraordinary food and an elegant appearance which fully embodies the Japanese Edomae Style.
As a Michelin star chef for the past ten consecutive years, chef Yoshihiko Kousaka is also a traditionalist in his preparation of sushi. He focuses on the seasonal assortment of exotic fishes flown in daily from Japan and sourced locally and he changes his offerings daily based on what is available at the fish market, both domestically and internationally. KOSAKA offers two omakase options: sushi only and sashimi & sushi.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 727-1709

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yoshihiko Kousaka

What 428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Japanese

  • Manhattan

    Japanese

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  1. MR

    MelindaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. Outstanding service, food, ambiance. A definite must
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Sushi restaurant in town, combined with an incredible staff and ambience.
  3. HO

    HelenO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kosaka is my go-to omakase in NYC. The sushi is always top quality and the service is excellent and I am never disappointed.
  4. MR

    MRAVK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Three of us had 10-course meal for $200 each. We also ordered a half bottle of Rose for $80. Food was fresh and tasty. However we were not impressed by the value. Also toward the end of the meal (at around 90 min mark), they started rushing us. While we were eating, they kept asking if we are done.
  5. a

    ajfro

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fish and solid sushi counter experience
  6. EL

    EstherL

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Omakase was not that great. The uni platter we ordered was 2 pieces of uni. Totally over priced. Omakase in other places with that price tag are much better. We sat at a table and they tried to charge us for bar seating. Not acceptable.
  7. L

    10isLaw

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. Amazing food. Service was incredibly attentive. While splurge-worthy, it’s almost impossible to leave without a $750+ bill.
  8. GG

    GemaG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent omakase. Best in the city. Amazing service, the chefs did an amazing job.
  9. P

    Proton

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best sushi and sashimi we ever had! Their Sami by the bottle is wildly overpriced, but the one we selected was admittedly the best we ever had, as well. Service suffered a bit from masks and language pronunciation difficulties by some staff, but overall thoughtful and attentive. The most expensive dinner I’ve ever had in NYC, but ultimately worth the cost.
  10. TP

    TyPro

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite omakase in NYC without question. Fish quality, creativity, care and attention to every detail with respect to both the food and service. Every time I am there I am baffled that they have only secured one Michelin star. I have never wanted for more in any respect from this restaurant. Go, now.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best omakase in NYC hands down. Ive been going to Kosaka since 2021 and every time i come to nyc and go to Kosaka. The best food and best service.
  13. M

    Member

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best omakase I’ve ever had. Hard to justify the cost in any rational way, but I don’t regret spending the money. Superior atmosphere & ambiance at the counter.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very expensive
  15. HL

    HLB96

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding. Top notch food & service.
  16. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Extremely delicious and the chefs do a wonderful job. One area of improvement would be to have the servers stop adjusting the curtains the entire time. I know they store place settings in the window but it’s very distracting and annoying to have them constantly moving behind the customers at the bar opening and closing the curtains. It makes for not a very relaxing experience in an otherwise wonderful establishment
  17. RM

    RMPJ

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinning with Kousaka-san is always a pleasure. His shari (sushi-rice) is one of the best in town. A meal at the right price for real sushi enthusiasts !!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An extraordinary and even sublime experience in the West Village, worthy of the Michelin star, for slightly less than the cost of a ticket to Tokyo. Everything about it, from the warm phone calls and welcome to the chefs’ good cheer, make every meal there unforgettable.
  19. BT

    BenjaminT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly one of the best Omakase experiences I’ve had, fish was to die for and the best sake tasting.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Sushi pieces were small, rice to fish ratio was off, the sushi chef came before the guests, the sushi bar had very limited space.
  21. RV

    RachelV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for my husband’s birthday and it was truly the most exceptional meal and dining experience we’ve ever had. The food was out of this world, the ambience was cozy, and the staff were incredibly kind and attentive. Highly recommend this place for any special occasion.
  22. AH

    AmandaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal, exceptional dining experience. I can’t wait to go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at Kosaka for Mother’s Day at the sushi bar. The staff were so attentive and excellent and even gave my mom a special dessert to celebrate. The sushi chefs are experts in their craft and watching them create their intricate masterpieces was a treat. Every bite from first to last was delicious and well thought. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique omikase experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and outstanding food.
  25. MR

    MichelleRr

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as per usual. The kosaka team is phenomenal and so attentive i can't say enough good things about this place. Issac took care of us last night and let me just say that though Paul & Kyle are my absolute faves Issac did not disappoint. I want to compliment and give a round of applause to the sushi bar chefs (i dont want to butcher any of their names so this is for all of them) who go above and beyond to give such an outstanding show, you can tell they put their heart and soul into every sushi and sashimi piece they present to you. The selections of fish are always fresh and the way they grind the wasabi root is always astonishing to me. I love the unique flavors and style they use which is why i am a repeat customer. I look forward to my once a month omasake visits to kosaka and can't wait to come back for yet another awesome meal.
  26. TJ

    TenealJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar right at open so we were able to engage with the chef since he wasn’t too busy yet and we had the best time! Everything was so beautiful and delicious.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, but the cheap scent of the fresh lilies in the restaurant was overwhelming and affected overall experience for all four of us at our table.
  28. AT

    AlexT

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    not worth the price tag; left unsatisfied with the amount of food and overall omakase experience for the hefty price
  29. NY

    NYEater

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Outstanding food and behind-the-counter staff, but service was officious and terrible. Booked a table for 4 but had to sit at counter and pay more! Staff was arrogant and refused to admit the mistake or find a way to seat us. Ruined an otherwise delightful meal. I was never treated so rudely at a high-end NY Japanese restaurant. The Michelin star seems to have gone to their head.
  30. QM

    QuinnM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal omakase experience. Chefs and wait staff knew what they were doing. Definitely a legitimate, authentic experience to remember for a long time.
  31. OP

    OscarPozo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Not recommended. The food is scarce, of correct quality and without elaboration. It is not at the level of a Michelin star nor is it justified for the price you pay. The service is unacceptable, they take away your plate when you are still eating and bring you the bill without asking for it in order to occupy your table with another customer.
  32. t

    tastebud330

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing expereince. Uni platter was fun.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best sushi you will ever have
  34. BT

    BTMD

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We ate at Kosaka while on vacation in NYC. We've traveled in Japan and Kosaka is very much like an authentic, high-end sushi restaurant in Tokyo. The food was creative, beautiful, and extremely good! The main feedback I'd like to share with the public, as well as the restaurant, is that the service is unnecessarily cold. There was no explanation of how the the service or omakase works--we get it but still, no warm greeting, no explanation. Questions were received with a puzzled look, as if we're supposed to know how things work at Kosaka. To be clear, the food and sake pairings are an incredible experience. They could be a bit more welcoming and friendlier. Also, I realize NYC dropped mask requirements in the restaurants, but the chefs all wore masks. Maybe there is a requirement for them to do so? Either way, not being able to see the face of our chef as we interacted with him at the sushi bar certainly impeded connection, communication, and frankly, being able to hear/understand the explanation for each dish. I'd recommend Kosaka to friends, but I'd also adjust expectations regarding lack of warmth.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Best sushi I have ever had. Staff was so nice, accommodating m, but also gave us privacy.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not impressed with the food for the price. Service hasn’t great either
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly a top notch experience.
  38. J

    Justanotherfoodie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Kosaka. The food was amazing, every bite and presentation was delicious and elegant. The sake recommendation was wonderful also. Service was patient and attentive. We will visit again soon!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from beginning to end. Will recommended to all of my friends for omakase!
  40. EW

    ErikaW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious and enjoyed watching the chefs passionately prepare each piece with care and precision.

FAQs

Kosaka is rated 4.8 stars by 428 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Kosaka

220 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yoshihiko Kousaka

  • Additional

    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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