Sushi Yasaka

4.6
1894 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Sushi
Top tags:
  • 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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
Rating coming soon

Highly affordable omakase sushi on the Upper West Side.

The Infatuation is an app and website which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. We are partnering with them to bring you their smart, helpful, trustworthy reviews of restaurants on OpenTable
What 1894 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.3
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
MH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Our server was very impatient and rude to us. We tried to ask her questions about the menu choices, but she just insisted that we look at the menu and choose from what’s there. Her English skills were very poor as well. She should not be working in a job where communication is essential for quality customer service. I will never visit this restaurant again.

Report
Helpful
RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful sushi and great value!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best Japanese sushi restaurants in the City.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food for a great price

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food was excellent but service was lackluster. It was busy but they had more than enough staff, most of them standing in the corner talking to each other. After they cleared our dinner plates, our waitress just brought our check. She didn't ask if we wanted dessert or anything else.

Report
Helpful
YA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite sushi restaurant ever

Report
Helpful
OT
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Made reservations for 7 pm but dropped by to see if we could eat earlier. They accommodated us for seating at the bar. However, service took awhile. Our waitress just didn’t pay attention to our needs. Even the hostess whom was checking for seating said something to our waitress. We waited 10 minutes just to get our check. Food was delicious but wasn’t impressed by service.

Report
Helpful
B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of best Japanese in NYC - and I am lucky in that it is close to home!

Report
Helpful
S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing quality. Affordable. A+

Report
Helpful
JM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Will visit again next trip to NYC. Excellant service.

Report
Helpful
BL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

They changed the printed menus and they are no unreadable. Why ?? Great quality fish but what's going on with the smudged menus covered in smudged plastic? What happened ?

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Why do we keep going back to there?

Report
Helpful
E
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Reservations are absolutely necessary, but if you have one, it's honored, and seating is almost always prompt. The service at Sushi Yasaka is excellent: water glasses continually filled the Usuzukuri appetizer was half the size it used to be; and the miso black cod appetizer was undercooked.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always top quality fish

Report
Helpful
G
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Average food but given what you pay, good value. Quite horrible service. Only tie they smile at you is when they bring the check so they get tipped.

Report
Helpful
AR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is excellent. Four of us had sushi, tempura, salmon teriyaki, and udon noodles with veggies. Appetizers were mixed mushrooms, the best hijiki I've tasted in a while, and delicious Age tofu in a broth. Good variety of quality sake in different price ranges. (Wine and beer also available.) Menu is a bit overwhelming at first for a newcomer, and the mimeographed ink had partly transferred to the plastic covering on the pages of the menu I had. Noise level struck me as uncomfortably loud, although the older I get, the more the ambient din of certain venues bothers me. All told, this is definitely a neighborhood gem.

Report
Helpful
e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Probably best not to go on a holiday (fish was not that fresh) and not during the 2:15pm seating because they close at 3pm. Waitress was rude and was rushing us to finish the whole time. Even when dishes were finished she did not remove empty dishes for us to make room for the rest of our meal.

Report
Helpful
MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome place. Sushi was very fresh. Not your average sushi selections. Service was prompt and courteous. Good sake choices as well. Small place but big on flavors.

Report
Helpful
MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The sushi was not fresh and the rolls were falling apart. The restaurant minced a lot of the fish in their rolls, which, in my opinion, is usually done to mask the "ho-hum" quality of the fish being served. It seemed that the rice was not cooked well. I came here because of the 4-star review; however, it left much to be desired. The food is definitely no 4-star worthy.

Report
Helpful
MS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

We ordered two of the Omikase which is chef’s choice and the most expensive thing on the menu so we expected an interesting and varied assortment. The sushi that the waiter brought was nearly identical to what I get at my local deli or Trader Joe’s for around $10 except not as fresh! Tuna roll, salmon etc. It was quite shocking and literally left a bad taste in our mouths. The result is we will never return and looking forward to a REAL Omikase we have had in the past at one of the many great Japanese restaurants NYC has to offer!

Report
Helpful
FN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great meal, the renovations are subtle but make a big difference. We enjoy going here, although its pricey, its worth it.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had the seaweed salad which had several types of seaweed. It was delicious! Also had the sushi deluxe dinner. The fish was very fresh and tasty. Green tea ice cream for dessert rounded out the meal.

Report
Helpful
l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent as always. The best sushi on the UWS by far. Food and service is consistently great.

Report
Helpful
MG
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I hesitate to recommend this place -- because it's already way too hard to get a table. This simple place has some of the best neighborhood sushi in NYC.

Report
Helpful
J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sushi Yasaka shares the most incredible omasake! I wish I could eat here everyday!

Report
Helpful
AB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fresh as always.

I always enjoy lunch here.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The best Japanese restaurant in upper west nyc.
Always great food and service

Report
Helpful
T
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My friends and I loved it. They had never been before and were quite happy with everything we ordered and plan to come back.

Report
Helpful
T
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Does not disappoint, as always.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

They sat us about 15 mins after reservation time: a bit long

Report
Helpful
m
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Too noisy,,made enjoying my meal awful

Report
Helpful
NY
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Best sushi in the price category . Reservation is a must

Report
Helpful
MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Good value. But the Lunch Special entree was cold not hot. The fried spring roll within lunch special was cold. The rice was lukewarm. Tastes were okay. Worth a second try but Lunch Special shouldn’t disappoint at $16. Other Lunch Specials from Like restaurants are not serving hot dishes cold.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

zthe good is always very good!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

This used to be my favorite lunch spot but I probably won’t go anymore. They increased their lunch prices by like 4 dollars and no longer give you a salad and soup. So it’s more for less. It used to be the best. It’s too bad, now it’s more expensive than most sushi lunches and I went out of my way to go there.

Report
Helpful
E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

With the exception of being seated at the first table to the door, everything was great. Even the location wasn’t so bad!

Report
Helpful
G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

Meal was a Tuesday dinner at 7:30.
Excellent food but deafening noise level...one of our party actually left the restaurant before finishing meal because of noise level.

Report
Helpful
i
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent sushi, great service and very reasonably priced. I will be back soon.

Report
Helpful
g
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

great fresh sushi at very reasonable prices and not as “fancy” as other places

Report
Helpful
y
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The food here is always very fresh and delicious. However, the decor is tired and needs some updating.
Service could be friendlier

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
48