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Donguri Restaurant

309 East 83rd Street, New York City, NY 10028 (Manhattan)
212-737-5656
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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Excellent Japanese cuisine. This is not a sushi bar. Tiny, unassuming spot. maybe 6 tables. entered on a Sunday night to a full rom. very warm greeting. We had sashimi. Maybe the best ever. My daughter had toured Japan with her aunt on a foodie trip an she said this was as good as anything in Japan. My main was... More

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New York City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Stumbled upon Donguri in our never ending quest for wonderful sashimi that won't break the bank. While not inexpensive, this restaurant has exceptional and unusual sashimi at prices less than other top Japanese restaurants. Bluefin tuna, uni, giant clam and more on the special sashimi for two (30 pieces). A delightful composed salad of lobster, uni and asparagus. Sweet corn... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

this restaurant is small and unassuming, no table cloths and mismatched chairs, and it is one of the best restaurants on the upper east side. daily specials are fresh and delicately prepared, and the presentation is nothing short of spectacular. each dish made with love and attention to detail. We tried the lobster, sea urchin over shaved tomatoes and asparagus.... More

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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We have been going to Donguri for about ten years, generally for special occasions as it is quite expensive (but definitely worth the money). The transition a few years ago, from the founders (Shuji & Michiko, who returned to Japan where they opened another Donguri) to the present owners, was more or less seamless and the new owners have stayed... More

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New York, NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

The food is authentic and sublime. I ate perhaps the best eggplant I've ever had - nice and smoky in a rich sesame sauce. The squid was juicy and divine. The kurobuta pork was fatty but flavorful. The service is thoughtful, and my glass was constantly being filled. The only drawback is the small space and rather plain surroundings. But... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Donguri Restaurant is located at 83rd and 2nd Avenue UES. Donguri is simply a MUST visit, whether you live in or near Manhattan, or are traveling to the city. If you have only one restaurant choice to make, make it Donguri. We started with Hamachi (yellow tail) sashimi. The dish arrived on a bed of shaved ice, delicately decorated with... More

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Larchmont, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

My wife and I keep coming back to this all time favorite. It is unlike any other Japanese restaurant we've ever been to: no sushi, but a selection of diverse and delicious options. We loved the sea bas cooked to perfection in an amazing broth, served with mushrooms, rice and vegetables. The sea food risotto was excellent. The appetizers were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

great small dishes, love the corn tempura

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

exquisite quality but Lilliputian portion...

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2007

If you want to experience authentic Japnese food, this is the place to go. Unlike Per Se or other newly emerged fusion style restaurants in Manhattan, Donguri offers traditional and simple Japanese food that Japanese people usually eat in Japan. The restaurant is very small with only about 7 tables, so don't forget to make a reservation.

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