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Masa

#1,360 of 11,063 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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10 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY 10019
212 823 9807
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wanted this to be perfect

But unfortunately 4.5 out of 5. On three different occasions I was left looking at a empty sake glass when the bottle was not empty.Perfect fish that's for sure and Chef Masa perfectly accommodating. Rice just a little unperfect and background music just a little obtrusive. But splitting hairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
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Mexico City, Mexico
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Simply outstanding. 17 course fixed menu, definitely do the sake pairing, it is worth it 100%. Perfectly cut, portions are just right, freshness is great and dished are 100% Japanese, no fusion inventions or anything like that. A must go in your bucket list.

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1 Thank Manuel P
London
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

But unfortunately 4.5 out of 5. On three different occasions I was left looking at a empty sake glass when the bottle was not empty.Perfect fish that's for sure and Chef Masa perfectly accommodating. Rice just a little unperfect and background music just a little obtrusive. But splitting hairs here damn fine restaurant have eaten in better similar restaurants in... More 

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Thank LondonOcean
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The quality of their food is amazing. The fish is fresh and it feels like it was fished the same day. It is an amazing place to dine. Their preparations are out of the ordinary as it is their price but is well worth the experience. Would go back in an instance if it was easier to get a reservation

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1 Thank Guillermo R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Simply the best Japanese Restaurante of United States. Wonderful. Take a degustation menu. It will take you to the sky.

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Thank Helestron C
New Orleans, LA
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

So if you have the money to burn or a really generous friend and love Japanese food this is the place to be in NYC. The restaurant only holds about 25 people at one time and therefore is extremely intimate. Chef Masa apprenticed under the direction of sushi master, Sugiyama Toshiaki, at Tokyo’s well-respected Ginza Sushi-ko. Masa named his Beverly... More 

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Singapore
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

My wife and I dined at Masa Takayama in November. Overall, we found their cuisine to be pleasant but not good, and certainly not impressive as any restaurant ranked three Michelin stars should be. Note that we have dined in a good number of Michelin star ranked restaurants around the world, including ones serving Japanese cuisine in Osaka and Tokyo.... More 

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1 Thank SporeanGranTurismo
Delray Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We shared the chicken dumplings and the beef fried rice. Both were exceptional light and flavorful. However the rice stood above all other fried rice I've ever eaten. It's is so incredibly light in texture like nothing I've experienced with a rice dish before. The flavors danced across the pallet. I repeat. Exceptional.

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Thank Monique K
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

There are no words to say about masa it is really the best in Nyc the service the food the I ingridientes everything is perfect

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Thank Daniel D
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Everyone talks about the price here. We know that. I don't want to hear any complaints. Come in here for dinner and you should expect to leave $1000 lighter. Now let's talk about the food. This is a grand experience, and the attention to detail is unmatched. This is the sushi place you go to for a special occasion, if... More 

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Thank wildphotopro
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I am shocked to see this hot spot ranked so low. Reading the reviews below, it seems people are ranking Masa low because they do not know what to expect from a highly acclaimed Michelin star rated restaurant or appreciate real, fresh sushi. Yes it's very expensive. Yes it's just sushi (18 pieces). Yes it takes 3 hours. This is... 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 999
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
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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