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.
Excellent attention to detail and service. Very pleasant dining experience and the omakase was phenomenal.
Fantastic! Great food and great service.
The sushi melts in your mouth. Literally the best sushi restaurant in New York.
Exceptional sushi , service and ambiance. Our favorite place for omakase in NYC
🍣🍣🍣🍣 Jiro would be proud. 🍣🍣🍣🍣
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.
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.
I went for my girlfriends birthday. Some pieces were great but I didn't like the Uni.
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.
Iost count how many times we have eaten here. Top experience, great staff.
Cannot even come to close to Sushi Zo. Sushi are ok except that they are too salty. Service was poor.
Ein wunderbar abgerundetes Essenserlebnis mit 20 einmaligen Sushikreationen.
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.
The English-speaking service was cold despite some forced affability (perhaps it is not a nice place to work), the room was loud (drunken Wall Street people were one factor), and the bathroom was a mess (puddles) for the entire meal. The sushi was very good.
Everything was great except the super loud table behind us. We didn’t want to be the people who complained so just tried to ignore but as a fine dining establishment, the staff at Sushi Nakazawa should’ve advised the table to keep it less raucous. Went for the food and it was delicious, and now we can go to any one of the other many great Japanese restaurants in NYC without having to deal with loud, drunk bros.
Perfect in every way
Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had
Ambiance and service was incredible - food was delicious but surprised to taste some fish that were not and soft but rather too chewy. Expected the fish to be massaged and Marinated to be tender
Very good but not worth the hype or the price.
My wife’s first time at Sushi Nakazawa, she loved the food and the place. One of my all time favorites
I though I was just going to eat really good expensive sushi. I never thought this experience would totally change my idea of what sushi is. Each bite was an amazing experience. Each flavor was perfectly put together. No extra soy sauce or wasabi, trust the chef, eat it like it comes, and relinquish control to the flavors. I don't think I can eat at a regular sushi place ever again without feeling like I'm eating junk food.
Nakasawa's omakase for the win!
My overly generous (and humble...oops) sister Kelly Wachs gifted me an extraordinary dining experience at Sushi Nakazawa in the West Village last night.
We braved the 5° frostbite and ventured to the big city for one of the most sophisticated sushi experiences to date. I’ll spare you the jealously-inducing details (and the full wine glasses filled with sake) to simply share the highlights below.
If you seek top quality sushi + atmosphere, I don’t think you can do better; I’ve tried the others, and yes — there are top contenders, but for the full package this is the elegant, romantic experience worthy of a 15-year anniversary/50th birthday dinner. Thanks, Killer, your chariot awaits...
Presentation is every. little. thing.
Paired with the movie, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, follow the artist’s credo: Do your best for spiritual enlightenment.
Worst experience in my life
Not worth the value. Out of the 20 pieces, only a couple were “delicious”, most mediocre, some not so great.
This is easily one of the very best sushi meals I have ever had, and one of the finest overall dining experiences as well. The quality of the food, preparation, and presentation was flawless. The service was attentive without being overbearing. We paired our meal with pots of Asa no Yume Tamaryokucha and the balance between the food and the tea was otherworldly. Standouts included the squid, red snapper, and the Wagyu beef. We cannot wait to come back, and although it is the definition of a luxury meal with a price tag to boot, it is absolutely worth the splurge.
Was nothing special and everything was way too pretentiously marked up for what it was. Not worth flying all the way from Denver for
amazing omakase, very formal austere dining room; the sushi shines, but don't expect gushing service. very Japanese as expected.
Pretentious, overpriced, and overrated sushi.
We asked for soy sauce and wasabi and got the condescending “how-dare-you-insult-my-sushi?” look. Life is too short to deal with people who are so full of themselves they need to dictate how you experience their food.
The sushi itself was good. Maybe excellent. But not earth-shattering and not the best in NYC. We love sushi. My partner grew up and lived in Japan. We’ve eaten high-end sushi all over Asia and the US. This place is just not that special. I don’t think it was worth the price or the attitudes from the staff we experienced.
Sushi Nakazawa isn't just a meal, it's an experience. Food and service are outstanding. Highly recommend.
Sushi of almost mythical quality. Highly recommended.
A fair share of the sus
Not bad for a sushi restaurant. Worth for a try.
Phenomenal food and service. An amazing experience and so very worth the splurge for our special occasion!
Located in a quaint and quiet street, this restaurant reminded me of the one in Japan. The staff is very professional and attentive. The food was spot on! The sushi was so fresh and the sake pairings was a delight. Next time I decide to dine there, I’ll request seating at the sushi bar. The dining room was fully packed and the noise level to the max. It was so loud, I had to read the wait staff’s lips every time they presented us with food. Aside from the noise level, I was still able to enjoy the sushi. The omakase and sake pairing made my taste buds dance the nutcracker. Every bite was worth it!! It’s a must try!!
Pretty fabulously perfect for my daughter’s 23rd birthday with “the parents”. Spectacular high end Sushi/Sake pairings. Superbly fresh, delicious, creative, beautiful, appitizing and mouthwateringly yummy sushi.
Expert Sake pairings, a fantastic array and quite generous pours.
Highly trained and polished professional sohm and wait staff-plus warm and friendly with a sense of humor and respect-which is a rare find.
Anxious for a return visit.
In a lovely intimate and smallish dining room, my only caveat: pretty high decibel of noise.
High quality sushi. Price is on the high end but to be expected for what you get. Great dining experience overall starting with the preparation and presentation from the chefs... sake pairing selections... the service and attentiveness at the table.. and personal attention from staff. Excellent and enjoyable.
I dined at the sushi bar twice before when Chef Nakazawa was present. Both experiences were spectacular. This third time I was in the dining room and Chef Nakazawa was not there although it was a weekday. The rice was always too cold by the time it reached our table, and the rice seasoning was off. Also, one the pieces on my plate toppled over, getting seasoning all over the piece next to it. While it may be “minor” and they apologized, this and the overall preparation and experience were not what I expected from Sushi Nakazawa. Sadly, I’m too afraid to dine here again due to this huge inconsistency.
So not worth it