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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Salad was really good among others.

C
New York Area
513 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

C
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

YH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sushi, very affordable lunch menu.

T
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
43 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food& value

EL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great terrific

BR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

DB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, good value

LL
London
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The appetizers are good. Some of the sushi not that fresh. Overall is just ok.

S
New York Area
187 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The sushi is very fresh and tasty.

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This little sushi place is a great bang for the buck! I would come back here as an alternative to higher priced places such as Sushi Nakazawa.

RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great, as usual. the foos is always a surprise. the ambiance is very good and the service excellent

IG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We both had the omakase sushi dinner, and thought the quality was uniformly excellent.

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

Made reservation which was essential as the restaurant is very busy. Waitress took our order quickly and food was served fast ... meal was delicious. Waitress never came back to our table to ask if everything was good and/or if we needed anything. Not usually here on the UWS but this was a good choice.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi!!!
Great service!

I
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Long waits and high noise levels don't make up for the good food. Can't understand why this place is so popular.

SK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Good sushi and tempura! Restaurant is a quite noisy though and packed with people.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had reservation at 10 pm and arrived at 10:15 because the show we attended before finished at 10 pm. We were rushed to the table and the restaurant was quite full, including the sushi bar. The sake list was difficult to read with sake by the glass at 10$ each and bottles up to 65$ for 720 ml, quite unusual size for sake. We ordered a bottle and the sake was basically undrinkable and at 65$, quite overpriced. We ordered appetizers and sashimi a la carte and the presentation was below average with average quality of the fish. At 10:40 pm the sushi chefs disappeared all of a sudden and at 10:50 pm the restaurant was empty and basically ready to close. We asked for the check (233$ total without tip) and left with no intention to come back. The worst Japanese restaurant we have been in the last 30 years in NYC and we doubted that this venue is really run by a Japanese restaurateur.

AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sushi is the best in NYC! I love the authentic feel, the freshest fish and the most delicious appetizers!

B
Denver
95 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great as always. Very fresh, well prepared sushi--mostly Japanese chefs. Good selection of items on the menu. Excellent, very well run place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi!

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IR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi Yasaka is *my* neighborhood sushi joint which I adore for its inexpensive,  beautifully prepared & very tasty, more-than-enough food for lunch deal. Now it's going to be my destination for celebration! My BFF wanted to have a culinary adventure for her birthday dinner. Having never eaten sushi, she decided that would be the perfect culinary exploration - and thanks to Sushi Yasaka's excellent chefs and gracious staff it was! Gorgeous platters of gleaming sushi were beckoning to us from the surrounding table but we ordered conservative dishes, because 1st time for sushi: Tempura Appetizer, Rainbow Roll, Fluke Ume Shiso Roll and Yaki Salmon Ikura Cucumber Roll. We thoroughly enjoyed it all! Our generously filled glasses of a slightly dry rosé were a perfect accompaniment. Since we're were celebrating, we had to have dessert and choose the mille-crepe cake with a green tea cream filling. The cake was decorated with a dusted jelly and a red-bean topping. It was beautifully-plated with kiwis, strawberries and whipped cream plus a a scoop of green tea ice cream that had a birthday candle waiting to be blown out. No question that our wish was to come back for another sushi adventure!  

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s great
Very fresh small friendly
We love it

P
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It's an excellent sushi place and so it's very busy. The value is good and the food superior. Too noisy and rushed though.

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent good. Neighborhood gem.

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had sashimi, soba and udon and enjoyed them all. The service was efficient and professional.

r
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For me, Yasaka is the best sushi restaurant in Manhattan. The freshness of the fish--even on a Sunday, when I would never dare to eat fish at any restaurant--is perfection. The menu is very varied; the only question is what to order. I usually end up with the Sushi Platter Deluxe and end up stuffed with silky slices atop perfectly vinegared rice, and a generous piece of uni when it is available. I love this place. Be sure to make a reservation though--it gets very crowded. And when it's crowded, it's noisy. Just focus on the food.

c
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ease of seating, timely honoring of reservation.

KT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place! mushroom app is soooo good.

G
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Almost at the level where you don't want to tell anyone about it. Really really perfect sushi and sashimi at very fair prices. Don't go all out with the rolls--they're good, but the sushi and sashimi are exceptional.

LT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent, authentic and high quality sushi at a reasonable price point.

TK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

いつも通り美味しかった

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious sushi and great service. Very much enjoyed.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overcrowded , loud and the service was less than stellar. Small portions.Overall good quality sushi, big didn’t love the ambiance.

HT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value and excellent fresh sushi. A bit noisy but it did not diminish the experience.

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