Senya

4.6
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155 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Senya is a modernized, creative Japanese restaurant that has its own sparks and flare. The dishes contains its own identity and personality as if they are living art. Owners of the restaurant focuses on providing only the freshest ingredients and first class service for their customers. The owners hope to offer an unforgettable fine dining experience for all its patrons. The sushi bar provides only the freshest ingredients, and offers wide variety of Japanese fish, such as golden eye red snapper, hokkaido uni, blue fin fatty tuna and etc. The vegetables and poultries for the kitchen are purchased from the best local vendors and farmers market.
**Please kindly note that there may be slightly delay in reservations and walk-in on the weekend due to limited space**
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.4
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience. special roll are wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Most of the popular dishes are sold out or not available.

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KayDot
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for restaurant week. Food was amazing! Will be back for their regular menu. Foie nigiri was incredible. I typically don’t like uní but they made me a believer with their crab pasta. My friend ordered the omakase option...looked beautiful and tasted even better. Just and all around thumbs on food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

No restaurant week's menu during restaurant week.
Food are fresh but just so so.

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CharlieB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Amazing food. Delicious, flavorful, beautiful presentation. Definitely a hidden gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Every dish we had was too salty in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Salmon sushi has 2 long bones, low level mistakes. But the replacement was nice. Overall nice. Jumbo oyster felt too thick with uni though

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Gior
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sushi is excellent. I frequently eat at Japanese restaurants in NYC. I also travel to Japan with some regularity. The sushi at SenYa is top notch quality, with creativity and fusion added, and beautifully presented, as well. The only disappointment (and the sole reason for the 4-star overall) was the absence of red wine (they only offer white wine in addition to the Japanese drinks and their excellent Japanese beer selection). Given that red meat, duck, pork belly, and fatty sushi (e.g., salmon) are on the menu, one would expect to also find red wine (by the glass and bottle). A person from our party only drinks red wine and would have enjoyed dinner more with a red wine glass.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food definitely

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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RobertK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

very good sushi at a reasonable price-- get the charashi great deal with many small bowls.Also Uni specialist

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RitaP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and varied selection of fish, interesting specials. The Chirashi is now on my list of top 5 such dishes in the country.

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jenny
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best sushi I have had in the City. Super fresh, and inventive use of ingredients. The waitstaff are very attentive and friendly. Took my partner here for his birthday and they surprised him with a free watercake for dessert! The place is easy to walk past and miss entirely, so I'm so happy we discovered it!

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vipJulie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal

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WangY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiny nice Japanese restaurant. Every dish is very refined. Great for small group dining.

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GiaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place is fantastic! The sushi/sashimi is great and the fusion inspired dishes are delicious! I highly recommend the beef tartar with bone marrow and the chirashi.

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AMCH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We came for our anniversary and specifically ordered the chirashi that was popular. Both our sushi sets and chirashi had similar ingredients, but the tuna specifically was not fresh enough. The cooked and seared fish were nice though. Please check the raw fish. Service was good though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I believe most other reviews of this restaurant are fake

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vipReginaL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and very pleasant service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

The food is really amazing. The sushi is very good. The cooked dishes as well. However you really have to fix the flooring. The floor looks horrible and makes the restaurant look cheap, old and careless. It is not good to have a restaurant that looks bad when you eat sushi. You wonder if the fish is fresh and if they really pay attention to clean cooking etc. You can redo the floor in one day for $1.99 per square foot from Home Depot.

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vipCaren
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck liver sushi is a must have!

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vipNanny
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The evening did not start out well. We drove over an hour to get there and discovered that they were already sold out of their two signature dishes, which is why we went in the first place. But they quickly redeemed themselves. The food is AMAZING!!! If you like sea urchin and fois gras, they have made some of the most innovative dishes i have ever had. Their Chawanmushi is second to none, and the uni, ikura yuba dish tasted like it came from the best kaiseki in Kyoto. The beef tartar with the bone marrow was absolutely brilliant and beautiful.

The restaurant is tiny and very understated. You would never expect the cuisine to be on the level that it is. The waitress was lovely and she did her best to suggest items after we learned that they were out of the fois gras sushi, but they are a bit understaffed. There was only one person handling all of the tables and I do not think that it was enough.

I cannot wait to go back again and try those dishes I missed, but next time I will call and confirm their availability in advance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in nyc. Amazing service and amazing food.

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vipPriscillaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fresh sushi/sashimi/oysters! Great service to top. Highly recommended.

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vipLHerrm
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable all around. Exquisite quality sushi, kind customer care, clean. Meticulous attention to detail.

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vipPrefect
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sashimi and service. Love the presentation. Definitely would come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend their chirashi!

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vipPeterK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as good a Japanese food experience as you can find

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vipLenaH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really loved how humble and calm this place was, while serving delectable food!

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JeffreyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

There were three of us dining. We basically took turns selecting three dishes for all to share which we did 4 or 5 times. The waiter adjusted the portions to accommodate. All dishes were terrific. I was partial to the Foie gras. The sushi was also very good. Go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious!

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HenryE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A premium and premium-priced experience, so therefore exactly es expected and excellent in execution.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience

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ChristineY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good. Everything with sea urchin is highly recommended!

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vipEileenL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exquisite, authentic (some from Japan) sushi. Omakase was served at our table in 2 stages ensuring freshness. Serene ambiance and service. Can't do much better in an intimate Japanese resto. Went for a birthday for husband who spent 4 months in Japan when he was 15.

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Gala
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super good chirashi, excellent sashimi, every bite was a delight! Don't miss out on the yuzu cheesecake. Dense and delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good for family gathering

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MarkN
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came here during our post-wedding weekend in the city. Overall, the experience was fantastic. We had the Sea Gelee and miso soup as an app, with a main course of the Tuna and Salmon platters and the Yuzu Hamachi special roll as our entrees. The snow crab in the Sea Gelee was flavorful, although the gelee itself presented an interesting textural challenge to me (My wife loved it). The fish was wonderfully fresh and delicious.

The atmosphere was another highlight. It's a small, dimly lit space (~10 tables) with soft music playing in the background. The lighting was certainly bright enough to see, but if you have difficulty with low-light environments, this might not be a positive for you like it was for us.

I would 100% recommend SenYa if you're looking for a quiet spot for an intimate night out. I don't think it would be as suitable for large groups, based on the size of the restaurant itself, but for a couple or 2 it was perfect.

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vipPeterK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Japanese in the area. Creative and tasty. With real personal service

FAQs

Senya does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Senya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 995-5278.

Senya is rated 4.6 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.