Sushi Yasuda

Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Turtle Bay, New York
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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😍😍😍😍😍
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Kit&kafoodle
    Kit&kafoodleNovember 18, 2015
    Beautiful fresh fish. Omakase is around $150pp for 15 or so pieces. Perfect service and lovely atmosphere.
  • 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.
  • Reet
    ReetMay 3
    Great, fresh sushi + sashimi omakase matched by friendly, attentive service. Appreciated inclusive tip as well in a surprisingly reasonable bill.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
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