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About Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar

Sushi Nakazawa is now serving lunch starting from Monday, November 6th,
2017. Seatings are available at 11:30am and 1:00pm, and can be made for one to four guests.

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.

23 Commerce St.
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 in 2 seatings:

11:30am
1:00pm

Reservations can be made from one through four 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.

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 - Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.9

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4.8

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4.8

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4.5

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97% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (12)
Tasting Menu (10)
Bar Seating (8)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
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Casual (1)
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

As a sushi lover this was pure delight. Everything about the restaurant was in place so that you could enjoy the food and watching the chef work his magic, even down to the classical music playing in the background. The sushi was EXCELLENT and what a treat to sit at the bar and watch a master at work.

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

Impeccable sushi. Sitting at the bar is a must.
I was disappointed not to see Chef Nakazawa in action, however the attending chefs were amazing to watch, and they prepared top-notch sushi. The staff was unhelpful, though, when I called and emailed several times attempting to find out if Chef Nakazawa would be there during my reservation slot.
The staff was also unhelpful and a bit rude in person.
But, ultimately, this was the best sushi, and the best fish, I've ever had in my life. I wish I could eat this every day! My girlfriend agreed, and she is quite the sushi aficionado. As it compares to Ginza Onodera, Yasuda, and other top omakases in the city, this is the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. Pure excellence. I’m amazed.

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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Loved the Sushi! And I will bw back but on an earlier time as 21.30 hrs

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Transcendent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Day two of lunch service (counter only) was as sublime as advertised. Outstanding sushi, sake and service.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been here three years in a row for our Anniversary and is a top notch experience every time. Prices are high, and the quality is consistent with their pricing. Service and attention are a top priority and the Omakase is always amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best sushi in town. Staffs were friendly and chef was super humorous.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I took my son, who is a chef, and we dined at the sushi bar. We also ordered the wine pairings. We were both favorably impressed. The sushi was exquisite (especially the hay smoked salmon). There is exceptional variety to the types of seafood offered, and the freshness is beyond comparison. The wine pairings were interesting (most notably, a brandy pairing for one of the flights). The service was attentive, but not overbearing. The atmosphere is refined and elegant, without being stuffy or pretentious. The cost is not inexpensive, yet it is well worth the money for a special experience. Highly recommended.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

SPECTACULAR.

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 (London)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Amazing experience. Not cheap but definitely worth it.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I feel really disappointed. It you have tried the real sushi omakase, you won't like the food here. It's not worth the price.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

You think you know sushi, but you have no idea

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great meal with Chef Nakazawa. Definitely worth a visit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very good sushi. Comparable to some of the best in Tokyo. But the service is less than I expected. It’s an assembly line even at the sushi bar. With a pretentious guy walking behind the diners saying the names of the fish in English. Does not feel like a Japanese experience. Very much catering to the NY western crowd.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Amazing food, amazing service. Best sushi I've ever had!

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Best Sushi ever. Loved the lean tuna, fatty tuna, hand roll and egg sushi! And the rest were outstanding too! We did not have Chef Nakazawa make sushi for us, but he showed up and greeted us.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Treva was incredibly rude and unprofessional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Gave my seats to my parents for their anniversary. The staff was incredibly accommodating. I set up their meal via email without any problems. Everything was noted and every detail remembered. Parents left incredibly happy and could not stop talking about the experience. Even though Chef Nakazawa wasn't there they still had fantastic things to say about the meal. They talked with the same passion and excitement I remember having after my first visit. Note they do not remember Nakazawa's ties with Jiro even though they saw the documentary. The chef during their meal managed to impress my mom. Not easy. Last time I wrote a stellar review there were noticeably fewer time slots available for the taking. I forced myself to dial it down a bit this time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was solid. Some pieces of fish were excellent and others were average. Weren't accommodating of food allergies. Waiter & environment were pretentious and unfriendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Went on a Thursday and Chef Nakazawa was unfortunately not there but Chef Wei was in his steed. He performed magnificently and the meal was superb!

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 (Singapore)·Dined on September 4, 2017

It was mind blowing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Ever since we watched "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" we've been dreaming of dining at Sushi Nakazawa. The moment we entered, we were greeted with warm hand towels and exceptional service. It was humbling to sit at the sushi bar, where we watched the intersection of food and art. Mesmerized by the chefs' meticulous and skillful preparation, we were treated to an exquisitely orchestrated omakase with sushi served in movements to create a symphony of flavors and textures. It was a truly phenomenal and memorable experience, thanks to Chef Daisuke Nakazawa and team, as we felt transported to Japan. Absolutely worthy of NY Times four stars, and hoping they receive Michelin 3 stars in the near future!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Amazing overall experience/food. A must for all foodies

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Sitting at the sushi bar and being served by Chef Nakazawa was the experience that won't be forgotten. His passion shows through each piece of fish that enters your mouth. It's like an explosion of flavors. His precision to each piece of fish he makes is unlike anything you've ever watched. Bite the bullet and pick the omakase sushi bar, you won't regret it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

So beautifully intimate and delicious. Best quality sushi I have had in the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Tied for the best sushi meal of my life. The other best sushi meal was also at Sushi Nakazawa...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time at Sushi Nakazawa! We sat at the sushi bar, which is the way to do it, and the service was impeccable and non pretentious. Every piece of sushi was unique and flavorful and a real experience. While pricey, it's a fun spot for a special occasion. Sitting at the sushi bar and watching as the sushi is made feels like a real show!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Awesome sushi- you will never look at your regular sushi restaurant in the same light again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food is great...the reception desk is rude...serving is excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Unfortunately Chef Nakazawa doesn't work over the weekend, but his entire team was there, and still produce excellent quality and made it a totally wonderful dinning experience! Will definitely come back again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The memories will come to you in waves. If not in hours, days, if not days, weeks. We dined at the beginning of August and I'm still thinking about the experience. During one course I just sat there and chewed, for what seemed like ages, not wanting the moment to end thinking bout life. From time to time, I remember certain textures and mixture of flavors. The lingering piece of finger lime that popped with a burst of tang even after I swallowed the shrimp it accompanied whole. The sayonara shrimp itself, faintly sweet and all too fleeting a bite. The way the toro flights glistened on the black plate. The crunch of the roasted nori hugging the joint passed to you by The Man himself. The taste of the blended crab guts sitting on top of Dungeness crab. The uni, my God the uni! I could go on, but experience it for yourself. Maybe I'll be sitting there next to you giggling like a schoolgirl

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

This place definitely lived up to the hype. I had one of the best meals of my life. I came here for an anniversary and apparently it's a hot place for anniversaries. Out of the 10 people doing omakase, there were 4 couples celebrating anniversaries.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

They were very accommodating and the level of service was next to none. Chef Nakazawa was very engaging at the bar which elevates the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

I came for a friend's recomendation, and made a reservation for the bar. The experience was great, the taste of every piece is unique. Highly recomend to go here if you want to do more than just eat. It's a festival for the palate.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Simply outstanding! A dining experience on another level.

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

Sushi was amazing! Chef Nakazawa delivered one delicious course after another. I recommend the premium sake pairing and sitting at the bar for first timers. Absolutely well done and fantastic!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I can't imagine a better dining experience for sushi, other than traveling to Japan. Having lived in Japan, this must be the best sushi bar in the US. Having waited almost 2 years to get this reservation, it was worth it. Hope it's not another 2 years before i can return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

This is not just dinner. It's an experience. I definitely recomand to get a table at the bar. Watching chef Nakazawa and his assistants work is amazing. It's almost like a choreographed ballet. Plus they are friendly and you can interact with them and ask questions about how to eat it or what are the special ingredients hidden that give this special touch. I would for sure not do that everyday but it's definitely worth the price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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