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Diners' Choice: Japanese restaurants in New York City

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Japanese cuisine in New York City? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of That Place | Omakase restaurant
4.9
4.9 (75)
$50 and over
Japanese
Astoria
About the restaurant
RESERVATIONS!!!

We have availability... Please contact the restaurant by phone 929-593-7991 or IG @thatplace_omakase.

Top review
Richvip
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
Awesome spot and very accommodating with dietary restrictions.
A photo of Tempura Matsui restaurant
4.9
4.9 (597)
$50 and over
Japanese
Midtown East
About the restaurant
Welcome to Tempura Matsui ---A Michelin One Star--
Tempura Matsui invites you to experience the fine art of cooking tempura. Within a serene setting, guests have a seat at our counter or tables and can view the delicate preparation of lightly frying fresh fish and vegetables.
We only serve Omakase Dinner Course for $280 per person at 2 specific times Tuesdays through Saturdays between 5:30PM and 8PM.
Also, we serve a Lunch Course for $160 per person at 12 noon only on Fridays and Saturdays.
Open irregularly on Sundays.
Tempura Matsui is designed to emulate a Japanese cottage with warm woods, slate floors. A five-seat bar allows guests to wait for their seats while enjoying a glass of wine, sake, cocktail, or beer.
You may make a reservation one month ahead and any cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the reservation to avoid a $100 charge per person.

Top review
PeterK
Dined on May 8, 2024
We have eaten several times there and every experience has been amazing. The sushi was fresh, the tempura was flaky and tender. The Hokkaido uni is the best uni and plentiful. The freshest ingredients are used from the seafood to the vegetables. The service is first rate.
A photo of Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side restaurant
5.0
5 (1007)
$50 and over
Japanese
Upper East Side
About the restaurant
Welcome to Sushi of Gari Upper East Side! This restaurant is the first restaurant specializing in the wonderful taste of Gari Signature Sushi. This restaurant is rather a small establishment, but we offer an amazing Sushi as well as many traditional Japanese dishes. In addition to many very fresh authentic Japanese Sushi, let us surprise you by Gari's originality: some area slightly cooked, or marinated, and served with a variety of home-made sauces or other delicacies which enhance the daily market's freshest seafood, many of which are from Japan especially for Sushi of Gari.

Please note: Sushi Bar reservation is not available online. Please contact the restaurant directly.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
Great service and intimate vibe. Ordered the sushi dinner entree which was such a great deal for the price!
A photo of Sushi of Gari 46 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1811)
$50 and over
Japanese
Theater District
About the restaurant
For a decade founder Gari Sugio has run a sushi restaurant that is innovative in the way it serves sushi with both cold and warm ingredients, offering more than 130 varieties. Sushi of Gari 46 focuses primarily on serving Gari’s “Signature Omakase” Sushi dinner which shows off his expertise with marinated and spiced raw and slightly cooked ingredients, in addition to a menu of traditional Japanese dishes. The sake selection, by Gari Sugio, is one of the best in town along with a limited wine selection of fine wines.

Please note: Sushi Bar reservation is not available online. Please contact the restaurant directly.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Was great. Food and service. Going back next Fri for table of 6 before another show
A photo of Yakiniku Gen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (42)
$50 and over
Japanese
Midtown East
About the restaurant
Gen is a master in the area of business. We established "Gen" to spread and offer real Japanese BBQ.
Top review
dandadanvip
Dined on Mar 2, 2024
We ordered a Yukke Jang Men as an end of meal, but very unfortunately it was quite below our expectation. The soup is just a hot water with a spicy taste and missing something important. I wanted to tell this a kitchen staff but they were chatting in the kitchen and didn't notice our leaving the restaurant. Their lack of hospitality was also disappointing.
A photo of Sushi Yasaka restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2652)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Upper West Side
About the restaurant
We serve high quality and tasty delicacies made with organic ingredients. To satisfy our customer’s taste buds, we look for the best raw ingredients tirelessly from local farmers.

We serve various kinds of fish. They are all carefully chosen from the fish market each morning. All fish are sliced in traditional style that preserves the original flavor and texture. Our executive chef overseen every dish. From choosing the rice and seaweed to the decoration of plate, each dish is the demonstration of our dedications to customers. We strive for the recognition as a customer-oriented restaurant through our delicious food, enthusiastic services and serenading environment. We are looking forward to serving you and hope you will have a wonderful dining experience with us.

For bar seating, please refer to location. Bar seating is by telephone request only. Thank you.

Top review
wb13vip
Dined 3 days ago
Reliably fantastic dinner… service could be a little more pleasant at the end of the evening… waitress seemed a bit irritated with our 9:30pm reservation.
A photo of Bar Masa restaurant
4.8
4.8 (442)
$50 and over
Japanese
Columbus Circle
About the restaurant
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.

Top review
FoodLover
Dined 4 days ago
The dishes are small. We had Peking Duck Foie Gras Tacos, tempura shrimp, yellow tail scallion, hotate sea bream, Grilled Maitake Mushroom with Truffle, jalapeno octopus, fried chicken dumplings. all were great, Peking duck and Octopus were our favorites. We had dessert: Sobe ice cream Affogato and double espresso. all the dessert items were OK. The food we had was worth the prices, it was excellent , except dessert. Everything was delicious and the sushi was much better than normal.
A photo of YAKINIKU TORAJI restaurant
4.7
4.7 (170)
$50 and over
Japanese
Midtown East
About the restaurant
Toraji is a “yakiniku” style BBQ restaurant.
Since our first shop has been established in 1995 in Tokyo, Ebisu area, we came a long way.
Starting with “namuru” and “kimchi” Korean style steamed and pickeled vegetables, continuing with tongue, ribs and/or outside skirt, finishing with cold noodles or “pibimpab”korean style mixed rice .
bowl. We are comited to provide you the “yakiniku” you want for the days you feel like having a “yakiniku”.
We as pro won`t do any compromise in terms of ingredients, taste or service, Toraji will continue to promote the right way the yakiniku culture, bringing taste, happiness and health to our customers.

Top review
pecochan
Dined on May 13, 2024
We had a great time! Thank you so much for the great food and service! We'll be back soon.
A photo of Asuka Sushi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (704)
$30 and under
Japanese
Chelsea
About the restaurant
Known as one of the premier sushi caterers in New York City. Asuka Sushi has an established 2010, national reputation for exceptional food, creativity, and presentation combined with outstanding service. We guarantee fresh and quality ingredients for healthy and tasty food.


As the new year rolls on keep an eye on our weekly specials. Our executive chef is creating new and exiting dishes every week that are a MUST try.

Top review
appreciativeeater
Dined 6 days ago
Good plentiful food, prompt service, attentive staff, big varied menu.
A photo of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - Financial District restaurant
4.8
4.8 (314)
$30 and under
Japanese
Financial District
About the restaurant
We serve Japanese seafood, hot entrees & signature fried chicken plated in a sophisticated atmosphere located at the corner of Maiden Lane and William Street, with a view of Louise Nevelson Plaza across from the Federal Reserve, our menu features expertly prepared traditional Japanese Sushi and Sashimi, and is complimented by signature entrees from our hot kitchen, including Grilled Skirt Steak, Oxtail Fried Rice, Steamed Lobster, Japanese A5 Wagyu, and our famous Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken. We are proud to offer a distinctive beverage program featuring Japanese imported beers, cocktails, sake and shochu and other cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Very welcoming staff all around. Excellent food and service!
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