Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
67 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • green tea mille crepe
  • bar masa
  • omakase
  • Kobe beef
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  • Paramita M.
    Very very expensive...not sure it's worth the price.But it definitely is an experience...
  • Mickey M.
    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.
  • Maria S.
    Maria SeredinaJanuary 26
    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 👍
  • Liam N.
    Liam NeeSeptember 13, 2015
    Awarded three stars (★★★) in the 2015 Michelin Guide for NYC restaurants. *Note: America's most expensive restaurant*
  • 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
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ChaMarch 8, 2015
    Pretty amazing food no doubt but also clearly overpriced. You're paying for brand and location overhead.
  • ozge b.
    ozge bumin oztaskinMarch 7, 2015
    Unique dining experience. Excellent food. Expensive, yes, but totally worth every penny. Enjoy!
  • LN D.
    LN DFebruary 25, 2015
    Had lunch there today and there's no word to express how amazing it was. Just feeling grateful that I've experienced this, so thank you.
  • 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
  • M S.
    M SuAugust 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!
  • Shindy C.
    Shindy CAugust 11, 2014
    Incredible Omakase. Came for birthday dinner prepared by Chef Masa himself. Beautiful and a true event!
  • 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....
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BonsangueMarch 11, 2014
    Come with your wallet. $450 dollar chef tasting menu of 26 courses ONLY
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vvv L.
    Vvv LllJune 30, 2012
    You have to try Chirashi.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceApril 3, 2012
    Unbelievable sushi-- go for anything involving fresh fish. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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 .
  • 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
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 15, 2011
    “Better sushi than in Tokyo…pricy, but good.” – Anthony Bourdain.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzAugust 15, 2011
    The black truffle ice cream may change your life. For the better.
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzJuly 22, 2011
    Safe room for the cocoa sesame ice cream or splurge on the truffle version
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzJuly 22, 2011
    The uni pasta is wonderful
  • Nuria N.
    Nuria NajleJune 5, 2011
    sushi the price. At $450 per person before tip.
  • Fatima
    FatimaMay 29, 2011
    Good food + drinks. The mushrooms are a bit too salty.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie CentenoJanuary 27, 2011
    The buckwheat tea and pear for dessert is simple and sublime.
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AndrewsNovember 30, 2010
    omg. the green tea mille crepe is to die for. favorite desert ever
  • Camila P.
    Camila PeixeOctober 20, 2010
    The only place in NYC where you can order sushi without sitting at the sushi bar.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Nichole S.
    Nichole SokoloffMay 6, 2010
    Great watercress salad, lovely sushi. Good service at the bar. Read more
  • marianne m.
    marianne myersMarch 5, 2010
    Try the tofu with ginger soy. A good value relative to other menu items and very, very tasty.
  • Shmowsey
    ShmowseyJune 3, 2014
    Sushi with my fav Syrians - great saki 👌❤️
  • 🐾 🐩 Philanthropist V.
    Unique et magique. Le grand savoir-faire japonais pour une cuisine éblouissante.
  • Georban
    GeorbanJanuary 31, 2013
    Expensive but is most amazing gastronomic experience in New York. Recomendado a que vengan si están en La Gran Manzana.
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