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Sushi Nonaka

4.9
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Sushi Nonaka serves traditional Japanese Edomae style Omakase with high quality and fresh fish arriving daily from Toyosu (Tsukiji) market in Japan . Sushi Nonaka is located on the lower level of 410 Amsterdam Avenue, between 79th and 80th Streets. Please note that due to COVID 19, we will not be able to sit our guests inside of the restaurant but we have spacious outside garden where we can sit our guests. The seatings are at least six to eight feet apart to meet standard social distance guide.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 64 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSHAIMAN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had in NYC - highly recommend.

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Jazzy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ordered only the omakase. The sushi was uniformly very good with the uni and maki handrolls being exceptional. We both felt that the seasoning of the rice was a bit too strong so as to slightly overpower the fish served. We've been sushi enthusiasts in the city for nearly half a century and my wife is a native of Japan.
The service and ambience were truly outstanding. A warm, efficient and welcoming staff along with generous spacing in the lovely garden result in a quiet and romantic overall experience. This establishment deserves the highest recommendation and support.

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Darling1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic hideaway! Found this restaurant since I was looking for outdoor dining but something that wasn't on the street and had some space. Saw they had a back garden and it looked great and then I read the reviews others had posted. They were spot on. This food is outstanding!

This is not your run of the mill sushi restaurant where you get rolls and globs of spicy sauce on some tuna. I had the Omakase and the Sushi dinner and shared it. Beyond delicious. The subtlety in how they prepare the fish and the Omakase pieces each had some dollops of sauce on the fish which brought the flavor profile to another level. I would not be surprised to see them mentioned in next years Michelin Guide.

(If I had one criticism it would be the price if the drinks - they said they had Sake and White Wine. We had one of each and there was a $45.00 charge on the bill and from what I can tell that was for the drinks - knowing the price in advance would have been helpful and I was surprised by that charge (yes I am used to $18.00 glasses of wine) and I still have no idea how much the wine was vs the sake.

However, putting that aside, I wish them all the luck in the world since they deserve to be successful and provide a wonderful dining experience.

The owner came over and that was such a lovely treat to meet her. She was warm and friendly and happy we came to dine there.

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MariaL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The backyard for outdoor dining was amazing. I didn't hear cars, loud voices, or any type of noises that you normally hear at outdoor dining. The service was phenomenal and the food was unforgettable. Definitely will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Owner is the sweetest. The sashimi was amazing.

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DanielleV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this restaurant. Incredible staff, food, and the backyard garden is lovely and quiet. It’s such a wonderful gem in the neighborhood!

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vipjilla
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in NYC, top 5 in the country! Beautiful ambiance outdoors, feels like you are in a small town. Incredible service, Toya is a gem of a waiter. And Shizu is the most beautiful inside and out, what a special restaurant she has created. Very authentic and fresh fish from Tokyo! So happy we found this spot and will definitely be back regularly. Can’t recommend it enough!

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vipMichaelL
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful owners
Great garden setting
Phenomenal food

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AshleyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor garden seating. Had the sashimi platter. Will definitely be back for the omakase when I'm feeling hungrier. All the chefs trained for 30+ years and all the food is imported from Japan! Very authentic.

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vipGeorgeR
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a friend visiting from Seattle and wanted a night out having sushi. From the moment we walked in the door the service was exceptional. We were seated on the outdoor back patio which was beautiful and serene. The quality of the sushi was out of this world and some of the best I’ve ever had.

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vipKeenoid
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a wonderful outdoor space. Truly a gem!

DJ
vipDrJen
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous outdoor dining in the private back patio. Outstanding sushi and friendly service make for a lovely socially distanced culinary treat during the COVID era. For those who are scared to dine at a restaurant, this is the perfect way to ease yourself back into the NYC new normal dining scene.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi on the UWS. The garden dining was beautiful and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice setting I’m the back garden. It feels like real restaurant dining since you aren’t battling bike lanes and sidewalk traffic. It’s a treat for covid times and will go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, fresh delicious food. Hospitable service. Perfection.

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vipBGReview
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I almost hate to leave a good review because so far I have had no trouble getting a reservation, and I don't want that to change! Nonaka is a high-end sushi restaurant tucked into the basement of another establishment. Nonaka has the good fortune of possessing a back courtyard, which, due to COVID-19 restrictions, is where all the tables are. Although you are, inevitably, at the mercy of the weather, the setting is otherwise pretty great: quiet, serene, and a world away from the eating-in-traffic ambience offered by so many other restaurants trying to survive the pandemic. Tables are well-spaced, and the service is attentive. Menu options are limited (for the main course, you can have the "sushi set," the "sashimi set," or the omikase, period) and the price is higher than your average sushi joint, but in my book it is worth the money, at least for a special occasion.

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vipDeleted
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sushi size could be bigger at this price....

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JustinL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be one of the top sushi spots in the city that no one knows about yet. Incredible service and food. Great little backyard dining experience where we got treated with a cello performance at the end

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vipErica
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and quiet outdoor dining. Friendly staff, fresh & delicious dishes, will definitely visit again

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A cute speakeasy restaurant on UWS. The outdoor seating was unique, the owner definitely put thoughts and efforts in it. Food was on average - we ordered 3 appetizers and sushi/sashimi sets. Nothing came out surprisingly good. But I guess it's fair for the price.

Staff was friendly overall, however, we didn't get the food we asked them to pack to go (only a bowl of rice but still). Also, we waited for at least fifteen minutes for the check.

Overall, a nice change up from WFH and EFH. But probably won't come again, at least for a while.

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Lore
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice garden seating and omakese sushi. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE SUSHI AND SERVICE

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish our experience at Sushi Nonaka was wonderful. The food was well priced for the excellent quality and the sake was delicious. The service was excellent, as the entire staff was kind and patient. I cannot wait to go again.

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Apm86
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb Omakase - and they could probably charge 25% more for it. The staff are inviting, friendly and professional. The patio was quiet and cozy.
We had a wonderful time and look forward to a second visit shortly.

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vipTongX
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not the best quality sushi, but for sure worth the price. Very lovely outdoor garden and pleasant service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience and amazing sushi. Really amazing spot.

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NickG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Such a fun, quiet, and safe dining experience in the garden.

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LucileR
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding.
The outdoor space is nice and quiet.
A great place to eat quality sushis and sashimis.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Meet up with dear friends!

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Rcberry
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch and definitely worth the value for omíkase. The backyard dining was so adorable and loved what they did to adapt to the pandemic restrictions and still provide a great dining experience

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muccatron
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was so amazing I went back the very next day! Great new restaurant!

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vipDrWord
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had passed by this place on my walks but never tried it. My boyfriend wanted sushi for his birthday dinner, and Sushi Nonaka had a garden in the back so we tried it. We got the omakase dinner. Since we weren’t at the counter, the sushi was served three at a time, better than all at once. All the fish is imported from Japan and was fresh and delicious. We had Sapporo beer in draft (our favorite) and a small carafe of Good presentation, very friendly staff. My boyfriend’s one minor complain was that the hand rolls seemed small to him. On the other hand, I appreciated that we weren’t filling up on rice. Final verdict : expensive but worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Best omakase we’ve had in a while. Good value.

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vipCocktailsComfort
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was very average. Pieces tiny and not fkavorful. This is not like having “sushi in Japan”, which is an excuse others make.

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vipNoahknowssteak
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was beautiful and the dining experience was very enjoyable. I’d go back tomorrow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi on the UWS easy-and would put it against some of the heavy hitters across Manhattan.

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vipfoodguy
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. Amazing food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an amazing experience.

FAQs

Sushi Nonaka does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sushi Nonaka also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 454-0226.

Sushi Nonaka is rated 4.9 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

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