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Sushi Yasaka

4.8
4.8
2377 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 496-8460

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Sushi Yasaka would be happy to cater your next corporate affair.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    West End and Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street or private lot.

  • Public transit

    72 St (1, 2, 3)<br /><br />79 St (1, 2)<br /><br />66 St - Lincoln Center (1, 2)

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,377 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Japanese

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  1. S

    Susan

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our miyagi lunch was an excellent value and delicious.
  2. A

    Anne

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best UWS place to talk friendship or business over great food
  3. LP

    LPNY

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the sushi was delicious and the service was great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Tuna in tuna roll was tough.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in a rush to make a show after a fiasco earlier. We had reservations at 530 but they let us push back to 630, then we got there feeling very antsy about making the show. We let them know we were in a rush and they said not to worry they would get our food out quickly and they absolutely delivered! And not only that, the food was outstanding! We had miso soup, gyoza, and the mini omakese and it was all absolutely delicious. We made it with plenty of time for the show and got to eat a delicious meal before thanks to the amazing service at this restaurant! 10/10
  6. S

    Stalbs

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best sushi in NYC that I have found so far! Must visit!
  7. F

    Freddie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Solidly great neighborhood sushi place. The food is excellent. Very fresh.
  8. k

    kathyk

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We selected the Omakase (12 piece) chef's selection. It was delicious. The menu didn't have updated pricing so the selection was a base price plus add-on of three pieces. Total was ~ $65 which was ok given how good the dinner was.
  9. w

    wewillbeback

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary. Some of the best sushi I've ever had. A must visit!
  10. AB

    AlanB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were excellent. The noise level was uncomfortably high. Hard to hear other people at my table. Had to basically yell.
  11. s

    sfforever

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food always!!!
  12. C

    Caren

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service as always
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best sushi in town. Delicious!
  14. T

    Thincer

    Fort Lauderdale

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent best sushi and value in the area!
  15. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We were very disappointed by the quality of sushi. It felt not very fresh, which is of course a critical thing in a sushi restaurant. In the end we didn’t feel sick, but to be honest we were slightly worried for a bit. We will not be going back.
  16. d

    dineoutfrequently

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Waitress was not attentive and when we were able to get her attention, she had 0 personality and never asked if she could get us anything else, or how things were, etc.
  17. R

    Ruby

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi I have ever had and great value. Love Yasaka!
  18. K

    Kiki

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi Yasaka has the best sushi and the price point is great. We eat there twice a week. Simply the greatest. You will pay 2-3x more for the same level of quality downtown.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi I’ve had in years.
  20. C

    Coquille

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still fabulous! Will keep coming back again and again!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent value
  22. NY

    NYCGourmand

    New York Area

    205 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    205 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Generally fresh sushi but portions are on the "precious" side which is always going to stir up debate. If you're rolling in dough, you just order more some would argue. But the problem is that the servings of sashimi and sushi are definitely much smaller than Haru, Tenzan and Amber even Momoya -- all UWS competitors to Sushi Yasaka and our group always leave feeling hungry. That's great news if you're dieting, not so great news if you've just spent $100 for two and aren't left feeling at all sated.
  23. GN

    GalinaNYC

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful sushi, fresh, succulent and pleasingly presented. I only wish that the owners would improve the ambience with a paint job and brighter lighting.
  24. r

    rkgnyc

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yasaka never disappoints, and they make the best Agedashi Tofu I've ever had anywhere. Everything is fresh and flavorful, although I was a little bit sad that the Sushi Deluxe offering did not include salmon roe or uni on this visit. It's still my favorite though. Every time!
  25. P

    P205

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    modest decor and limited street presence, but the food is top notch. Sushi was very fresh.
  26. AS

    AmyS

    Sydney

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant, the service is great and the seafood is the freshest in New York. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for New York’s best sushi.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible sushi! We love it here
  28. DC

    DorothyC

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! My first visit, but it won’t be my last. My friend and I each had the Omaha’s e mini for lunch. It was super fresh, beautifully prepared and presented, and very delicious. Highly recommend!
  29. C

    Chinchin60

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the 6 and 10 piece Omakase dinner. All the fish was fresh, tasty and well presented. We wanted to try the lobster tempura special and was surprised how flavorful it was. The spiciness was just enough to make it interesting. We liked the partitions between the tables. Besides it being COVID protective, it provided a modicum of privacy and sound dampening. My husband and I had no problems conversing in our quiet voices. Overall, we enjoyed our dining experience and will be a repeat customer.
  30. NY

    NYCGourmand

    New York Area

    206 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    206 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    No question that the sushi is usually fresh and pristine....although in a prior visit a $9 piece of California-sourced uni had a bit too a strong iodine taste. From what I've learned being an uni aficionado, this is a sign that some of the "ink" from the spines (normally poisonous if you step on a live sea urchin and it enters your blood stream) was slipped onto and permeated the uni flesh. Yes, I should have brought this to everyone's attention at the time but I just wasn't in the mood for one of those "This doesn't taste right...but I swallowed it anyway" conversations with the wait staff. But I noticed something that was repeated during THIS visit. Their slices of sushi are little too precious for the price they charge! My Spanish mackerel sashimi had an almost invisible amount of chopped chives on it and the sashimi itself was needlessly tiny. What gives? I realize not everyplace is Haru, a sushi restaurant that takes pride in every slice of fish being a 2-biter....but Sushi Yasaka is taking it too far in the "we have to economize on our sashimi/sushi slicing" direction. That's why it was a 3-star meal rather than a 5-star meal. Still recommended but something had to be said.
  31. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of the most underrated, and best, sushi places in the City. The sushi is fantastic, melts in your mouth. The other dishes are also good, like the tofu app. The service is impeccable, always, I wish it didn't become so popular so it would be easier to get into to.
  32. CE

    CECILIAV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the good is very good abs the service is impeccable. Sushi yasaka is my go to by myself or my guests. Thanks
  33. EO

    EdwardO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The sushi is SO good. hidden gem. The interior could use a spruce up!
  34. BD

    BarbaraD

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent find...in the city for the day and needed lunch between Museum and movies...made a reservation for 2:30, last time before the restaurant closes for break before dinner and were pleasantly surprised to find the restaurant full and there was no rush to finish. Service was excellent and lunch special was generous and very good.
  35. MB

    MakB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Good quality sushi grade fish. Japanese style, if you are looking for variety “designer sushi”, not your spot.
  36. L

    Lily

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely the best sushi on the Westside and the prices are excellent.
  37. C

    Connie

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The shumai are wonderful. The sushi is always fresh, generous and thoughtfully presented. This is a great neighborhood place.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Quality great Service!
  39. AF

    AngelaF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Futomaki, the one with Eel and Avocado. It was excellent, and then I had a single roll with Tuna, also very good.
  40. D

    Debz

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My go to sushi place in the hood. Food is always delicious - sushi exceptionally fresh, great selection of saki.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sushi Yasaka offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 496-8460.

Sushi Yasaka is rated 4.8 stars by 2377 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today
Google Map for Sushi Yasaka

251 W. 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West End and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street or private lot.

  • Public transit

    72 St (1, 2, 3)79 St (1, 2)66 St - Lincoln Center (1, 2)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Takeout, Wine

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