Sushi Yasaka

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.5
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4.1
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4.5
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KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had the sushi lunch special and it was really good and fresh. The place gets really crowded and you have to sit so close to the next table that’s the only downside. We ordered the yellowtail scallion, spicy tuna,spicy salmon, and these steak and scallions app. Also got the dark miso which was an extra $2 (not worth it).

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I usually get the sushi which is is generally very good quality that is classically prepared. This time we had yellowtail fish collar, "tofu steak' which was delicate and tasty, mushrooms in butter sauce and gyosa. Also very good. Sushi Yasaka is often very crowded which means that it is hard to hear your companions and tha you should make a reservation to go there. It has a good value point between quality and cost.

MN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, fresh food. Excellent service! One of my favorites in the city

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely fantastic sushi.

C
New York Area
526 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Well, I used to love this place, despite the chaos that always ensues. And I was really happy to get a reservation when I needed one. But our table wasn't ready - not necessarily their fault, as I notices people sitting and chatting way after paying their bill. The most disappointing part was the skimpy portions. Never felt that way before, and we'd been many times. We ordered our usual plus an additional (expensive "special" roll), and left hungry. The special roll was a particular affront, at 6 tiny bites for $14.
It's really close to where we live, but really doubt we'll return.

MS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great sushi. Quick service. Ideal for pre-opera or pre-concert dining.

JM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, as always.

F
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Dining room is way to loud to have a conversation.

D
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious & beautiful !

Thank you

A. Ambort

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful, super fresh sushi and sashimi on the Upper West Side.

CP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a true Japanese gem...outstanding food. Loved the hamachi-kama bento lunch...huge portion and delicious.

C
New York Area
526 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

We were really happy to get a lunch reservation on Christmas day. With dinner plans, something light was in order. We live a few blocks from Yasaka, but often cannot get a reservation. Christmas Day was a great time to go. The food was better than ever (or maybe as good as ever, but we haven't been able to get in and forgot....). Next year we might just do Christmas dinner here.

i
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

a cut above your average sushi restaurant. i recommend it all the time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best place for sushi in nyc

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

The food is always good. However, they were overbooked and we needed up sitting by the sore which made the dining experience uncomfortable

S
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The sushi and rolls are the freshest. A reservation is a must as it is always crowded.

w
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. It’s always good and often great!

E
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

The food both cooked and otherwise is excellent and incredibly consistent. Great agedashi tofu. Sushi and sashimi are really first rate.

The staff are indifferent. No one smiles, nor seems happy to have you visit. In fact, getting close to closing time with on time opentable reservations, you are informed while you are ordering your dinner that the kitchen is closing so... if you want anything else later you are SOL. If you like to Order a few items for 2 people soup, salad, app etc before entree, expect everything to show up at the same time, as to overcrowd the table with hot and cold items all calling your attention. I can no longer excuse the Indifferent service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place. Quality sushi for reasonable prices. They were able to make changes to my daughter order to accommodate her preference. So kind! Highly recommend if you are in the area did concerts and performances. Don’t forget to make reservations.

L
Birmingham
64 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I invited my friend who had never been to Yasaka. I always enjoy the lunches.
I tried the chicken yakatori and was underwhelmed. I will go back to salmon or sushi.
Also the shrimp shumai are getting a little doughy for my taste.
My friend thought everything was good. She did not spect her chicken katsu to be spicy.
But for the price it cannot be beat.

RM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food. Fabulous service. Had the lunchbox and it was excellent! I highly recommend the tofu steak!

RU
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the experience is wonderful. It is the first time I had a dinner with a girl I like and she is satisfied with the food in Sushi Yasaka. I am super happy with that. Thank you very much.

MZ
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An unexpected surprise. My companion cannot eat sushi, so we limited ourselves to prepared dishes. Boiled octupus; soba noodles; eel. Already looking forward to our next visit.

DB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great neighborhood sushi restaurant. Excellent quality sushi for the price. Delicious appetizers. Half a flight below street level and minimal ambience and on the noisy side. Very hard to get a reservation on almost every night.

HA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quality to the fish. Attentive service.. Fine ambience.

JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

I can't say enough for Sushi Yasaka. Probably the best sushi I've ever had, including my time in NYC. The flavors were not rudimentary but not overly complex and the freshness was incredible. The texture was by far the best I've had. On a slightly critical note, the woman answering the phone revealed that they couldn't hold my seat longer than 15min due to train delays because they were planning on rotating the table 1hr later. We were rushing to another event after so the efficiency wasn't a problem, however the expectation made me feel like we couldn't take our time and enjoy the incredible meal.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always, best sushi in the neighborhood

MP
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Met up with some old friends - kind of a reunion. Staff at the restaurant were very accommodating as we were slow and loud(!) and asked them to take photos! Lovely. Highly recommended for a casual, yummy meal...

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food quality you would expect at a much more expensive place. Service is solid but not great. Overall, great place

B
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

very fresh authentic food--always a lot of Japanese people there eating....that should tell you something. Great value--excellent.

EO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Sushi Deluxe is one of the best buy set menu in the NY.

Fried Oyster was so tiny, it was a little disappointment.

Softshell club roll was one of the best I have ever eaten.

U
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most delicious sushi ever! Throughly enjoyed!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Accommodating for our baby as well!

UW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Maybe I ordered wrong, but I found the food to be average sushi; not the normal excellent quality from there

UW
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently great experience. Fresh sashimi, good service and delicious. Wish it was easier to get reservations bt glad when I do

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time having sushi in NYC, and it was amazing. I've had good sushi in Japan, and I believe this is comparable. Next time I'm in NYC I will be back.

SK
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had to wait about 10min even though we were on time for our reservation. There was a crowd at the entrance also waiting for their reserved tables to get ready. The staff at the entrance was not very pleasant. The restaurant looks very nice from the entrance, but there was a bit of a fishy smell right away (understandable because of the food it serves, but the smell was more vivid than I’ve experienced in other sushi restaurants. However once we were seated, our servers were extremely friendly. Food was served quickly and it was DELICIOUS. Would definitely recommend, but hope that they can improve the experience at the entrance!!

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food & atmosphere were awesome! I had the shrimp & avocado salad and salmon sushi - so delicious! My daughter had the special miso soup and shrimp tempura and salmon rolls. The food was super fresh & service and so attentive. Would definitely go back. Restaurant is a short walk from the Beacon Theatre.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Rushed out the door for the second time in

n
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Excellent sushi, but the restaurant is very cramped, very noisy, and the service is spotty.