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

service

4.9

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4.8

value

4.5

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Healthy (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing experience, really made our birthday and anniversary celebration special.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous quality and service; as close to perfection as I have experienced!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great authentic fresh sushi! Made reservations here at the bar for my boyfriend for his Christmas pressent, after we had returned from a trip to Japan a month earlier. He said this is the best meal he's had in NYC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Life altering food, unfortunately some other patrons were very loud, but besides that the Chef and staff were remarkable.

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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?

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Best sushi in NYC!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Still the best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The only downside is you may never order another spicy tuna roll again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

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

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a fantastic experience. Never disappoints

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing experience , highly recommend this for sushi lovers. Pay the extra money and get a seat at the bar, totally worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

No Nakazawa Son at lunch but same meal as dinner. Service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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