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About Sushi Inoue
Chef Inoue is not only knowledgeable in traditional sushi preparation, his expertise complements his friendly and welcoming bar.
Step up to the bar and enjoy the mesmerizing skill as he presents dish after dish of the freshest sushi typically only available further downtown.
The chef Shinichi Inoue serves one of the freshest and best cut sushi and sashimi in NYC. Chef Inoue is friendly, courteous, professional and has almost 30 years of experience serving this special Japanese delicacy.
*BYOB welcome; We are currently in a process of obtaining a liquor license.
(a great selection of Sake list is being prepared for the near future!)
New York, NY 10027
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm-11pm
Sunday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
MTA Subway 2 or 3
Counter Seating, Takeout
Sushi Inoue Ratings and Reviews
It was 28 minutes before we got sat down and another 10 before getting a glass of water. Then the waiter said they don’t have liquor, I can go 2 blocks up the street and buy some. They could have told us that before.
The slowest service ever in nyc. And for 250 dollars a head, it could be better.
Outrageously expensive, for the quality. The omakase menu ($250) could get you a meal at any top place in the city. It's certainly better than your average sushi place. But the place is already a little shabby. It has no sake menu or liquor to speak of. And it doesn't come close the quality of places near, or even half it's price. Decent sushi at outrageous prices. You can do a lot better than this place.
I was sat at the sushi bar right in front of Chef Inoue, who was extremely mindful of me. Mentioned what I was eating in Japanese and then explained what it was in english. Also showed on a map where everything was coming for. I mentioned at the start that I love squid and eel and remembered that bit of info an hour later. Extremely pleased and worth the trip all the way from Canada!
Ordered the $150 omakase and hugely disappointed. The sushi was okay but all cooked food from the kitchen were really bad. Only interesting(note decent not great) dish was cold soba wrapped in thin wrap(think Vietnamese cold summer roll). Perhaps they should open a soba shop that might offer better value. The near by Yuzu restaurant is not great value already but borderline acceptable - but sorry Inoue is not even close, for $150.
Was really really excited to have a decent japanese restaurant in Harlem but sorry I came.
This is my second time to this restaurant. The first time they had disappointed me because of a very (non aspected) bad service. For this reason at that time I left a very bad review and I rate the restaurant with only one star. After that experience I had received a phone call from the manager of Sushi Inoue and then an email. In its email, the restaurant, on behalf of the Chef expressed the deepest apologies and invited me again to the restaurant. As courtesy gesture they also offered me a coupon of $100 of discount. So me and my wife (an Italian Chef) have decided to come back this Saturday to give a second chance to this so well-known restaurant.
This time we sit at the sushi bar and we decided to select the $200 menu per person. My wife told the Master Chef about her soy allergy and he was so professional to prepare an ad-hoc menu only for her. We really appreciated his flexibility to accept this challenge for preparing a special traditional and authentic Japanese menu without soy. In my case I chose the one already proposed by the menu.
The final result for both was extraordinary; we were able to enjoy the row fish had its unique flavor and taste thanks to the recipes of the Master Chef. He has been prepared everything from scratch in front of us and been directed personally also the few cooked dishes from the kitchen. Ours was not a dinner. It was a sort of journey to Nagasaki discovering its authentic and genuine sushi cousine. Eating at Sushi Inoue we felt to be not in Harlem : every bite was for us a different exotic trip. Fantastic . At the end we felt so excited and happy and we both agreed that Sushi Master Chef Shinichi Inoue really deserved his one star Michelin. Because of him - this time we have rated his food 5 stars - it is an experience I would definitely recommend to all the sushi lovers. So why the overall rate is 4 stars? Because we still believe the service should be improved - especially if you charge a fixed 20% for the service
The service was a disaster . We had to wait more than one hour to get served. They messed up the orders and served food not in the same moment to all of us .
No wine list - no beer - inside the restaurant there was a strong bad smell of frying . Unacceptable for a 1 star Michelin
I had the $150 omakase where you are seated at the sushi bar and Chef Inoue serves you. The sushi was just heavenly with fish imported from Japan and other parts of the world. I am still remembering the meal 3 days later. Freshly grated wasabi and each sushi was so different. I loved the tuna hand roll and really interesting sea eel. Highly recommend, worth the price and will come back soon.
Tienen dos menus cerrados nada más, uno de 200 dólares y otro de 250 mas propina 20% e impuestos los cuales vienen agregados a la cuenta.
El chef sirve al 100% de los comensales lo cual lo hace muy lento.
El menu de 200 Dolares es demasiado abundante, para mi gusto y el de mi esposa esta exagerado en cuanto a platillos.
La calidad de los pescados es excepcional, de lo mejor que puedes haber probado.
El chef es un verdadero maestro.
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