Temakase

4.3
81 reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Temakase located in the East Village is committed to serving the freshest fish, crispiest seaweed and of course, delicious warm rice cooked to perfection. We believe that eating hand-rolls straight from our Chef is the best way to experience the fresh, crispy-crunch. We are changing the way NYC eats sushi one hand-roll at a time! #ROLLUPNY

We offer in-door dining only as our experience involves eating handrolls straight from the hands of a Chef.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 81 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Conny
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and excellent food. I almost go there weekly. I would enjoy it more if the guy next to me wasn’t talking that loudly to impress his date. Eyeroll.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Everyone is so sweet and it’s always a wonderful experience.

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LillianB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t have the space for us despite us having a reservation. Staff was rude,

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Conny
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Tried the shrimp roll this time and it was really good.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

45 minute table limit, no drinks, limited menu, rude service.

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Conny
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here. Always good food and good service. Thanks!

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AlexaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi here is so fresh everything was delicious! Also really reasonably priced! Will definitely be back.

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Conny
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time going and went with a friend this time. she loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh sushi ! Seated right away even though we arrived later than our reservation. Will definitely be coming back

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NickL
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Don’t get the hype or current rating. Mediocre at best. Upon arrival the forest thing they said was you have 40 mins to eat and you have to be out. No alcohol but that is not why the poor rating.

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vipLPSNY
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation which was accepted and confirmed. I even talked to someone while on my way and he confirmed all was fine. When I arrived at the reserved time, the restaurant was closed and looked like it had been closed for a while. I called and the same guy picked up. He acted as if he was there even though it was now clear he was not on premises. He said he would call me right back after finding out what happened and never did. When I called again, he let it go to voice mail. WTF???? We traveled from across town for this meal!!!! This is so beyond unacceptable I don’t even know what to say. Thanks for ruining an important date.

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Conny
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A whole new experience in eating sushi. The taste were exotic. It changed my life.

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Kirk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really good food and a nice date spot (I came on a Hinge first date). The blue crab sushi might be the best sushi I've ever had. The ambiance is just okay, but the place was really lively on a Friday night. I didn't realize it was BYOB, but there is a liquor store right across the street, so super convenient. Great staff. Overall, highly recommend checking this place out.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No alcohol

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PatrickM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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MatthewS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent dinner, countertop only, BYO with great sushi. What's not to like?

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BenD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Had to wait 50 minutes to get seated; people before us over an hour, both with reservation. Awful service

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AnthS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Sadly had to wait 35 mins for our table despite arrvign on time for our reservation. After that the servers were very unattentive, not bringing us a menu or explaining till later that we were not meant to use the QR codes to order, despite them being on the tables when we were sat down. Even after we sat down, it was not till a full 45 mins after our reservation time that we got our first plate of food, something I've not really experienced before. It's a shame because I was really looking forward to going to eat here, and the food and quality does really live up to what I expected, and the price cannot be beat. Sadly the team running the service of the restaurant are very slack and not up to scratch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not sure why there’s even reservation on open table.

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vipLindaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The restaurant had overbooked and had to wait half an hour before we could be seated. Once seated found out there was only one chef managing the restaurant.

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GrahamE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Restaurant is BYOB (which is not easily known from website), but there is a liquor store nearby to pick up alcohol. Did not have any ice for cooling the Sake.

Handrolls were fairly good, but most ingredients were fairly basic (frozen blended toro didn't have any other flavor other than iciness).

Additionally, the restaurant starts to push you out after 45 minutes, which I understand given the limits on seating, but we were still ordering food and still got shifted out.

Great restaurant if you want a cheap, fast place to grab handrolls with friends before going to bars in East Village, but not somewhere to go if that is your end location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, superb service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Zero service, ghost town. Order everything on app, pay on app. Kitchen prep staff made the hand rolls. Didn’t taste great and fish was falling out. Much better places to go.

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vipChelseaS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and price

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Rell
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rolls were so fresh that the seaweed literally popped in your mouth. We came at a perfect time with now crowd. We drank, ate, and even played cards.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took a half hour to be seated, even though we had reservations. Ordered online, and had little interaction with our server. Hand rolls were very tasty, but little else was on the menu. Still no liquor license.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Third time there and it keeps getting better

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HHGS
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great. Uni roll was amazing. Would go again for lunch. A bit on the lighter side for a full dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Fish is fresh which is the most important. They need to keep the rice hot and fresh if they went to compete with Kazu

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vipGianniG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great setup despite covid restrictions and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great hand rolls like woah!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was pretty good just not amazing

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Living
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great rolls but no ambience. They were trying to turn the tables in 45 mins which felt fast but I get it in the covid 25% capacity world. Would def come back but not a place to hang out.

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vipJoyce
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Ambiance was very nice and quiet. Service was good but noted to the host that when being served all the side dishes (appetizers) should be served first before the main entree. Entrees had same type of rolls as the side dishes so you don’t know if you received all your appetizers.

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vipPhatL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and food was amazing.

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vipAnnieNYC1008
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Toro scallion rolls was the best. Quality of all the rolls was amazing. Service was on point. Definitely must go for the experience. So many more items to try. Was too hungry. Sorry no pictures. Go try it yourself. Highly recommend. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to dine inside in this Covid crisis. Temperature check, dividers and masks kept mev feeling safe with being awkward. The food was fresh and delicious, the Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice was outstanding.

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vipABeck
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh seafood & great service, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing and delicious! The rolls were fresh and the service was amazing

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LaraC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant for hand rolls and such a great atmosphere! Also very Covid friendly

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Temakase using the Order Online button. Temakase also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 381-1456.

Temakase is rated 4.3 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.