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Sushi Yasuda

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204 E 43rd St, New York City, NY 10017-4713
212-972-1001
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12:00 am - 2:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 2:15 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 241
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overrated

Yes, the fish is of very good quality and the sushi and sashimi are prettily prepared. However, the experience comes with so many downsides that this place does not deserve the reputation it has gained as a top sushi place. The downsides include: (a) draconian enforcement of the you-must-be-on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Tubulosity
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New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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361 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Yes, the fish is of very good quality and the sushi and sashimi are prettily prepared. However, the experience comes with so many downsides that this place does not deserve the reputation it has gained as a top sushi place. The downsides include: (a) draconian enforcement of the you-must-be-on time rule but they don’t apologize for keeping you waiting for... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We booked more than a month in advance to eat here based on other reviews and I could not be happier that I did! We sat at the sushi bar -- only way to go -- and told the sushi chef to give us what he thought was good. We had salmon from New Zealand and Yellowtail from Spain. One... More 

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Baden-Baden, Germany
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The booking process at Sushi Yasuda is a bit weird, you're told what time you can arrive, must not be more than 10min late, must clear the table in 1.5hrs, must call 2 days prior to confirm, etc., but the restaurant itself is great. A modest, simple restaurant on a dark street a couple of blocks from Grand Central Station,... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Best sushi around, only fresh ingredients are used. Service is perfect. Reservations needed! For best experience ask for sushi bar and experience the best omakase cuisine style.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Sushi Yasuda has a very clean and bright design, the service is very efficient, and the food excellent. I didn't have Sushi but delicious terryaki sea bass, which was outstanding. Looking around the sushi also looked amazing. With being spoiled for choice in the area I would nevertheless come back !

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went for lunch and asked for the head chef when we booked. Wow!!! He makes sushi so quickly and effortlessly! We tried from memory, everything, or almost everything on the menu. Seared tuna was my favourite. Went in with an open mind and tried everything. Sad part is every time we have sushi we always compare it to Yasuda....... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We visited New York in December and were directed to Sushi Yasuda by a friend. We reserved a seat at the Sushi Bar and we had the Omakase option. After discussing our sushi preferences with the allotted chef, we had hands down the most incredible selection of sushi in our life, a real range of flavours, all just melting in... More 

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New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Heard good things about this restaurant. Food good, chef good, service good. But when making the reservation I was never told that from my 12 midday booking I would be kicked out at 1.30pm. Very unprofessional. The management should be ashamed. Will never return and HIGHLY RECOMMEND SUSHI DEN. Both head chef's at east side of 5th and west side... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Based on Trip Advisor & Frommers reviews, booked Sushi Yasuda a couple of weeks before, expecting Awesomeness. Don't get me wrong, the food was good. Fish was fresh and flavorful but similar to sushi / sashimi I've had in Vancouver. Maybe we were expecting it to be like Sugarfish in Los Angeles where the sushi just melted in your mouth.... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Hands down my favorite sushi in NYC. I have been here multiple times and have never been disappointed. While I have sat at a table before, i recommend calling ahead and booking a spot at the sushi bar. We always request Chef Tatsu, who is friendly and knowledgeable. The fish is extremely fresh. While the menu varies depending on what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 E 43rd St, New York City, NY 10017-4713
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-972-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 2:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 2:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 2:15 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:15 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:15 pm

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