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Best Japanese Restaurants in East Village

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A photo of BONDST restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3049)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • NoHo
Booked 90 times today
BONDST Restaurant, located in New York City, is celebrated by a broad range of customers for its exceptional Japanese cuisine. According to numerous reviews, BONDST consistently offers high quality sushi and sashimi complemented with creatively crafted dishes that can cater to a broad range of preferences, including gluten-free and celiac-friendly options. The restaurant's approach to Japanese staples has been described as a "modern" interpretation. The ambiance is also mentioned positively, with guests noting an exquisite setting ideal for special occasions. Consistently superb service and the "top notch" staff are also celebrated. The customers concluded by highly recommending BONDST and regularly returning to the establishment.
A photo of Oceans - New York restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1654)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Union Square
Booked 40 times today
Oceans - New York is a highly recommended seafood restaurant, renowned for its amazing lunch service and its ability to cater to dietary needs, such as gluten-free options. The restaurant has been praised for its quality, service, ambience, and an extensive wine list. Many customers found the seafood to be among the freshest they've ever had, with the Seafood Tower particularly lauded. Other diverse offerings, such as the steak, sushi, and branzino, have also been praised. Notably, the restaurant holds a reputation for excellent service standards and a beautiful setting. Several customers deem it the best seafood experience they've had in New York City, comparing the restaurant's quality and ambience with Michelin-Star establishments.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1891)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • East Village
Booked 68 times today
Gyu-Kaku restaurant, located in East Village, New York, has earned a stellar reputation for its remarkable Japanese cuisine. Its authentic Japanese BBQ experience is well-received by patrons, as shared in numerous reviews. Patrons are particularly impressed with the outstanding food quality, from the delicious Japanese fried chicken to the mouth-watering BBQ and other small, flavourful dishes. The restaurant not only offers a sizable menu, but also delightful ambiance and excellent service. Many first-time customers expressed their eagerness to return, praising the extensive menu, generous portion sizes, and reasonable prices. The staff is described as friendly and attentive, enhancing the overall dining experience. The reviews clearly highlight the restaurant's commitment to providing authentic, high-quality Japanese cuisine served in a warm, welcoming setting.
A photo of Nobu Fifty Seven restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(5824)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Midtown West
Booked 155 times today
Nobu Fifty Seven stands out in New York City as exceptional Japanese cuisine. Esteemed reviews describe the food as "immaculate" and "fresh", with a "creative" spin on traditional Japanese dishes. The restaurant is praised for its unique Japanese Peruvian fusion, offering a distinct dining experience that is unmatched. The quality of ingredients, particularly the fish, is noted to be "excellent and very fresh", contributing to its title as "the best Japanese restaurant in NYC". Nobu Fifty Seven has garnered a reputation for consistency, as it "never fails" to deliver top-notch dishes. The wait staff, especially Deon, receive high commendations for their knowledge and attentiveness. This attention to detail and dedication to quality and service has positioned Nobu Fifty Seven as an unparalleled destination for remarkable Japanese cuisine.
A photo of Ivan Ramen restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3154)
Price: Moderate
• Japanese • Lower East Side
Booked 52 times today
Ivan Ramen, known for its exceptional contemporary Asian cuisine, offers delicious and creatively adjusted traditional Japanese food. The restaurant receives immense praise from customers for their excellent service and knowledgeable staff. Many customers have lauded Ivan Ramen's unique dishes, particularly the variety of flavorful ramen bowls, which have even captivated the palates of Ramen connoisseurs. Customers repeatedly illustrate their satisfaction with phrases like "The food was delicious," "Everything we tried was absolutely delicious," and "Delicious ramen!" The innovative blend of cuisines, combined with attentive service, has elevated Ivan Ramen to a must-visit status among Asian cuisine enthusiasts.
A photo of Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1013)
Price: Moderate
• Japanese • Lower East Side
Booked 42 times today
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is highly praised for its excellent Japanese cuisine, according to consistent reviews. This restaurant is acclaimed for its outstanding sushi, yakitori, and an extensive range of authentic dishes. Patrons rave about the world-class pork dumplings, the delicious fried rice, and the variety of options available on the special menu, including Omakase, Sushi, Sashimi, and more. The restaurant's elegantly crafted Blue Ribbon roll, topped with lobster and caviar, is a favorite amongst sushi-lovers. The establishment is also lauded for its fresh, high-quality ingredients and its knowledgeable, attentive staff who contribute to the warm, cozy atmosphere. Rest assured, every visit is sure to be memorable and delicious at Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya.
A photo of Catch New York restaurant
4.5
Awesome(10015)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Meatpacking District
Booked 183 times today
Catch New York is a sensational destination for top-notch Seafood cuisine. Located in the heart of the meatpacking district, this restaurant stands out for its fresh and innovative seafood dishes. From the Seafood Tower to the exquisite Branzino, customers are constantly raving about the high quality and freshness of their food. Compliments extend to the excellent service, hip ambiance, and the restaurant's attention to dietary restrictions. Exceptional reviews describe Catch New York as "some of the best Seafood I have had in the city to date" and praise the "excellent, eclectic food in a hip setting". So if you're in the city and craving seafood, Catch New York is a definite must-visit.
A photo of Nobu Downtown | Restaurant restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(4952)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Financial District
Booked 119 times today
Nobu Downtown stands as a testament to exquisite Japanese cuisine, hailed for its creativity, finesse, and top-notch culinary skill. From the meticulous handling of ingredients to the impeccable execution of menu items, customers have been consistently captivated by dishes such as Yellowtail Jalapeño, Crispy Tuna, and Black Cod with Miso. High praises go out to the attentive service staff led by Lisa who has been with Nobu for 12 years. Her deep understanding of the menu and the origins of the food add to the dining experience. One reviewer sealed it best – “Excellent creative Japanese cuisine, with top-notch attentive service…” Nobu Downtown truly sets the bar high, making every meal a delightful and unforgettable experience.
A photo of The Bazaar by José Andrés - New York restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(242)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • NoMad
Booked 31 times today
The Bazaar is a culinary journey 400 years in the making. Inspired by a group of samurai who sailed from Japan to Spain for an audience with the king, Chef José Andrés takes guests through the two cultures’ deep respect for ingredients and dedication to technique. Start your experience at The Bazaar Bar downstairs before voyaging up to the main dining room—a warm and theatrical culmination set within The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad.
A photo of Moko restaurant
4.2
Awesome(412)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • East Village
Booked 8 times today
Moko is a highly favored sushi restaurant that patrons commend for its exceptional quality, fresh fish, and unique atmosphere. Many of the reviews highlight the quality and freshness of the sushi, with one customer stating, "The experience and sushi was Sensational!" The affordable prices, friendly staff, and intimate ambience make Moko a great local spot where you'll be itching to return. The fun and engaging sushi chefs are also a major draw, enhancing the dining experience with their craftsmanship. Despite the occasional delay in seating due to high demand, customers are eager for their next visit. Its popular omakase menu comes highly recommended and is praised for being great value.
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