Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar

4.9
575 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
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  • Fit for Foodies
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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Neighborhood
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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

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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?

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What 575 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

One of the best dining experiences.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I expected the sushi to be amazing, but found it to be good not great. The experience was odd. Usually you sit at the counter to experience the chef making your sushi, but it felt like the main kitchen for the entire restaurant. It didn’t feel intimate and cozy. It was fine. Also, there was a server that appeared from behind that would whisper what the sushi chef put on your plate. It felt a bit awkward and strange. Wouldn’t go again.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The absolute in Sushi dining!! Exquisite and precise. Never enjoyed a meal more in my life. Hard to explain other than perfection. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Amazing. Each piece of sushi was mind-blowing.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Unbelievable experience. Exceptional omakase.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Outstanding as always!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The best ever.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Amazing experience! Very much worth the price, one of the best omakases in New York!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Amazing. Best sushi in NYC

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Amazing experience.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Absolutely wonderful experience! Amazing sushi, great service!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Anniversary dinner and it did not disappoint. Def recommend sushi bar to see the expertise the chefs put into the work!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Amazing in every way! So good! The sushi was so awesome! The service was attentive. Only thing is, it's hard to get reservations! Booked a month in advance.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Excelente experiencia

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Best sushi I’ve ever had, worth every penny. So many memorable pieces - the Hokkaido uni, squid, scallop, fatty tuna, etc.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Out first meal when visiting New York City. The omakase was mind blowing!! Our chef is expertise in his area and the served course is fresh and tasty. Love it and will come back again when next visit happens!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Loved our birthday celebration. Totally amazing food and theater. Did not feel rushed. Only thing i didn’t like was the up-selling during the meal. It cheapened the experience. We definitely are glad we chose the bar and not a table. It was a worthwhile expense.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Great food BUT unreasonably expensive wine and sake list. I asked the sommelier for a dry bottle of sake in the 80 dollars range his answer was that it wasn’t possible for less than 120 dollars. For 80 dollars you get semi dry.
Weirdest answer.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Loved the omakase, everything was spectacular. Would have been great if there was more than one chef working on omakase for better flow of work.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Perfect sushi with warm service!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Incredible meal

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Extraordinary dining experience. Truly a special time dining with Chef Nakazawa. Service is exceptional, the menu is beautifully constructed, every bite is delicious, and all the details are got right.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

AWESOME - just spectacular. It is one of the best meals I have ever had. Would recommend 1000X over

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Bone in one piece of white fish. Ginger pickled in too much vinegar for my taste. Hokkaido uni was not fresh, though Santa Barbara uni was great. Rest of meal excellent and service was outstanding. If not for bone and uni, would be perfect experience.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Spectacular sushi! Chef added subtle flavors and interesting combinations. The rice was perfectly light and fluffy. The Waygu sushi was to die for. They certainly deserve Michelin stars and earn the NYT 4 stars. It’s a difficult reservation, but try to sit at the bar. Chef Nazakawa prepares all the sushi for the ten or so bar patrons. Of course, the Tamago to finish was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

This was some of the best sushi I've had in New York, and pretty close to the best I've had in Japan, not surprising given the chef and the fact that most of the fish is from Japan. It's obviously expensive -- our lunch for two, with the caviar extra, a good bottle of wine and a couple of extra glasses, was $800 -- but a very nice experience. I would not order the caviar sushi again, it was fine but not great, and $35 is too much for one piece that's merely "fine," but everything else was excellent. I liked that there were two unis, one from California and one from Hokkaido. Both excellent (I preferred the California, my date the Hokkaido). The room is very well designed, as is the bar/waiting area. If money is no object, this is a very nice place to spend a couple of hours eating raw fish.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Go! Go! Go!! Amazing!!

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1.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I became incredibly ill after eating. Severe abdominal pain.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Hands down best sushi I have ever had. Will come back again :-)

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Is not the best

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Incredible

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Kind of overrated, no surprise!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Read so many great things about this place and it didn’t disappoint! Amazing dining experience all the way around. It’s expensive but worth it!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

You can have one of the best highend level of sushi here.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Eat at the bar, it was super cool.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Just some darned good sushi. What more can I say. And also some great sake if you get some recommendations for your waiter or server

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This was a wonderful dining experience. The chef was right in front of us cutting the pieces and explaining it to us. The fish was amazing along with some rare varieties. The ambiance was quiet and calming.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Best meal of my life. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary over lunch (I know, I know, but it was the only reservation we could get here!!), and we endeavor to return here every trip we make to the city going forward. The staff was fantastic and the meal was unbelievable. Cannot wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It was a great experience. The sushi was heavenly and the service was top notch. Although expensive, it was worth it.

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