Sushi Yasaka

4.8
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$30 and under
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.5
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.6
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent sushi. Great staff. You can't go wrong if you want great sushi.

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service always great. Noisy and long wait even with reservation. But overall worth it.

F
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Upper West Side neighborhood sushi spot. Crowded. Omakase at sushi bar is good and the prices are excellent. Very nice sake menu. Reservations recommended.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fish is exceptional

E
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent food but service felt rush as entrees arrived almost immediately after we ordered.

r
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place. Sometimes I crave it so much that I just get in a cab and go--just don't try that at dinnertime because without a reservation there's no chance of getting a table. Freshest fish ever. Lovely waitstaff. They've even found a better Pinot Grigio, if wine is your preferred sushi drink.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High quality fish and reasonable prices. Very nice service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently excellent and fresh food.

N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and value for money.

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food recommendations were helpful for first time visit.

RM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sushi Yasaka is a wonderful restaurant. I’ve eaten there about 15 times and I love it every time! I always get the lunchbox and I get tofu steak. It’s a real treat! Great value. I highly recommend it.

DK
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! I love to go here with my gf. We always have a great time here.

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

Prompt service, delicious food

MP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

came here before a show.. Got there a little early which was perfect..they were ready for us.. Service very good and food was Amazing!! So fresh and delicious!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience as usual, good service, fresh food

C
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best and most reasonable sushi on the UWS! So happy it's in the neighborhood!

LC
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely come back!

JK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing food. Restaurant is always hot though, so don't overdress.

RM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This place is fabulous! My friend and I had the lunchbox. We loved it. Huge amount of food! It was all good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fresh fish, great selection, and friendly service. This is our favorite place for sushi!

CL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

We went on a Sunday night and the sushi was very fishy and had an off-putting taste. We had been there before and everything was delicious so maybe it was an off night. We had sashimi and two rolls and everything tasted weird. When we told the waitress she just said ok and did not do anything else. We then just got the check and left. They did not acknowledge that anything was wrong.

N
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic - soup was a good on a damp dark evening! Would love to go again and again but it is always booked full.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great sushi and affordable spot in UWS.

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, delicious, authentic sushi. Friendly service.

E
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We have been coming to SY for a couple of years. The food is always excellent and incredibly consistent. The service, on the other hand has been been friendly but highly variable. They tend to bring everything at once when ordering a few apps for example. Tend to want you out of their hair close to closing time. We were served by AJ this last time and found him to be on the ball and fastidious. A breath of fresh air. Hire more like him. Keep up with the great food!

NS
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite sushi places. The food and service are always good regardless of the time of day and how crowded it is. They are flexible in terms of additions and substitutions on platters. Would recommend this to anyone.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Remains my favourite Sushi place in New York; small restaurant; all food ultra fresh, nicely presented; friendly service; a bit loud if you go there with business friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food - excellent service

NY
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

By far, best quality/price for sushi in the city. And, they take reservations!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great fresh fish and amazing sushi!
Really enjoyed it! Service was very good.
I will definitely be back.

g
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

very dependable and delicious, as usual!My local favorite.

D
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best value for money place for jap food in NYC; for many years now

c
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great sushi, nice place. Highly recommend. Close to Beacon and Lincoln Center.

KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had the sushi lunch special and it was really good and fresh. The place gets really crowded and you have to sit so close to the next table that’s the only downside. We ordered the yellowtail scallion, spicy tuna,spicy salmon, and these steak and scallions app. Also got the dark miso which was an extra $2 (not worth it).

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I usually get the sushi which is is generally very good quality that is classically prepared. This time we had yellowtail fish collar, "tofu steak' which was delicate and tasty, mushrooms in butter sauce and gyosa. Also very good. Sushi Yasaka is often very crowded which means that it is hard to hear your companions and tha you should make a reservation to go there. It has a good value point between quality and cost.

MN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, fresh food. Excellent service! One of my favorites in the city

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely fantastic sushi.

C
New York Area
536 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Well, I used to love this place, despite the chaos that always ensues. And I was really happy to get a reservation when I needed one. But our table wasn't ready - not necessarily their fault, as I notices people sitting and chatting way after paying their bill. The most disappointing part was the skimpy portions. Never felt that way before, and we'd been many times. We ordered our usual plus an additional (expensive "special" roll), and left hungry. The special roll was a particular affront, at 6 tiny bites for $14.
It's really close to where we live, but really doubt we'll return.

MS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great sushi. Quick service. Ideal for pre-opera or pre-concert dining.

JM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, as always.