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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Highly affordable omakase sushi on the Upper West Side.

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

This has long been my favorite sushi restaurant. If I lived closer to it, I'd probably eat there every day. The fish is so fresh and flavorful--it's a joy to savor every bite. The service varies from almost non-existent to very good, depending on how crowded the restaurant is, and it does get crowded (at its peak, it is VERY noisy). It's getting more and more difficult to get a reservation because of its word-of-mouth (literally) raves, so reserve way ahead. Lunchtime is a bit easier, but can still get quite full. The kitchen closes at 2:30 or 3:00 for dinner prep; it reopens at, I think, 5:30. Check their website to be sure. This is superb food to treasure.

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LF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved it. Always good.

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a
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in Manhattan, and for the best value too! Plus the service is impeccable; I was in and out in 25 minutes with a happy, full belly. Incredible!! No wonder they always have a wait, and I was definitely lucky to snag a last-minute reservation.

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PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place, always great food. Recommend booking in advance, it’s always busy

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A
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always
Reservations are a must

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AV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably my 50th 5 Star review... Don't come here! It will be harder for me to get a reservation:)

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

いつも混んでいます。
コスパは良いと思います。
場所も便利で、家族連れも利用しやすい

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B
Denver
84 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great plsce--authentic, always lots of Japanese customers are here. Excellent fresh sushi/sashimi, excellent chefs. Everything is super fresh and tastefully prepared. Very well run place, great quality for the money.

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HA
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great upper west side sushi! Service is excellent. The sushi is fresh and diverse in choice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Quick, easy sitting with reservation.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious affordable sushi

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

With very fresh fish at a very reasonable price, I would come back to Sushi Yasaka. I was able to make a Friday reservation for four on a Tuesday and was pleasantly surprised.

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e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for my boyfriend's birthday. We both had the 12-course omakase, which felt like a very good deal at $55 for the high-quality fish. The atmosphere was perfect for a low-key special occasion – nicer than just a casual dinner out, without being too formal or fancy.

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N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were disappointed the past two times we ate here. The sushi is very good, but the cooked food has been average. Last time the negamaki was tough. This time the chicken teriyaki was dry and over cooked. There prices are high and the place is packed. The server was very good, but I don’t think we’ll return soon.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, efficient service and good value

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi on the UWS and possibly in the city. Always great, fresh and consistent!

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a
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best fish for the cheapest prices. A true neighborhood gem.

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Y
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sushi rice remained raw and firm for eating. I was so disappointed their food. Good sushi rice is essential for sushi, but I was not satisfied with this sushi rice.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Hoping it was just an “off” evening. The tempura was gummy and not crispy. The service was poor although the restaurant was not as crowded as usual. The rolls were served without the usual wasabi and ginger. Overall not up to the standard that I have come to expect from my neighborhood favorite, Sushi Yasaka.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First omakase experience in NYC. Yasaka has an affordable omakase, each sushi piece was made well with a slight seasoning / relish. Ingredients are from, flavorful, and few melt in your mouth. They also have other menu items from their kitchen, along with sake

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SH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved our dinner at Sushi Yasaka---we arrived a little early and were delighted they were able to seat us a few mins before our reservation. It was quite busy and they did a lovely job making sure the service was preserved and the food was amazing!

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d
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I usually love this place and have gone there many times, always with a good after feeling. This time, however, was disappointing. When three deserts came for me and my guests, all green tea ice cream, two of them had pieces of plastic in them. My guests were the unlucky ones. While the restaurant did not charge us for the dessert my thought is that, given this embarrassing end of dinner happening, a more significant discount on the dinner was called for. I did not complain at the time, other than informing the waiter of the debris in the ice cream, but this was an important dinner and the end point left a bad taste in our mouths.

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

Our favorite sushi place. Always fresh and tasty.

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JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best sushi on UWS.

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e
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Someone told me this was the best Japanese restaurant in Manhattan. It was fine, but nothing extraordinary, at least for lunch.

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not so crowded last Saturday. Ambiance was excellent.

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MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Such wonderful food that it’s worth dealing with the volume of the chatter.
I’ve eaten here 6 times and always get fresh delicious food.
Bento boxes, hand rolls, udon noodle soup with tempura! Salad w ginger dressing! Shumai!
Red bean and green tea ice cream are special, unique, and lovely desserts.
Very, very good.
Must make a res. it is very popular.
I’m going back!

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place best omakase in the city at the price!

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HE
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really loved finding this place! Great quality sushi at an amazing price! I will be back!

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F
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This popular neighborhood gem is almost hidden by the bulging front of the restaurant next door. Excellent menu options. Respectable sake list. Good Mini-Omakase available at lunch. Full Omakase at dinner only, superbly priced.

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was average. Green tea ice cream was good. On menu, it said to tell the waiter if you do not want whipped cream. I said nothing and received mine without. When I asked him to add it, he got an attitude. It was early and not busy so there was no excuse. Atmosphere was not appealing. I expected that the entree of sushi would come with a soup or salad but they changed that policy since the last visit there.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Japanese restaurants on the UWS. Please, please deliver above 95th Street. I and many others would love this.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Service isn’t good!!!!

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OT
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best tempura I've had in NYC. *very* popular so reserve well in advance.

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E
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food; crowded and very very noisy. However, food is worth it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Best sushi in NYC, no doubt. Get the Omakase! Service sometimes could be better. Extremely noisy. But overall my favorite sushi place in the world

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

This is my favorite Sushi(Japanese) restaurant in all of Manhattan. I've been to a lot of sushi restaurant in my time in New York. I've been here for 20 years and this is by far my favorite restaurant in Manhattan the service is fantastic the food is stupendous and overall atmosphere is nice and quaint and it's just amazing.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious, affordable and great staff! My go-to for sushi on the UWS

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VL
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for affordable sushi in the neighborhood!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food!! The sushi was really remarkable!!

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