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

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Please Please Please find a new home!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
RetiredNLuvinIt_11
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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.

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New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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!

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Melville, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

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newyork
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10 reviews 10 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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210 reviews 210 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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66 reviews 66 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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