We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Japonais - CLOSED

111 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
(212) 260-2020
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan

27 reviews from our community

59% Recommend
    8
    8
    7
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Have lunch with my family with two grand children 2 yrs and 1 yr. They are very attentive and caring for the young guest. We have a private area which help a lot. The food is fantastic and like always go back there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Keystone, Colorado
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Very fresh sushi and good miso soup and salads. Seats overlooking the street is great people watching. Good service and great food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
NY, USA
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

Japonais is just one more of those prodigious, Japanese inflected restaurants that you find all over New York City these days. You enter and know that you’ve “been there, done that”. Though the space is pretty, I didn’t feel as if it had any of distinctiveness that its counterparts Morimoto, Megu or Nobu do. The food was mediocre at best.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Covington, Kentucky
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

WOW! Balcony type seating open on18th Street, great setting. Decor is top notch. We grazed on sushi and tapas, and split a couple entrees. You must have "The Rock." Thinly sliced beef you place on a hot rock you cook to your liking. Greta place and a must do.

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2009

pseudo asian food

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

My favorite part of Japonais was the ambiance. It was terrific. I went during the night and had a great dinner. It was very noisy indeed and very popular so it's very important to make a reservation early. The door is pretty neat, it's a revolving one. The food was okay, it wasn't the greatest thing I've ever had but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, NY
Top Contributor
327 reviews 327 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2009

It seems the menu has changed at Japonais is trying to pass off as a more refined purveyor of mainly cooked Japanese fare at reasonable prices. Unfortunately, it largely falls flat. The grilled Hawaiian Hamachi, one of their signature dishes, is bone dry and drowned in a broth with no taste. The appetizers are the same stuff you can get... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2008

I was a bit skeptical after reading other reviews. But my wife and I and 2 other couples thought the place was great. Expensive?? I thought it was in line with NYC sushi-$150 per couple (incl tip), and we drank a fair bit of sake and beer. Not out of line. And I thought sushi was very good. this is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

nice but kind of las vegas-esque

Was this review helpful? Yes
NYC
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

The service at this place is terrible, the waiters have an attitude and purposely ignores you, you practically have to beg to get some service. Terrible experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Japonais also viewed

 
New York City, NY
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Japonais, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing