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Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar

4.8
555 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
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

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 555 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
service
4.8
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Perfect sushi with warm service!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Incredible meal

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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 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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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Best Sushi meal ever, and I’ve been to all the similar top nyc places.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent omakase!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Just amazing sushi.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent, best sushi experience in nyc

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Outstanding

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

A nearly perfect meal. Minor criticism about my tea not being replenished and some confusion at the end of the meal about the offer to repeat a course. The sushi and wagyu beef were superb. We loved every course. We appreciated the subtle surprises in the seasoning of each piece. I highly recommend this experience if you want exquisite sushi.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I’ve been fortunate to come here multiple times, this was my 2nd seating at the Sushi Bar and the meal was close to perfect. The only piece that I wasn’t excited about was the shrimp/prawn, it was rather plain and uneventful, somewhat lacking in flavor. Otherwise the meal, service and fish selection were sublime.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This place was fantastic

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Incredible

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Awesome experience. It’s like watching a performance (the Omakase).

Thanks, All!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was fantastic. However I would recommend getting a 8.30 time slot. I had a 7.15 counter slot and we felt very rushed, the sushi came too quickly. It was clear the restaurant was trying to get you out as soon possible to prepare for the next group.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyed lunch at the Sushi Bar on a Saturday. Lovely staff, on point without being intrusive. Chef Nakazawa was not at the restaurant when we were there. We had a male chef and there was a woman sushi chef there as well. Impressive to see.
For $150 pp you get a lot of food. $420 all in with tax, tip and a $20 pot of tea
Just wish I loved all the sushi. I didn’t.
Glad we tried it.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Beautiful service! The sushi was fresh and delicious. It was fascinating to watch the the sushi chefs at work preparing each individual piece with such care and attention to detail. The rest of the staff was thoughtful and made the dining experience comfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Absolutely awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Huge splurge (easily 500+ dollars if you're buying drinks), but so worth it. Eat at the sushi bar if possible. Best experience of Sushi I've ever had. So many flavors and textures. Service was impeccable. This is an unforgettable meal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best experience ever

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Exceptional food, outstanding service, and a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

It was an amazing experience! Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The sushi is outstanding, as expected.
That said, however, the omakase is limited to just sushi. Some of the other high end Japanese places offer more interesting appetizers and additions. In other words, don’t expect any soup, noodles or vegetables.
The sake selection is top notch and the service is outstanding.

Overall Sushi Nakazawa is an outstanding sushi dinner, with lively chefs and very attentive staff, but is the kind of place you once but not repetitively.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The best sushi and dining experience! Thank you

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