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$5 - $25
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1.2 miles from The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
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Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

This place was highly recommended. Only take out, so I needed to drive to pick up. The ordering online is good and it offers to have your order brought out to the car in 25 min. I was there in 50 min. The order was...not ready so I needed to wait for another 20 min. The street doesn’t allow parking ( I think even stopping) so it is a pain. The food: we ordered the highly acclaimed spicy tuna tartar. It has nothing to do with tartar, has pretty large piece of tuna on top of hard fried rice tempura and a chunk of dense seasoning on top. Eatable but nothing to rave about. Yellowtail with Serrano peppers is very good, the best from our choices. Two special rolls ($16 and $15) were OK. but were both packed in one small tray, so it looked more like chip small rolls. Prices are high so for a restaurant that mostly serves takeout, the presentation of packed food desires to improve. On balance, OK sushi , but we would do OK (and cheaper)without a drive at a few other sushi places around.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

I thought I’d try this place as it had good ratings on TripAdvisor but I wasn’t impressed with the food. The sashimi was badly cut and I have never seen tuna cut as small as it was. The special rolls were cut to thin and...were inconsistant and the rice was cold. The only consolation was that the service was very good but I am not paying to eat the service 😩.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. Sat outside - Service was outstanding. Mango Blossom Roll was great as was the grilled Calamari. Others had the King Crab and Spider Roll- typical but they were fresh and well prepared. Nice menu with many choices. Kitchen is happy...to customize Asia’s customer prefers. I highly recommend this place for a great meal.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

Very nice casual restaurant with amazing sushi and incredible seaweed soup. Iced green tea was surprisingly delicious also! Great service and wonderful friendly staff!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

From the outside, it was hard to tell what kind of place it would be. Once inside, it was nicer than expected ( expected for a cheap, non modern place ). The decor and ample seating was great. No one was sitting on top of...us and a conversation can be carried. Colorful menu which I got a little confused going back and forth. The red Phoenix roll and lychee martinis were delicious. The wet napkin was convenient, but would prefer a hot hand towel. The wait staff were nice and patient.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

We had a superb dining experience at Honshu! The oysters were so fresh and delicious. Cocktails were perfect and the sushi rolls were top notch in presentation and flavor. Highly Recommend!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

My daughter in law invited us to Honshu restaurant. We really enjoyed the whole dining experience, food and service was excellent.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

We had been looking for a good sushi place which was local for our son's birthday. The sushi was excellent-fresh, highest quality, and the special rolls were absolutely delicious. My husband's cocktail was yummy and strong enough that it was good that only one of...us had one! We also got a chocolate cake for my son's birthday, and it was perfect, with a hot melt in your mouth center which I would not necessarily have expected at a Japanese restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Been to Honshu a few times. This is my dad's favorite place to go to. Everything is outstanding here. Highly suggest everyone go to this restaurant.

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Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

You can’t go wrong with the regular sushi menu or the fresh items flown in from Japan every day. Love the sushi but if you don’t there is a good selection of cooked food also. Try the Montgomery roll or the Izikaya. Fashion roll is...yummy too with a nice jalapeño kick.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Chanced upon this very popular lunchtime restaurant near Exchange Place and were lucky to get seats immediately. Tried a range of sashimi -- tuna, salmon, scallops -- and the chicken teriyaki, along with miso soup and crispy salmon skin salad The sashimi was excellent, presented,...of course, very aesthetically. The miso soup was thick and tasty and hot enough to warm the cockles of the heart on a chilly day. Teriyaki chicken sauce was quite good, but the meat was not as crisp at the edges as it should be to offer the right texture and contrast The salmon skin in the salad also was nowhere as crispy as it needs to be, though the amount of salmon in the salad was better than in most placesMore

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Our waiter was picking on us for fun. Asked us why we weren't able to finish our food, given the fact that we are so "Big". And couple other extremely hurtful things. Commenting on the food is pointless, the staff managed to spoil our evening...very well. I would rather go to a substandard restaurant, where at least the people are nice.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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mgcby2001, General Manager at Honshu, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Hi Debbie, We are terribly sorry for your case and apologize about it. We discussed to our staff and punish him accordingly. We also responded your email and trying to fix the situation. However, it is seemed that you do not want us to fix...More

Reviewed January 22, 2018

Very good food and place has been around a very long time. Super hard to park in the area so beware and read all signs.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Happy hour is great deal: from $5 appetizer to Japanese whiskey (you can't get better deal) Oysters and sushi are amazing. Especially the special fish, they have wide variety including live scallop, live shrimp, barracuda and needle fish. Live shrimp and live scallop are must...buy items - they are so good. Compare to city, they are much affordable. So I don't mind to travel to JC to get their deal. Will try their omakase for the next visit.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Having ordered Sushi from many restaurants, this has become our go-to place for Sushi. The quality of seafood is much better and fresher than other places. Besides sushi, the dumplings, teriyaki platter and salads are very well made.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Yes, Honshu offers takeout services.

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Honshu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4