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401 E 73rd St, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
(212) 249-8583
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Ranked #972 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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399 reviews 399 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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West Bloomfield, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Everyone will talk smack about the atmosphere....fine...i will give you that. This is top notch sushi. High quality. Consistent. Quiet. Relaxed. Reliable. Never overcrowded. These guys are not into giving you music and a party. They make sushi and they are gd damn good at it.

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London, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Trust the man behind the counter to serve you the best sushi on the East coast. With a decent bottle of sake it will run you three tanks of gas a person, but it's well, well worth it if you are an aficionado. I've brought all kinds of people here, and everyone has always left in awe. So full they... More

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