Wokuni

4.6
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504 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
We, Tokyo Ichiban Foods, started our business in the restaurant industry. We continue to pursue serving quality food that will delight our guests, and we cherish our relationship with them. Today, pivoting from our strong origin, we are also expanding our scope of business to aqua-farming, seafood processing and distribution.
We oversee the process through professional culinary eyes, from when the fish is cultivated until it is served to our guests. This allows us to build a sustainable and traceable system that will lead to higher customer satisfaction.
Japanese cuisine is blessed with opulent nature from both the mountains and the sea, which brings us rich seafood. Our wish is to bring quality seafood and Japanese food culture to the world, making the global food culture even richer and stronger.

Complimentary special offers

Enjoy happy hour $1 Oyster!!!

Arigato set Karaage&Edama or 4pc Oyseter & Wine , Sake or Shochu!

What 504 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mike
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Signature Omakase was presented beautifully and was delicious. The service was impeccable. And it was a very good value considering what was included. Thank you!!

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ShenjianA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I tried their Omakase menu. Totally worth the value and the service is great. The waiter was nice and explained the way to enjoy every dish when he brought it to the table. Love the experience. Also have a one-dollar oyster deal during happy hour.

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AoisSadad
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

That was a great experience to enjoy Uokuni. Food is great and service is exellent. Love to come back soon.

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vipilena
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

いつも丁寧な接客で子連れには大変ありがたいです!

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vipCatNYC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

We had an early lunch reservation. When the tables are filled and customers talk loud it may not be noticeable, but the music they were blasting in empty restaurant was irritating. Not everyone likes Japanese pop vocal songs. They didn’t go with decor, and too destructing.
Food was just OK. Although ingredients were fresh, proportionally too much of oily fish sashimi made my mouth very fishy in the end...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ハッピーアワーのオイスターは最高ですね!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Ambiance was better then the food.

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Lilly
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

The quality of fish that Wokuni provides is not fresh. My boyfriend and I are from out of town, and we wanted to try a new sushi restaurant. We saw the great reviews, and we decided why not as it was our birthday dinner. We ordered the tuna tartare, and it included raw tuna chunks, chopped avocado with very light ponzu sauce. Unlike many sushi restaurants, it did not have a quail egg on top or any sesame oil. The quality and freshness of the fish was terrible. The fish had a odd smell and the cuts were not clean and precise. When you take a bite, the chunks were connected by tissue which made it extremely hard to chew. We also ordered 2 spicy tuna rolls, and the tuna was not fresh in those rolls either. The fishy smell was still strong. However, we ordered 2 shrimp tempura rolls and the tempura was hot, but there was only cucumber and avocado on the inside with a dollup of mayo on the top of each roll. There are also only 6 rolls in each order. Our most expensive dish was the miso cod; it was $30. It included a cherry tomato garnish...Not worth the money.

If you want high quality sushi, there are many other places in Manhattan to go, and you'll get your money's worth. I do not recommend choose Wokuni for sushi.

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Amethyst
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The happy hour Arigato set was good. The set I chose included edamame, kaarage chicken and sake. Also ordered $1 oysters.


Go for their happy hour specials. My significant other and I had the Arigato set plus ordered $1 oysters. Menu selection is not overwhelming and price is affordable. The only negative experience was the seating. The booths were occupied and the hostess sat us at the table area in the middle of the restaurant. It was compact and my significant other did not feel comfortable with the small chair. Besides that, the delicious food made up for it. Thanks opentable!

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vipRobert
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was just excelled. The food, the service, the whole dinning experience.

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Kustee
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

May be I expected too
Much.
Had a KAISEN DON and grilled HOKKE With my daughter.
The sashimi on the KAISEN don was so thin and tasteless. Also ordered oyster fry , was worst one I had in years!
It’s ok just for a quick lunch

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vipAteThereToo
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I gave all 5 stars bc it was so delicious and each category deserved 5... but I would have liked more GF and organic or wild options....!

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vipEureka123
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food and ambience was great.
Wish they could take our coats though, as we had to keep them at our seats where there really isn't much space...

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vipRSGNYC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Everything about Wokuni was good except for the service. The servers had that special skill of continually walking passed you but without making eye contact, so it was difficult ordering drinks or getting needed utensils. Place is beautifully designed, but this took away from its elegance & coolness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

A very good modern Japanese restaurant. Wonderful sake list.

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vipDMSH
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food and service attention was extremely goodTge sushi special for lunch was incredible. However, the food was served much too fast so we felt a bit rushed.

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vipJulianaK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, small portions. It was loud. There was a fish auction happening during dinner which we didn't expect. A man in a fish hat started speaking with a microphone, promoting the fresh fish that day. It was an interesting experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Very limited menu and overall average

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was superb. I’d go back every single time I visit NYC. One of my top favorites!

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Steve
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good experience and good food. It's a bit pricey, but actually less expensive than most higher-end sushi restaurants. Appetizers were very good, and the sushi was extremely fresh. Service was excellent. Only slight negative is that our table felt very close to the tables to the right and left, so lacked a bit of privacy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. Wanted to note my server C-tu (not sure how his name is spelt) was a terrific server and made my chef’s special omakase much better than it already was.

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CrystalC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very special experience. The food is well presented and very delicious and fresh. The space feels very fancy but you do not have to dress aa fancy. The servers are very friendly and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Tables are too tight. Sushi is not very interesting but it’s fresh. Waygu is overpriced for a teeny skewer.

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NH93
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Premium omakase was an AMAZING experience. Fantastic creative bites. The fish is the freshest I’ve ever had - brought tears to my eyes. The service is amazing - present and attentive, but not all over us. We had a lovely romantic valentines dinner here and will be back for sure.

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AvenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ordered lunch special. The sashimi was fresh. The food was tasty. The service was great.

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vipksd1
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

I've been for lunch multiple times and like it quite a bit. I will not however, return again for dinner. We were seated 20 minutes late - even after repeatedly being told that they were just setting the table. I had to go back to finally locate the hostess and get the truth about what was going on. Beyond that we were stuck in a windowless back room with no personality. The food was fine, but given the challenges in the restaurant seating us to begin with and the complete lack of ambience I wouldn't bother with Wokuni again - too many Japanese options in the city and nearby.

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vipksd1
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Wokuni runs an efficient lunch with good options, but get there early for the limited quantity items.

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vipHappyMonday
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice lunchi, liked bara shirashi, sashimi lunch and wokuni don (limited serving). however lunch wine (good value for $3) is not so nice quality...couldn't finish even tiny glass.

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vipDeborahF
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fresh and delicious. Prices were very reasonable for the quality. Would definitely return.

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RouZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food tastes really great but was a little too pricy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Sushi was overpriced and average at best. Got the omakasa servers barely could explain what was being served. Would never go back back

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really delicious sushi and great service. I wish there was a place to hang your coat.

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JohnJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good food ran out of a lot of stuff. Sushi great salmon was a bit over cooked

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vipRobert
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This was our first time at Wokuni. The food was slightly different from what we were used to but different does not mean bad. In this case, different means very tasty. We had several appetizers and 2 main entrees and will definitely return.

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

I'll be back soon!Good deal for happy hour!
Thank you

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vipvalueformoney
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good spot for traditional food. Tuna collar was perfect!

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Connor
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An unbelievable dining experience! Great food, staff, and our party of 8 were seated in the semi-private room in the back.

Will no doubt be coming back here again in the future. A great place for friends, family, and corporate events!

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

The restaurant is very modern and a nice place to sit but the music was loud. The agedashi tofu was very mushy and didn't have much flavor at all. The california roll was way too expensive for only 6 small pieces. The nigiri was fine but again, very expensive -- $10 for two pieces. The food came quickly.

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vipFoodMD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

The food was excellent but the wait staff is slow and inattentive. Tried flagging them down for additional drinks and food, just gave up took forever to just get the bill.

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Talia
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wokuni is hands down my favorite sushi in NYC. Great atmosphere, wonderful staff and fun, creative cocktails. Most importantly, the food is always delicious -- the sushi is so fresh and flavorful.

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Wokuni does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Wokuni is rated 4.6 stars by 504 OpenTable diners.

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