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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.
New York, NY 10014
Hours of Operation:
Lunch is served Monday through Saturday starting from Monday, November 6th, 2017 in 2 seatings:
Reservations can be made from one through four guests for lunch.
Dinner is served everyday in 3 seatings:
Reservations can only be made for parties of 2 for dinner.
7th Ave and Bedford Street
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Two blocks south of the Christopher 1 stop.
Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews
Expensive but worth every penny! Great experience and will definitely go back. The rice is perfect and the fish melts in your mouth. The sea urchin was like foam with great flavor and the egg sushi was unlike anything I've had, salty and sweet at the same time. Really a top notch place for very special occasions and I left full.
Had lunch sushi omakase and it was the same menu they serve at dinner. Much easier to get a seat during the day than in the evening and something I would highly recommend. Service was top notch and the food was very good. Only down side is that chef was not at the counter until at the end of dinner. Still got a picture with him though. Great drinks menu. Tamago at the end was sublime.
My experience was top notch - spectacular food, wonderful presentation, excellent value, serene and I deal atmosphere to enjoy such perfect sushi. Enjoyed my lunch at the sushi counter, and Chef Uchi made me a meal I will not forget. Looking forward to my next visit-maybe dinner next time?
We come every year for my partners birthday but last night (Nov 28) was our first time dining at the sushi bar. It was lovely. So great to watch the artistry up close.
If you’re thinking of making a res, do it before truffle season is over. The white truffle addition is a must!!
I had it with the waygu, my partner had it with the fatty tuna. Both were purely heaven.
Sake was fine. We ordered by the glass this time. But, given our past experiences, options are (very) noticeably better by the bottle. So I’d recommend going straight to the bottle section.
Service was on point as always.
We’ll be back again soon!
Excellent sushi. There is no ordering, just omakase for prix fixe. For unexplained reasons (though admittedly I did not ask), different guests, even different first-time guests, are served different fish as part of their omakase. This is not a big deal, and at the end if one wants more sushi, one may order pieces as a supplement. Fourteen pieces of nigiri if my count is accurate, and one hand-roll are served at lunch for $150.00. Small but interesting beer selection, and elegant sake list arranged by prefecture, and other alcoholic beverages available. Overall excellent sushi.
Fantastic from beginning to end - every bite of this 21 nigiri Sushi course was divine. No frills like special sauces and weird roll combinations...just fresh fish expertly prepared by highly trained masters. Service was attentive but unobtrusive - the best kind! I’ve been here once in the dining room and once at the sushi bar. Sushi bar is the way to go because they serve you one piece at a time vs the dining room where they serve 3 to 4 pieces at once. My date said it was one of the best meals he’s ever had! For me definitely the best sushi in NYC!
One of the highlights of the evening was Cody and the rest of the service staff. Mr. Cody went above and beyond to make us feel welcome during our visit and it certainly elevated our experience. Most definitely the type of customer service that'll keep me coming back for more. Oh yeah the sushi was phenomenal too!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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