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Azusa of Japan

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3 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-3600
212-681-0001
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
"Authentic"

They always say that if the locals eat there, it is a good place to go. Chef made me a futomaki role that was not on the menu, and it was delicious. House sake and a custom roll and it was a great late night meal if you are in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
bgsu1980
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Deerfield, Illinois
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Deerfield, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

They always say that if the locals eat there, it is a good place to go. Chef made me a futomaki role that was not on the menu, and it was delicious. House sake and a custom roll and it was a great late night meal if you are in the area.

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Vancouver, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I noticed this popular corner restaurant as I was heading into the Metro and stopped in for lunch. Excellent value box lunch included self serve buffet salad bar that was fresh and wonderful.

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Somerset, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sushi rice is supposed to have sushi vinegar flavor, but it was not at all. It was not sushi, it was rice ball. Skewers were ok, though.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have gone Azusa numerous times over the years and it remains consistent. It is a good value for dining in midtown. The lunch specials are usually a good deal. It is a place where fiends meet for lunch. It is not your typical expense account type of restaurant. That being said they have not updated the decor in a... More 

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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Took our Sydney Family of Four to this restaurant last week and have to say that the food and the service was fantastic - Service from our waitress was first class Good value - 2 starters and 4 dishes US100 Would recommend and would return

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have eaten a lot of Japanese food and so far, nothing beats Morimoto in Philly. However, Azusa was one of the worst Japanese meals/sushi I have ever had. From what I hear, it was on top of its game years ago--now I can't imagine it going much lower. All cooked food we got was fair to middlin' and the... More 

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Kent, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Took an impromptu trip to NYC for a little shopping and a "foodie" adventure. Walking toward GCS on 44th I noticed Azusa and decided I could use a little snack! Had a nice bottle of sake and 4 or 5 different types of sushi. Very knowledgeable staff, and top quality ingredients. Will definitely try for dinner on next trip.

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New York, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Azusa of Japan is a great little hidden gem on 44th street. I offten go there for their lunch specials which change everyday but usually include a piece of Japanese style fried chicken, soup, salad and sushi/sashimi option. HIGHLY recommend the Wasabi Pork Dumplings - unbelievably good and pack a very strong punch (these are usually on the dinner menu... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been to Azusa for a few times. The food and the service was great! I will definitely go back next time.

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NYC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been here twice and both times did not have a good experience. The service is not particularly good, sometimes rushed (i suppose I cannot expect good service during lunch rush hour). The food itself is so-so. There are several authentic Japanese around the area so I probably will not visit again anytime soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-3600
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-681-0001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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