Thompson Hotels

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

Sushi Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant · Lower East Side
187 Orchard St (btwn E Houston & Stanton St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 7:30 AM–11:30 AM
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 7:30 AM–11:30 AM
    • Noon–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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    "I can personally attest that the Oxtail & Bone Marrow is fantastic."(21 Tips)
    Michael K.
    "Fried Chicken Wings + Oxtail & Bone Marrow Fried Rice"(20 Tips)
    karen b.
    "The chicken liver mousse is wonderful on a chilly night."(7 Tips)
    Turi M.
    "Tasty omakase!"(2 Tips)
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  • sushi
  • bone marrow
  • oxtail
  • good for dates
  • scallops
  • chicken
  • trendy
  • challah toast
  • fried rice
  • omakase
  • lively
  • sake
  • blue ribbon roll
  • sashimi
  • healthy food
  • spacious seats
  • authentic
  • pork belly
  • beef tongue
  • fish
  • Chloe M.

    Tried so many things I don't remember. Skewers are pretty costly as you only get one per order but everything tasted excellent.

    Chloe McCloskey · 3 days ago
  • Lauren T.

    Came for the sushi, fell in love with the chicken wings. After dinner check out the tiki bar club at Sixty LES.

    Lauren Thomas · 2 weeks ago
  • Igor L.

    The fried rice with ox tail and bone marrow is outrageously good. The fish melts in your mouth...seriously.

    Igor Levit · 3 weeks ago
  • Brook S.

    Delicious. Get the scallops and take enough people to get the blue ribbon plate. Great sashimi and nigiri

    Brook Shelley · September 29
  • In NYC

    Get the frozen Kirin Ichiban beer at the Beer Garden. Also great chicken wings and sushi inside.

    In NYC · September 7
  • Ina L.

    Recommend: dynamite burger (scallop and mushroom covered with fish roe and then grilled in the shell?!!), oxtail and bone marrow fried rice, chicken liver mousse, blue ribbon roll, beef tongue.

    Ina Li · September 7
  • Blue R.

    The fried chicken is amazing

    Blue Rivera · August 31
  • Blue R.

    Fried chicken is amazing

    Blue Rivera · August 31
  • Archana M.

    Nwi!! What what.

    Archana Mani · August 29
  • Sanj C.

    Sakana San Shu roll and Kirin draft 😎

    Sanj Chakravorty · August 24
  • Alex H.

    Amazingly fresh fish. Bone marrow is fatty deliciousness. Try blue ribbon roll and a few pieces of toro if you can splurge

    Alex Hennessey · August 13
  • Greg B.

    Damn good chicken. Get involved.

    Greg Battle · August 2
  • Meg F.

    Great date spot, salmon sashimi is so fresh and delicious. Keep it simple and you'll be fine. Spicy crab roll was just meh.

    Meg Farmer · July 28
  • Fati H.

    The sushi and chicken wings were not good

    Fati Hussain · June 23
  • Kt L.

    Oxtail and bone marrow fried rice is the best thing on the menu. Go for the sushi but don't skip out on the appetizers and dishes

    Kt Lacasse · June 4
  • Sam W.

    Good for groups.

    Sam Winnick · May 14
  • Yuri K.

    Max and Doug are the best bartenders in town ✌🏼️

    Yuri Kim · April 16
  • Peter W.

    Oxtail and Bone Marrow fried rice. Do it.

    Peter Wu · April 12
  • Bin Y.

    Lunch bento boxes are pretty aggressive portion wise. Box sushi is pretty interesting as well.

    Bin Yang · April 5
  • Monti B.

    I don't even eat sushi and I'd come here for the ambiance. And the comfy booths.

    Monti Bray · February 8
  • Jasper H.

    Great place with amazingly friendly service and awesome cosy, dark interior!

    Jasper Heldenbergh · January 26
  • Bruno Z.

    Undercooked and overpriced, avoid the Mountain Yam skewers. Understated and overyummy, that Black Cod is definitely a winner.

    Bruno Zalum · January 16
  • Thomas R.

    We were a big group and ordered family style. Everything was excellent! (try the blue ribbon sake!)

    Thomas Richter · January 1
  • Honghui Y.

    Love the second floor bar - spacious seating and a long list of delicious drinks. Great place to wind down the night

    Honghui Yu · December 28, 2014
  • Mike O.

    Guacamole was surprisingly good.

    Mike O'Sullivan · December 14, 2014
  • Justine A.

    Excellent sushi place for food and drinks with friends. Vegans: try the cucumber and avocado rolls. Best I've ever had.

    Justine Arreche · December 3, 2014
  • Julius T.

    It's aiite. Bit expensive for what it is. The 竹林 nigori sake is awesome

    Julius Tarng · December 1, 2014
  • Guacira M M.

    perfect, perfect, perfect place!

    Guacira M Moreira Alves · October 5, 2014
  • ron d.

    If you had to get one thing it should be the ox tail and marrow fried rice. The absolute best fried rice, ever.

    ron duque · August 24, 2014
  • David H.

    The sushi is divine, but the fried chicken appetizer is not to be missed.

    David Halloran · August 24, 2014
  • Clyde Erwin B.

    I've only had the sushi here and it's just "alright." It doesn't stand out from the rest. The ambiance isn't even really of a true Izakaya spot. But if you need a new date spot, this place is that.

    Clyde Erwin Barretto · August 19, 2014
  • Nakita A.

    Too good to be true. I promise. So worth it.

    Nakita A · August 10, 2014
  • Mike I.

    Oxtail rice is AMAZING.

    Mike Isaac · August 9, 2014
  • Dana D.

    The ambiance is top-notch. If you're in for a tasting adventure, dive into the omakase. The rest of the menu is just as delectable with a wide variety of choices. Pricey, but worth it overall.

    Dana D · August 6, 2014
  • Ani B.

    I'm a vegetarian, so when I eat meat or fish I make sure it's well worth it. I must say Blue Ribbon isn't just hype, probably the best sushi I have ever had. Will be coming back again for sure.

    Ani Bijoyan · June 28, 2014
  • Sandra B.

    Oxtail and bone marrow fried rice was amazing, among other things on the menu.

    Sandra Baez · May 30, 2014
  • Risa

    Offers wider menu options in a trendier space than the Soho restaurant. In addition to top notch sushi, the chicken liver mousse and bone marrow & oxtail rice are just as good as everyone says!

    Risa · May 25, 2014
  • Ramon S.

    Eat at the bar. The work of the cooks is fascinating

    Ramon Suarez · May 10, 2014
  • Abigail W.

    Love the bone marrow rice. But I never leave without getting the scallop in miso butter yakatori. Love it.

    Abigail Wharff · April 19, 2014
  • Jon S.

    I know that 'flight of vegetables' sounds like the least exciting flight since anna paquin bored us to death in 'fly away home,' but it's actually a really really good appetizer. go for it!

    Jon Steinback · January 17, 2014
  • AP d.

    Bone marrow and oxtail fried rice is phenomenal

    AP du Plessis · September 29, 2013
  • Brittany

    Sea scallops and miso butter skewers are incredible.

    Brittany · August 25, 2013
  • Grayson W.

    Get the pork dumplings !

    Grayson Wright · August 22, 2013
  • Rochenne K.

    Horse mackerel, amazing!

    Rochenne Kogan · August 21, 2013
  • Doug S.

    Cucumber and Pear Salad is the money

    Doug Sherrard · July 30, 2013
  • Sam M.

    The California rolls are made with imitation crab.....

    Sam M · July 20, 2013
  • Laura

    bone marrow hash oh yeaaa

    Laura · June 28, 2013
  • Joshua W.

    The Oxtail Rice Fried Rice is pretty good however it is a bit greasy.

    Joshua Woods · June 27, 2013
  • Charlie M.

    Oxtail & Bone Marrow Fried Rice

    Charlie McBrearty · June 9, 2013
  • KeVn

    Be sure to try the oxtail fried rice !!

    KeVn · May 18, 2013

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