I love the food and the presentation. The service is very good and it’s not as noisy as most restaurants in NYC. You can actually have a nice conversation without speaking out loud.
I was served cold steak 😑
The room that was booked was perfect. The service was great but the food, although very good, was not enough and a bit pricey.
really tasty food！Love the uni dishes very much. This is the first time that I think the sashimi is delicious！
Awsome food and qualified staff. HIgh quality products such as food and saké.
Thx for the great night!
This is my second visit to SakaMai, and it remains one of the best restaurants I have eaten in the last 12 months.
The service is amazing, knowledgeable, not overbearing, and the food is unique, tasty, rich.
Umi and bone marrow aren't for everyone, but I do believe this can be a great introduction to these foods.
The charred Broccolini is to die for. I dream of it.
Uni dishes are fully recommend to all the people who willing to go to the restaurant.
Great food. Loved the uni egg and uni ramen!!! Very good service and great plum wine! Definitely one of my favorite spots in New York City:)
We really enjoyed our Valentine's tasting menu meal tonight. Beautiful, tasty food, great service from attentive knowledgable servers and a lovely ambience. Would highly recommend!!
I have eaten at SakaMai multiple times and going for the Valentine's dinner really kind of ruined it for me. The prix fix menu looked really good on paper, but each course was a disappointment. Additionally, the wait between servings was extremely long - at times as long as 45 mins. I don't think I will opt to visit her again.
I noted that it was a friend’s birthday, but unfortunately it wasn’t recognized at during dinner. but food was delicious, the waiter was super friendly and efficient. we had a great time there.
This place is simply terrific.
Great unique food made with love
If you like Japanese food and want something up market and great then this place is for you. The Bluefin Tuna roll is a must have so unique and delicious. The Saki selection is another worthy feature. All round a really great place for a meal or a drink for anyone who is a foodie
Overall not as great as I thought. Food was good but didn't have that amazing taste I expected. Some of the food was so mild it was borderline bland. Very expensive, too. So it felt overpriced. The cocktail I had ("The Sakamai Punch") was very good. I would definitely return for the cocktails, however, the food was overpriced. Dessert was a redeeming item as well ("Mochi Parfait"). Service was attentive, however, one of our dishes was very very slow and when it arrived it was overcooked ("Wagyuu Hamburger Steak"). They claimed the delay was due to a ticketing issue in the back. We canceled the order and didn't want to wait another half hour for that one steak. Overall, my opinion is that it's overrated but not a bad place to try once for a special occasion. I would definitely return for drinks and dessert though.
Loved the food. A bit crowded and disorganized. Will be back.
Extensive sake selections. The truffle and uni rice is expensive $75 but delicious. The sashimi portions are on the smaller side. The cabbage salad was delicious.
The food was great, I like “Egg on egg on egg” the most.
amazing food! the octopus and the ramen are out of this world.
I used to live in NYC and I came here to eat very often. I moved back to Chicago about half a year ago, but I really miss the food here, especially the amazing egg on egg on egg. I've been trying to find the similar thing in Chicago, but the only thing that came close is "egg on egg", omlete with caviar. So I flew back to NYC a few days ago to just revisit this lovely restaurant and I'm sure I overate that night. But it's just so worth it!
Amazing food and ambiance. Service was basically absent. Constantly needed to look and ask repeatedly for anything.
We went early for my husband’s birthday. It was comfortable, quiet, wonderful and interesting food! Great waiter and service. Probably nice do a light dinner too although we had some of the more rich options. Great Japanese whisky and Sake!
Great creative cooking. Outstanding service.
Must try: egg on egg on egg and uni mazemen
We also ordered shishito peppers, beef tartare, kakuni sliders, grilled octopus, 3 filet mignon entrees which were good.
Cons: We ordered 2 wagyu hamburger steak entrees (one medium rare and one medium and both were overcooked). For the price, it wasn't worth it. Also we ordered a fried chicken appetizer and it was still raw. Returned it and they took it off the bill.
It was a group of 6. Special occasion and our first time here. Won't be a returning customer.
Was there on new year eve. Love the sushimi for two and the service is good, waiter got very good knowledge on how to recommend and serve. Love the egg on egg definitely the must order for everytime. Price is fair and food over all is worthy the price. The only problem is the neighbors table was really really loud.
Excellent meal and the staff very friendly.
It’s a wonderful experience with my friends to celebrate Christmas holiday together in the SakaMai. Especially the EGG ON EGG ON EGG dish.
As always, yet another stellar SakaMai experience.
Great food. Uni is delicious.
Great good, knowledgable service. The sashimi platter (for 1 to 3 people) was excellent, including an interesting take on oysters. Everything we ordered had unique flavors. Appetizers, sake and entrees totaled ~$60 per person
This restaurant is overrated. The food is not bad and the service nice but it is simply overrated.
We both had the chef’s tasting menu with the sake pairing. Fantastic meal and just the correct amount of food to enjoy every course. I will be back soon.
There was a great bar scene on a Tuesday night and perhaps it was because it was oyster night! Arrivng at 6:00 pm for our birthday dinner, we sat in the back where it was very quiet. We each ordered the Tasting Menu for $65 each and the selections were great--sashimi, salad, egg on egg, grilled octopus, duck breast, and a mochi dessert. We felt quite full by the time the duck breast arrived. If you wanted saki tasting to be added , it was $35 per person.
I heard from friends that their cocktail drinks are great! I would not hesitate to return to Sakamai for another meal!!
Can not rave about how much we loved SakaMai. Egg on Egg on Egg a must have. All dishes were a 10/10. My 3rd time there, my friends first time there. Will be going back ASAP.
If you like uni, you will love this place. Their mazemen is amazing. The egg^3 tastes very good but feels skimpy on the uni given the price (maybe it's the caviar?). The octopus is outstanding. One of the specials of the day, the madai age, is very good as well. We are seafood lovers and ordered accordingly and were very happy with everything, but they also have a whole section for steak if you're a meat person.
Individually the dishes were all very good, especially the aged duck. The sauce complementing the fried chicken was outstanding! Both our cocktails were interesting and delicious. Definitely will come back.
While we love the ambiance and all the uni dishes were delicious, we had a stomach run the next day. We suspect it was the potato with cheese and some fishy paste.
Love love love this place! Best value for money in the city!
I reserved a table for 5 and we had the tasting menu which included
a tasting version of:
egg on egg on egg - my favorite dish... I wish I had more!
Grilled little gem lettuce
sashimi - salmon and tuna
and dessert which was amazing but cant remember what it was called. It had cereal at the bottom and pieces of mochi
Because there were three guys who tend to eat a lot, the tasting menu wasn't quite enough for us so I ordered a few extra items for the table to share-
Shishito Peppers- great to have as an pre-app
Uni Mazemen- I would come back for this!!
Bone-in Strip loin steak- Tasty!
We also ordered the dreamy sake and went well with everything we ate. It was the perfect amount of food for us and every dish was delicious. I would certainly come back but would consider ordering a la carte for myself as the portions are bigger and I like to eat!
The reservation was for 9pm but did not get seated until 9:40pm.
The entire duration of the 40 mins the hostess and manager were very misleading in terms of time estimate and the reason for the delay.
Even after being seated the wait staff was absent for 10-15 minutes prior to taking our order.
This delay pushed the meal later in to the evening and at the tail end of our meal we tried to order tea but was informed that they stopped serving tea for the night as they were closing up.
They did attempt to make up for the poor experience by giving us complimentary desserts but that too was only offered when we asked them directly about it which is in poor taste.
Though service started out well, it got harder to reach our waiter's attention by the end of the night. However, in terms of the food, everything we ordered was DELICIOUS. I am definitely going back. Faves were the egg on egg on egg (worth it esp if you love eggs + uni), karage chicken, the duck, the tofu and salmon roe (the combination of the two were perfectly balanced), and the hamburger steak. We ordered more than this but those were the standpoints and there was NOTHING a group of 8 of us didn't enjoy. Great for group dining so you can share as much as possible. Happy hour drinks from 6-8 can only be ordered at the bar but you can bring it to your table!