Sushi By Bae

4.9
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$50 and over
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Omakase is of seasonal fish imported from Japan. Menu changes day to day! Please note all dietary restrictions under *Special Requests* section when booking or text us at 917.765.1388 at least 24 hours prior to your reservation. We cannot accommodate severe allergies, vegan, vegetarian, or no rice diets.

Sushi by Bae does not accept phone calls, please text us at 917.765.1388 or email info@sushibybae.com

Strict Cancellation Policy: $100% Cancellation Fee will apply per person for cancellations made within 24 hours. Guest who do not show up to their reservation fall within the Cancellation Policy terms and are subject to a 100% Cancellation Fee. Please update your reservation via your booking email or by text, 917.765.1388.
What 56 People Are Saying
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RyanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch sushi from a true creative genius. Worth the cost.

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MelissaP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fun and super fresh! Interesting assortment of fish a lot of which I had never tried!

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SofiyaK
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

little door opening a way to an alternate universe -- no more New York City, and nothing as it should be in a real life. Lady and not a Japanese Lady, serving omakaze of a superb quality, piece by piece, intriguing and satisfying every single one of my taste buds, with the time to absorb the taste, and be ready for the next piece... No rushing, not a single thought outside of the current appreciation of this unique experience... Definitely recommend to anyone open to a different look on life...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Omakase spots in NYC

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening! The restaurant is very cozy and relaxing. The music was wonderful and contributed to the great ambiance. Chef was very inviting and the food spoke for itself - fresh, delicious, seasoned and executed perfectly. The rice was some of the best sushi rice I’ve had with the perfect amount of vinegar and was delicately formed. The cocktail and sake selection paired great with the meal. Already talking about when we are coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Every piece curated by Oona was exceptional! Absolutely fantastic, this is the most creative and thoughtful omakase I’ve ever had! Strongly strongly recommend.

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vipAllenW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This is my last time ever for this sushi place...disappointed by the fact that it is sushi by Bou quality with sushi by bae price.
Fish is not fresh, high quality
Service is okay
Rice is saggy and loose
Sake pairing...joke
A la carte is rip-off period
I had such high respect and expectations to this lady sushi chef, sorry but you let me down big time!

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manhattanmama
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service. Great conversation. Unique ambience for a sushi spot.

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CReg
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! This is not a cheap meal, but it's not meant to be. You're paying a premium price for premium product and service. And you won't be disappointed. There wasn't one piece that didn't speak excellence. And in fact, I was left wanting more.

I highly recommend getting a good sake to go with the meal. It compliments things well and doesn't get in the way like a beer or cocktail might. The staff can help make great choices based on what you tend to like and will offer tasters of anything before serving to make sure you're happy with the selection.

I love Sushi by Bou, but have now found another love in Sushi by Bae. I will be a lifetime customer and look forward to my next meal here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Bruce
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was truly great!!! Oona was wonderful and expertly made some of the best sushi I have ever had.
I will be going back for sure !!

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vipGrateful
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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AdelineY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superlative and chef Oona was kind, accommodating and interesting - everything you would want in a master chef serving you at a counter. The L shaped six person counter was private enough for a date night conversation but you could also join in a cross table conversation. Couches and adjacent bou counter kick up the noise and informality level too. Not a rarefied traditional sushi experience but a speakeasy and fun vibe with food that doesn't suffer for it..will be back in a Heartbeat.

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vipbeydo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, from the food to soundtrack. Really great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Oona is fantastic. Super knowledgeable and passionate about her food.

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vipyoonster
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oona was an absolute pleasure. She explained every piece and answered all my very annoying questions! A female sushi chef in NYC? And that’s not even what defines her in my opinion. Her food does. Can’t wait to get back. Definitely get that extra piece at the end.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

日本のミシュラン店に負けないほどのクオリティ。
それを日本人ではないアメリカ人が作っているから驚いた。
今後のニューヨークの寿司が楽しみだ。

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BigEP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was our second time. We thought the location was much better but that the amount and explanations of the food was smaller and less special. Still a wonderful and delicious experience.

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vipMichaelH
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute blast. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with Chef Tempest and we were blown away by her hospitality and amazing food. We loved everything about our experience and would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!!

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disappointed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Ive never written an openable review despite having many dining experiences around the world at all sorts of restaurants. Sushi by Bae was a horrible value and experience. Purchased a bottle of sake and the waiters were extremely negligent in pouring... and seemed to have consumed a lot of it themselves. They were at the bar next door enjoying themselves when I went to the bathroom (which is shared with the bar next door). Seems cheap but very little food. A much better choice would be something like Okuda's kaiseki.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the absolute best sushi experiences I’ve ever had. The menu and fish selection is phenomenal; sake selection is on point and the service exceeds all expectations. Will be coming back ASAP with friends !

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viprichnyc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time, great experience, amazing sushi!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing omakase from a super talented chef!

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oona Tempest’s presentation is beautiful & the flavors are delicious,

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UkiUki
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best sushi place in NY! You can eat authentic Japanese sushi in here!! The owner super cool sushi chef create each piece is beautiful and super delicious!! I highly recommend!!

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LouieT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi by bae was 1 of those amazing omakase meals that won’t break the bank but also serves high quality sushi... oona tempest is a master at what she does and I recommend sushi by bae for any sushi fans out there

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vipannasan100
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, amazing service rivaling the quality of the fish. An absolute must.

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vipssbelltx
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oona Tempest is a force of nature. One of the few female sushi chefs, she is passionate about her craft. A don't miss sushi omakase. Make your reservation now, before it is impossible.

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vipAndreaR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this omakase! The fish was really delicious and the chef was personable. I highly recommend for anyone looking for an authentic experience.

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vipEdithT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, skillful and passionately prepared food. The entire staff was warm and top notch professional. Give in to the mixologist’s skill - you won’t regret that! I am making plans to return!

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NickR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oona is a fantastic sushi chef that puts a great amount of work in providing unique and delicious courses. She also does a great job of interacting with those at her seatings. Her staff is on point and the ambiance is also great.

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MimeO
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never eaten sushi prior to my dining experience at Sushi By Bae. To be introduced to sushi by such an elegant Chef is extraordinarily lucky. Fresh, clean, hospitable, friendly, all the elements for a perfect dinner. It was. I am glad to have had the best for my first.

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vipNativeNewYorker
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at this intimate corner with Oona Tempest is a delicious experience not to be missed. Her care and love for the art comes across with every piece she serves. The room is comfortable and modern - not your parent's sushi experience. Great cocktails, unusual sake.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best omakase sushi values in the city: $110 for 15 perfectly crafted pieces served at the perfect pace. Menu changes based on the season and market availability. Oona Tempest is a wonder and a perfect host - it feels less like a restaurant and more like you're joining her in her apartment for an intimate dinner party. Just brilliant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overpriced. If this was $50 like sushi by bou, we have no complaints (although we think sushi by bou is a lot better). The firmness of the rice was uneven, and I think some fish were left sitting on the cutting board too long. Sea urchin was not good at all...had no taste. Although, I guess the taste was not too bad as compared to other random sushi places but we had higher expectations considering the price.
The chef was wearing a watch and hair band on her wrists, and also her sleeves were not tucked up to her elbow which was all very very disturbing while watching her make our sushi. I have never seen sushi chefs having anything up to the elbow. She was also touching her cell at where she cooked. It was nice she was interacting with customers, but her hand stops when she talks, so it was a lot of waiting....

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fantastic chef and service from sushi master Oona!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome sushi rice, great fish, and excellent chef. Will come back again!

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vipBerberabe
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so very good! Oona was lovely. I hope she stays here for a while. She’s a great addition to the nyc dining scene.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinner experiences I have ever had in my entire life

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