Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar

4.9
597 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
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?

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 597 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Exceptional

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The best sushi experience of your life. Period.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Very good though on expensive side.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

It was awesome.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Unbelievable food and service

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

One of the best dining experiences.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I love this place

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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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