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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (52)
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Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Business Meals (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Special Occasion (5)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food and very reasonable prices!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Wow! Very tasty -- every morsel! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I came here after seeing great views, and they all proved to be true. The place was packed on a Monday night. Our reservation was for 8:15 and they seated us right away when we arrived. The sushi was definitely very fresh. We ordered the negi yellowtail roll, the spicy yellowtail roll, eel and avocado, their special spicy salmon roll, and spicy tuna roll. It was an easy, quick, and absolutely delicious meal. One of the better sushi spots I've been to in a while. And you can't beat the price! All that for only $44 (with tax). Highly recommend!

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

雰囲気、客層はカジュアルながら、料理は正統派。シェフお任せも毎日気軽に食べられる程安くはないが、他店と比べればお値打ちと言える。予約の上で、一度はトライしたいお寿司屋さん。

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Seasonal
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined 5 days ago

Love love love. Never fails. Sushi is so fresh. Portions are perfect. I usualy am not a big fan of miso soup. But i like it here. There is a reason why this restaurant is always busy and reservations are a must.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is always great. Service is always terrible. Go for the food, not the rude service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The sushi was fabulous, and very reasonably priced. The monk fish liver appetizer was great, as was the selection of sake. The only down side was that we were hurried out at the end of our meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very tasty sushi. Good dessert options. Reasonably priced. A gem in the neighborhood.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Definitely a must try restaurant. Best sushi in the neighborhood, excellent value, always top notch and delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Mid-grade value priced sushi with good salads , and service. Excellent sushi in NYC is expensive, but this was B- level sushi , and priced accordingly. Service was good, and so is the restaurant if you expect ing mid grade sushi

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great little find! The sushi is fresh and the soups are delicious. they also have some great side dishes that are yummy and innovative, like the fried tofu. I went twice in one week and is my new go-to sushi place when in manhattan.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful fresh fish. I wish it was not so noisy and crowded but it is one of the very best places for sashimi and sushi that is reasonably priced. It is a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Will eat there again - great food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Poor quality sushi and poor quality fish - sushi was not authentic whatsoever. Service was not polite. Definitely not a place I would ever go for good sushi.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Good food, but staff is curt, greeters nearly hostile; food is good and a bargain at lunch; tables are very close together and very noisy so conversation is impossible: a squat and gobble place

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The best Japanese restaurant on the UWS and maybe the city.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Step up from ordinary NYC sushi. Flavors are more delicate and distinct. I always look forward to going here.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the best sushi places we have tried in years. The fish is fresh and the quality of the fish is first rate. If you are willing to trust the sushi chefs, try the Omakasi (chef's choice). It is beautifully presented and uses the freshest fish. For the non-fish eaters, the chicken teriyaki and the steak were very good.

Give this place a try. You will not be disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fantastic
My favorite Japanese restaurant
Fresh food creative preparation
good service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A good option to eat tasty sushi and rolls. The only thing it bothered me on rolls was that the seaweed was too hard!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best place in the city for sushi and sashimi in terms of quality and value. We travel from the East side!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent!!!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great Sake selection, also very good fried Dumplings.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Above average Japanese cuisine and very
Good servivr

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent sushi place - very good quality and decent price. Fish is always fresh. You cannot go wrong with anything - great appetizers, sashimi, sushi and rolls

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had an excellent meal, as always. The fish was very fresh and the appetizers were flavorful.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

シャリが小さい美味しいお寿司です
年明けお値段が上がるみたいですね

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was incredible. Our server was a little bit rushed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We eat both lunch and dinner at Sushi Yasaka and we come at least 2 or 3 times every month, sometimes every week, sometimes twice a week. We have been coming for years, since they first opened because we live in the neighborhood. We enjoy the food - it's also a good value. The service staff is great - they recognize frequent customers and they are hard working and pleasant. The front desk is the restaurant's weak point - they almost never greet you in a friendly way. No one will act like they recognize you - I doubt they would recognize their own family member. You should ignore this and focus on after you get seated. You will enjoy the meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellently prepared sushi and sashimi, well-priced even for the out of towner. I have to dock one star for the fact that we were seated at a table that was WAY too close to the hostess stand/register. I got bumped three times by a waiter or waitress retrieving water glasses behind the hostess area, and the delivery guy came in and had to explain something to the hostess. Not generally a problem but the dude reeked of cigarette smoke, and as a result of being so close, he was practically in my face as I was trying to eat, not cool. Recommend to management they take the 1 table hit and get rid of that table.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great quality and the value and service are excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Chicken teriyaki was dry. Not very good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Fresh sushi; lots of choices. Great value—esp. lunch specials.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Business Meals, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Service was Excellent. Food was Very good. Would recommend to all.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was fantastic as always the fish is simply fresh and perfect.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

I have been here several times over the years since it opened and the food has always been great with decent service. Dinner can be a bit expensive, but for the lunch specials you can get a very large and filling tray of multiple items for about $12, which in my opinion is a pretty good deal given the high quality and authenticity of the food you are getting. Definitely make a reservation before you go as the place is somewhat small and can get quite crowded.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Good sushi, good service. Very good VFM. I like this place a lot for a casual dinner or a girls night. I wish they would stay open until later.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My dinner companion arrived at 5:15 to await my arrival and called to tell me that there was already a line forming outside the restaurant. We had a 6/pm reservation and by that time the restaurant was full! Once the sushi arrived it was clear as to why there was not a table in the house. Outstanding, fresh and delicious sushi.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Overpriced, fish stale and service slow. Much too noisy.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

One of the best lunch values in Manhattan; food is always fresh and of high quality. The staff is helpful and friendly. After at least 40 lunches there, never less than excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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