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Sushi Nakazawa - Dining Room

4.7
648 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Sushi Nakazawa serves the omakase of Chef Daisuke Nakazawa. Within the twenty-course meal lies Chef Nakazawa’s passion for sushi. With ingredients sourced both domestically and internationally, the chef crafts a very special nigiri tasting menu. Chef Nakazawa is a strong believer in the food he serves representing the waters he is surrounded by, so only the best and freshest find its way to your plate.



Both sushi bar seats and tables in our dining room are made available 30 calendar days in advance.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner is served everyday between Monday 5:00pm - 10:15pm.
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Phone number
(212) 924-2212
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Daisuke Nakazawa
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Cross street
7th Ave and Bedford Street
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Public transit
Two blocks south of the Christopher 1 stop.
What 648 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Service is fantastic, impressive attention to detail, always consistent quality! Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

This was our second visit to the restaurant. We loved it the first time which is why we returned despite the steep price. The first time was a much more leisurely dinner. When were were finished with the prix fixe we were offered additional items if we were still hungry or just wanted to try anything else. This time were very aware that they were trying to turn the table over. Out plates were cleared as we were still chewing. At the end of the meal were were promptly handed the bill. No offer of additional items. Also they must have changed the menu a bit because last time we were offered a choice of hand roll, which we liked very much, but this time we were not. Overall, the food is very, very good but given the cost and service feeling like a factory, we won't be rushing back.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Been wanting to try this for a long time--and it was more than worth the wait. Definitely exceeded our high expectations.
Absolutely fantastic and the most impeccable service ever: gracious, attentive, knowledgeable but also give you space. When it was time to go, one the waiters beautifully came by and said "Thank you for dining with us." The food was so good we couldn't choose a favorite, but the tuna plate was phenomenal.
The room is peaceful and elegant.
Extensive saki menu and some unusual beers as well.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

There are better omakase places in the area. Not worth the money in my opinion. Our crab piece had a piece of shell in it. The rice was too wet and the seafood flavor was lost on most pieces at there was too much going on.

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We arrived a little early and whilst I appreciate the restaurant runs a set menu and needs the timing to work, the reception we received was the worst I have ever experienced. The gentleman on the door was rude, caustic, superior and unwelcoming. We were basically told we could wait in the lounge but it was so uncomfortable we decided to walk around the block. Despite having paid a prepayment, we seriously considered writing that off and going elsewhere such was the awful nature of the greeting. The whole experience was completely ruined and as such it was hard to enjoy the meal. I was taking my sister for her birthday and it was so disappointing to have been treated so badly and made to feel that we were “beneath” the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Always stellar, this is our go-to place for special occasions! We love it and they never disappoint!

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2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Locale rumoroso, con menu fisso e costi sproporzionati

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The food was amazing, but we didn’t feel welcome. The courses felt rushed through and we are out again in 90 minutes.

We were looking for a night out and enjoying Sushi with a nice wine, but that turned out differently. Would not recommend it.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Wedding anniversary

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Better than half of the one star Michelin sushi places in SF

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The service, ambiance, sake pairing and of course the food was absolutely amazing. Nakazowa is such a lovely and delicious place to dine in NYC.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Best sushi in NY

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2.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Of the 21 items, 4-5 are really good. Yet, overall it's just not that impressive. It's $400 for two people with a single glass of wine. Even at half the price, I would have been underwhelmed due to the food. I've had amazing meals at Uchi in Austin and a few Nobus and this meal wasn't in that league.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

It was my 50th Birthday celebration with my daughter.

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Below expectations . We had high hope to dine at an apprecitence of Jiro but the food and service were lackluster .

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Birthday dinner.

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1.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We had marked this as a special occasion - twice! Once on Opentable, and another time through their reservations text messaging service. The occasion was extremely special, my younger brother had just gone into remission after fighting cancer this past year. He was not allowed to eat raw foods during his treatment, so he chose Sushi Nakazawa as a treat because it was going to be his first raw meal, and a special celebration for our family after such a painful experience. The reservations desk told us that they would put a candle in our dessert and make it special for my brother. Towards the end of the meal, nothing happened. We were extremely put off, so I went to speak to the manager to find out what happened. She told me that she didn’t think a candle was appropriate for celebrating our occasion, so she scrapped the idea. But she didn’t do anything else in its place, so we had no celebratory experience. I reminded her again that this occasion was extremely special by all standards, and if she didn’t think a candle was appropriate after they offered to do it, she should have done something else. It was only then that she said that they do could something else - even though we had already paid the bill. My mother, who was also upset, said “No thank you.” The manager shrugged and said, “Okay, sorry!” I was so put off by the experience and also by the restaurant’s attitude. I have never dined at a less sympathetic establishment and I am honestly disgusted by the experience.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Very good Omakase but expensive. $120 for dining room before tax, tip, drinks or any a la cartes. You will end up wanting to add an ala carte to taste one of your favs again.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The ambiance is too loud. Service isn’t friendly enough and frankly, SOTO and EN have much better sushi. This is unfortunate given the hype.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The wait staff, the ambiance, the food. Everything was wonderful and beyond. Exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait to go back!

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Sushis bluff for people who never been un Japan. Sake advise from uneducated people.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Best sushi in NYC, a must try if you dig on raw fish

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The food, service and ambiance are amazing.
Simply one of the best sushi restaurants in NYC.
If you haven’t been you’re missing out.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

By far the beat sushi I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. Not for the faint of walleted but it’s worth every grain of rice. Worth every single fiber of tuna hand picked out of the earth’s oceans.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Best sushi ever. Service excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

After all the great rankings, Nakazawa was highly anticipated but a sad disappointment as a top omakase spot in NYC. While absolutists may revel in the subtleties with Sushi flown in from japan, 2 courses in it was clear were in for a fairly one note approach. Like on a merry go round We couldn’t jump off. There were a few standouts no doubt. But for a 20 piece omakase they were far too infrequent. If you want to taste the textural differences between 5 parts of the same fish on one plate, then you’ll be happy. But if you want a journey that builds one to the next or has different flavors, nakazawa is NOT your place. There are far better, more enjoyable and more interesting omakase spots in the price point - far better food experiences in the $120-$150 pp range. Seems like more name than actual delivery. Subtlety is good but without a POV it just was so-so with a few high notes. question: if everyone has to order omakase, what makes it omakase? Isn’t everyone just eating whatever the chef decided to make for the evening for everyone?

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I consider myself quite a connoisseur of omakase having tried some of the best places in Los Angeles, Tokyo, New York, Vancouver and Montreal. I have to say that I was very happy with Nakazawa.

What stood out for me was the scallops and sweet shrimp. Often times I’ve gone to omakase and dreaded these pieces since at times they have had a grittiness. Not only did Nakazawa have no grittiness but the preparation was very specific and delicious never over-powering the fish with sauces but only accenting them. I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent attention to detail and service. Very pleasant dining experience and the omakase was phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fantastic! Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The sushi melts in your mouth. Literally the best sushi restaurant in New York.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Exceptional sushi , service and ambiance. Our favorite place for omakase in NYC

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

🍣🍣🍣🍣 Jiro would be proud. 🍣🍣🍣🍣

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

A totally different experience than your neighborhood sushi place -- so much better that calling them both "sushi" seems ridiculous. There are a ton of high end omakase places in NYC. But this is the best I've been to. What really puts it over the top though is the impeccable service from everyone from Johnny/John on of the managers to the suited wait staff. Knowledgable and pleasant - with absolutely NO attitude. Unlike at places like the terrible Barbuto, they don't make you think that they are doing you a favor by letting you walk in the door.

Whether for a special occasion or a splurge this place is worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

While the restaurant is austere and spare, my mouth waters two days later thinking of the plates of sushi, and the seared wagyu beef, being washed down by glasses of cold sake.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I went for my girlfriends birthday. Some pieces were great but I didn't like the Uni.

Thanks!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Hands down the best Sushi ive ever had. Incredible atmosphere too.

The moment that really "WOWED" me was when the staff noticed I was a lefty and rearranged the order of the sushi to accomodate me being a lefty.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Iost count how many times we have eaten here. Top experience, great staff.

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Cannot even come to close to Sushi Zo. Sushi are ok except that they are too salty. Service was poor.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Ein wunderbar abgerundetes Essenserlebnis mit 20 einmaligen Sushikreationen.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

This was my 30th birthday dinner with my family. We all had the tasting menu, and I cannot express enough how much this exceeded all possible expectations of how great a meal could possibly be. Amazing and flawless on every level. The staff noticed my father was left handed and started serving his dishes in reverse after the first course. Every piece was unique, delicious, and interesting. Staff was attentive and gracefully synchronized. Just wow on every level. I will be talking about this meal for the rest of my life.

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