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Ozu Restaurant

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566 Amsterdam Ave Ste 1, New York City, NY 10024-2816
(212) 787-8316
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great service, delicious food

We came for an early dinner and the restaurant was empty except for us. The staff was attentive and friendly, and the food came very quickly. Everything was delicious. The facility itself is a bit run down (scratched table and chairs, kind of bland decor), which took away from a five star... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2013
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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've eaten at Ozu many times in past years but had not eaten there for a couple of years until this evening. I was shocked at how much worse the food was compared to my previous experiences there. I brought my cousin there for his first (and last) time to Ozu. He was equally disappointed in his food. The steamed... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for many years now and have to say it's one of my favorites in New York. Half and Half is one of my favorite foods there and I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered. I love the atmosphere of the restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of... More 

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quepos
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We came for an early dinner and the restaurant was empty except for us. The staff was attentive and friendly, and the food came very quickly. Everything was delicious. The facility itself is a bit run down (scratched table and chairs, kind of bland decor), which took away from a five star ambiance, but overall a very good dining experience.

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

If you are going out to eat with a group of people and not all people are vegan, this is a great option. They serve fish with most of the dishes but you can make all dishes vegan. Great place!

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Israel
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Wholesome, macrobiotic meals. Attentive service and pleasant atmosphere. Also good as take out. Competes with the best vegetarian noodle houses in Tokyo! We eat here evry time we visit NY

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Generally well prepared dishes. No atmosphere, priced moderately.

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nyc
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I've been here a few times, but with growing reluctance. I've had several dishes on the menu, and they all seem to lack seasoning. My most recent choice was the Ozu Tempura -- salmon and vegetables prepared tempura-style. The coating was unusually thick and extremely greasy. The service was pleasant enough (if slow), and the lunch struck me as overpriced... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

This is a cute restaurant on the upper west side. Unfortunately, like so many other restaurants in this area, it is rather nondescript. The service is excellent. In addition, the menu has several nice vegetarian options. However, we tried the steamed dumplings, the Ozu noodles, and the vegetable special of the day. While the food was fine, it was rather... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

This understated establishment offers tasty and healthy vegetarian cuisine. Our favorites are the ozu roll with pink sauce (comes with a green salad) and the refreshing summer roll that blends tofu, basil, rice noodles and peanut sauce. The Good food, quiet atmosphere, and excellent service keep us coming back whenever we are in New York.

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Raleigh, NC
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242 reviews 242 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

My wife and I had lunch at this cute little restaurant on a Saturday. The food was wonderful--excellent udon, dumplings, etc. The service was also outstanding; our waitress brought us an extra little bowl, without even being asked, in case I wanted to taste my wife's carrot ginger soup (which was really great). She was totally attentive and really sweet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 566 Amsterdam Ave Ste 1, New York City, NY 10024-2816
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 787-8316

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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