Sushi Yasaka

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We serve high quality and tasty delicacies made with organic ingredients. To satisfy our customer’s taste buds, we look for the best raw ingredients tirelessly from local farmers.

We serve various kinds of fish. They are all carefully chosen from the fish market each morning. All fish are sliced in traditional style that preserves the original flavor and texture. Our executive chef overseen every dish. From choosing the rice and seaweed to the decoration of plate, each dish is the demonstration of our dedications to customers. We strive for the recognition as a customer-oriented restaurant through our delicious food, enthusiastic services and serenading environment. We are looking forward to serving you and hope you will have a wonderful dining experience with us.

For bar seating, please refer to location. Bar seating is by telephone request only. Thank you.
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is just a cut above all the other local japanese restaurants.

SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had chef's omakase, which was extraordinary! Everything was fresh and super delicious. Will definitely go back again.

C
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too crowded, even at lunch on a weekday. I ordered the lunch special chirashi and felt cheated. Two large pieces of tamago (egg omlette) and lots of roe and a limp cooked shrimp were among the 14 pieces. Meh. I wanted fish and fish and nothing but. I should have ordered the sashimi platter instead. And I got white rice, which I cannot eat. Brown wasn't offered. Other fish pieces were fine. Service was fast. But it's sooooo noisy in the restaurant. And if you walk in without a reservation, the wait would be intolerable. Thankfully, I did think ahead and made an OpenTable res.

S
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The sushi and rolls are always fresh and delicious. The lunch menu offers very good deals.

RM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i’m almost hesitant to recommend because it’s literally the best sushi to be had in NYC.

p
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

great place to eat before going to the beacon for a show. reservation a must, always busy. sushi is delicious

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five-year-old’s birthday

L
Birmingham
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Solid lunch spot for prix fixe bargains. Lunch salmon teriyaki, salad, s’humanise, tuna roll, spring roll. All delicious, all fresh.

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, ambience were all fantastic as usual.

D
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Definitely a winner.

LS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Consistently good sushi etc. and great service. We had to get in and out quickly and our waitresss was tremendous.

l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Table directly next to host stand was uncomfortable due to all the constant staff traffic.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic sushi - the fish is exceptionally fresh, and Yasaka puts out one of the best value meals I've had in NYC.

MP
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

At 7 PM on a busy Friday night, we scored a table and enjoyed first rate Japanese dishes at fair (not inexpensive) prices. Particularly delicious was the seaweed salad appetizer, and the sashimi deluxe plattar.. Lobster roll also got good reviews. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The fish was truly mediocre. Some pieces of salmon sashimi tasted “off”; the fatty tuna disgusting; don’t even on the spicy tuna roll (horrible). The table of 4 behind us were ear-bleeding loud. Quietly asked manager if he could tell the folks to just lower the decibels a little but the manager mumbled something at me, shrugged and turned away. Used to be a regular but there are so many more special sushi restaurants where the food is first rate, the noise level bearable, and management responsive- why settle for crappy food and staff?

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, very authentic, energetic ambiance! This is one of my favorite sushi places in the city and a fair offering for the price.

K
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I always enjoy dining here with my friends. Food is always delicious! However, this place was very crowded during weekends and with less staff, we had to ask for our waitress a few times to get one thing.

ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is delicious! The service was very good and the prices are surprisingly reasonable for such quality in NYC. The only thing is that it gets quite loud and there’s no music. But if you’re with a good group of friends and not look for cozy, romantic - this is perfect!

k
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Sushi Yasaka and tried new dishes this time! They did not disappoint. The food came out very quickly and efficiently. The atmosphere is always pleasant. Would highly recommend to anyone.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab as always

DB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi Yasaka never fails to please. It is, by far, the best Japanese restaurant in the neighborhood. Their Sushi is superb. It is our favorite.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! The food was amazing and staff was excellent

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great sushi!!!

UW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best sushi on the UWS

SG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Sushi Yasaka. Best sushi in NYC.

Z
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre concert dinner our 2nd time here. Great sushi and reservations are honored and held for 15 minutes even if there are people waiting that don’t have a reservation. I would definitely go back

RK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salad was really good among others.

C
New York Area
515 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is very good. Sushi is fresh. Wonderful seaweed salad. Very quick service. Too quick?

C
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Still got it! The fish was mouthwateringly fresh and delicious.

YH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sushi, very affordable lunch menu.

T
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my go to place when I return to NYC. The food is consistently excellent. No matter what my guests order, they are equally pleased. Not a place to go to without a reservation.

MK
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food& value

EL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Japanese restaurants serving Sushi in NYC. Perhaps the best value for the highest grade sushi in NY I would HIGHLY recommend !

CB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good, service seemed rushed, probably cause it was a busy time of the day, lunch, & some people didn't hv rsvp, they just walked in! All in all I will be back to dine & feast on good food! Thank You! Art work on the wall is beautiful!

W
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great terrific

BR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Dollar for dollar, best sushi place in town. Omakase menu never disappoints.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, good value

DB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi in this and many other neighborhoods. Sushi Yasaka never fails to please. Their fish is the best. Their attention to every dish is obvious in presentation and taste. Miso soup, tempura vegetables, salmon teriyaki, all excellent. We are fortunate to have Sushi Yasaka in our neighborhood, a short walk for us.

LL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Unfortunately, we had a mixed dinner experience. It started off well with the grilled shrimp and avo salad, and the eel avocado roll was quite good. The soft shell crab roll was extremely disappointing, however. Some of it tasted actively bad, like the chef had included the bad bits of the crab, and the rest was mostly tasteless. The restaurant was a little too noisy for our taste as well.