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Sushi Nonaka

4.8
96 reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
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 96 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing.

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vipsjg5867
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Charming outdoor area with fireplaces, along with great sushi. What could be better?

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Charley
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

what a find on the UWS! Serene space to have a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Pretty place and nice staff, and perhaps it as because they were busy, but it took forever to get our reserved table. The food came quickly but I wasn’t impressed. You can find better sushi. This is more so about the ambience. Nice place to go to dinner at for sure. A sweet outdoor setup.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly service and interesting selection of fish for the sushi omakase

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vipdkdk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. I will definitely go back to have the yummy sushi!

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vipnyfoodsnob
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing sushi in UWS. Great "secret" outdoor dining spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect.

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vipshah
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

So nice to have a place to eat outdoors where you are in a hidden oasis rather than on the city streets which have sadly gotten so dirty over recent months. We love sushi and omakase-style dining and this was fantastic.

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coris
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing find! Highly recommend and look forward to going again soon. Best sushi I have had in ages.

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Wesley
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive staff and delicious sushi set. Beautiful secluded garden with fire pit features.

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vipfoodseeker
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Waiter was terrible. Food. Was left. In kitchen. Too long as the hit arrived cold. And sushi was suggy

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vipa3tacp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing sushi, amazing service. Will be back next week.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Properly good Sushi and service. No disgusting chilli Mayonnaise or other nonsense, just wonderful fresh real sushi like you would find in Japan. Nice courtyard and nice atmosphere.
It’s expensive in absolute terms but excellent value set against other places here where omakase can be outrageous. Very good value for money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Solid overall

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vipfoodguy
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I arrived at this magical location, the location was unique and beautiful, the food was crafted beautifully and was 10/10: fresh, tasteful, sublime! The restaurant is designed beautifully in a wabi sabi fashion fulfilling all your needs. Shoutout to John our waiter for being wonderful. Will definitely be our new favorite spot.

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vipFrequentdiner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

No Sake menu, and the top shelf sake recommended by the waitstaff was very subpar, and a good accompaniment to the omakase menu. Unacceptable.

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MichaelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food. Great Service. Patio is awesome. Definitely a repeat.

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vipItaliophile
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Omakase and sashimi combination was fantastic! Not inexpensive, but very much worth it. We shall return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

UWS speakeasy sushi! Very lovely garden off the street allowed for a private dinning experience. We had the Omakase, a sushi plate and a sashimi all were good. These is a selection of beer, wine and sake available. Recommended I will be back, on our next visit I want to try the Omakase sushi & sashimi plate.

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vipSusanA
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An unexpected find in our neighborhood, this restaurant has a below-ground garden which is isolated from street noise and pollution on three sides. The evening was chilly , but we felt sheltered and cozy in the space, which is about to be warmed by heat lamps --our waiter offered to bring a portable but we didn't need it. Service was adorable, our wait person was specially careful as we didn't order a set menu, and she was patient with language and food differences. Service was impeccable, unobtrusive and kind. As a saki fan, wine was excellent, although we were not numerous enough to explore a saki list. The carafe of Junmai Daiginjo was costly, as it should be. Very good experience.

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vipNoahknowssteak
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The fish is fresh and great and the preparation is lovely. The service has been extraordinary each of the three times we've been there. I recommend highly and have done so to all my friends in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You must try this new dinner gem. Outstanding

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TalE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff and amazing food. The patio is fantastically spaced out and lends an air of elegance and comfort. The fish is absolutely of the highest quality and each one just melted. Our server was attentive and the courses timed so we could really enjoy each one fully. This is the real deal - each piece seasoned perfectly and bursting with different flavors. Highly recommended for an authentic sushi experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Very cute outdoor garden. Disappointed with the overall experience and value. Service was slow, disorganized and inconsistent with the wrong plates brought to the table on more than one occasion and the need to flag down the server for help or drinks. They don’t provide a drink list for wine/sake so you need to inquire about availability and pricing. The menu is small and omakase is the way to go but we don’t think it compares to the omakase at Sushi Kaito (hope they survive the pandemic). The three rolls we tried from the a la carte menu were just ok and did not taste fresh. At $400 all in for two people we expected a much different experience. All of the staff, however were very pleasant and welcoming. The space is beautiful, unfortunately at this price point I don’t think we’ll be giving it another shot. I had high hopes.

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MMLMMLMML
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Do yourself a favor and have their sushi delivered, because their efforts are focused on the delivery orders more so than the customers actually dining there. Service was really terrible. My wine never came and the soup was just lukewarm. Menu is very limited, only about 10 items to pick from. Ask for the A la carte menu.
The sushi, when it finally arrived, was excellent. So skip the visit to the cold outdoor patio (which has no heaters- they should invest in some) and get the sushi delivered. Enjoy it better at home.

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vipTree
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very high quality fish. A little pricey for the overall quantity. But it’s a serious sushi restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Just what we needed. Be prepared to pay up to do it right. But so worth it.

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vipSHAIMAN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
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 on 14 September 2020
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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vipCather123
New York Area
541 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A beautiful garden oasis. Like being on vacation in the middle of the city. Sushi is delicious and different. I did not care for the seaweed salad, which is probably authentic but too seaweedy (fishy?) for me.

Portions are small, prices are very high. We had one omekase (for one person), one salad one extra roll and one glass of wine. The bill came to over $200. And we went home for ice cream.

It's a lovely experience, but not a place I will be going too often.

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Darling1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
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 on 12 September 2020
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
6 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.

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 4.8 stars by 96 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 reservations at the moment.