Sen Sakana is a Non-Tipping Restaurant. All of our Staff Members Are Paid Well Above Legal Minimums, And We Do Not Rely on Our Guests To Compensate them. There Is No Need or Expectation For You To Leave Any Form of Gratuity.
Happy Hour $9 Cocktails
Bar Area Only. Monday to Friday 3:00PM - 7:00PM, and All Night Saturday and Sunday. Sen Sakana is a Non-Tipping Restaurant.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: 16 February 2019
Ends: 17 February 2118
Availability: Sun 16:00-22:00
What Insiders Are Saying
Sen Sakana is Peruvian-Japanese place in Midtown that might be good for a business lunch, although you don't really have to spend your money here.
Great food and service.
Great food,unique menu service and atmosphere were very good. Nice vibe overall
First time there... but not the last time!!! Looking forward to going back.
Great food and atmosphere. Will be back to the restaurant again
The food is delicious. A tastey combination of Japanese food with Peruvian additions.
Great service and food! Looking forward to returning next time we're in the area.
Really great food !!!! Close to garage parking too
Wonderful blend of Japanese/Peruvian tastes. The menu is extensive, so no problem finding something to please everyone. Excellent service and a rarity for NYC, no tipping. We had both lunch and dinner here on different days and enjoyed it all.
Great food and experience
The food was fantastic but the service was terrible. This is a no tipping restaurant and there is thus no incentive for servers to actually give good service. We went for lunch and were there for a full 1/2 hour before anyone came over to take our order. Service continued to be unattentive.
A beautiful and sophisticated Peruvian/Japanese restaurant in midtown. We had the Yuca encrusted croquettes, Deep Fried Pork Loin with a spicy sauce, and the best mango infused wild Salmon we have ever tasted.
Outstanding food and service! Sen Sakana helped me with a great table and a nice Birthday Card for my wifes 60ths Birthday.
Wonderful meal! JAPANESE SNAPPER TIRADITO, Miso salmon were delicious!! Loved the chocolate tres leches and waffle dessert.
A friend was visiting from out of town. It was a 5pm reservation for a 7pm show. We originally were seated on the first floor next to a loud group of 4. The place was empty and I asked to move. They moved us upstairs. Quiet!! The waiter was amazing! Knowledgeable about the menu and wine.
I have been here 3 times and never disappoints. This time I went for a late dinner after the theater. The restaurant was not very crowded at that hour. The food was excellent. Very unique and tasty. My friend had allergies and the staff was very careful to point out issues and make adjustments. Service was very good.
Great service and delicious food: the chargrilled chicken bowl was amazing!
Thought my very expensive fatty tuna was terrible. When you pay 18 for one piece you can’t send it back and ask the chef to try it
Food and ambience was fantastic. However disappointed with service, not attentive as previous experience.
Amazing, creative food. Terrific service. What a great place!
So many great ideas. Fish is always fresh. Always great experience!!!!
Sen Sakana is a beautiful space with a welcoming staff. Service is great, the food takes a bit to prepare I’m assuming considering the wait times but it was well worth it!!! Drinks were superb, the right amount of kick. But the food! Delicious and so fresh. I am peruvian and to taste familiar flavors combined with japanese style led to a very exciting and sophisticated plate. The tiradito was delicious and different from traditional tiradito. The salmon tartar cause was amazing, again familiar but fresh and exciting with the added crunchy seaweed and the salmon instead of tuna. My mother had the Sudado, a type of seafood based soup, it was delicious. Highly recommend coming here. Worth every penny.
Had a great experience food and service was on par.
We enjoyed our time and the service was great.
True nikkei food, not easy to find in NY. The service was very kind and effective. The local nice and good atmosphere.
Our evening began well enough, with an attentive server who made cocktail recommendations and told us of his favourite appetisers. We placed our drink order and followed his lead on the starters. The cucumbers truly are amazing. We also shared the potato wrapped shrimp and the shrimp and crab gyoza. If we had stopped there it would have been a perfect meal.
We didn’t. After the starters we ordered three sushi rolls and I asked for a glass of sake to accompany the meal. The sushi came out, delivered by a different server, who dropped it off and left without further inquiry. The sake never came. We never saw our original server again.
The sushi was fresh and clean, but no better than what I’ve had elsewhere for half the price. No server checked in on us. It’s as though we had been traded off and then abandoned. We finally received a bill - just dropped at our table- and paid it and left. I actually felt as though they didn’t want us there. It was after ten on a Friday night, but in New York, that shouldn’t matter.
We will not return. The prices are too high and the atmosphere too upscale for such poor and inconsistent service. I don’t care how good the food is, I will not patronise an establishment that seemingly doesn’t want my business.
The servers were amazing,made good recommendation dations and we're attentive.
Sen Sakana was fantastic, exceptionally good service , quality of food and drinks and ambiance - new Midtown favorite, for sure.
Server was great. But food was so so. Hot dishes — like skewers were cold — cold chicken — cold steak. When a manager stopped by to ask how things were — I mentioned the issue. He ran off and we never saw him again. Disappointing.
Wonderful food and cocktails. Sushi rolls and quinoa crusted chicken were delicious. Servers were supper friendly. I highly recommend for a business meal or dinner before a Broadway show
9:15 reservation Friday night after theater show. Staff seemed in a hurry to get home. One waiter took our drinks and starters order. When those came out another waiter came over to say the kitchen was closing if we wanted more. We did. Then he forgot one of our sushi rolls and when we pointed that out he came back to say sorry but the kitchen was already closed. Really? They can’t pull a sushi roll together at 10pm on a Friday night? They did comp us some deserts and all the food was delicious but I would not recommend for later evening dining.
1st Time at Sen Sakana. Went with girlfriend for her birthday. I chose because she likes Japanese food, and I thought the Peruvian contribution (the chef is Peruvian) would be different from straight-up Japanese.
Was surprised by how friendly the host was (in NYC it's not so common) and not only sat me at a nice table, but also asked me (without my saying anything) if i wanted to change to a more intimate table while I was waiting for my girlfriend to arrive. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food menu was creative and broad. We had a cerviche (Japanese-Peruvian) and Washu beek skewer then Charishi main dish and the Sexy Sen Sakana (a specialty roll). The cerviche and the Sexy Sakana were outstanding, fresh and flavorable.
Atmosphere was very good, as the decor was warm and interesting. Cozy. Could have even lowered the lights a bit more. And, a big and, the music fit the environment in terms of nice easy soft jazz and less main-stream popular and at a level that was not at all intrusive. What a pleasure to dine civilized.
Cost-wise, very reasonable for two people we spent $142 (with tax). We didn't drink so that's all food, including dessert. (Btw, dessert was nice for a Japanese restaurant, but could offer more enticing selections.) This is a non-tipping restaurant, so the bill comes with only tax and no space for tip. It feels a little unusual in Manhattan not to tip, but i've been to Japan so was not unfamiliar with the practice.
Oh lastly, i had told the host that it was my girlfriend's birthday, and they--on their own--put a candle in the dessert and wrote in chocolate Happy Birthday. They also included a card. Wow, we were both impressed at the thougthfulness.
Overall a very solid experience and would return.
Ordered a mojito and was hit for a $21 drink, mostly ice. The sushi was good but not great. The ambiance was the best part of the dinner. Won't return due to the extortionate drink prices.
Fun, delicious, Japanese fusion - highly recommend.
Absolutely delicious and I love the hip hop and R&B music!
Not great for a date lunch, but good for business meals.
High end sushi offering innovative and delicious dishes. Have been there several times - will be going back again soon.
The place is noisy, the tables are very close to each other, the food is unusual and the menu descriptions are very vague and don't properly describe the food. Service is fine, no tipping policy is okay. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant when NYC has a ton of great Japanese places.
We were visitors to NY from Brussels. Our evening matched the attractive presentation of the website. The food was delicious and the staff helpful and informative. I also liked the email confirmation system (since a visitor to NY is always worried they will lose the table......). We have two criticisms, one major and one minor. The major one is that, although we are not not wine experts, we know enough to recognize an over-priced wine list. $60 for a bottle of pinot is excessive. At a good restaurant here in Brussels, it would be about $30-$35 - and that was one of the cheaper bottles. We could not see labels and millésimes that justified bottles at $200+ No surprise then that, when we looked round, we did not see any bottles of wine on tables. You need to think about that. Minor criticism: we are coffee fans, so were a bit surprised that you could not offer an espresso (or Peruvian equivalent). Best regards.
Skewers and ceviche had good flavor and may be the only things worth getting here. Entree (Halibut) is not worth eating for any price. Halibut lacked seasoning and sear was not crispy. The ramen with the Aji Panca Yuzu sauce tasted like ceviche dressing with a hint of tomato did not mix well and failed to breathe life into the Halibut. All three guests who ordered it agreed it was unsatisfactory. Sake salmon belly was returned as the flavor was too bitter from the sake.
We went out with friends and I can tell you we all loved this place. The food was AMAZING! Most of us had the salmon special which was marinated in miso and mango. THE BEST salmon I ever had. Hands down.