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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 Ocean Prime - New York restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(6043)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Rockefeller Center
Booked 56 times today
Ocean Prime - New York, stands out as a top-tier destination for exceptional Seafood cuisine. As stated in the numerous positive reviews, the restaurant's seafood dishes such as the "Seafood tower", "crab cakes", "sea bass", and "grouper" are consistently lauded for their quality and taste, demonstrating the establishment's commitment to delivering an exquisite dining experience. Patrons also appreciate the freshness of the Seafood and the creativity involved in crafting dishes like the "Dynamite Roll" and the "Chileam sea bass and scallops". The restaurant's reputation for providing high-quality food, service, and ambiance is further enhanced by its accommodating staff who cater to guests' needs, making Ocean Prime - New York a must-visit destination for seafood lovers.
A photo of Crave Fishbar - UWS restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2082)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Upper West Side
Booked 59 times today
Crave Fishbar - UWS is celebrated for serving an impressive array of fresh, sustainably-sourced seafood dishes. Located in the heart of the Upper West Side, this highly-acclaimed restaurant offers an extraordinary dining experience with a diverse menu featuring dishes from "Raw Bar" selections to standout "Brunchy Things & Appetizers" like the Nashville Style Crispy Fish Taco and a main menu filled with sustainably caught fish. Patrons rave about the superior quality of their seafood, the excellent service, and the creative and fresh menu offerings. Reviews commend its well-cooked fish, delicious sauces, and top-notch service with one customer noting, "Seafood at its best." This culinary gem is praised for its consistency, making it a must-visit destination for seafood lovers.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Manhattan - Amsterdam Ave. restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(357)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Upper West Side
Booked 59 times today
Gyu-Kaku, located in Manhattan on Amsterdam Ave., is a beloved choice for Japanese cuisine, particularly for their BBQ. Patrons consistently praise the restaurant for its high-quality food, often describing it as "delicious," "magnificent," and "the best Japanese BBQ in the city." In addition to the cuisine, customers appreciate the friendly service and the modern, clean environment. The restaurant also has a neighborhood feel that adds to its charm. While there may be wait times occasionally, the overall experience typically outweighs any minor setbacks. Gyu-Kaku offers a unique and memorable dining experience, making it a favorite among both first-time and returning visitors.
A photo of Momoya restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(388)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Upper West Side
Booked 34 times today
Often seen as a cut above local competitors, Momoya is celebrated for its authentic, fresh, and unique Japanese cuisine. Patrons highlight the restaurant's high-quality sushi and sashimi, with the freshness of the fish being a common compliment. The tempting menu offers a blend of traditional and innovative dishes, with standouts like tempura shrimp, udon noodles, and unique in-house specialties. The presentation is said to be visually appealing, adding to the overall dining experience. Moreover, the warm mushroom salad and eggplant 'nasu-dengaku' have received special mention for their uniqueness and taste. With excellent service and a pleasant ambiance complimenting the food, Momoya makes the experience worth-while for traditional Japanese cuisine enthusiasts.
A photo of Sushi Yasaka restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2659)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Upper West Side
Booked 71 times today
Sushi Yasaka is a highly recommended Japanese restaurant situated in the Upper West Side. According to numerous reviewers, the restaurant consistently serves top-notch sushi at a reasonable price point, making it a popular spot within the community. The quality of the fish is repeatedly applauded for its freshness and excellent preparation. The ambiance is described as lively, enjoyable, and authentically Japanese; nothing too fancy, but intimate and welcoming. The service stands out for its friendliness and efficiency, and customers find the lunch specials to provide great value for money. Despite its bustling environment, Sushi Yasaka is seen as worth the visit, being frequently termed as "the best Japanese spot" in the area.
A photo of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - Columbus Circle restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(607)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Columbus Circle
Booked 52 times today
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - Columbus Circle is highly praised for its excellent sushi cuisine. According to multiple reviews, the sushi served is fresh, delicious, and comes in a variety of options, including a customizable platter. The establishment has numerous repeat patrons who consider it their favorite sushi restaurant. In addition to the sushi, the staff is noted to be attentive and provide excellent service enhancing the overall dining experience. Some patrons go as far as stating it’s the 'best sushi' they have ever had, while others highlight the restaurant's ability to consistently deliver quality sushi over the years. In sum, the restaurant is recommended for its great sushi, excellent service, and reasonable prices.
A photo of Mama Sushi restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(117)
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Hamilton
Booked 19 times today
Mama Sushi is a highly recommended destination for sushi lovers. The restaurant is renowned for its fusion sushi, merging robust flavors skillfully, producing tender rolls that literally melt in the mouth. Each sushi variety offers a distinct, unique taste that makes the dining experience exciting. Its menu also caters to vegan customers with several options. Besides the exceptional food, Mama Sushi is praised for its welcoming, fun environment, accompanied by great music. The attentive and friendly staff further enhances the dining experience. The wonderful decor, seemingly a blend of Asian and Latin American art, and the lively ambiance make Mama Sushi an ideal choice for a late dinner or a night out.
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 Pier 115 restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1033)
Price: Moderate
• Japanese • Edgewater
Booked 72 times today
Pier 115, a gem of American cuisine, receives rave reviews from customers for its excellent service, reasonable prices, and delicious food. The eatery offers an extensive menu, ranging from distinctive wood-fire pizza options like "Black Truffle" and "Chicken Bacon Ranch", to enticing entrees like "Filet Mignon" and "Grilled Bronzino". The true stars of the lineup, according to reviews, include notable dishes such as "General Tso's Cauliflower" and "Creamy Pancetta Mushroom Pasta". Moreover, patrons have also praised the ambiance, particularly when dining al fresco with the lively NYC skyline as a stunning backdrop. Whether it's for a casual lunch, a romantic dinner, or a special celebration, Pier 115 consistently delivers a memorable gastronomic experience.
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