Sushi Yasaka

4.6
1770 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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New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always the best value sushi in nyc and some of the best sushi in the city period. No need to ever go anywhere else...unless you want to overpay

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L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tempura was a bit off which is rare but everything else great.

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A perfect place for before a concert at Lincoln Center. Very enjoyable.

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a
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Such a great neighborhood spot. The best fish for the lowest price. Really can't go wrong here.

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h
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good. Probably best sushi in nyc excluding the very expensive.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Some of the best sushi we have ever had! Loved it! Will definitely go back the next time we’re in the city.

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

Some of the best sushi I’ve had in New York , always a pleasure, will be back!

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OT
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sushi Yasaka: Not enough crab in softshell crabs rolls. Not enough variety in sushi/sashimi platter. Gyoza were deep-fried which seems new.

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CA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi of all kinds. Excellent sashimi. Great wait staff and manager Steven. Always great.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

New menus that were almost illegible, new prices, they now charge for a couple ounces of broth, also seemed like they were skimping on the amount of rice in the rolls...something just didn’t feel the same. Could be me so I will give it another try. We’ve been coming here for 5 years and was not pleased this time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Had the Miyabi. I've been to Sushi Yasaka many times. It is not tasty and disappointing.

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MA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Quality of sushi was wonderful. We went around lunch time so it was more noisier and crowded than we expected but it ended up being ok. What a cute gem in the city! Would love to go back for the omakase dinner next time.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in NYC

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food, good service

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MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! My fifth time there and I’m going again tomorrow night with friends straight from their landing at JFK from Germany. Good value for the money. Very fresh and tasty.

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L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I absolutely love this place. The food is 10 star! I crave it all the time and tell everyone about it. It’s simply perfect to the taste buds. I want to walk by the sushi chefs and just clap every time. But they are always focused on their talented craft. I just can’t wait to go again. I dine lunch and dinner. Both incredible menus and consistent. I can’t have sushi just anywhere anymore. It’s for the purist at heart and Yasaka sushi has my Tummy heart!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place! It’s brilliant and our go to.... but a little surprised by the price hikes for lunch menus...

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S
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very fresh sushi. It’s always busy. A neighborhood gem.

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LG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A bit underwhelming. Reservation a must. Busy but well staffed. Portions very small regardless of city prices. A spicy tuna roll came with 6 small bite-size pieces about an inch in diameter and less than an inch "per slice" with pulverized tuna - almost unrecognizable compared to what we are used to. Presentation was mediocre. Service was "ok" but not overly attentive. Thought my green tea would be warmed up as it got low, or she would ask if I wanted another..... neither ocurred. Won't be going back.

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MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My favorite place before attending Met Opera.

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s
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was much much better a year ago! Fish is not good anymore. Poor quality

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We wanted a place before the show to have a nice but not drawn out meal. From the moment we stepped inside, everything - especially the service was wonderful. The menu and the omakase selections of sushi were fantastic. Everything came quickly and was not only delicious, but simply and beautifully presented. We didn't feel the least bit rushed and we still had 20 minutes to walk to the theater. I was surprised to find that the dessert options included a homemade mochi ice cream (you have to have it) and a green-tea mille crepe that is a serious challenge to Lady M's. We'll be making this one of our regular pre-Lincoln Center destinations.

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JL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Sashimi.
good value for money at lunch time

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi Yasaka is the best sushi value on the UWS. Always fresh and good.

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CK
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi is incredibly fresh and well balanced. Service is impeccable. Neighborhood gem!

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MO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

This sushi restaurant has a good local reputation but they do not actually take reservations, despite being listed on this website. My experience (and that of my friend, who has been there 3 times) is that no matter whether you have a reservation or not, it is really a "first come first served" situation. Although we had a reservation, were on time, and there were 2 empty tables, we were not seated because "those tables are for 4". We were kept waiting nearly 15 minutes, and meanwhile another party who arrived after us, but was clearly known to the staff, was seated ahead of us. When we asked about this we were treated rudely by the person in charge. So don't go here expecting to have a reservation honored or to be treated fairly.

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L
Birmingham
53 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lately Sushi Yasaka is my fav place for lunch. I order the meal deal. For $16 you get a roll of choice, 2 pieces of shumai, a spring roll, soup or salad and rice and a main dish. I had the teriaki salmon yesterday. I would give 5 stars for the food, except the salmon was a tad overcooked. Everything fresh and tasty.
Sushi Yasaka is great food and good value.
you must make reservations for busy times.

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r
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Especially for a restaurant within walking distance of Lincoln Center, Yasaka is a find. The fish is very fresh and flavorful. The staff is friendly. If the prices take you out a little, they're par for the course when the food's this good

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

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BL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The prices have gone up twice in 2 months.

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LL
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Quick lunch, portions were average but quality is always top notch!

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JG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Suggest getting the chef special—not significantly more money, but, as advertised, likely the best and freshest fish

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ML
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

One of the few down meals I have had here. I have been hear probably 50 times. The lunch sushi set was uncharacteristically lackluster with poorly sliced fish and a sloppily made tuna roll.

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MT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall the experience was good. The food is the reason to go. Extremely fresh. And with it being such a busy restaurant you can imagine it moves a lot of food and nothing is sitting around very long. What I appreciated most was we were never begging for water refills. What my friend and I didn't appreciate was the fact that we both wanted our own wild mushroom appetizer as this is a favorite and the waiter suggested we share. When we reiterated that we each wanted our own, he seemed dismayed. What can I say? We love mushrooms. I guess he was also shocked that we didn't want dessert. Good place to go with friends, not a great date place. It is a somewhat frenetic environment, but I will say that we didn't feel like we were being rushed.

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HK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The gyoza appetizer, sushi and salmon entree were absolutely delicious.

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AV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I even take a Omakase back home with me after dinner.
Five star!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service has improved, and the ambiance eased. The sushi is still the best uws option, and the lunch specials are a real bargain for the quality.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Super fresh ingredients. The place is cozy and tends to get packed, recommend reservations.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I asked to seat at the bar area because I wanted the omakase experience which I already had previously there.
After ordering the appetizer and the omakase they refused to serve piece by piece arguing that the chef had to leave.
If you don’t have a chef, don’t open. And the omakase was not fresh because they made it before the apettizer and had to wait till I finished the appetizer. Terrible

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LS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It is nothing more than a canteen. Servers do not serve. All workers are rude. In the narrow walkway, workers expect customers to give way, else they just run into you. We asked for tea twice each time and waited before we have tea. We went back today just to give it a try one mroe time. Food was the only thing that was good and is no longer as good. We decided to write it off for good. Plenty of restaurants in Manhattan.

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