Sushi Yasaka

4.6
1831 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.

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Highly affordable omakase sushi on the Upper West Side.

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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I usually love this place and have gone there many times, always with a good after feeling. This time, however, was disappointing. When three deserts came for me and my guests, all green tea ice cream, two of them had pieces of plastic in them. My guests were the unlucky ones. While the restaurant did not charge us for the dessert my thought is that, given this embarrassing end of dinner happening, a more significant discount on the dinner was called for. I did not complain at the time, other than informing the waiter of the debris in the ice cream, but this was an important dinner and the end point left a bad taste in our mouths.

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our favorite sushi place. Always fresh and tasty.

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JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The best sushi on UWS.

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e
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Someone told me this was the best Japanese restaurant in Manhattan. It was fine, but nothing extraordinary, at least for lunch.

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not so crowded last Saturday. Ambiance was excellent.

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MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Such wonderful food that it’s worth dealing with the volume of the chatter.
I’ve eaten here 6 times and always get fresh delicious food.
Bento boxes, hand rolls, udon noodle soup with tempura! Salad w ginger dressing! Shumai!
Red bean and green tea ice cream are special, unique, and lovely desserts.
Very, very good.
Must make a res. it is very popular.
I’m going back!

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place best omakase in the city at the price!

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HE
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

really loved finding this place! Great quality sushi at an amazing price! I will be back!

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F
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This popular neighborhood gem is almost hidden by the bulging front of the restaurant next door. Excellent menu options. Respectable sake list. Good Mini-Omakase available at lunch. Full Omakase at dinner only, superbly priced.

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JN
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Food was average. Green tea ice cream was good. On menu, it said to tell the waiter if you do not want whipped cream. I said nothing and received mine without. When I asked him to add it, he got an attitude. It was early and not busy so there was no excuse. Atmosphere was not appealing. I expected that the entree of sushi would come with a soup or salad but they changed that policy since the last visit there.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best Japanese restaurants on the UWS. Please, please deliver above 95th Street. I and many others would love this.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Service isn’t good!!!!

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OT
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best tempura I've had in NYC. *very* popular so reserve well in advance.

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E
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Excellent food; crowded and very very noisy. However, food is worth it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Best sushi in NYC, no doubt. Get the Omakase! Service sometimes could be better. Extremely noisy. But overall my favorite sushi place in the world

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my favorite Sushi(Japanese) restaurant in all of Manhattan. I've been to a lot of sushi restaurant in my time in New York. I've been here for 20 years and this is by far my favorite restaurant in Manhattan the service is fantastic the food is stupendous and overall atmosphere is nice and quaint and it's just amazing.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious, affordable and great staff! My go-to for sushi on the UWS

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VL
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place for affordable sushi in the neighborhood!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food!! The sushi was really remarkable!!

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NY
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Best sushi deal in NYC hands down. Reliable and authentic sushi in bargen price. No wonder the place is packed always.

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HB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful seafood, friendly service, nice atmosphere. We’ll be back.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

the quality of the sushi is exceptional for the price.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Overall experience is pretty good but seating is a bit tight and I keep getting bumped by the person who seated behind me.
Would be nicer if I get to book the sushi bar seating for the omakase experience.
Will definitely go again next time for that.

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

I’ve been going here for years. The quality of the food has declined greatly. Rice was over cooked and rolls were not put together properly. Eel roll had a sliver of eel. Just not worth it to eat here since they are priced about double what other sushi places charge.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food is really the best thing about this place, which is very cozy. Service can be improved, but I understand that it is always full of people.

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RR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

A madhouse on a Tuesday evening. Loud, crowded, overpriced and evidently very popular, at least for now. Except for superior salmon (sake), fish quality only average. First time in 40 years of eating hamachi sashimi that restaurant offered 2 kinds. Regular, 2 pieces for $7. "Fatty," 2 pieces for $9.00. We ordered both to see difference and discovered the $9 consisted of 2 very thin slices of no better quality than regular hamachi found at other rests. in NYC and LA. 2 pieces of unagi sushi at $9.00 arrived at table cold. We mentioned to excellent but harried waitress on delivery of bill-- but the manager refused to credit us, saying we should have complained sooner-- which was impossible in the dinner crush-- and we were starving. Manager showed very poor judgement which may eventually doom him and this pretentiously priced local restaurant.

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UW
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Prices have increased quite a bit over last couple of years. Service is so rushed as if they went to get you fed and done which also changes the ambiance to rushed. Sushi is still delicious! Host staff acts like they are doing you a favor letting you eat at their restaurant.

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MB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Our table was available on time, the service was prompt and the sushi was top notch. You could not ask for much better from a local neighborhood place, convenient to Lincoln Center. It was a good value as well! Definitely ready to go back on my next visit to NY.

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NP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic Japanese. Excellent service.

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n
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

The sushi is outstanding and the value is great, also, but the noise level is off the charts.
There probably isn’t much that can be done since the space is below ground with low ceilings.

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

We had a reservation at 6:30, but had to wait for 13 minutes until
seated. The same thing happened last time. Apparently, they take too many reservations for a short period of time. It’s called overbooking! Food is good for the price, but their service has deteriorated since the restaurant opened. I ate there on the second day of the restaurant as I live across the street. It’s sad. Not sure if I want to recommend it to my friends anymore..

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

My new favorite sushi spot. Our waitress tonight though needs to go back to hospitality school

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PO
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Almost all the people there are in a bad mood , but the food was awesome

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Always love going there and the food is reliably fresh. Need a reservation for dinner, even on a Wednesday evening packed and people keep arriving. They don’t rush their clients but there is a lot of coming and going so you know it is good. People of all ages go there. One of our favorites and only sushi we eat on Upper West Side!

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OB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best in upper west side

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WR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it here. Amazing how I didn't even know it existed till OpenTable told me. Very unassuming from the outside. and then BAM, it's hustling the quality. Thank you

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s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun experience; food is excellent as is sitting at the sushi bar! Very good energy at the restaurant and professional service!

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NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently better than most sushi places on the UWS.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been here a few times and the fish quality is excellent. The Tuna Avocado is one of my favorites, just the right balance of savory and wasabi.

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M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious sushi.

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