Sushi Dojo

Sushi Dojo NYC

Sushi Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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    Angela Z.
    "Dojo Omakase was amazing and the staff is super attentive."(45 Tips)
    Celena C.
    "A great omakase deal, ask to sit with chef David, the owner."(7 Tips)
    Jack K.
    "sushi bar with Sushi Master David Bouhadana."(3 Tips)
    Jenny N.
    "Sushi chef David was fantastic!"(3 Tips)
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  • Jon S.heart icon on user image
    Jon SteinbackApril 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    they have two tiers of omakase here, one of which is a real splurge ($85), but the other one you can kinda justify as a nice night out ($45). and it's all delicious. some of the best sushi in nyc.
  • Michellee C.
    Michellee CFebruary 18, 2016
    Great omakase for the value. 85$ for 15 pieces and a hand roll. Chef Hideo made my fantasy a reality when he married scallop and uni in one piece 😍. A taste of heaven!
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 6, 2014
    Want top tier sushi at a great price? Head to Sushi Dojo. Order the 15-piece omakase and hand rolls. They also offers cooked dishes like braised snapper head and soba. Read more
  • Celena C.heart icon on user image
    Celena ChanJuly 30, 2015
    A great omakase deal, ask to sit with chef David, the owner. Make reservations weeks in advance. He is extremely friendly! Good food, good times!
  • Jason S.heart icon on user image
    Jason SuJuly 26, 2022
    Great 15 piece + hand roll omakase. Would come back again, good value relative to other omakases.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan McKeeApril 23, 2019
    Wanted to come here for the <$100 omakase but boyf insisted on the chef’s choice. Very good stuff, and traditional, small spot. I would say you can get just as good for moderately cheaper
  • Michellee C.
    Michellee CFebruary 18, 2016
    Besides the omakase, try the uni flight from diff regions of the world and the tuna tartar where the special soy sauce is already mixed in the tuna scramble and pairs perfectly with fried seaweed.
  • Carly C.heart icon on user image
    Carly Chan LiuFebruary 16, 2015
    15 piece omakase for $90 is pretty good in NYC. Great sushi (reminded us of Japan) in a fun environment. We bonded with our chef, Takeshi, over sake.
  • Andrew W.heart icon on user image
    Andrew WongJuly 11, 2019
    12 piece omakase had very fresh fish (with ohtoro and uni), very filling, and great value. I especially liked the wagyu fried rice, which had rice beef flavor but not overpowering the rice.
  • Preeti S.heart icon on user image
    Preeti SNovember 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place. Food is fantastic and fresh, and he has some new, inventive takes on Japanese dishes. Sushi chefs and service are great. Been three times now, and have consistently been impressed.
  • AmateurConcierge
    AmateurConciergeJanuary 30, 2015
    The sushi is definitely solid but the omakase ($90) isn't that big of a steal, price wise. Instead get the deluxe 10 piece sushi for $45 and add a side or two. I loved the tempura
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NguyenOctober 27, 2013
    Great quality, affordable, & laid back atmosphere. Get the omakase! Chef David & female Chef Hiromi gave us a great experience. We will be back for sure!
  • Lauren
    LaurenAugust 2, 2018
    Two omakase offerings are only available at the bar, including the $90 chef’s choice of 15 pieces of sushi and a hand roll (there’s also sushi and sashimi for $120).
  • Janet C.heart icon on user image
    Janet CheungSeptember 6, 2014
    Wonderful! Get the omakase sets and let the chef do the deciding! Good quality but small so book ahead of time
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WilsonDecember 10, 2016
    Stay a while, drink lots of sake, and rowdiness will ensue. Omakase is a worth it here—first for the fresh, inventive sushi, second for the fun of it all.
  • Melody H.heart icon on user image
    Melody HanSeptember 19, 2015
    Three pieces from the omakase that I can't stop thinking about: perfectly seared salmon, scallop and uni, Maine uni. The sake somm is excellent.
  • Susan K.heart icon on user image
    Susan KimMarch 26, 2014
    Grilled hamachi, duck dish, tofu dish, orange clams, and uni was all so delicious. Service was outstanding . I will definitely return anf recommend to friends.
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    High quality sushi, downtown sensibilities. David knows his sushi, and I have also had wonderful experiences with Hiromi at the bar. If you're here for sushi, go the omakase route.
  • Clara P.
    Clara PyoAugust 27, 2016
    Sushi is great. Weird vibes tho, blasting techno and saw all the workers take shots of sake with the customers and the manager walking around promoting sake. lol wuhh
  • Matty C.heart icon on user image
    Matty CitoApril 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The 4 types of Uni were the best that night and I usually don't get all Uni gaga. Omakase in 50 minutes at a decent price.
  • Jane K.
    Jane KatzJanuary 7, 2016
    the $45 omakase is a great value... appetizers are not worth it (tried tuna tartare and pork belly). Ask them to taste some sake!
  • Akhil D.
    Akhil DharwadkarFebruary 8, 2014
    Amazing food, amazing ambiance, amazing chefs. Only go if you can handle so much raw fish. I love it, so I loved the place.
  • S. F.
    S. FanNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I was skeptical - how well a white dude can make sushi? But David proved me wrong. It is solid. Just go with the omakase. U are in good hands
  • Melissa R.heart icon on user image
    Melissa RosenthalMarch 23, 2015
    One of my favorite sushi spots in the city. Quality and service is impeccable.
  • Caroline
    CarolineFebruary 10, 2015
    Best of VV. Better to sit at the sushi bar and let Bouhadana give you a lesson as he turns out a modestly priced omakase feast.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 12, 2013
    Chef David has classical training in Japan and will tailor a wide variety of his fresh fish selection to fit your sushi desires.
  • Nick A.heart icon on user image
    Nick AndlingerFebruary 17, 2016
    Omakase was great. Make sure to sit at the sushi bar
  • Dylan S.heart icon on user image
    Dylan StilinDecember 13, 2014
    Great sushi and omakase. Easily competes with the sushi's top Japanese restaurants (and at a fraction of the cost).
  • No Leftovers J.
    Great value for Omakase. Changed since the chef left, but the quality is AmAzing and fun spot!
  • Maxheart icon on user image
    MaxOctober 8, 2015
    Incredible omakase with life changing rice. Make sure to get a reservation in front of Dave at the bar.
  • Jen
    JenFebruary 20, 2014
    Do get the omakase, don't get anything on the appetizer menu. Both the uni croquette and shishito peppers were meh
  • Jack K.
    Jack KlauberSeptember 25, 2013
    Hands down best sushi ever. EVER! Make sure to get a seat at the sushi bar with Sushi Master David Bouhadana. Incredible.
  • K T.heart icon on user image
    K TranOctober 5, 2014
    Masterfully considered and prepared sushi. Will make you want to swim in a pool of uni after this.
  • Rishi S.heart icon on user image
    Rishi SatsangiJanuary 19, 2015
    This is one of those "executive" sushi joints. High quality but super pricey and just feels like a place an executive would take a client to impress them.
  • J L.heart icon on user image
    J LOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The staff is great. Just get the omakasa and let the sushi chefs select the best fishes of the day for you.
  • suneelheart icon on user image
    suneelDecember 21, 2013
    best value for high end sushi in nyc. very hospitable. their miso soup is amazing as well.
  • Angela Z.
    Angela Z.July 18, 2013
    Remember to request a seat at the sushi counter with Chef David! Dojo Omakase was amazing and the staff is super attentive.
  • Matt O.heart icon on user image
    Matt O'NeillMay 3, 2015
    Omakase & 90s rave music - interesting combo. If you're serving traditional sushi - it needs to be fresh, Dojo's fish just doesn't cut it. More creativity might help mask the bland tastes
  • Eric C.heart icon on user image
    Eric ChuAugust 13, 2014
    Omakase is delicious and some of the most affordable high-quality in the city. Sit at the bar.
  • Jheart icon on user image
    JJanuary 13, 2019
    Chefs omakase is incredibly delicious and such good quality and value!
  • Bruce D.heart icon on user image
    Bruce DuganNovember 17, 2015
    Sushi Dojo reopens, but fires David Bouhadana -- Bouhadana:http://sushidojonyc.com/sushi-dojo-nyc-fires-chef-david-bouhadana-and-reopens-in-east-village-nyc
  • Josh B.
    Josh BeckermanJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The BEST bang for your buck sushi Omakase in NYC. Wow. #magical - the Foodie Magician
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 7, 2014
    The fish is fresh & the Tuna tartar is out of this world, but honestly I think I missed what all the hype is about. I don't have any complaints, but perhaps my expectations were a bit high.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BreslerApril 10, 2014
    Mad love to David Bouhadana and sushidojo hesitant about giving sushi love this place EARNED IT!!
  • Afro l.
    Afro lynneJune 8, 2014
    Huge portion for the tempura. That can almost pass for a meal itself
  • Erin S.
    Erin SheaSeptember 23, 2016
    Fresh, delicious sushi. Overall great experience and atmosphere!
  • nicole s.
    nicole siegelAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The best omakase out there, Chef Dave my fave
  • Kyulee S.heart icon on user image
    Kyulee SeoSeptember 26, 2016
    Get the omakase and trust!
  • Emily K.heart icon on user image
    Emily K.May 13, 2015
    Not crazy about the music, the ambiance is whatever, but the sushi is FANTASTIC, and a great value.
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