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Sugiyama

251 W 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019-5202 (Manhattan)
(212) 956-0670
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Ranked #1,247 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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82% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Cape May Beach
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184 reviews 184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I found this in a Japanese language newspaper and was thrilled with the meal. One of the best ever for me. We loved the atmosphere and service as much as the food. I didn't want this to be ruined, so I hesitated to even do a review. I think it is better if it just has its own loyal fans.... More

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Middletown, NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We hadn't been here in a few years, but it has maintained its excellence and even surpassed our prior visits. You're made to feel welcome from the moment you walk in. The service is very attentive and geared towards the individual. When they take your order they ask if you're allergic to any foods. The food is inventive and delicious... More

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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119 reviews 119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We tried Sugiyama after the theatre on Saturday afternoon, we were greated by an amazing warm, friendly and professional staff. We had the 6 course meal & enjoyed the freshness of the food... Worth the trip

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

We recently were in Japan and I selected this place from all Kaiseki dining options to celebrate my wife's birthday. This place offers an authentic Kaiseki dining experience. Food, atmosphere, and traditional Japanese courtesy! It is in our permanent NYC rotation. I hesitate to review only because I worry about getting reservations. The Uni was freshest I have had outside... More

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Shizuoka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I came to Sugiyama for a dinner with my Swedish friend and his wife. The restaurant is within the walking distance from the famous NYC hotels. The entrance was kind of simple, but the interior was quaintly decollated Japanese "Ryo-tei" restaurant. Reservation at the corner “bar-counter” sheets is highly recommended. The tasting, enhanced by the chef's elegant performances, was highly... More

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I came to Sugiyama for a dinner with one of my work colleagues based on the fact that it was closest to my hotel and had decent reviews. The menu was not a la carte and was only on a set menu basis which was different. The set menus were quite pricey and I chose one based on the fact... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

thinking to go tho this place for a longtime. finally we were there with the family. expecting to eat real good kaiseki . we had chosen the tasting menu , too classical and nothing fancy and special. otherwise service is good

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Park City, Utah
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100 reviews 100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I was recently in NYC during a snow storm, and I wanted to find a restaurant within walking distance of my hotel due to the weather conditions. My friend and I ended up at Sugiyama. We called for a last minute reservation and were greeted warmly, and seated right away. The restaurant itself is on the small side, yet warm... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

When you're going to the theatre in this area--or when you want an elegant meal--take yourself to this excellent restaurant. The place itself is lovely, the service is gracious and timely, and the modern kaiseki food is fresh, and beautifully prepared and served. We had the 3-course pre-theatre dinner and enjoyed it immensely. I had seared tuna to start and... More

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New York City, New York
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216 reviews 216 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

So after reading all the amazing reviews at this place, my friend and I had to give it a try. The place has a nice elegant simplicity to it with an amazing light sculpture on one end. Service was also very friendly and prompt and we didn't have to wait long for each course. We decided on the Modern Kaiseki... More

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