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Masa

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10 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10019
212 823 9807
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great sushi.

Sushi fabulous but staff were a little stiff- chefs and waiters. The food was fast and plenty of it. Some portions were too large actually so we felt full before the best part of the meal - the sushi. Wagyu beef was pretty good. I asked the waiter to leave the wagyu and bring the next course and he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Celeste D
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  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Sushi fabulous but staff were a little stiff- chefs and waiters. The food was fast and plenty of it. Some portions were too large actually so we felt full before the best part of the meal - the sushi. Wagyu beef was pretty good. I asked the waiter to leave the wagyu and bring the next course and he told... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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122 reviews 122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Masa What we like about Masa: Exclusiveness Professionalism Uniqueness Craftsmanship Attention to details What we don't like about Masa: Restrictions precludes full relaxation; being watched by staff Aloofness of owner/ chef Recommendations: Come down from lofty heights Charismatic owner/ chef to greet guests will bring extra dimension

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

In this place I've had one of the most amazing experiences eating sushi. The quality of the food is really good. Everything you can eat there is amazing for your palate. The only problem is the position of the restaurant, for a high quality food you should have a same quality place where serving meals.

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San Francisco, California
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Bar Masa is a more casual version of the actual restaurant and they serve lunch and dinner. Plus there is an a la cart menu at bar masa for when you want to have a smaller meal. Simply put, the quality and preparation of dishes is top notch. There were moments of eating where both my wife and I sat... More 

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New York City, New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Holy Cow!! This is an amazing restaurant!. A totally different feel from Masa. A lot more casual and relaxed. Bar Masa has a regular menu in addition to omakase. We came for lunch and had a terrific meal. We sat at the sushi bar and received great service from the gentleman behind the bar. This is not a typical "sitting... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Went there with my brother as part of a short blitz of NYC to experience some finer parts of the city. First of our 3 restaurants (Eleven Madison Park, Jean-George's). Setting is surprising, on top floor of a shopping mall (like myriad so-so restaurants in Asia), but hey, it was next to Per Se, so maybe can't complain. Very plain... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I was so excited to eat at MASA BAR during my Mom and I's annual visit to NYC for Christmas shopping. What a HUGE disappointment! The sashimi was not fresh and I could not finish the 2 rolls I ordered because the fish smell was so strong (bad fishy smell). I love sushi and this is the worst I have... More 

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New York City, New York
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107 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Third time lucky or rather not. Been here three times, twice on a Sunday, so BAR MASA was closed. Masa is NYC's most expensive and one of the most hyped restaurants. I've been very excited to snatch a seat at their sister Bar Masa next door. Frankly, it's totally overrated, and by far not worth the arm and leg they're... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had dinner yesterday at Masa in New York. We were looking for something spectacular and we got it. We were sittigpng in front of chef Masa and he was in great form. The food was very special. We love japanese food and sushi and have been eating at many japanese restaurnats but this was very special indeed. The prices are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I'm from Seattle and know my sushi. The quality here (MASA bar) was very good, although it was so expensive that we only had a few items. I thought the tuna rolls were tasty but nothing special. Ditto the sashimi. But I was astonished at the tiny portions--about $8 for a very small bite of tuna. The service was indifferent.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212 823 9807

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 999
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 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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