Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar

4.8
633 reviews
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$50 and over
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Sushi
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 633 People Are Saying
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CF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was originally very upset with my husband for taking me to this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. This was our 31st. year! You would think that he would know -I do not like Sushi !
However, after the first two bites - Wow! I love the Sushi !!! The food was beautifully presented, the service
was outstanding, your chef was most engaging and enchanting.

What can I say more about the food - I love Sushi !! I love the Sushi Bar.
I do not believe I can go anyplace else for sushi. When we left I was all smiles. I guess my husband was right
this time :)

Yours truly,

Wife of CharlesF

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PV
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Great services and ambiance. A virtual trip to Japanene sophisticated sushis. Chef and Maître are fantastic. Both make you feel that you are in Billions! Greatly recommended

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OS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend of mine to lunch for his birthday. The atmosphere and service were amazing, but the food was spectacular. In addition to the regular menu, guests were offered extras (at a cost) but they were well worth it. I would recommend this to anyone who is on the fence due to cost, and it is definitely an experience worth having.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The female chef being very solemn and strict...made us feel nervous and unwelcomed :(

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m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique sushi experience, we really enjoyed eating at the bar and having front row seats to watching our sushi being prepared. The chefs are meticulous about preparation and the service was wonderful. You can pace yourself if you feel it’s too fast and just eat slowly. They will serve your next piece after you finish the one before and pace you with your entire group.
We had a wonderful time!

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F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience and my favorite omakase experience so far!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well done!

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Sushi here are not that awsome. Amane and Noz are definitely better choices.

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ML
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience. Attention to detail was second to none.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Not Professional

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi of my life. And I've been to Japan!!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was absolutely outstanding, it is a crime that this place does not have a Michelin star yet. The staff was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The restaurant was very clean and spotless. The restaurant was delightfully quiet and has a professional atmosphere. The decor was beautiful. The sushi was unique, delicious, and inspiring. The sake, wine and tea selection was very good. Sitting at the counter watching the Chefs was like getting entertainment with your meal. I’m failing to think of an area where they fell short. We will certainly return.

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KO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MUST - DO - THE - SAKE - PAIRING :)
Excellent time !

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K
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect flow of nigiri. Staff unobtrusive but very efficient. Wine selection was perfect. While expensive this was completely worth it. Would love to do it again.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate there with my wife for our anniversary. Great food and flawless customer service

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a special occasion event. This place took us on a journey of different salmon, tuna, caviar, sea urchin, eel, and more from all over the world. Come hungry as there were 13+ pieces. I recommend the sushi bar experience as it is much more intimate and enjoyable, the chef explains each and every piece and where it is from, as well as the waiter to give you a fully immersive experience. One of the best sushi restaurants I have ever been to!

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d
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! It was awesome

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Omakase. Service was impeccable. Sake pairing was a delight.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing. Nothing more needs to be said

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GN
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall the food and service were excellent. There was a bug that was loose in the sushi bar that kind of dampened the mood.

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi in NYC, been coming there since inception and always the best

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d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely magnificent. Highest quality sushi in the city

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RW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Sushi Nakazawa was a great experience. The fish was super fresh, the staff and chefs were friendly , knowledgeable, and helped create a welcoming environment to enjoy the fantastic sushi.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely unreal!

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MY
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was awesome. Best sushi I’ve had!

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth it! The service was impeccable. Sitting at the sushi bar was an experience in itself. It was nice to watch the chefs at work and interacting with each other and the guests. It was our first omakase and most definitely not our last. The selection was super fresh and I have to say, Sushi Nakazawa definitely set the bar for the future omakase dinners we’ll be partaking in.

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CA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is Sushi Nakazawa, and then everything else.

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BI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kind of place that make you joyfully tear up one bite at a time. I mean it. It make you want to cry. You feel the love and passion behind everything served. Hate to sound pretentious, but since you are gonna spend some hard cash, I would only recommend this place to Sushi experienced and discerning foodies.

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VT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing better than the extraordinary meal was the exceptional service :)

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef and our waitress were so attentive. Every detail was thought of. Best salmon, hand roll, uni, unagi, and tomato I’ve ever had. O-toro and wagyu are exactly what you want them to be. Wonderful night!!

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AW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime and magical on every level!!!!

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F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi and first class service. Thank you

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MG
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi in a lovely setting. Fish quality was excellent and the wine pairing was good. Loved the waiting area and discovered you could in that spot without a reservation.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

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BR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi experience of your life. Period.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and environment; informative and caring staff and, of course, incredible sushi.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good though on expensive side.

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