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Totoya japanese Restaurant

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1144 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7907
212-751-6123
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An excellent sushi restaurant

Nice little japanese place, with friendly service and great sushi. We had different dishes and all were good. Would go back! Only minus is that they too have adopted the trend of adding their own tip - approx 20%. I sincerely dislike that and it's bad for future tourism in the US. Let us decide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Michael W
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Stockholm, Sweden
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We ordered tvo sush boxes with aditional teryaki chicken, it was amaizing!!! This is the best and the cheapest sushi restaurant in NYC! Great service too

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Some of the freshest sushi I've ever had! Was very impressed by the quality of this neighborhood spot.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Nice little japanese place, with friendly service and great sushi. We had different dishes and all were good. Would go back! Only minus is that they too have adopted the trend of adding their own tip - approx 20%. I sincerely dislike that and it's bad for future tourism in the US. Let us decide the tip. But like I... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A great neighborhood place, but perhaps a bit more -- we have family in Paris and San Francisco who make sure to have a meal at Totoya during their visits to NYC. Good variety of sushi, sashimi, platters and rolls, and hot food. It's been through several renovations over the years -- prices go up a bit each time, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I love their food and they have friendly staff with great customer service. I ate there regularly. :) and will eat there again.

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Monroe, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

very nice lunch spot. Lots of menu choices and specials. Friendly and helpful service. The restaurant looks recently updated and is very clean I enjoy this sushi spot for lunch often.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had sushi here - spicy tuna and other kind of rolls - all excellent and plentiful for the price. Good quality and freshly made. Edamame and gyoza also good.. Not sure how cheap sushi is in LA if people think this place is expensive - we had dinner for two with wine and tip for less than $60.00 - cheapest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Good sushi, sashimi, and excellent teriyaki. Every dish looked as pleasant as it tasted. Abundant portions and a staff that allows you to linger over a cup of tea. No rush, just a relaxing good time with good food. A step above other neighborhood places, priced. Been there a hundred times, and never disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good neighborhood spot. Eating in or taking out the food is fresh and quickly prepared. Nice vibe and decor.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great service, often open late during the week, and very friendly staff. Prices and quality can't be beat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1144 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7907
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-751-6123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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