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401 E 73rd St, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
(212) 249-8583
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Ranked #854 of 11,687 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Upper East Side
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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115 reviews 115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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429 reviews 429 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

The only way you can eat fresher fish would be to eat it on the boat. Excellence personified!!! Chefs and waiters are brilliant. Just eat and enjoy.

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Greenwich, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There is no menu in this little restaurant on the upper east side. It is all omakase and the motto is: Trust me. The sushi chef will select and prepare pieces for you, after asking if you want little or no rice. With each piece, he will tell you whether to use soy sauce or not. Every piece is so... More

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New York City, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is our second review about this tiny Sushi Restaurant on the East Side. The quality of the sushi is fantastic, this a classic sushi style with the best fishes the market can offer. The unbelievable speed of the service (they obviously want you to eat an Omakase Menu in one hour) is ok, but sometimes you would need a... More

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Laredo, TX
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I'll forgo repeating all the previous very positive reviews to avoid repetition. And yes, this place is starkly decorated but compared to the finest places in Japan this joint is huge. If you think Nobu is the best place on earth due to the cool factor just skip this and stick with fashionable/hip (no slight meant to Nobu, I enjoy... 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>  > Manhattan
Average Prices: USD 0 - 100
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese

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