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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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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Set lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
KGB777
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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1,640 reviews 1,640 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
1,118 helpful votes 1,118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
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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United States
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I went at 15 east with my mom for lunch not really knowing what to expect. We ordered at the bar (best place to be because the chefs recommend the good things). This sushi restaurant is the best sushi restaurant I've never been to ! It's quite expensive but worth every single penny !!!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Really wanted to go to a Michelin rated restaurant and this one appeared to have the best value. the place was pretty cool and neat people watching scene, but the food to not blow me away which is what i was expecting for some reason. It was all good, but if you want sushi go to Chiba in New Orleans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

One of the best sushi meals I have ever had. Up there with the very best. We had omakase (recommended by Charles, our waiter, who gave us great direction) and a few other add-ons! Really spectacular. As fresh as it gets. As for ambiance, I think its as nice as any place I have been to in NYC (including Sushi... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I have never had better sushi than this. I would agree with other reviewers that the way to do this is to be extravagant, sit at the sushi bar and order the chef's tasting menu. You will not be disappointed. The soft tofu is ridiculous! I have heard that if you don't sit at the bar, the experience can be... More 

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

Neighborhood Profile
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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