Sushi Yasaka

4.7
1702 reviews
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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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Highly affordable omakase sushi on the Upper West Side.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Used to be good deal for casual lunch - not any more. Prices went up twice, just recently. Service has always been non-existing, so has been atmosphere (none).

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Fresh fish and loved the omakasi platter.

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AV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks Kenny, sorry about my Collegue... didn’t know he can’t eat rice:). Thanks for converting to a sashimi Omakase !

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is always excellent !
Felt a little hectic but not too loud

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RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We sat at the counter. Even with a reservation we had to wait a bit, and the waitress did not come as often as we'd have liked. However, the sushi was delicious and we enjoyed sitting at the counter watching the preparation.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite place for sushi! Amazing quality and value!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gem! Best deal for real sushi in Manhattan

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My go to place for good sushi in the city. Prices have gone up considerably though. Saw a $5-$6 increase on some of their sushi items. A usual dinner that costs me $40 average is now around $55.

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GS
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Japanese, good value for money. Marvellous quality of all ingredients and good service. Make a reservarion.

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S
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is a gem. Randomly discovered it a few years back and they have the best fish I have ever had. Also a good Sake list.

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F
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

5 months ago this restaurant was amazing. It's under new management now and we had the most horrific lunch earlier this week. This is a massive loss for those of us who, for years, have loved Sushi Yasaka. Steer clear folks...you can get better Japanese food just about anywhere.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is simply DELISH!!!!!

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AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great sushi. Service is good, but not the greatest. They are always super busy.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing freshness and taste of all plates we ordered. Quite fast service. The ambiance is pretty common for a sushi place. An only downside was that they don’t have high chairs for kids.

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s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food unlike most Japanese restaurant. very authentic and delicious

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RO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous Japanese food. Must make a reservation to get a table. Even at lunch it’s Jammed.
Noise can be deafening. That is the one big negative.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

While at the restaurant I was verbally and physically assaulted by a middle age male (rascist remarks, yelling, bowl of soy sauce thrown at me). Although I was sitting at the bar with many employees no one seemed to be bothered by the adult to stop it and afterwards there was no apology, no manager to check on me, etc. The restaurants only resolve was to give me a moist towelette. This was disappointing I am used to better customer service and the lack of care and service they showed during this type of ordeal did not make the meal worth it. Food was amazing but the overall experience was poor and that is the biggest thing for me. Server also seemed to have a problem with me requesting extra sugar to sweeten my tea and I felt very rushed to leave. In addition I tried to order the fried oyster appetizer and when one oyster came out my server said I ordered it wrong and brought out the correct appetizer however, when I got my bill I had been charged for both even though I did not eat the one oyster. Better customer service would make this place 5 stars.

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j
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Best sushi on the upper west side! Great lunch specials. Terrific service.

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Y
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent, as usual.

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HC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious. Some of the best sushi I’ve found in NYC.

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C
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Way too noisy! While food is decent, it is hard to enjoy it in the cacophony of noise.

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WH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fresh sushi and good value for the cost. One of the best options on the UWS.

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e
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good sushi. Good place for lunch and dinner. Make sure to make a reservation as it is very popular.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found out about the lunch specials here, and they serve quality food for a good price. Highly recommend making a reservation, as most seats get booked up quickly. Been my go to sushi place when I visit NY.

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W
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was excellent! The service was attentive even though they were so busy. The fish was outstanding! Every fish you could eat was available. We had Omakase and they worked around my iodine allergy. Can’t say enough!!

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CF
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great meal here.

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L
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Because of the restaurant's popularity, perhaps, the service is efficient but diffident. The staff was besieged by a flood of customers at opening time for Christmas Day lunch but did a fantastic job of getting out the food quickly! The fish is indeed very fresh and delicious. Other than the fact that the negihama makizushi was sloppily made and the fish somewhat mushy, I have no complaints at all about the food. It was incredibly good and a fantastic value. I kept wondering whether or not this was a Japanese-owned restaurant (I have spent a lot of time in Japan). Based on the lack of graciousness of the waitstaff I think not, even though they are closed for New Year's which made me think it was since that's when everyone takes off in Japan. Maybe NYers don't care that much if the food is delicious and plentiful, as it was, but I was surprised by the lack of a welcome and a thank you that one always gets in Japan. I will definitely go back, but if just for sushi, maybe I'll have it delivered.

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NY
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I went there with my elder friend. We loved their sushi and also enjoyed appetizers. We like the quality of food. But bit disappointing for tempra. We felt like it was sitting there a while or made it long time ago.. Me and my friend couldn't eat after 1 pc...
other things, there were so many paper towels all over in ladies bathroom. I mentioned to stuff, but they may need to check more often.
But I would like to go back for their food again.

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

best japanese food in the neighborhood but always full and impossible to get same day reservations before 9:30

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Sushi Yasaka. It is a rare real Japanese owned place in Manhattan. Since I grew up in Japan, i prefer sushi to be authentic. Also must add very picky with raw fish.

Their service is just ok but with their price point, i find their quantity of sushi and sashimi to be amazing!
I totally recommend this place for regular visits! And you can afford this price point!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best sushi in the upper west side

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M
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, but long waiting line.
No space for waitinglist.

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B
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

As usual the food was excellent however the service was surly. While I have always experienced excellent and friendly wait staff this waiter must’ve been having a bad night.

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TK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 3

The main problem with this restaurant is that their management is extremely cavalier about honoring reservations made via Open Table. Three times in the past month the hostess filled tables with walk-in customers just prior to my scheduled reservation time, such that there was no table available at the time of my reservation. On one of these occasions, the wait was so long that I was forced to cancel my reservation & to go elsewhere. In the past, I have discussed this problem with one of the managers. Unfortunately, the policy of opportunistically prioritizing the filling of tables, over honoring reservations made well in advance, continues at Sushi Yasaka.

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j
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Love the food here! Fresh delicious sushi and cooked food is great too!

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g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is tiny and crowded so it was a little hard to have a conversation with friends. But the food was great and the price was reasonable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall amazing experience

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy my time at Sushi Yasaka! Great food at great prices!

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good atmosphere. Wish there was more sushi options but delicious!!!

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DC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place for birthday. sushi was excellent - fresh and plentiful. good for strollers when seated on entry level. it's always busy. there's good reason for that. get your reservation early!

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