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About Sushi Yasaka

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.

251 W. 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: Lunch 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner 5:15pm-9:30pm
Sunday 5:15pm-9:15pm

Cross Street:
West End and Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 496-8460

Website:
http://www.sushiyasaka.com/

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

Parking Details:
Street or private lot.

Public Transit:
72 St (1, 2, 3)

79 St (1, 2)

66 St - Lincoln Center (1, 2)

Executive Chef:
IKUYA YAMADA

Additional:
Delivery, Takeout

Sushi Yasaka Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (60)
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Quick Bite (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Fun (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (5)
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vip
 (Boise)·Dined 3 days ago

Always excellent!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed the dinner and lots of varieties . Neighborhood restaurant

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

I went without very high expectations, but it ended up being a great experience with good, affordable sushi and excellent service. Highly recommended!

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent sushi . Very good value

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Impeccable sushi and authentic Japanese dishes. Always delicious and modestly priced. Need to book in advance due to popularity.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Best Japanese restaurant Ive had in Midtown Manhattan!! Plus, Lunch Special prices on weekdays can get this place paaaacked so make a reservation beforehand.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Sushi was fresh and delicious! Sake prices a little high so may want to cocktail before and after instead.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Truly fine, fresh fish for an extensive list of sashimi and sushi options. There is also a varied menu of other Japanese dishes that I've yet to try. Excellent food and polite, friendly service. Gets VERY noisy--not a great place to have a conversation. There is sushi bar seating in addition to tables.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent and great value—as usual. One of my reliables!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Never disappoints! Fresh fish, great service, neighborhood gem.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very fresh food at a great value.... service is very slow and hostess is rude

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This restaurant is cute and small. The tables are close tig

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food is outstanding and very fresh. Recipes are varied with an emphasis on local product and international influence in creation. Fish is very fresh, soups are well balanced and the wait staff was very helpful

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Noisy. Difficult to have conversations.
You have to raise your voice.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The Omakase is a great value at $45 and my wife loved her sushi. The uni was remarkable, and all the fish was fresh and perfect. I would recommend this for a quick and delicious dinner before catching a show at the Beacon. The staff was attentive and very helpful in helping us select from the saki menu. The green tea crepe for dessert is also a must. Make sure you reserve a table.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazingly great sushi in a very unassuming space. If you like outstanding sushi and don't mind the downscale ambience, it's a don't miss place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We go regularly for lunch. Incredible value and we’ve never had a bad meal.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was outstanding from beginning to end. However, service from our waiter was just ok. It took a while before our waiter approached us, and he wasn't very excited about recommendations. The bussers were very attentive in taking care of any empty dishes and refilling our waters. Overall great experience minus the waiter.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good fresh sushi but tables are too close and place is much too cramped and too noisy. It is a. good neighborhood option

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I found Sushi Yasaka by mistake and so happy I did. Each time I'm in NY, I make it a point to eat here at least once. Love the neighborhood and the food is very good. The cost is very reasonable as well -- my favorite sushi restaurant in NY.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We sat at the counter for Omakase. Normally chefs are supposed to chit chat with customers, but not here. The three Chinese chefs are busy talking among themselves, and chief Japanese chef was away from us and completely quiet. Please advise the Chinese chefs to be either quiet or stop talking loud in Chinese: very disturbing.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The best sushi in NYC! All The food was so fresh and beautiful

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always reliable; the fish is fresh and well prepared. The portions are good and the selection is large.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Sushi Yasaka has become a necessity on the UWS. High quality fresh food with great presentation. Better to reserve a table or else plan on waiting a long time. Service is alright, restaurant is loud and small, but it's all worth it when your food arrives.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Yum very food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best quality seafood ever! Very professional preparation! I will come as frequently as I am able to!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Holiday with my family

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have lost count of my visits to this EXCELLENT Japanese restaurant and try to eat there whenever I am on the UWS. Fortunately my favorites museums, a few good restaurants, Lincoln Center and the apartment where I met my wife, 50 years ago, are all located within walking distance of Sushi Yasaka...Hurry there, it's a treat and the prices are right on!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Best deal in omakase in NYC (possibly the world). Great fish, delivered perfectly. Other items are well executed, too, but the omakase is why I go there from Brooklyn.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The noise level in the restaurant is the only negative. This place is otherwise my go to Sushi restaurant on the UWS.

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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very good Japanese food and well worth it. Prices are moderate with good sized portions. Recommended.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always beyond expectations

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Awesome sushi. Chef's choice is amazing. Makes me wish I lived in NYC.
Be sure to make reservations. Fills up fast.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was very good for the price. Good for a quick, reasonably-priced meal.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The space was small but charming. The menu offered sushi and sashimi basics in a wide variety of super fresh fishes. I respect a sushi restaurant that sticks to the foundation of well sourced, well prepared fish served simply without feeling the need to create a pages of weird giant rolls filled fruit and flakes and fluff. Sushi Yasaka delivered top notch sushi in a pleasant atmosphere. There was also a great selection of saki. Overall we had a lovely experience and ate some great sushi. Perfect!

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The sushi and sashimi are very fresh and of the highest quality. The better cuts of yellow tail, salmon and tuna are substituted for the basic, tasteless ones served at other restaurants priced similarly. The sushi, sashimi and omakase platters are a great value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The best sushi in the neighborhood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The best sushi uptown has to offer. It is noisy, but the food is wonderful and reasonably priced. Reservations essential.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Fun
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

food, service and atmosphere was stellar - went for a pre- theater at the beacon - service was fast and polite . all dishes arrived promptly, nicely presented and were delicious. They do not serve hard liquor was the only disappointment. All overall experience was excellent and I'll be back .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

As always the food was excellent. Unfortunately they ran out of uni tonight, which we were looking forward to enjoying.

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