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15 East

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Flatiron District
Japanese, Noodle Shop, Seafood, Noodle, Sushi
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15 E 15th Street, New York City, NY (5th Avenue)
L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to Union Square - 14th Street and F & V trains to 6th Avenue.
212-647-0015
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spectacular sushi at top prices

I don't know too many excellent Japanese restaurants that won't empty your wallet. Masa in NY, for one, is the most expensive restaurant in a city with many already onerous world class venues. So I expect to spend a pretty penny for day-fresh sushi, and another for the chef's take on what usually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
TintinInAmerica
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The food is tasty and good. Wine matched was superb too. But the waiter kept pressuring us to finish up the plate while my family was enjoying the chatting time. In the end the head waiter even came back to ask for an increase in gratuity from my original 9.5% based on the amount before tax to 20% based on... More 

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Booked restaurant in advance hoping to get a table at the sushi bar, but those seats were booked out weeks in advance. We still managed to get a nice table in the main dining room. We were hungry, so we went for the sushi & sashimi combo, plus special order unagi from 3 different parts of the world. Simply the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I don't know too many excellent Japanese restaurants that won't empty your wallet. Masa in NY, for one, is the most expensive restaurant in a city with many already onerous world class venues. So I expect to spend a pretty penny for day-fresh sushi, and another for the chef's take on what usually consists of lackluster, if delicious, bites. 15... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My daughter chose this place by web surfing. Wasn't sure what to expect but Charles, THE BEST waiter I've ever met came and just blew us away. The food was excellent in every way. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this place AT ALL. I will definitely visit again and again when in NY!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were curious to try this place whilst visiting NYC as we had heard positive comments about the sushi. To keep costs down we came at lunch and tried the set menu which consists of a starter a main and dessert. The meal was fine, decent sushi for the main. There just wasn't really enough food (we weren't that hungry... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had an early dinner here on Friday night (6 pm sitting) with my wife, and 3 year old son. I am very respectful of a restaurant's atmosphere, and what is appropriate and these guys were just wonderful, period. This is not a kiddie restaurant, this is not high chairs, but they were very accommodating to a couple with a well... More 

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is most definitely a Tier One sushi establishment. It’s upscale, it’s expensive, and it’s good enough for me to consider earning a criminal record for. Why is it worth all that? Well to start, the fish is incredibly good. Everything is fresh and authentic, and will make you realize why people freak out over things like fresh uni and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went to 15 East last week, chosen primarily because it was near Union Square and got very good food reviews. We had the chef's tasting menu @ 140 dollars per person. We unfortunately were expecting something above Nobu in NYC, and on par with a good sushi restaurant in Japan. True, the sushi was very good, but definitely several... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were the only diners there for Saturday lunch. Felt the eye of the waitstaff on us the entire time. Some may find this courteous, but we found it disquieting. We ordered the sushi and sashimi omakase. The food was good, reasonably priced compared to dinner, but overpriced overall. It was not filling, and we had to grab some pizza... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

One of the best sushi restaurants I have ever been to! I try to come to this restaurant, at least once, every time I'm in NYC. Friendly staff, very reasonable prices, and amazing/fresh sushi! Highly recommended!

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Additional Information about 15 East

Address: 15 E 15th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212-647-0015
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle Shop, Seafood, Noodle, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 E 15th Street, New York City, NY
    (5th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to Union Square - 14th Street and F & V trains to 6th Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: 212-647-0015

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle Shop, Seafood, Noodle, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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