Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar

4.8
748 reviews
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Reservations for Sushi Nakazawa are available only on Resy. Please use Resy for all reservations.
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.
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WV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

After watching Jiro dreams of sushi and the fact that Nakazawa now has a star, my expectations going into this meal we’re very high. While many pieces were tasty, for the price there are better omakase experiences in the city. Exceptional attention to detail is lacking. Moths flying around the bar and Ikea cabinetry take away from what should be a refined experience. The publicly in the press seems to draw tourists rather than local regulars.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi of my life. Cried when it was over

OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was fantastic. Everything from the food to the ambiance was fantastic. Can’t recommend Sushi Nakazawa enough.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great experience

R
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience. Service was friendly, attentive, and thorough. The sushi was some of the best I've had. Will definitely come back again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melt in your mouth sushi! First class service. Bar seating is a must for full details of all you are eating. Awesome experience. Perfect sushi lover birthday dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lasciate da parte tutto per un paio di ore e concedetevi questa straordinaria esperienza. Il conto è alto ma la
Qualità non è da meno. Se volete un vero ristorante happiness andateci

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way. You must love sushi and respect the artist at work.

M
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

it doesn’t worth for the price paid, the omakase had no surprise , just ordinary sushi to me & too rush the time!

G
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 50th bdays celebration was well noted. We got some extra uní and bday candles in our lychee sorbet! Missed Nakazawa San, but didn’t expect to see him on a Monday. A great special occasion place that spoils sushi eating anywhere else.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lugar excepcional . uno de los mejores Susi que he comido

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food itself is high quality and sake also very tasty. Delicious. But somehow doesn’t match my expectation. Chef seems not pay attention enough.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another super high end experience

l
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La miglior cena a base di sushi della mia vita, una delle migliori cene in assoluto.
Dimenticate i pur buoni uramaki fusion e colorati di alcune rinomate catene milanesi.
Qui c'è la più pura tradizione del sushi in forma di nighiri.
Non dovete scegliere nulla, solo sedervi al bancone (possibilmente, perché è certamente più interessante di una cena al tavolo), guardare i maestri al lavoro, ascoltare il nome del piatto in giapponese, prontamente tradotto in inglese dalla cameriera alle vostre spalle e poi gustare ad occhi chiusi.
OK, non è cheap, ma non è neanche un ristorante qualsiasi. Il servizio è di alto livello e la qualità eccezionale. Nessun serata al giapponese sarà più la stessa, dopo questa esperienza!

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J
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi bar was a fantastic experience. Every piece of sushi was unbelievable, the sake carefully selected and the service was impeccable. I was worried it might be a bit stuffy but everyone was so kind and welcoming. It was truly memorable.

h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite omakase experience, the food & service is excellent and the attention to every detail is truly impressive.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific and unique experience to sit at the bar and enjoy a curated 20-course dinner.

AW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERY SINGLE TIME we come here, we are transported, healed, fed and showered with the best attention.

This is food as art in its highest form.

We are extra grateful to Chef for remembering us and welcoming us and to Anthony Arvin for the spectacular wine journey on Monday night. THANK YOU THANK YOU! We cannot wait to come back.

AA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience! It was delicious. Must visit for Japanese food lovers. The best sushi me and my friend ever had. Will back definitely.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Best sushi experience ever

F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi with acceptable omakase pricing.

S
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every sense of the word ! Felt transported to some exotic place in some far corner of the world , yes Tokyo! The sushi was simply delicious, I could go on forever , service beyond stellar , a fabulous evening , will definitely go back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not love the experience more - despite the fact that

FC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Their food wasnt good, not even compare to other more price friendly restaurant.

t
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best tasting sushi I’ve ever had in my life.

It was Semi mind blowing

R
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Sushi experience! Highly recommend this if you want a five star omakase experience from an experienced staff! We've been here many times and every single time is an amazing experience! Wish we could post the entire course but definitely get any and all add-ons if you only plan on going here once!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

As a huge Sushi Nakazawa fan, I was more than excited to take my brother to lunch at the sushi bar for his birthday. I was lucky to eat here last year and had an absolutely fantastic experience - which made me even more dissapointed in my most recent experience. My brother has celiac disease, which can be an issue at other restaurants, but Sushi Nakazawa reassured us that accommodating his dietary restrictions would not be an issue - we made sure to call ahead of time, remind the host, and checked with our waiter twice. But unfortunately, within an hour after eating, my brother was extremely sick. We had the same exact meal and I was completely fine. When you're paying the prices that you do at Sushi Nakazawa, and have been reassured that they can handle customers with celiac, it's quite frustrating when they fail to do so. The next day I called the restaurant to let them know what happened and the host kindly said they would have management follow-up, but 2 weeks have passed and I haven't heard anything - not even an apology. Shocking when you expect high quality customer service from a restaurant of this quality. This truly is an amazing sushi restaurant, but if you have dietary restrictions, eat at your own risk.

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As close to Japan as you will find in New York. Innovative touches on fabulous traditional sushi.

JS
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mind blowing and Amazing Perfection in every bite, expensive but well worth it.

CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had 7pm dinner at the bar with my husband for our anniversary. Our dinner experience was first and foremost time well spent together, made sweeter by the cozy ambiance, tasty omakase, delightful tea, and thoughtful service. We enjoyed watching the chefs at work and our exchanges with the staff were brief. If this is the kind of thing your after, go for it. Looking forward to our next meal at Sushi Nakazawa!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!

JB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nakazawa was everything we expected. Could not have asked for a better experience. Will be back again and again.

GL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really exceptional!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really delicious

MD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal that I've ever had. The salmon was out of this world.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arguably the best Sushi Restaurant in NYC. Delicious from start to finish!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in the world. It’s a religious experience.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late Valentine’s Day celebration. Wonderful food and atmosphere and knowledgeable staff.

BM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While the food was pretty good (which I think is table stakes at a michelin star joint), I was fairly un-impressed with the overall package relative to the "hype." The restaurant has a very James Bond Casino Royale style and the bar isn't over-packed with people, however, my two biggest issues were:

1) I didn't love that the servers kept coming over to ask if we wanted 40 dollar supplemental caviar, or 20 dollar truffle or that you had to choose between uni or wagyu but if you wanted both, there was an up-charge. We're pretty price insensitive when it comes to sushi but we hate feeling nickle and dimed at places. Also - doesn't omakase imply that the chef chooses? Not sure why they felt the need to keep asking us about ways to charge more. We would have much preferred to be charged 220 bucks vs 150 a person and just include everything.

2) We would have liked more engagement from the sushi chefs. They pretty much run an assembly line and the chef who is in front of you doesn't actually serve you so there is another sushi chef that pretty much drops off the piece and then runs to the next person and drops off their piece. They have the waitress explain the piece behind you which means you are turning back and forth all night.

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