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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 (54)
Casual (50)
Authentic (46)
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Great for Lunch (44)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Healthy (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Cozy (13)
Business Meals (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Fun (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

It was delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Solid and quick service. Fresh sushi. Recommend but be sure to book as there was a wait as we left for the theatre.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always very good food, too crowded, too noisy, no ambience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love our lunch menu here. The three of us get out under $50 with tip, a rare find on the UWS. Great find and highly recommended. A little noise, but that is a function of how popular they are.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Everything we ordered was sublime.
Even typically mundane miso soup was rich, complexly flavored and delicious. Same with seaweed salad that had typical stringy consistency but with a bonus on the side of a variety of leafy types of seaweed with a different dressing.
Fish was super fresh which makes ALL the difference.
Our server was kind and made a specific trip to our table to let us know that there was no rush to bring out our entree as we lingered over our appetizers.
The space is not asthetically special but you'll never care because as soon as you begin eating all you see is the food.
Will keep going back!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Enjoyed this restaurant. Both the food and the service were excellent. Sushi was fresh and well presented. Good value at lunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great Sushi in UWS and the prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always great sushis there, never disappointed.
But the server was super rude...

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous omakase at a very reasonable price. I have been to this restaurant a few times and have yet to be disappointed. Will return again with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Just tried the Yasaka Special, $26 for 6 dishes plus rice. Delicious! Will get it again. Get the hamachikama, which is yellowtail collar cooked to tenderness. Under large bone structures, the meat falls off soft and moist. It's the option to replace the too-salty miso cod. Food remains high quality here at reasonable prices. Service is gracious. Plan a day or two in advance and make reservations. This place books solid through every lunch a dinner seating!

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

After months and months of trying to get into the place we finally got thru. We were given a small table by a wall. I spotted 2 seats at the bar near the bathroom door and figured it was a better seating than my table. But I was refused to switch seats... The waitress barely spoke English to the point of me having to ask my girlfriend to translate for me... She claimed that they had run out of salmon, sea bass and fluke (Wed 9 pm before Thanksgiving) for my sashimi. Seriously? How can you run out of the most popular fish on the holiday weekend? When I spotted salmon on other people's dishes I was told that they had it for rainbow roll but not for what I had ordered... Honestly thr best thing about the price were bust boys who were were attentive and polite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent sushi, good service despite the restaurant being very busy. Must have reservations

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Surprisingly delicious food, very crowded so should reserve, kids welcome. Would definitely come again.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Boise)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always excellent!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We enjoyed the dinner and lots of varieties . Neighborhood restaurant

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

Excellent sushi . Very good value

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

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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