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Sugiyama

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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Our favorite pre theater place .. Cozy and High level of service that meets Japanese standards

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
newyorkscuba400
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newyork
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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newyork
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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165 reviews 165 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Franklin, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We came here based on Zagat reviews and we were not disappointed. The service was friendly and attentive. The dining experience was fun and adventurous. Everything was top notch especially the wagyu beef.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

very authentic style. but not cheap. When we were there, we saw some very senior japans business men so believe the food rather good. enough to eat but small portion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Authentic Japaneese Restaurant. Fixed menu 5-6 courses delicious Sushi. Nice corteo us service and reasonable price.

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We selected this small Japanese restaurant on the basis of its very high ratings and positive reviews, and we were very pleased. It is owned and run by husband (chef) and wife (hostess) team, who clearly take great pride in their business. The food was exceptionally good -- they offer a choice of set menus, which vary by the number... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Kaiseki set menus - food quality is very good, service is very good, atmosphere is plain, overall experience was very good. Long story short, if your choice is between the "regular" and "authentic" sets, choose authentic unless you stumbled in here by accident and don't know or care what kaiseki is. If your choice is between regular/authentic or chef's special,... 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: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
11:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
11:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday
11:45 pm - 5:30 pm

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

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