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Best Japanese Restaurants in Upper East Side


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A photo of Nobu Fifty Seven restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Midtown West
Booked 154 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 Momokawa restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Upper East Side
Booked 12 times today
Momokawa, an esteemed restaurant, delivers the finest, most authentic Japanese dining experience. Patrons repeatedly commend the high-quality sushi, stating it's made by very skilled sushi-makers and is sold at a reasonable price. Their Omakase menu is described as exceptional and a great value, with delicious sushi that melts in your mouth. Besides sushi, the restaurant also excels in providing excellent beef dishes - the Miyazaki beef sukiyaki and Waygu steak have been singled out for their exceptional taste. Diners also praised the Shabu Shabu, which is as good as what you'd get in Japan. The restaurant's dedicated and courteous service, adding to its reputation, has led many to return. Overall, Momokawa is recognized for its superior food quality, authenticity, and good service.
A photo of Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Upper East Side
Booked 8 times today
"Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side" is acclaimed by many as one of the finest Japanese restaurants in New York City. The praise it receives largely stems from its well-executed menu, with a standout being the Omakase sashimi and sushi. The restaurant's creative approach to traditional Japanese cuisine is a key feature mentioned in many reviews, with customers frequently raving about the quality of the sushi toppings alongside the fish. "The food was delicious, best sushi we've had in a long time," says one reviewer, while another claims it to be "the best sushi in the world". Their sushi, tempura, and teriyaki are especially well-regarded, and the restaurant's distinct, relaxed ambiance and excellent service only enhance the overall dining experience.
A photo of Ocean Prime - New York restaurant
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 BONDST restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • NoHo
Booked 89 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 Kappo Masa restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Upper East Side
Booked 15 times today
Kappo Masa is widely recognized as a premier destination for outstanding Japanese cuisine. Located in the bustling Upper East Side, it's praised by patrons as "probably the best Japanese food in the Upper East Side". Both newcomers and regulars rave about the "absolutely fresh and delicious food," with exquisite timing and presentation. It offers a broad selection of options, ranging from traditional sushi and sashimi to innovative fusion dishes, all crafted with utmost precision and passion. The experience doesn't stop at the food, with reviewers noting the exceptional service, sophisticated environment, and the professional, gracious staff. Amid those who appreciate Japanese fine dining, Kappo Masa is highly recommended, with claims such as "best fine dining experience I've ever had" and "best Japanese restaurant in New York City".
A photo of The Bazaar by José Andrés - New York restaurant
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 Redeye Grill restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Midtown West
Booked 46 times today
Redeye Grill is a top-notch American cuisine restaurant praised heavily in reviews for its excellent food and service. Reviewers commend the restaurant’s ability to elevate classic American dishes through quality and consistency, and appreciate the friendly and professional service. Notable dishes include a creative Zucchini and Squash "spaghetti" for vegetarians and the perfectly cooked Ribeye Tomahawk steak for meat lovers. Furthermore, its exceptional service extends to offering complimentary mini cookies with coffee, which reviewers found charming. With live piano music, a relaxed atmosphere, and varied and inventive menu, Redeye Grill is now a favorite among many customers. Their splendid dining experience is topped off by the unique 'little extras’ offered by the restaurant. Located near Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, it's an excellent choice for a delicious meal in NYC.
A photo of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - Columbus Circle restaurant
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 Blue Ribbon Sushi & Steak restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Japanese • Chelsea
Booked 34 times today
Blue Ribbon Sushi & Steak combines traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern day steakhouse. Our menu is varied and extensive, and includes sushi and sashimi, as well as cooked entrees such as fish, lamb, steaks and chops. We feature Domestic and Japanese Wagyu. Blue Ribbon Sushi & Steak is located in midtown Manhattan, at the PENN 1 Building, across 33rd Street from Madison Square Garden and atop Penn Station. The restaurant is accessible from 33rd street, and from the newly renovated Penn Station and 34th Street via the lobby of PENN 1. We offer various seating areas - a sushi counter, a cocktail bar, the central dining room, and an outdoor patio (weather permitting).
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