Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar

4.9
617 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Sushi Bar reservations can only be made through OpenTable.

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.

All dinner reservations are made available 30 calendar days in advance. Lunch reservations are accepted up to 14 days in advance.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch is served everyday in 2 seatings:

11:30am and 11:45am
1:00pm and 1:15pm

Reservations are available for 1-4 guests for lunch.

Dinner is served everyday in 3 seatings:
5:00pm
7:15pm
9:30pm

Reservations can only be made for parties of 2 for dinner.
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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 Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.7

How much will you like the West Village's Sushi Nakazawa? How much money do you have, and how recently did you watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi?

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 617 People Are Saying
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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate there with my wife for our anniversary. Great food and flawless customer service

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a special occasion event. This place took us on a journey of different salmon, tuna, caviar, sea urchin, eel, and more from all over the world. Come hungry as there were 13+ pieces. I recommend the sushi bar experience as it is much more intimate and enjoyable, the chef explains each and every piece and where it is from, as well as the waiter to give you a fully immersive experience. One of the best sushi restaurants I have ever been to!

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d
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! It was awesome

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Omakase. Service was impeccable. Sake pairing was a delight.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing. Nothing more needs to be said

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GN
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall the food and service were excellent. There was a bug that was loose in the sushi bar that kind of dampened the mood.

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi in NYC, been coming there since inception and always the best

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d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely magnificent. Highest quality sushi in the city

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RW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Sushi Nakazawa was a great experience. The fish was super fresh, the staff and chefs were friendly , knowledgeable, and helped create a welcoming environment to enjoy the fantastic sushi.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely unreal!

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MY
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was awesome. Best sushi I’ve had!

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth it! The service was impeccable. Sitting at the sushi bar was an experience in itself. It was nice to watch the chefs at work and interacting with each other and the guests. It was our first omakase and most definitely not our last. The selection was super fresh and I have to say, Sushi Nakazawa definitely set the bar for the future omakase dinners we’ll be partaking in.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is Sushi Nakazawa, and then everything else.

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BI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kind of place that make you joyfully tear up one bite at a time. I mean it. It make you want to cry. You feel the love and passion behind everything served. Hate to sound pretentious, but since you are gonna spend some hard cash, I would only recommend this place to Sushi experienced and discerning foodies.

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VT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing better than the extraordinary meal was the exceptional service :)

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef and our waitress were so attentive. Every detail was thought of. Best salmon, hand roll, uni, unagi, and tomato I’ve ever had. O-toro and wagyu are exactly what you want them to be. Wonderful night!!

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AW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime and magical on every level!!!!

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi and first class service. Thank you

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MG
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi in a lovely setting. Fish quality was excellent and the wine pairing was good. Loved the waiting area and discovered you could in that spot without a reservation.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Menu solo con niguiri....los niguiri nuy buenos, pero excesivo poner 20 piezas sin nada mas. El trato deja mucho que desear; si no vas a gastar dolares o eres una celebrity olvidate de que se caractericen por el mimo hacia el cliente. Muy caro para lo que es y lo peor: que tengan una politica de cancelacion donde si tienes un imprevisto y no asistes te cobren 150 dolares por comensal...esta totalmente sobreestimado.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

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BR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi experience of your life. Period.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and environment; informative and caring staff and, of course, incredible sushi.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My father and I came here for a special occasion. This was perhaps the best meal I have ever had.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best omakase experiences I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy. The fish was super fresh, and even though I didn’t get to dine under chef nakazawa personally, all the sushi chefs working behind the bar were super attentive.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good though on expensive side.

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F
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best sushi/meal I’ve ever had.

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NV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar and it was incredible! Wonderful experience all around. Will definitely come back soon.

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HH
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to various omakase restaurants before and Sushi Nakazawa was great. The highlights were the three cuts of toro (akami, chutoro, otoro), two types of uni, and Miyazaki A5 Wagyu beef nigiri. I was a little bit disappointed that Chef Nakazawa himself was not there, however the Chef Katsushi Sakai was great too. The waitress did an excellent job explaining every piece of nigiri. Overall it was a great experience to watch these chefs make sushi in front of your eyes with precision and it was worth every dollar.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

よく工夫された味でとても美味しかったので又行きたいです。寿司カウンター席の椅子が少々高めで足がくたびれたのが難点と言えば難点でしたけどお食事については文句ありません。

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J
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been here before, the food is amazing as usual.

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a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ハネムーンでニューヨークへ滞在している間に利用しました。SNS等でよくこちらのお寿司屋さんがおいしいと書いてありましたのでオープンテーブルで予約していきました!カウンターに座っているなかで日本人はわたしたちだけだったのですが皆さま親切にしたくださいました。お寿司も大変美味しく、21巻出てくると伺った際には完食できるか不安でしたがぺろりと食べてしまいました。赤出汁やお汁がないのが残念でしたが絵画の方には受けないのでしょう。またニューヨークに行く際は是非利用したいです!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi we have ever had. The service is incredible - the plate had barely touched the bar before the staff was over to explain the dish

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing sushi, service and omakase. Loses one star for charging us for wagyu, which I specifically said we did not want when booking (no red meat). The waiter forgot to mention the special charge till the bill arrived and only one person ate red meat in my party. There was plenty of food otherwise. All the sushi was excellent and the service impeccable. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Definitely sit at the sushi bar if you can!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here since 2013 and it was everything I remembered. Fish was extremely fresh. Had some of my favorites from when I first came and now I have some more to add to the list. The head chef was a delight and even accommodated my fiancé with her videos of him preparing the sushi. Everything was so amazing that we ended up ordering additional pieces at the end of our favorites.

Service was on point. Never did I have to ask for more water. The moment I looked over, someone would already be there to help.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food and service

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s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi experience so far at sushi bar. Great food, great service, watching the chief making sushi is quite fun

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experience we’ve ever had!

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KR
New England
113 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I sat at the sushi bar for lunch. I’ve enjoyed sushi all over the world and this experience was by far the most outstanding. The courses were amazing. The service was spot on. They meticulously described every piece that was put in front of me. I will definitely be back!

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