Sushi Yasaka

4.8
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$30 and under
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.5
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4.1
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N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and value for money.

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food recommendations were helpful for first time visit.

RM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi Yasaka is a wonderful restaurant. I’ve eaten there about 15 times and I love it every time! I always get the lunchbox and I get tofu steak. It’s a real treat! Great value. I highly recommend it.

DK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! I love to go here with my gf. We always have a great time here.

o
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt service, delicious food

MP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

came here before a show.. Got there a little early which was perfect..they were ready for us.. Service very good and food was Amazing!! So fresh and delicious!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual, good service, fresh food

C
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best and most reasonable sushi on the UWS! So happy it's in the neighborhood!

LC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely come back!

JK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Restaurant is always hot though, so don't overdress.

RM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is fabulous! My friend and I had the lunchbox. We loved it. Huge amount of food! It was all good.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh fish, great selection, and friendly service. This is our favorite place for sushi!

CL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We went on a Sunday night and the sushi was very fishy and had an off-putting taste. We had been there before and everything was delicious so maybe it was an off night. We had sashimi and two rolls and everything tasted weird. When we told the waitress she just said ok and did not do anything else. We then just got the check and left. They did not acknowledge that anything was wrong.

N
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic - soup was a good on a damp dark evening! Would love to go again and again but it is always booked full.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great sushi and affordable spot in UWS.

JD
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, delicious, authentic sushi. Friendly service.

E
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been coming to SY for a couple of years. The food is always excellent and incredibly consistent. The service, on the other hand has been been friendly but highly variable. They tend to bring everything at once when ordering a few apps for example. Tend to want you out of their hair close to closing time. We were served by AJ this last time and found him to be on the ball and fastidious. A breath of fresh air. Hire more like him. Keep up with the great food!

NS
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite sushi places. The food and service are always good regardless of the time of day and how crowded it is. They are flexible in terms of additions and substitutions on platters. Would recommend this to anyone.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Remains my favourite Sushi place in New York; small restaurant; all food ultra fresh, nicely presented; friendly service; a bit loud if you go there with business friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - excellent service

NY
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

By far, best quality/price for sushi in the city. And, they take reservations!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fresh fish and amazing sushi!
Really enjoyed it! Service was very good.
I will definitely be back.

g
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very dependable and delicious, as usual!My local favorite.

D
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value for money place for jap food in NYC; for many years now

c
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great sushi, nice place. Highly recommend. Close to Beacon and Lincoln Center.

KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had the sushi lunch special and it was really good and fresh. The place gets really crowded and you have to sit so close to the next table that’s the only downside. We ordered the yellowtail scallion, spicy tuna,spicy salmon, and these steak and scallions app. Also got the dark miso which was an extra $2 (not worth it).

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I usually get the sushi which is is generally very good quality that is classically prepared. This time we had yellowtail fish collar, "tofu steak' which was delicate and tasty, mushrooms in butter sauce and gyosa. Also very good. Sushi Yasaka is often very crowded which means that it is hard to hear your companions and tha you should make a reservation to go there. It has a good value point between quality and cost.

MN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh food. Excellent service! One of my favorites in the city

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic sushi.

C
New York Area
534 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Well, I used to love this place, despite the chaos that always ensues. And I was really happy to get a reservation when I needed one. But our table wasn't ready - not necessarily their fault, as I notices people sitting and chatting way after paying their bill. The most disappointing part was the skimpy portions. Never felt that way before, and we'd been many times. We ordered our usual plus an additional (expensive "special" roll), and left hungry. The special roll was a particular affront, at 6 tiny bites for $14.
It's really close to where we live, but really doubt we'll return.

MS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi. Quick service. Ideal for pre-opera or pre-concert dining.

JM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always.

F
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Dining room is way to loud to have a conversation.

D
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious & beautiful !

Thank you

A. Ambort

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful, super fresh sushi and sashimi on the Upper West Side.

CP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a true Japanese gem...outstanding food. Loved the hamachi-kama bento lunch...huge portion and delicious.

C
New York Area
534 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We were really happy to get a lunch reservation on Christmas day. With dinner plans, something light was in order. We live a few blocks from Yasaka, but often cannot get a reservation. Christmas Day was a great time to go. The food was better than ever (or maybe as good as ever, but we haven't been able to get in and forgot....). Next year we might just do Christmas dinner here.

i
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

a cut above your average sushi restaurant. i recommend it all the time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best place for sushi in nyc

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food is always good. However, they were overbooked and we needed up sitting by the sore which made the dining experience uncomfortable