Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Central Park, New York
  • The folks at Time Out New York and Epicurious like this place. Would you agree?
    • Time Out New York
    • Epicurious
  • Lillian C.
    "your life but the omakase"(4 Tips)
    "Go for lunch to bar masa"(3 Tips)
    Stribling & Associates
    "Take a seat in front of sushi master Masa Takayama."(4 Tips)
    Maria S.
    "Caspian osetra caviar toro with toast"(3 Tips)
70 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • omakase
  • green tea mille crepe
  • caviar
  • bar masa
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  • Maria S.
    Maria SeredinaJanuary 26, 2016
    Some of the highlights for me included -- Caspian osetra caviar toro with toast, truffle sushi, a5 wagyu with truffles, and truffle ice cream. Also they get their crepe cakes from Lady M 👍
  • Warrent S.
    Warrent SattJanuary 18, 2014
    After eating at Sukiyabashi Jiro, Sushi Mizutani, and Sushi Yoshitake, Nobu Malibu and a few other well known places in Japan, Masa is still my favorite sushi restaurant in New York
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 4, 2013
    Takayama prepares each perfect bite-size gift, then places it in front of you on a round slate; you almost eat out of his hands, and the sushi seems to melt in your mouth. Read more
  • Lillian C.
    Lillian CheungSeptember 27, 2016
    Will probably be the most expensive meal of your life but the omakase is to die for here. Toro tartare topped with caviar, uni risotto w truffle and truffled wagyu beef add-on were def the highlights
  • Don Michael Antonio
    Don Michael AntonioAugust 14, 2014
    The best Japanese food and experience handsdown for me!And, one of the best restaurants I have ever been to!Up there with Plaza Athenee in Paris and Per Se in New York!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 9, 2013
    Well deserving of its three Michelin stars, you'll be hard-pressed to find any sushi that can top Masa's. While it's extremely expensive, you're paying for an unforgettable culinary journey.
  • Shizuka M.
    Shizuka MoriwakiJune 19, 2014
    It's great for any aspect! Just pricy... but it's great for someone who can afford or don't care the price if it excellent dishes. I wish I can go there seasonal....
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealFebruary 22, 2011
    Surrender your wallet to Bar Masa and order your favorites from the $400 prix-fixe omakase a la carte. Favorites include duck tacos, torchon of Kobe beef with foie gras and scallop-shrimp ceviche. Read more
  • Stribling & Associates
    Looking for exceptional sushi? Take a seat in front of sushi master Masa Takayama. who presents each piece like a work of art. But this extraordinary meal will cost you: $400 per person. Before tip.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    The famed sea urchin risotto, Ohmi beef w/t ruffles, & toro caviar are even better than they sound. Sushi is sublime. – Green Guide Editor
  • Christina C.
    Christina ChewAugust 19, 2011
    This is one of those places that if you can go, GO! Try to get a seat at the bar. WARNING: You will probably never be able to enjoy sushi quite the same way after experiencing Masa!
  • Eaters H.
    Eaters HeavenJuly 8, 2017
    MASA NOT MasaBar-Amazing experience. Sushi/Sashimi&Blk truffle&more blk truffle+Caviar. LOVE!!Start w/glass of Krug&continue w/sake. Def go for the supplement of barely seared beef w/BLK TRUFFLES.
  • ozge b.
    ozge bumin oztaskinMarch 7, 2015
    Unique dining experience. Excellent food. Expensive, yes, but totally worth every penny. Enjoy!
  • Mickey M.
    Mickey MouseMarch 8, 2016
    Phenomenal sushi. They don't prepare in front of you so no real benefit from sitting at the bar. Super pricey but worth it for sure.
  • Elena V.
    Elena V.October 12, 2010
    Aside from amazing sashimi the cocktails are to DIE for. Don't miss the Strawberry Martini with fresh pressed fruit and St Germaine or the Blueberry sour with cassis and fresh berries!
  • Warrent S.
    Warrent SattJanuary 18, 2014
    After eating at Sukiyabashi Jiro, Sushi Mizutani, and Sushi Yoshitake, Nobu Malibu and a few other well known places in Japan, Masa is still my favorite sushi restaurant in New York City
  • Tricia R.
    Tricia RosaenMarch 2, 2012
    Misocreme bruele & cocoa & black sesame ice cream . Yummiest a must get....the entrees &the sushi is mild & sutle....a must if u are around.
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KunzSeptember 23, 2011
    This is a fantastic sushi bar.. In the Timewarner bldg.. the Bar tender is crazy.. the food is amazing.. just a fantastic selection .. 4 stars for me
  • Stribling & Associates
    Looking for exceptional sushi? Take a seat in front of sushi master Masa Takayama. who presents each piece like a work of art. But it will cost you: at least $400 per person. Before tip.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 24, 2010
    Minimal decor showcases the bright flavors and impeccable quality of Chef Takayama's sushi offerings. Be warned, the space is small; only 16 seats at tables, plus 10 more at the bar to watch him work.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealMarch 4, 2011
    The swanky Time Warner Center setting in Columbus Circle and elaborate omakase-only menu is accompanied by a high bar for entry: the price. At $450 per person before tip. Read more
  • BlackBook Magazine
    BlackBook MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    3. SAVE $$. NY's most expensive restaurant has got your back. Dishes like fried blow fish & white truffles are served omakase style, meaning "leave it to the chef." Go big and go broke. Read more
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerOctober 26, 2016
    Masa Takayama, if preparing the food himself, is one of the few world masters you can still watch, eye to eye, make your dinner.” - Anthony Bourdain Read more
  • TripExpert
    TripExpertMay 14, 2015
    One of TripExpert's professional reviewers,, says, "Masa has been known to jet over to Japan to choose his impeccable fish." Read more
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusDecember 14, 2011
    When top chef Anthony Bourdain wants to reverse roles and indulge, he comes here! Check out Bar Masa and read more about Anthony on MetroFocus. Read more
  • Selina W.
    Selina WanFebruary 15, 2014
    Best sushi experience in NYC! Too bad they don't allow pictures :( It would be cool to sit at the sushi bar next time
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertySeptember 27, 2011
    More of a fun FYI than a tip: The surface of the sushi bar itself costs $60,000. Worth attending just to check that out.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ChaMarch 8, 2015
    Pretty amazing food no doubt but also clearly overpriced. You're paying for brand and location overhead.
  • Shindy C.
    Shindy CAugust 11, 2014
    Incredible Omakase. Came for birthday dinner prepared by Chef Masa himself. Beautiful and a true event!
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceApril 3, 2012
    Unbelievable sushi-- go for anything involving fresh fish. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzJuly 22, 2011
    Safe room for the cocoa sesame ice cream or splurge on the truffle version
  • Piko
    PikoOctober 18, 2011
    The 27 course menu is a journey. White truffle sushi will make you cry a little. It's pretty expensive, but worth every penny. Read more
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BonsangueMarch 11, 2014
    Come with your wallet. $450 dollar chef tasting menu of 26 courses ONLY
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzAugust 15, 2011
    The black truffle ice cream may change your life. For the better.
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AndrewsNovember 30, 2010
    omg. the green tea mille crepe is to die for. favorite desert ever
  • Vvv L.
    Vvv LllJune 30, 2012
    You have to try Chirashi.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 15, 2011
    “Better sushi than in Tokyo…pricy, but good.” – Anthony Bourdain.
  • Camila P.
    Camila PeixeOctober 20, 2010
    The only place in NYC where you can order sushi without sitting at the sushi bar.
  • marianne m.
    marianne myersMarch 5, 2010
    Try the tofu with ginger soy. A good value relative to other menu items and very, very tasty.
  • Jaemie
    JaemieMay 25, 2013
    Go for lunch to bar masa
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie CentenoJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The buckwheat tea and pear for dessert is simple and sublime.
  • Stephanie I.
    $595 per person. It’s an experience, more for those who have a very refined palate.
  • Levent A.
    Levent AkgermanNovember 8, 2016
    One of the best sushi spots in NYC
  • Fatima
    FatimaMay 29, 2011
    Good food + drinks. The mushrooms are a bit too salty.
  • Marshall B.
    Marshall BrownNovember 4, 2014
    The company. Better than the sushi.
  • Nichole S.
    Nichole SokoloffMay 6, 2010
    Great watercress salad, lovely sushi. Good service at the bar. Read more
  • Cary S.
    Cary SDecember 29, 2011
    Be aware.... The sashimi tasting menu for $99 is disguised as a sashimi regular at best. Just fish and nothing else. Im still hungry .
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzJuly 22, 2011
    The uni pasta is wonderful
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Paul Liebrandt, chef of The Elm, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Uni-fried rice. Read more
  • Eduardo D.
    Eduardo DiazJanuary 30, 2012
    Don't expect to control the food they serve you...expect orgasmic gustatory experiences, while you eat of course...
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