Sushi Yasaka

4.7
1930 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
We serve high quality and tasty delicacies made with organic ingredients. To satisfy our customer’s taste buds, we look for the best raw ingredients tirelessly from local farmers.

We serve various kinds of fish. They are all carefully chosen from the fish market each morning. All fish are sliced in traditional style that preserves the original flavor and texture. Our executive chef overseen every dish. From choosing the rice and seaweed to the decoration of plate, each dish is the demonstration of our dedications to customers. We strive for the recognition as a customer-oriented restaurant through our delicious food, enthusiastic services and serenading environment. We are looking forward to serving you and hope you will have a wonderful dining experience with us.

For bar seating, please refer to location. Bar seating is by telephone request only. Thank you.

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Highly affordable omakase sushi on the Upper West Side.

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New York Area
105 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

We arrived 10 mins early for our 12pm Open Table rsrvn. The staff was prepping the tables etc. When we sat down on the 4 side chairs in the wait area, the bleached-blonde hostess demanded that we leave immediately & come back at noon. We were a bit SHOCKED since we’ve never been treated so rudely during the many years that we’ve been coming here. The hostess even made an old man with emphysema equipment wait outside in the hot, humid day! WHAT HAPPENED to a favorite local restaurant?
Instead of miso soup or salad, you can chose ONLY ONE. The sushi rolls are now filled minimally with protein (eel; salmon; or tuna which was minced!) Smaller food portions for higher prices ($4-$5 increase). The only attentive staff was the water guy.

Very DISAPPOINTING experience especially for longtime customers like us. There’s many other better-valued Japanese restaurants in NYC, that are located centrally in Manhattan.

RS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As good as it gets in this price range.

JM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place! Fantastic fresh sushi.

SH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a great sushi place; will definitely come again. The lunch special is killer. Every time I come, I leave more than satisfied.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

One bad thing happened
We were in conversation and were told
That reservations were waiting
We were there all of 80 minutes and ordered 4
Different courses
Turned what would have been an excellent experience into a bad taste in the mouth

And I was celebrating my birthday

a
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best fish for the most reasonable prices. A true neighborhood gem.

B
Denver
91 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place. Well made fresh sushi--authentic, always full of Japanese people. Excellent quality/value. A little crowded, noisy but efficient.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply delicious food and excellent prices. The sushi was delicious. The staff were very professional. My only complaint is how noisy it was. Perhaps that's inevitable at a restaurant that's always crowded because it's so good.

JD
New York Area
251 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is terrific and the service is terrific as well. this is a very popular restaurant and reservations are a must. They open @ 5:15 and are full by 6PM. Maybe lunch is easier

SC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I wish they had more interesting rolls. Just the usual. Everything is fresh.

CR
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This time we ordered the omakase and it was excellent!

SC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Would love for there to be some more creative rolls. Food is fresh tasting.

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

Excellent food and service. Great neighborhood place.

D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food- sushi and shrimp tempura were divine. Would definitely go back next time I am in nyc

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

Each time we return to Sushi Yasaka the food is consistently delicious, fresh, and well worth the money. We always bring our out of town friends and family to dinner and they are always impressed.

r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant can be quite noisy, but on a Sunday afternoon in August, the ambiance was calm. As always, food is fresh and expertly prepared.

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

High quality fresh fish at a reasonable price !

B
Denver
92 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent fresh sushi-good variety-very well run

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, a little crowded. Service was a little slow but good.

PF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good, server could have been a little more interested and attentive however. Overall a very good experience.

CV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The place was packed & the noise was deafening. Sushi rolls were not great. The spicy tuna barely had any tuna, the yellowtail was chopped up beyond recognition and the negimaki was so salty, it was sent back. Service was indifferent. For all the 5 star reviews, I was seriously disappointed.

CA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh fish, great service, prompt handling of reservations. Excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Authentic Japanese food in a neighborhood environment, love it

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We've long enjoyed the great food at Sushi Yasaka, in spite of the spare, traditionally Japanese decor which made it very much a place to eat, if not to linger. Since last there, they've dressed the place up nicely. Though I wouldn't describe it as a remodel, they've introduced some dark colors and pin spot lights - just enough to warm the place up. More importantly, our recent meal was among the best sushi I've had in recent years. Absolutely fresh and delicious. We'll once again be going frequently!

CR
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

With over 1000 yelp reviews garnering four-stars I would’ve expected the sushi to be exceptional. However it was only “good”. Three stars. Definitely not 4 for NYC sushi. We are in the big leagues here. So somewhat disappointing.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

日本基準でも美味しい。NYC基準でもリーズナブル。コスパ高い!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Fresh sushi. The omakase was a great deal!

DO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently outstanding quality and assortment of sushi; extremely fresh and presented inventively as omakase and the plated choices. gets crowded and loud by tables, yet remains reasonable seated at the sushi bar. robust menu with choices for any dietary regimen. really nice staff, too!

LS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great value for lunch. Loved the oyster.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Rude and unaccomodating hostess. Sushi good not great

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always was high quality and excellent service. Just noisy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Quick service.

JM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great! Best sushi on the UWS. Table is always ready when we make a reservation and the staff is very attentive.

DC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent omakase. In fact, maybe the best value omakase you'll find in NYC: the $28 mini includes six pieces and a roll, and the $55 standard one includes 12 pieces and a roll. The sushi deluxe is also terrific, with fresh fish that melts in your mouth.

MH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Our server was very impatient and rude to us. We tried to ask her questions about the menu choices, but she just insisted that we look at the menu and choose from what’s there. Her English skills were very poor as well. She should not be working in a job where communication is essential for quality customer service. I will never visit this restaurant again.

RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful sushi and great value!

AV
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good Sushi!!

But not only the Sushi, we also good a few appetizers which were great. Don't miss the mushroom salad

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Japanese sushi restaurants in the City.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food for a great price

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent but service was lackluster. It was busy but they had more than enough staff, most of them standing in the corner talking to each other. After they cleared our dinner plates, our waitress just brought our check. She didn't ask if we wanted dessert or anything else.

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