Restaurant Ukiyo

4.8
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113 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant closed, was not informed. In fact, even got a text on the day of the reservation asking me to confirm.

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vipMbee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is closed. No one told us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had booked a month in advance - turned up and the restaurant was closed.

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vipFrenchStar
New England
68 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLainey
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 ❤️

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AshanthaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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TracyC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipHarelK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Emanuela
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSuperb
Orange County
106 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CalL
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJacobZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSherryR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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viplknyfoodie
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

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.

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lindaL
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JeffH
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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ArioK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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RuthS
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFoodheaven
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSlvrHsbnd
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLeitaH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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kathyc
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ksyan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

とても素晴らしかったです。

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vipDSmithSHG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipDylan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Everything was good but nothing blew me away.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MelKel27
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Restaurant Ukiyo is rated 4.8 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.