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251 W 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019-5202
(212) 956-0670
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11:45 pm - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
the one restaurant I won't miss in NY

Fabulous service, incredible chef's special plate, the steak absolutely melts in your mouth, with a garlic chip. One of my two favorite restaurants in the world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fabulous service, incredible chef's special plate, the steak absolutely melts in your mouth, with a garlic chip. One of my two favorite restaurants in the world.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Follow me on Twitter @TheHaiku_Review Dropped into Sugiyama last week and had a beautifully prepared and served meal with a business colleague. We elected for the Modern Kaiseki, which we loved, but we also did not see a single person who looked less than delighted with their meal. We squeezed in without a reservation on a Wednesday night. They were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We've been to Japan and understand Kaiseki, this place does it well. Was my pick for 65th birthday celebration. Sad to hear they are closing.

1 Thank RetiredNLuvinIt_11
New York
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Authentic Japanese cuisine. I am pretty sure that eating here is like dining in Tokyo. Located in midtown this cozy restaurant has a pre-fix menu that will awaken your tastebuds. Great service and the freshest sashimi. A real hidden gem!

1 Thank Pipsy05
Melville, New York
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This quaint restaurant had excellent food and service. The entire staff from the owner and chef to the wait staff were super friendly and catered to our every need. I cannot say enough about this hidden gem in Manhattan. A must go to any person who enjoys excellent food and service.

1 Thank Robert R
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have been going to Sugiyama for years. It is so nice to see the same chef, the same staff and the same high level of food and service maintained over so many years. It is not at all expensive for what you get at Sugiyama compared to many watered down quasi Japanese restaurants in the city.

1 Thank newyorkscuba400
West Palm Beach, Florida
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240 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Exceptional quality Japanese food delivered in multiple small plates. It's pretty, exceptionally tasty and considering its New York not bad value. No California I'll here and that's good in my book.

1 Thank Jeffc1948
Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Food was very good and creative. Ordered 5 course meal. Everything was very creative and tasty. Portions very small. This is a unique place to go for dinner after having a huge lunch. Not sure it was worth price even for NYC

1 Thank metro2001
Austin, Texas
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250 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My mother and I decided to have two different meal courses. I had the $65 authentic 6 course dinner, and she had the $98 6 course kaiseki meal. There was a little overlap, but I definitely understand why her meal cost so much more. At the same time, I definitely enjoyed my meal. Both run through the range of cooking... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is not your average Japanese restaurant. The quality of the food, preparation and service sets this place apart. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but you will feel like an honored guest at a lavish banquet, and this makes it a great choice for a relaxed meal with family and friends, to celebrate special occasions. Do not expect a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 251 W 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019-5202
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 956-0670

Price and Cuisine

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


Open Hours
11:45 pm - 5:30 pm
11:45 pm - 5:30 pm
11:45 pm - 5:30 pm
11:45 pm - 5:30 pm

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