Restaurant Ukiyo

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$31 to $50
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Ukiyo (translated as "the Floating World" - living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life) is a culinary workshop and atelier connected by a tiny walkway to Michelin starred Jewel Bako Sushi, just next door.

Ukiyo presents a provocative menu of French cuisine at its base, with Japanese and global inflections. The menu focuses intently on seasonality and ingredients. The setting is an intimate bar of 18 counter seats, surrounding Chef Marco Prins and his team in an open kitchen.

We are debuting our new menu for the Summer - please join us!
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FS
New England
62 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a serendipitous trip to a restaurant around the corner from our hotel that turned out to be one of the best gastronomic experiences of all our many trips to NYC. So worthy, and delicious. Can not wait to go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Japanese French fusion. Fun to watch the chefs at work, creating surprises for us. Amazing food. Seamless service. A very talented team.

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a true gem! The food tastes like heaven and looks like art. The restaurant is a very intimate setting with front seats to watch the artists at work. We are lucky to have this on our doorstep ❤️

AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. I hope no one finds out about this place. When’s they do, there’s no stopping it.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A former #1 spot in nyc reduced to a great place, with amazing food, great service, great wine and great prices. A long time ago this same place was an insane tasting menu for $80. RIP.

TC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the 5 course tasting menu but with the 3 free course from chef we ended up feeling really full. Great food!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing gem in New York. The professionalism of the staff is hard to beat. You should go for the five course menu. The salmon would leave you begging for more. Chef is also throwing an all kinds of treats, like foie granola. And the desert is unlike I've had any time before.
That place was empty but I would not count it being empty for too long.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the most outstanding meals I have had & the price point is right where it should be. I was highly impressed by the flavors, which are light yet robust. Exactly what food dreams are made of. EVERY. SINGLE. BITE. of each and every dish was delicious and that says a lot, considering I tried about 11/16 items on the menu. I am no food critic by any means but I do like to dabble in the food scene and this place ranks right at the top. Thank you to Chef Marco for making our experience there unforgettable - definitely looking forward to following him throughout all of his culinary endeavors.

OT
Orange County
102 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talented chef serving creative tasting menu. Not a traditional sushi restaurant; more of a Japanese styled small plates experience where each bite is sublime.
Service was impeccable. Performance kitchen.

CL
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal restaurant, innovative and caring chef who works in an open kitchen. Mostly bar seating and set course menu on weekends. Much more Western cuisine than Japanese, but the Japanese ingredients and techniques are tastefully worked in by the Dutch chef who spent time training there. The complementary dishes are fantastic and evolving.

JZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had in a while. Delicious and cannot believe it is not one of the more sought after reservations in nyc. Just great.

SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dishes were imaginative, deliciously prepared before your eyes and artfully presented—it was more than a meal, it was an event.

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed environment with a friendly and helpful server. Front row seats to the Exec. Chef and second. Go for the 8 course tasting menu, it's a great deal and is delicious. Wine pairings were approachable and interesting without trying to take over the meal itself.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my dad here for his birthday and we agreed that it’s the best food we’ve ever had in our entire lives. He just turned 63 and he’s traveled all over the world, so this was high praise! We got the 8-course tasting menu which was well worth the price and a fabulous experience in and of itself. Our server Caitlin was incredibly professional, kind, and knowledgeable—it was a real treat to be with her for two hours. The chefs were lovely and never missed a chance to engage us in our dining experience to make it the absolute best it could be. Thank you Ukiyo for the best meal of my life!

l
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate restaurant with seats around the kitchen enabling one to watch the magic happen. The food was some of the best I have ever had. I highly recommend the 8 course tasting menu. The yuba,morels,black maitake was so sublime it could be served in heaven. Foie gras coated in rice crispies was shockingly wonderful. Every bite of every dish was multi layers of clean blended flavors. Each bite could be so different depending on the components i.e. the Kanpachi alone was very good but tasting with the green strawberries it was totally different and different again with the tomato,basil so it was like eating several meals in the same dish. The service was perfect and not fussy at all. It was better than restaurants that are twice the price. At 125 per person it was very good value.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I was excited for the tasting menu and the mix of French and Asian but for $400 for two people I expected to be blown away and everything was average. I’ve had more interesting food for 1/3 the price.

L
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The service was great! Food was pretty and Yummy. I will comeback again.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. The restaurant went above and beyond for us as it was a special occasion. The entire experience was unmatchable and I wouldn’t hesitate to go here again or recommend this to friends. I’ve already talked it up to all of my closest friends and can’t wait to come here again!

JH
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ukiyo’s chef is very good and has talent to get a Michelin star. However, less salt in the courses (and remove mayonnaise from the first raw fish plate) would really increase the taste and the quality. Desserts were perfect!

AK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. We had 8 courses menu and enjoyed every single one. If you like fusion style you’ll love it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special! Food is awesome, service was perfect. We’ll be going back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

RS
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience, in a great environment and with the best atención..I would strongly recommend it to everyone I know!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and excellent experience. Will definitely come back again.

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing atmosphere. Chef Marco has an amazing ability to pair foods and flavors. I enjoyed every single dish he gave me and I can’t wait to try the new tasting menu when it comes out. I recommend Ukiyo to everyone. Worth every penny spent and I will become a regular at this restaurant

SH
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a terrific place to dine and enjoy the chefs at their art.

LH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Marco Prins is turning out exquisite little dishes that are as delicious as beautiful. This hidden French/Japanese fusion restaurant is a secret not for long. I have never eaten better anywhere in the world, the service is impeccable, the setting soothing and chic, and one can watch the master at work up close and personal. There aren’t enough stars to assign to Yukio. And a five course tasting menu at only $96 is such great value. Run, don’t walk to make your reservation. You will be so glad you did. There’s a longer tasting menu and you can also eat a la crate if you want, but you will miss out.

PS
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Masterful technique and bold new ideas. The chef Marco was super interesting to talk with. The restaurant has an open kitchen concept so you get to interact with the staff if you want. They were very generous with amuse bouches compliment of the kitchen. Very innovative cuisine.

K
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Get the full tasting menu. The flavors and dishes were incredible.

k
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit. I took my daughter and son-in-law. They were as impressed with the food, service, and place itself as I had been

My daughter does not eat meat or dairy. One of the staff went over the whole menu with her to show what dishes she could order and a dish that could be modified for her (that was one of her choices). We were all advised on what dishes could be shared and how many should be ordered if we were choosing to do that.

There is a tasting menu which I would recommend if you do not have restrictions. Also, there is an excellent wine list. (also beer and saki)

Everything was exceptional. The food. The service. The decor

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Worth the money. Will definitely go back.

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

とても素晴らしかったです。

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DS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. A little too much talking behind the line for me but it was good all the same. I’ll be back.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Everything was good but nothing blew me away.

SC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow - if you plan to experience fine dining in NYC, make it Ukiyo. Their hospitality is spot on and the food is haute couture of cuisine. Innovation and ambiance abound, Ukiyo is the embodiment of what’s so exciting about intersectional food. Highest recommendation is the chef’s tasting menu. Trust the experts, you won’t be disappointed.

Ukiyo, take all my money.

MK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant Ukiyo is a hidden gem. It's very cozy -- you sit at a counter surrounding the small kitchen and watch the chefs create the dishes. As long as you don't mind sitting close with your neighbors, you will be happy. The food was outstanding -- we enjoyed each one of 8 courses on the tasting menu. The mushroom dish was a particular stand-out. It was well worth the price. We will definitely return.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The 5 course tasting menu was creative and absolutely delicious. The fish was incredibly fresh and tasty. Small space but really enjoyable experience sitting with the kitchen right in front of us. Attentive servers and host.

S
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really worth a try. Great food great people. Better than some Michelin restaurants I've tried!

j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance, and excellent service. All for an affordable price for a tasting menu at a chef's table in NYC!

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