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."(36 Tips)
    Celena C.
    "A great omakase deal, ask to sit with chef David, the owner."(7 Tips)
    Jenny N.
    "Sushi chef David was fantastic!"(3 Tips)
    Michellee C.
    "uni flight from diff regions"(2 Tips)
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  • 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
  • Jon S.
    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!
  • Celena C.
    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!
  • Carly C.
    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.
    Upvoted Apr 16
  • 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.
  • Preeti S.
    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.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJanuary 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Janet C.
    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
    Upvoted Apr 15
  • Emily W.
    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.
  • Susan K.
    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.
  • Melody H.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Matty C.
    Matty CitoApril 15, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • Rishi S.
    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.
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 24, 2015
    Make a reservation ahead of time. Amazing sushi. Vegan options are seaweed salad, edamame, miso soup, shishito peppers
  • Jane P.
    Jane PoretskyJanuary 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!
  • 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.
  • Dylan S.
    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!
  • st
    stDecember 21, 2013
    best value for high end sushi in nyc. very hospitable. their miso soup is amazing as well.
  • Matt O.
    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
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerFebruary 17, 2016
    Omakase was great. Make sure to sit at the sushi bar
  • Max
    MaxOctober 8, 2015
    Incredible omakase with life changing rice. Make sure to get a reservation in front of Dave at the bar.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalMarch 23, 2015
    One of my favorite sushi spots in the city. Quality and service is impeccable.
  • Eric C.
    Eric ChuAugust 13, 2014
    Omakase is delicious and some of the most affordable high-quality in the city. Sit at the bar.
  • Afro l.
    Afro lynneJune 8, 2014
    Huge portion for the tempura. That can almost pass for a meal itself
  • Jenny N.
    Jenny N.January 9, 2014
    Amazing omakase! And totally accommodating to "kosher style." Sushi chef David was fantastic!
  • K T.
    K TranOctober 5, 2014
    Masterfully considered and prepared sushi. Will make you want to swim in a pool of uni after this.
  • Emily K.
    Emily K.May 13, 2015
    Not crazy about the music, the ambiance is whatever, but the sushi is FANTASTIC, and a great value.
  • Julia B.
    Julia BenedictNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit at the sushi bar with Chef David and get ready for a wild night - always a great time!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BreslerApril 10, 2014
    Mad love to David Bouhadana and sushidojo hesitant about giving sushi love this place EARNED IT!!
  • J L.
    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.
  • nicole s.
    nicole siegelAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The best omakase out there, Chef Dave my fave
  • Erin S.
    Erin SheaSeptember 23, 2016
    Fresh, delicious sushi. Overall great experience and atmosphere!
  • Josh B.
    Josh BeckermanJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The BEST bang for your buck sushi Omakase in NYC. Wow. #magical - the Foodie Magician
  • Sam W.
    Sam WinnickMarch 4, 2015
    David is awesome and sitting at the sushi bar is so fun with him!
  • Ofer B.
    Ofer BezalelSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    No thinking required, just let Chef David take you on a sushi trip, you will not regret it
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 3, 2016
    Kohada: How do they make a hunk of spotted sardine look so gorgeous? The world may never know. Read more
  • James K.
    James KiernanJanuary 25, 2014
    Wow!!! #Amazeballs !! If you like sushi, get involved ASAP!
  • Peter
    PeterOctober 11, 2013
    Astonishingly good sushi, great sake, lovely staff.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SteingartDecember 10, 2013
    a great meal. well worth a trip. my first uni flight.
  • Kyulee S.
    Kyulee SeoSeptember 26, 2016
    Get the omakase and trust!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaMarch 26
    Great omakase! Sit at the bar.
  • Anoop R.
    Anoop RanganathApril 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I enjoyed the omakase here more than Nakazawa.
  • Jillian
    JillianOctober 12, 2016
    Very fresh. They nail the basics so go sashimi
  • Viktoria V.
    Viktoria VityukMay 31, 2015
    Sushi boner. Sit at bar and indulge in omakase
  • Talia F.
    Talia FisherFebruary 10
    Note to self: don't go here. Taste was fine but super overpriced and they didn't bother to give us the a la carte menu until we mentioned we weren't full from what we originally ordered.
  • JH L.
    JH LNovember 18, 2016
    Try Omakase. So fresh and good!
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CApril 18, 2016
    Try the Omakase! It's great quality and reasonably priced.
  • Diana S.
    Diana SmithAugust 11, 2015
    Eat all the things.
  • Kristina B.
    Kristina BarkoMarch 20, 2014
    Delicious. Highly recommended by a food snob.
  • Fan Loretta B.
    Fan Loretta BuMarch 27, 2016
    Uni sushi and scallop are awesome
  • Umair Z.
    Umair ZiaJuly 8, 2014
    A fish you've never tried before -Thrillist
  • Yuri K.
    Yuri KimMarch 16, 2014
    go with the omakase.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CApril 13, 2016
    Try the Omakase!
  • Lucy C.
    Lucy ChenOctober 2, 2014
    The owner was unfortunately the worst aspect of this restaurant. When he wasn't yelling about the holocaust, he was hitting on women sitting at the sushi bar. Came for sushi, left with frat bro stench
  • Khalil i.
    Khalil ibitefoodMarch 9, 2015
    Omakase and king salmon
  • Quinn W.
    Quinn WongAugust 4, 2015
    Try the soft shell crab!
  • Rajat R.
    Rajat RoyFebruary 1, 2014
    Trust the sake sommelier named Max
  • Sara S.
    Sara SquegliaSeptember 15, 2013
    They don't have rolls? And each piece is pricey.
  • st
    stDecember 18, 2013
    get a bar seat
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorApril 22, 2016
    This place is a huge Uni vibe
  • Adrian L.
    Adrian LJanuary 15, 2015
    Get the uni.
  • Alan H.
    Alan HuangApril 5, 2014
    This place is amazingggg
  • Bruce D.
    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
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