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Ozu Restaurant

Upper West Side
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566 Amsterdam Ave Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-2816
(212) 787-8316
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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New City, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

My family and I have been going to Ozu for many years. We drove to Manhattan from Rockland county and found an almost empty restaurant with a sign displaying kosher certification has been suspended. We were soooo disappointed. We knew the menu so well ..we were prepared to order soup and dumplings...Ozu burgers ..and pad Thai noodles with peanut sauce...it... More 

Thank Barbara B
White Plains, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ozu is my go-to place to go when I am on the Upper West Side. It's usually great and fast and delicious. I highly recommend.

1 Thank westchestertravelers
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've eaten at Ozu many times in past years but had not eaten there for a couple of years until this evening. I was shocked at how much worse the food was compared to my previous experiences there. I brought my cousin there for his first (and last) time to Ozu. He was equally disappointed in his food. The steamed... More 

1 Thank Puppetguy
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for many years now and have to say it's one of my favorites in New York. Half and Half is one of my favorite foods there and I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered. I love the atmosphere of the restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of... More 

Thank Daniela P
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We came for an early dinner and the restaurant was empty except for us. The staff was attentive and friendly, and the food came very quickly. Everything was delicious. The facility itself is a bit run down (scratched table and chairs, kind of bland decor), which took away from a five star ambiance, but overall a very good dining experience.

1 Thank kfamilycr
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

If you are going out to eat with a group of people and not all people are vegan, this is a great option. They serve fish with most of the dishes but you can make all dishes vegan. Great place!

1 Thank romyrozen
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151 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Wholesome, macrobiotic meals. Attentive service and pleasant atmosphere. Also good as take out. Competes with the best vegetarian noodle houses in Tokyo! We eat here evry time we visit NY

1 Thank levtahor
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Generally well prepared dishes. No atmosphere, priced moderately.

2 Thank Macrosantafe
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I've been here a few times, but with growing reluctance. I've had several dishes on the menu, and they all seem to lack seasoning. My most recent choice was the Ozu Tempura -- salmon and vegetables prepared tempura-style. The coating was unusually thick and extremely greasy. The service was pleasant enough (if slow), and the lunch struck me as overpriced... More 

Thank xenophonella
Atlanta, GA
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

This is a cute restaurant on the upper west side. Unfortunately, like so many other restaurants in this area, it is rather nondescript. The service is excellent. In addition, the menu has several nice vegetarian options. However, we tried the steamed dumplings, the Ozu noodles, and the vegetable special of the day. While the food was fine, it was rather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Amsterdam Ave Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-2816
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 787-8316

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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