Restaurant Nippon

389 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Serving authentic Japanese cuisine since 1963, Nobuyoshi Kuraoka's Restaurant Nippon offers the best of traditional edo-mae style Japanese dishes from sukiyaki and tempura to sushi and multi-course kaiseki.

A restaurant of firsts, Nippon was the first Japanese restaurant to serve Sushi in NYC, and made global headlines when founder successfully petitioned the FDA to allow fugu to be important to the US. Nippon is also the birthplace of the Beef Negimiyaki and many other dishes that are now standard fare in Japanese restaurants around the world. In addition, Nippon makes its own premium quality ni-hachi soba and presses its own tofu.

Enjoy the perfect mix of history and elegance at the original Nippon, New York's oldest authentic Japanese restaurant -- now in its 55th year!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 688-5941
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Haruo Shibata
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Private party facilities
Japanese style Tatami private rooms accommodate 2 - 25 guests and can offer pre-fixe menus including traditional Japanese Kaiseki.
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Private party contact
Yasuhiro Makoshi: (212) 688-5941
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Traditional Japanese menus, including a sushi bar, can be catered in your home, office, club, or hotel, with waitstaff in traditional Japanese kimono.
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Cross street
Between Lexington and 3rd Avenues
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Public transit
6 train to 51st Street and E & V trains Lexington Ave-53rd Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine