About Sushi Nakazawa - Dining Room

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.

23 Commerce Street
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch is served Monday through Saturday, starting from Monday, November 6th, 2017. Please visit https://www.opentable.com/sushi-nakazawa-sushi-bar to make reservations for lunch service. Seatings are at 11:30am and 1:00pm.

Dinner is served everyday between Monday 5:00pm - 10:15pm.

Cross Street:
7th Ave and Bedford Street

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 924-2212

Website:
http://www.sushinakazawa.com/

Public Transit:
Two blocks south of the Christopher 1 stop.

Executive Chef:
Daisuke Nakazawa

Sushi Nakazawa - Dining Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.7

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4.5

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4.1

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81% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Bar Seating (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

So not worth it

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

寿司自体はとてもおいしかったです。しかし、残念ながらただそれだけです。一律、コースで料理がでてきます。20貫のにぎりとシャーベットのデザートでした。にぎりをずーっと食べた経験は初めてで、途中に焼き物や椀ものが欲しかった。おいしかったけど途中で飽きました。これで一人$160(日本酒1グラス込み)は高いかな。

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Only not 5 stars because I work in an amazing sushi restaurant where I can order the same quality without the New York tax. But great omakase for anybody who has never had one before and never had that quality of sushi.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Best sushi tho side of Japan IMO

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Buen omakase y calidad

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I went to many omakase; i believe nakazawa was the best; it is top quality sushi with a slight touch that adds to the experience

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Hi quality sushi. I don’t know if I’m sophisticated enough though for this place.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

terrific! we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the cuisine was authentic and every bite was a sensual surprise and absolutely the most delicious sushi i've ever tasted in the city.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Finally got a reservation after trying for special occasions since it open. It was worth the wait! Possibly the best sushi we've had and we have been to many of the "best" places. Happy that we could order some of our favorites when the omakase ended Our experience was significantly enhanced by trying a range of wonderful saki's by the glass, which were recommended by the sommelier, Small dining room and waitperson:diner ratio allowed for a lot of personal attention. Unfortunately, it also permitted a table of people too drunk to use their "inside voices" to dominate. Might have helped if management gently told them that they were not alone. Meal was more expensive than some weekends we've had. But also more memorable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food, staff and setting was top notch. Outstanding to say the least!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Have been there with a friend as a birthday gift following the review in the NYT as eye opening and best sushi experience ever.
Both of us were severely disappointed, mostly because of the not so special nigiris and the fact that no one ever dared to ask whether we were happy with the food presented or not. Given the price level we would have appreciated being asked about the quality, especially because we left half of the rice behind as it was way too much (given the voluminous texture).
Let's not talk about the egg custard and lychee sorbet ending the dinner.
Worst price value ever when it comes to sushi.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I was sadly disappointed. The sushi did not come close to the quality of many other less expensive purveyors of sushi. Yes I know this is a different concept, not a traditional sushi restaurant, but the freshness was not there, the flavor of some pieces of fish was off. I had a piece of squid that I was unable to swallow, even though I chewed it for a very long time. I had a piece of wagyu beef that was also like leather. This kind of beef should melt in your mouth. I was staggered by the bill! This is a dining experience for people that know nothing about sushi and for wanna be foodies. I wanted to like it. I was prepared to be wowed. It was just ok. I was expecting it to be outstanding. I felt duped. You can have fabulous service, and they did, but if the food isn't up to the mark, it doesn't matter what else they do.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great sushi omakase. Wonderful service and presentation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent on all levels, food, service ambiance. Clearly the best sushi we have had omekase. My son’s 15 year old palette completely spoiled of other sushi. He is still talking about the wonderful food and presentation. We hope to return again.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing food with incredible Sake pairing. Could not be better!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A perfect place to indulge a little. Food was excellent, service A+. Our server noticed I was left-handed and arranged the items on the plate so I could eat L to R as the pieces were described and in the order they were to be eaten.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing ambiance and chef selections are exquisite!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good sushi but too expensive versus quality

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My fifth visit - the experience was just as excellent and solicitous as always. Highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The sushi is really excellent, the service was impeccable, and the recommended sake was delicious. This restaurant is highly recommended!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We stayed up until midnight to grab a reservation with the highest of expectations. And they were handily exceeded with the most deft of hands. The food was amazing and experience perfect. This will be a hard meal to top. Truly an Omakase from a chef to be trusted.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

I love Nakazawa! I'm from Japan, but Nakazawa serves the best sushi I've ever had. His creativity is excellent. I'd recommend to sushi lovers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Really delicious sushi, where the service was very good as well.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fabulous. Want more of the Wagyu sushi and did!

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our meal was A M A Z I N G, cannot express what a great experience this was! Super recommended.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Fish quality is below expecation. Not fresh enough for a high-end sushi restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This restaurant serves the best sushi I've ever eaten - anywhere - and I've been to all of the top sushi restaurants in NY, LA, etc. The food is perfection and so is the service - especially the Manager John Shin. Everything about this place is fantastic.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food was good, I was expecting it to be better. It felt very routine and the staff felt uninspired.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had a wonderful experience and really enjoyed the premium sake pairing with the meal. Would definitely recommend to others and we will be back again!

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

For sushi, this was at best a 3/5 . I've had sushi all across the country and this isn't as good as I thought it would be. The selection was not great, considering there are places that have tons more selection of high end tuna and ocean fish, this was very underwhelming.

On top of that, the host who called and confirmed did Not mention there was a dress code, but it was mentioned at the door. A lack of communication on their part.

Service is VERY good here, but the lack of quality fish and tuna selection breaks the deal for us.

We've paid for $600 Omasake at other restaurants that where 10x better. Not just a fish, but rice was 3/5 at best as well.

Needs refining and Better tuna and fish selection.

We will not return again.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Always consistent and amazing! The attention to detail is superb. Everything was really good. The food the service the ambiance. Great sushi. Highly Recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Cozy, Authentic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

La atención en el restaurant es excelente. Sin embargo, tuvimos una muy mala experiencia cuando nos comunicamos por teléfono. La operadora fue descortés y tampoco contaba con la capacidad para otorgar la información consultada, lo que nos obligó a esperar hasta que el gerente a cargo llegara al restaurant para responder las dudas. Luego de 3 llamados desistimos en seguir con la consulta.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great !!!! Wonderful food

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Sushi was very very good, but absolutely too expensive!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The ambiance of the room was warm and comforting. The restaurant is not loud, small and cozy. The food speaks for itself and the sushi is delivered right on time. I was seated at the tables, and 20 pieces of sushi came through in about 5 to 6 courses- this experience for us, lasted about an hour- I am sure it can be longer if you wanted. The fish was soft and buttery and the seasoning was delightful. This was my second time at the restaurant, and it will not be my last. High quality food, very tasty. I decided to not have tomago, and uni- so I was given another type of fish and herring roe!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was the second time we've been to Sushi Nakazawa. First was last year in May on our wedding day. We were able to get a reservation this Labor day weekend so decided to spend the long weekend in NY while visiting here again.

Once again everything was just as good as last time. I think the food overall was better than last time for both me and my wife. I found out after we made our reservation that Chef Nakazawa only works during weekdays so I can't make a comparison between Nakazawa and the rest of his chefs but the food was excellent regardless.

The only gripe that my wife and I had with our visit this time was that the server who brought us the sushi to the dining room gave us shorter, less detailed explanation to us than the other tables around us. I don't know if it's because my wife and I both look young and the server thought we wouldn't know or it's because we didn't order any expensive wine but it was little annoying how quickly he would breeze through the explanation.

Both my wife and I have lot of interest in food, especially sushi. Even when I was in elementary school, I used to read books about sushi. We would like to know as much as we can if we're eating at place like Nakazawa. But the server didn't really seem interested in helping us too much. If the server gave the same hasty explanation to every other tables, I wouldn't have mind but it was pretty much just our table. The server who refilled our tea and cleared our table was very pleasant though.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

One of the only two restaurants that have noticed that my wife is left-handed. That's the level of service. And the food has been excellent. Omakase comes out at $6 per piece! Not bad at all!

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 (London)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Top notch service during dinner. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Don't bother arriving early though - we were ten minutes early and the guy refused to even look at us even though we knocked on the door

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

A degustation treat for my friend whilst I was staying with him in NYC. A great food experience great ambiance paired with a french Vouvray wine.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The best!! Friendly and unpretentious, and the food is life changing! Go. Go now!

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