Sushi Yasuda

Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Turtle Bay, New York
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  • Leslie T.
    Leslie TengMarch 19, 2016
    Food is worth every penny. Sushi matsu gives good variety for reasonable price. Uni is creamy. Sea scallop is shiny and fresh. Eel is plump and tender. The shrimp is sweet and firm.
    Upvoted Sep 19
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If u can't splurge, get $28 sushi+sashimi combo (5 pcs of sushi+2 maki rolls)-incl some of starred fish in omakase. $23 chirashi's also a deal: 4-6 pcs of 5 diff fish & they'll leave out ur dislikes
  • Carl Lu Y.
    Carl Lu YinJuly 24, 2016
    The toro and mackerel here is very very good. Defiantly try the omakase. It worth every penny you spent, although it would be a remarkable amount of pennies lol.
    Upvoted Aug 15
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Reservations needed for I've-died-&-gone-to-heaven sushi! No creative rolls here. All about fresh, raw fish & for sushi purists. Order Chef's starred daily fish & definitely splurge for the Omakase!
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatDecember 2, 2011
    For the best sushi experience in NYC, you've come to the right place. For the full experience get the Omakase, a personal dining experience with one chef who serves up piece after piece of pure bliss.
    Upvoted Sep 19
  • Rick N.
    Rick NijhuisFebruary 16
    Lucky enough to walk in and find a seat. Highest quality sushi. Unagi was delicious! Do try some of the less common vegetable makis like daikon sprout and Japanese sweet potato.
  • Kyulee S.
    Kyulee SeoSeptember 26, 2016
    Best omakase in NYC imo, every single piece is really special and catered to your taste. Also had an abalone appetizer (more like an entree size) and it was divine
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMarch 19, 2013
    The sushi here—arctic char, ebi (shrimp), uni (sea urchin), and ikura (salmon roe)—is an essential New York bite. More places to eat like a local: tandl.me/12ufz7c
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 4, 2013
    Reserve a seat at the bar of this bamboo-clad space to watch Tatsu and Mitsu—as they’re called by regulars—dispatch purist renditions of nigiri onto wooden trays in elegant, efficient movements. Read more
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiJune 24, 2015
    Trust the omakasa menu if you are not sure. But definitely get Uni, Freshwater Eel, Toro, Tamago and Salmon! We for okamasa with several pieces extra, 120 per person. No tipping here
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best sushi in the city - seriously. Sit at the sushi bar if you can and just go omakase (like prix fixe), the chefs are a great part of the experience. Always finish with the toro-scallion roll.
  • Fanny C.
    Fanny ChanJuly 22, 2014
    Absolutely amazing quality. Do your best to get omakase at the bar and ask to have wasabi on the side so that you can control wasabi portions in your sushi (mine came a bit strong). Still an NYC fav!!
  • Mike t.
    Best sushi in town. Sit at the bar and ask for the Omakase. Let the chef pamper you. Pricey, but an incredible culinary experience. Simplicity at its best!
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiJuly 23, 2013
    Get yourself a seat at the sushi counter, ask for omakase, open your senses and experience some of the best sushi in the city. The minimal yet warm space contributes just as much as the food.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneApril 23, 2015
    Sushi sashimi entree $28, choose 4 sushi, 1 roll and receive 9 pieces of chef's choice of sashimi. Mixed seaweed salad with nutty dressing $9. Serene atmosphere
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChenJanuary 16, 2014
    One of the most amazing sushi spots in NYC. Though it could be a bit pricey but go for the omakase at the bar. Do not be afraid to ask the chef questions they are always very knowledgeable.
  • Eryn B.
    Eryn BraueJune 3, 2014
    You have to order omakase style. It's really the best way to experience the phenomenally fresh fish. Every single bite was delicious particularly the white king salmon, the fatty tuna and the oyster.
  • Karolina C.
    Sea urchin, tuna belly, scallop or eel.. Everything is just so special, beautiful place and omacase experience!
    Upvoted Sep 6
  • Martial B.
    Martial BénardSeptember 24, 2013
    As a first-timer here, was a bit puzzled by the way things go here. The nice thing when you sit at the bar is that you can order your sushi "a la carte" one by one... Urchin is a truly special treat.
  • Milena A.
    Milena AdamianAugust 14, 2013
    One of the best sushi places in NYC. in fact very Californian quality of the sushi (fresh and great selection of the fish) with NYC-paced service and Japanese politeness. Strongly recommended!
  • Ernesto G.
    Ernesto GutierrezSeptember 11, 2015
    Words fail to describe what i've experienced here. You will not be able to eat sushi anywhere else. Sit at the bar and order omakase. You can thank me later.
  • Dee M.
    Dee MyaApril 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    They don't have any sauces or spicy mayo butt they don't need to. U have to try iit to understand. Deff a place if ur iin the city u MUST try to try sushi the way its actually meant to taste. Amazing!
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyJuly 11, 2013
    Every roll was spectacular; yet the uni roll was the frontrunner. The uni was memorable with its sweetness wrapped in exceptionally tasty nori, finished off with the perfect hint of soy sauce salt.
  • Emily K.
    Emily K.October 9, 2015
    Solid omakase - they give you a flight of the same fish, different cuts, which makes for a great tasting experience. Nice atmosphere that isn't too stuffy either. You WILL leave very full.
  • Andrew H.
    One of the best sushi spots in New York. Fish is very fresh and great service. I recommend lunch for those who do not want to spend a fortune.
  • Boris P.
    Boris PluskowskiOctober 8, 2014
    Undoubtedly the best traditional Japanese restaurant in the city - notoriously hard to get into at any reasonable hour without reservations - but so so soooo worth it
  • Diego M.
    Diego MorenoJanuary 21, 2015
    It's all about the omakase, sit at the sushi bar and you will get world class eating experience; every bite is a explosion of textures and flavors; one personal favorites. Not cheap
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SampselDecember 17, 2016
    Sit at the bar for the omakase. You can let the chef know things you like/don't like, but be adventurous and try it all! The uni trio and king salmon were my favs.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 30, 2012
    In a city that eagerly embraces each successive wave of Japanese imports, Sushi Yasuda remains the ideal long-running, low-key place to celebrate sushi as it’s meant to be eaten.
  • Anya
    AnyaAugust 15, 2016
    Everything done accordingly to Japanese traditions. Tip is included to your bill. Your regular spicy tuna and other rolls from "sushi places" will not be served here. However, very fresh sashimi!
  • Alex Z.
    Alex ZaltsmanDecember 6, 2012
    Yasuda is for sushi purists. Not the place for rolls. The variety of different fish is incomparable to any other sushi place in NYC. Red miso soup w clam is fantastic. Amazing!
  • M. Silver Associates
    M. Silver AssociatesFebruary 13, 2012
    Selected by Zagat Survey as best Japanese/sushi restaurant in NY for 2 yrs running. Offers intimate ambiance and sleek blond wood interiors put focus on excellent food and on your fascinating date.
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GluckJuly 10, 2014
    Sit at the bar and enjoy this no-frills, beautifully prepared sushi (omakase of course). The uni and eel are both superb.
  • Whitney F.
    Whitney FishmanMarch 4, 2016
    Make sure you set up a seat at the sushi bar in advance. Even if you don't do omakase you can ask the chefs what they recommend and make your own omakase Magic.
  • Ruby A.
    The most traditional sushi experience I've had in NYC. Every flavor was classic. The sea scallop was definitely our favorite.
  • Jon F.
    Jon FaroMay 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing flavors, I never knew sushi could be so delicious. Must tries: Uni, toro, Spanish mackerel, razor clam, unagi. I recommend starting with the combination Matsu and going from there.
  • Su Ann L.
    Su Ann LimJanuary 1, 2015
    clean, classic, fresh - one for the purists. love the uni here, always plump and delicately presented, never with nori which takes away from the lightness of the uni
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AngelinoJanuary 15, 2015
    Incredible sushi with really really nice seating and service!Atmosphere is off the hook,prices for a place of this caliber are not bad at all.Anthony Bourdain approved😍😍😍😍😍
  • Zero J.
    Zero JeonDecember 1, 2015
    One of the best sushi restaurants in NY. Their rice and Seaweed comes from Japan. There is no taste of bitter oil in Tuna, and every ingredient is exceptionally fresh.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 3, 2016
    Shima Aji: Most of the fish at this Midtown sushi oasis is imported from Japan. Kon’nichiwa, perfectly sliced sliver of jack fish. Read more
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimJanuary 15, 2012
    Fine 1.4: High end sushi. Make sure you sit at the sushi counter & order omakase style. For a slightly cheaper option, I always liked Ushiwakamaru (on Houston/6th) - sit in front of Chef Hideo. Read more
  • James J.
    James JFebruary 3
    Getting the omakase from a table isn't quite the same but still delicious and amazing. The 3 types of eel, out of this world.
  • pinsuda s.
    pinsuda sagooleimSeptember 19, 2011
    The fish... the rice... heavenly. Go if you're entertaining clients. Best when you're not personally footing the bill. Omakase style is the only way to go. P.S. The sea urchin is divine. Read more
  • Korinne M J.
    Korinne M JackmanJune 20, 2013
    Great place!! Quiet atmosphere and attentive service. Food was fantastic. Brought a client here for working lunch and it was perfect. Highly recommend it!
  • M. Silver Associates
    M. Silver AssociatesFebruary 9, 2012
    It doesn't offer the clichéd romantic restaurant trappings, but the intimate ambiance and sleek blond wood interiors put the focus where it belongs- on the excellent food and on your fascinating date.
  • Edmund B.
    Edmund BoeyFebruary 21
    The scallion sushi is a specialty! Very unique! But really just get the omakase and you can't go wrong.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WuDecember 18, 2015
    Incredible sushi. The freshest eel (sawani and anago), scallop, and uni. Call ahead and get a seat at the sushi bar and do the omakase!
  • Kit&kafoodle
    Kit&kafoodleNovember 18, 2015
    Beautiful fresh fish. Omakase is around $150pp for 15 or so pieces. Perfect service and lovely atmosphere.
  • Reet
    ReetMay 3
    Great, fresh sushi + sashimi omakase matched by friendly, attentive service. Appreciated inclusive tip as well in a surprisingly reasonable bill.
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChuMay 7, 2012
    Best sushi I've ever had. Make reservations, read menu in advance, expect high prices and high quality. Great for business meetings and dates, but very busy.
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionAugust 14, 2012
    Fish is so so fresh you dont even need the rice. Sashimi :) amazing. Def no need for spicy mayo and tempura flakes. Skinny and delicious #FFactorApproved
  • Minhee P.
    Minhee ParkApril 30, 2016
    One of my favorite sushi places, must sit at bar and let the chef decide what to feed you. You won't be let down! Best eel ever!
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WittAugust 22, 2014
    Really good sushi, top quality, maybe just a bit overpriced. And only one white wine on the list.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroAugust 13, 2011
    The best traditional Japanese sushi in New York City. If you have visited Sushi Seki or Sushi Gari, you will see the difference between traditional and avant garde.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 16, 2010
    Try the Sushi Matsu instead of the Omakase, it is much cheaper and if you ask for chef’s choice, you are essentially getting the same experience at a fraction of the price.
  • Jess C.
    Jess ColemanJanuary 13, 2016
    Truly fantastic. Only downside is that you will never enjoy sushi as much as you did.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneDecember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Omakase is an other worldly experience. Yoshii is a great guide if you can get him. Uni, toro, & scallop were some personal favorites.
  • Fabio
    FabioDecember 22, 2013
    The best Sushi in t city.... No question about it. Order anything.... They r all great . My favorites the obes w/mango n shrimps
  • Ivana L.
    Ivana LiAugust 24, 2016
    Favorite sushi restaurant in the city because the menu has many unique sushi pieces I can't find at other sushi spots!
  • Anna D.
    Anna DJune 2, 2014
    No words. Best sushi of my life. Fish is absolute butter. Sit at the bar and just let them create! Well worth the money.
  • From The World B.
    From The World BlogOctober 23, 2012
    Perfect sushi, fresh fish from Japan to Manhattan. Yasuda is considered one of the best NY sushis and you should find out why.
  • DRAZ
    DRAZSeptember 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you sit by the bar and order omakase, if you are a sushi snob this is as close to perfect as it gets!
  • Denise L.
    Denise LNovember 12, 2014
    Sit at the sushi bar for omakase and taste the freshest catches of the day. Standouts: shimaaji, oyster, scallop, arctic char
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 14, 2014
    The twenty-piece omakase menu doesn’t skimp on quality: Rice takes a bath in Japanese charcoal-purifed water, and fish is scrutinized for quality before being served.
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 29, 2016
    The sushi is excellent and amazing. I couldn't help thinking how pretty and delicate it was. Almost a shame eating it. Almost.
  • Edward K.
    Edward KimSeptember 13, 2012
    Make a reservation a few days early to sit at the bar. Omakase is a must (obviously). Uni is pretty damn good.
  • angela g.
    angela gaylorJuly 7, 2015
    Pretty much everything is amazing and doesn't need any extra condiments. Don't sit at the bar if you're trying to save $!
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia SanchezMay 4, 2011
    Amazing sushi..but it is very pricey. Also, the people here (employees & customers alike) are extremely pretentious and if you don't look even a little bit wealthy, you will be stared down.
  • Payman B.
    Payman BahmaniSeptember 20, 2010
    Reserve a spot at sushi bar and go omakase. If you look at the menu at the bar you're a fool. If you like your sushi chefs highly opinionated, request to be seated at Chef Yasuda's station.
  • cynthia w.
    cynthia wangJanuary 11, 2013
    Scallops were delicious. Prawn and monkfish appetizers were also amazing. Questionable if this place needs to be this fussy though.
  • Adam F.
    Adam FApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Simply put, this is the best sushi I've ever had. Better than gari, sushi zone, and sugarfish. Omakasa or don't even bother.
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 18, 2010
    Yasuda regulars know their sushi chefs by name and send them Christmas cards. If you're not getting world-class omakase here, you're not at Yasuda. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Amber R.
    Amber RachaelAugust 17, 2013
    The most amazing sushi in NYC! Very expensive, but the fish is so fresh that it melts in your mouth!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 12, 2013
    Get a seat at the beautiful, L shaped bar and make sure you try the unique blowfish.
  • Rishav K.
    Rishav KFebruary 12, 2016
    Omakase by the sushi bar is the way to go for some of the best sushi in New York
  • Jenn O.
    Jenn OJanuary 16, 2011
    Definitely make a reservation and sit at the sushi bar. Ask for chef's recommendations and try the uni! Even the fruit fir dessert is delicious
  • The New York Times
    The New York TimesNovember 29, 2011
    Recommended dishes: Sushi and sashimi, flash-fried shrimp, grilled fish liver and flash-fried eel bones. Read more
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
    If you can't go Japan for traditional sushi, New York has the answer: Sushi Yasuda. Discover more tips at http://westinfinds.com/ Read more
  • Eaters H.
    Eaters HeavenApril 18, 2016
    Omakase is the only way to go! Make sure they include a double of scallops, oysters and UNI!
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiMarch 18, 2015
    Super yummy and authentic sushi. Lots of variety. Specializes in tuna and shellfish.
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa ChienSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Anago & sawani. Will change your perspective & standard for eel sushi.
  • Nick S.
    Nick Saretzky2 weeks ago
    Scallops, sea urchin, and of course— the tuna.
  • Aditi
    AditiJuly 11
    Most incredible sushi quality I've had in the US. trust the chef but make sure you order the shrimp.
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterMay 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    New room w/ additional seating + sushi bar in the back.
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer ParkFebruary 19, 2015
    Best sushi I've had in NYC, def get the omakase. Fish literally melts in your mouth!
  • Marc S.
    Sake, omakase with japanese uni... what else should I say! Quality price better than nakazawa!
  • Marc
    MarcApril 15, 2013
    THR says: A&E President Robert DeBitetto says "Hands down the best sushi I've had in this country." He warns that walk-ins have no shot.
  • Monica T.
    Monica TanuwidjajaSeptember 4, 2012
    Worth the $$$$$, best uni I've ever had! Have to go to Jiro's in JPN next time and compare them ☺
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroAugust 30, 2011
    for traditional japanese sushi, this place is on point! It is pricey, but I think it is worth it.
  • Desiree
    DesireeApril 14, 2015
    Perfect bites of the freshest nigiri. Wide variety of fish. One of my favorites.
  • Mira E.
    Mira EbmeierJuly 30, 2011
    That's THE place to learn about different types and grades of tuna, salmon, yellow tail, clam, roe, mackerel & eel.
  • amoolia
    amooliaOctober 7, 2011
    Sushi Yasuda is a mind-blowing party in your mouth. The fish is incomparable to that anywhere else. Service fantastic. Try everything.
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
    If you can't go Japan for traditional sushi, New York has the answer: Sushi Yasuda.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KaoNovember 11, 2013
    This'll put a dent in your wallet but so worth it. Omakase is the only way to go
  • Augusto L.
    Augusto LimaJune 6, 2016
    Even the cheaper combination sushi for lunch is superb. Don't miss this place.
  • David H.
    David HaberMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar and order the omakase. The head sushi chef is the first position as you walk in.
  • Tim O.
    Tim O'ReillySeptember 19, 2014
    Omakase! The best sushi I've ever had. Including in Japan.
  • jon f.
    jon ferrerAugust 23, 2014
    The pinnacle of sushi omakase in NYC. Sit at the bar and prepare to be wowed.
  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadNovember 27, 2016
    Don't be a fool - always order the omakase. Sushi for the purists.
  • Teddy K.
    Teddy KuDecember 31, 2016
    5 piece sushi and 2 roll lunch set is a bargain for $28 with tip included
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