Top 10 Sushi Restaurants In Manhattan, New York City

sushi restaurants in manhattan

Manhattan has long been the symbol of New York City’s financial success. When people think of New York, they always imagine images of The Empire State Building and Central Park, both of which are located on the island. Aside from these, Manhattan is also known as the home to Broadway, where musicals are played every night. This is obviously the most popular of all the five boroughs that make up the city. With so many people living, working, and visiting this iconic island, it has expectedly become one of the foodie destinations in the world. Among the cuisines that have gained popularity in recent decades is Japanese food. Come to any of the top sushi restaurants in Manhattan, New York City listed below to have a taste of Japan.

1. Sushi Yasaka

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Posted by Sushi Yasaka on Monday, 23 November 2015

Tradition! This restaurant is all about sticking to Japanese traditions of preparing sushi and other specialities. Since opening its doors in 2011, the chefs behind the sushi bar have been making sushi the way it has been done in Tokyo for the past three centuries. All elements come together into one flavorful bite that can only be described as amazing. From the rice, vinegar, and fish, everything here is prepared by well-trained chefs. This assures that you that will get nothing less than a satisfying meal for your sushi craving. At Sushi Yasaka, everything is all about the chef, the diner, and the sushi that connects them.

Sushi Yasaka

Address: 251 W 72nd St. New York, NY 10023

Website: Sushi Yasaka

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm (Lunch), 5:15pm - 10:30pm (Dinner); Sun: 12pm - 2:30pm (Lunch), 5:15pm - 9:30pm (Dinner)

2. Sushi Inoue

The man who runs the sushi bar in this eponymous restaurant is Chef Shinichi Inoue. He goes through a cleansing ritual where he says a blessing on the fish he is about to slice with thanksgiving. He then proceeds to slice the fish with surgical precision, resulting in identical pieces. The master then proceeds to make a nigiri by taking shari (vinegared rice) and neta (fish). You take the sushi into your mouth and the flavours of the ingredients explode. This is what awaits you in this Michelin-star restaurant.

Sushi Inoue

Address: 381 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

Website: Sushi Inoue

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 5:30pm - 10:30pm (closed on Mon)

3. Sushi of Gari

Posted by Sushi of Gari Upper East Side on Monday, 25 July 2016

Sushi of Gari is an eponymous restaurant with a Michelin star and a Zagat rating. The owner, Masatoshi ‘Gari’ Sugio is a master sushi chef who opened Sushi of Gari back in 1997. Ever since the place has been teeming with sushi lovers who rave about its’ food. The chef takes extra pride in the artistic manner his sushi chefs execute each nigiri piece. He runs a tight ship in the kitchen. If the sushi is not up to his standards, they don’t serve it. The sushi sauce he concocted is one of the things that keeps their diners coming back.

Sushi of Gari

Address: 402 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075, USA

Website: Sushi of Gari

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 12pm - 2:15pm (Lunch); Tue - Sun: 5pm - 10:30pm (closed on Mon)

4. Sushi by Bou

Posted by Sushi By Bou on Friday, 1 February 2019

Sit back, relax and be dazzled by a wonderful omakase experience in a speakeasy setting. The conjunction of these two speaks loudly of the way this restaurant is changing sushi restaurants today. The timed service sets you up for the freshest seafood and fish sourced from the world over. The best thing about it is that you get to be served by the chefs themselves. The sushi runs from their hands to yours immediately. The bar provides a long line of well-made cocktails, Japanese whiskeys, and sakes.

Sushi by Bou

Address: Multiple locations

Website: Sushi by Bou

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 3pm (Lunch), 5pm - 10pm (Dinner); Sat: 12pm - 3pm (Lunch), 5pm - 11pm (Dinner); Sun: 12pm - 3pm (Lunch), 5pm - 9pm (Dinner)

5. Sushi Nakazawa

Posted by Zhuang Yajun on Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Sushi lovers may find the face of the man behind the name of the restaurant all too familiar. He is sushi chef Daisuke Nakazawa and you have probably seen him in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Yes, he appeared in there and apprenticed at Sukiyabashi Jiro under sushi master, Jiro Ono. In his restaurant, he has parlayed everything he learned from the master to his customers. That can only mean that good things await those who dine in here.

Sushi Nakazawa

Address: 23 Commerce St. New York, NY 10014

Website: Sushi Nakazawa

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 3pm (Lunch), 5pm - 10:15pm (Dinner); Sun: 5pm - 10:15pm (Dinner)

6. Blue Ribbon Sushi

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Posted by Blue Ribbon Restaurants on Friday, 28 July 2017

Blue Ribbon Sushi is the brainchild of Blue Ribbon Restaurants’ Bruce and Eric Bromberg. The chef and brothers thought of bringing top quality sushi to the city of New York. To do that, they brought in Toshi Ueki, a master in the art of sushi making. The restaurant sources its fresh catch from the Sea of Japan, and the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. All these go onto the best nigiri you will find in the city. Pair this with authentic sake or a well-crafted cocktail and you have a memorable meal right in front of you.

Blue Ribbon Sushi

Address: 119 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012

Website: Blue Ribbon Sushi

Opening hours: 12pm - 2am (daily)

7. Sushi Yasuda

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Posted by Scott Jordan on Tuesday, 5 June 2018

When Chef Naomichi Yasuda, Scott Rosenberg, and Shige Akimoto opened the restaurant in 1999, they only had one thing in mind – to serve sushi based on tradition. This entails so much attention to the details regarding the preparation of each component that goes into every bite. First is the shari or the vinegared rice. This comes with the right ratio of two types of Japanese rice, two types of vinegar plus salt, sugar, and water. Next is the neta or the fish. Yasuda’s main man in the kitchen, Chef Mitsuru Tamura inspects each fish that comes to their doors to ensure freshness.

Sushi Yasuda

Address: 204 East 43rd Street New York City 10017

Website: Sushi Yasuda

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 2pm (Lunch), 6pm - 10pm (Dinner); Sat: 6pm - 10pm (Dinner) (Closed on Sun)

8. Tomoe Sushi

Posted by Jason Tavares on Saturday, 17 November 2018

It seems that most people have the impression that sushi is an expensive type of food. Tomoe Sushi is here to disprove this. In fact, this place is all about having great sushi at affordable prices. This is the kind of sushi quality that you will get in highly-rated restaurants at half the price. This place has become a very attractive restaurant partly because of the unassuming izakaya-type of ambience and vibe. Aside from sushi, the restaurant prides itself in the other Japanese offerings that it specializes in.

Tomoe Sushi

Address: 172 Thompson St, New York, 10012

Website: Tomoe Sushi

Opening hours: Sun - Mon: 5pm - 11pm; Tue - Sat: 1pm - 3pm (Lunch), 5pm - 11pm (Dinner)

9. Sushi Azabu

Meet the Master: Hayashi Tomoyuki. Favorite Nigiri: Kinmedai (Golden-Eye Snapper). Favorite Starter: Grilled King Crab with Crab Miso. #SushiAzabu

Posted by Sushi Azabu on Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Once master sushi chef Hayashi Tomoyuki takes his place behind the sushi bar, the omotenashi experience begins. This means that the chef and the rest of the staff will make sure that you receive an unforgettable experience dining experience here at Sushi Azabu. The name of the place is derived from a district in Tokyo. Azabu represents certainty to the owners of Plan Do See, the company that runs Sushi Azabu. Here everything comes together as one. The food, the service, the drinks, and the place are all outstanding in their own right.

Sushi Azabu

Address: 428 Greenwich St. between Vestry St. & Laight St.

Website: Sushi Azabu

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 2pm (Lunch); Mon - Sun: 5:30pm - 10pm (Dinner)

10. Natsumi

Posted by Natsumi on Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Natsumi offers an exciting way of partaking sushi. The revered and delicate flavours of sushi are married with another renowned cuisine, Italian. While the classics are retained, the innovative side of the menu brings diners a whole new experience of enjoying sushi. It may sound like an impossible match. But with the mind of Chef Haru Konagaya taking the lead, the impossible became possible. You will never get to experience Japanese cuisine like this in any other place. So do come over and have a lasting memory of the sushi here in Natsumi.


Address: 226 W 50th Street New York, NY 10019

Website: Natsumi

Opening hours: Mon: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Tue - Thu: 11:30am - 11pm; Fri: 11:30am - 11:30pm; Sat: 4:30pm - 11:30pm; Sun: 5pm - 10:30pm

Amazing sushi in Manhattan

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Missvain used under CC BY 4.0

Japanese cuisine is so popular with sushi being one of the most sought after food. Here in Manhattan Island, Japanese sushi masters have opened shop and have shared their craft to New Yorkers. This island is now a haven for great sushi restaurants.

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