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Sasabune

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401 E 73rd St, New York City, NY 10021
(212) 249-8583
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Sublime Sushi

Don't mind the one-star décor. The food sublime. Omakasi - portions of two pieces in succession - ten portions total. What I now know is you can quit anytime before the final portion. Just let the chefs do their majic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Joshua S
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New York City, New York
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English first
New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Don't mind the one-star décor. The food sublime. Omakasi - portions of two pieces in succession - ten portions total. What I now know is you can quit anytime before the final portion. Just let the chefs do their majic.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Definitely a place to go to for special occasions - $$$ - but worth it every time, the fish is always fresh, never tasted sweeter scallops and oh that salmon roe! Tip: if you like it lighter on the carb you can tell the sushi chef "small rice" and he will happily oblige. The full omakase does tend to fill... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I was recommended this place after going to Sushi Nakazawa so of course my expectations were very high. The sushi was good, but not out of this world. And upon getting the bill, I was actual a bit angry. It was good sushi but not worth the $150 Omakase per person. The decor is old and looks like any local... More 

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New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Omakase is delicious. Just be aware that you won't get anything else - No rice or rolls or soup. If you are ok with that, this is your place. Delicious and satisfying.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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143 reviews 143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Our Friend BT recommended Sasabune and as is usually the case she was not wrong. It was fairly easy to make a reservation although I did not find their website to be very helpful. I chuckled a little when the reservationists "warned" me that it was a $130 omakase menu. It sounded so very inexpensive compared to the rest of... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

(My score is actually halfway between "Very Good" and "Excellent".) This restaurant offers only Omakase (chef's choice). So don't expect to order anything except your drinks. Just expect to be served with fresh, delicious, outstanding sushi. Each piece was well prepared, some with special sauces. The butterfish was a rare and appreciated treat. For the sushi alone, count on $100/person.... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had the pleasure of dining at Saaabune NYC last night. We sat at the counter! It was delicious. I have never had Omakase before and I was assured by my husband it was the best in NYC. From the moment we walked in we were treated well. We were handed plates filled with anything you could possibly want, sashimi,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have eaten at all 3 Sasabune restaurants now (LA, HI and NY). My wife and I were very excited to sit down and enjoy a fantastic dinner since we enjoy the one in LA regularly. We had the Omakase and were very disappointed in the quality of Sushi. I would imagine NY sushi should rival that of HI, LA,... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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403 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

"Just Trust Us" is their motto and they are right. We were with friends who are "old hands" and the one thing they said was that they wanted "lite on the rice" which was a good idea. Plates kept coming.....each with 3 sushi items.......each wonderful. Our server was a terrific guy who told us when to use soy sauce and... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This place is not about atmosphere, it has a very limited wine list and it is not inexpensive but the sushi is out of this world. You do not order anything, the meal is omakase, they bring you 10 rounds of the freshest servings the chef has and they are spectacular. The only advice I would give would be to... More 

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Additional Information about Sasabune

Address: 401 E 73rd St, New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: (212) 249-8583
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 100
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 E 73rd St, New York City, NY 10021
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 249-8583

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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