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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Dinner, Lunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Table Service, BYOB

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Upper East Side
0.9 miles from Central Park
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Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

We were surprised and delighted to get a table this time of year. I suppose it is because they only take cash. I remembered this place from years ago and was glad to see it was still around. We had the salmon, yellowtail and tuna...sashimi. The yellowtail and salmon were like butter. Amazing. I would not order the tuna again however. A little tough. Almost wished I had a knife to cut it in half. I also had the Hamachi Kama (cooked yellowtail neck/collar). So good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Fresh ingredients but no taste. Looked very nice and authentic from outside but inside was not convincing. We were a group of six and everybody was not happy. For the price I expect more raffiness in the preparation. BYOD gave us the rest.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Poke is the best Japanese restaurant! My family, friends, and I have been eating there at least once a week since they opened. BJ the owner, is a very talented sushi chef. I recommend everyone to go to POKE. It’s the BEST!!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Small place, very friendly but most of all the sushi and all dishes are just perfect. Highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

They get creative with their rolls and it pays off (truffle roll!). Standard sushi shop selection otherwise so no need to look for a menu to see if they have your spicy tuna or Alaska - they do. A few tips: - cash only! -...byob! - can get crowded, so go early or late to beat the crowd lingering outsideMore

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Miso soap thick, tasteless. Tuna avocado salad good but very little avocado and tuna. Grilled mackerel gamey to the point of being barely edible. Rock shrimp lightly deep fried rather than pan fried, resulting in there being no taste whatsoever of the shrimp, which is...a pity, since when they are cooked properly they are marvelous. BYO is nice, maximum one 750ml bottle for each 4 persons or less. Cash only.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

This cash only, casual, BYOB (one bottle per 2 person) sushi spot is a gem on the upper east side. The sushi is fresh (and delicious) and service is attentive. Prices are reasonable If you’re stopping by on a busy night, know that they do...not take reservations and the wait list for a table does get long (a 45 minute wait should be expected on a Friday night). They do allow you to put in your phone number and will call when your table is ready, which should give you enough time to visit the ATM across the street at Ryan’s Daughter and have a drink.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

My friends and I enjoyed our healthy poke bowls at this restaurant which is situated on the edge of a nice courtyard with plenty of chairs, tables and shade to enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner. It is behind New World Stages, so it is...convenient for a meal before a show.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

They poorly manage customers seating and make people wait, not listening to their needs. Their tables are very small and they try to put as many people possible around even if the guests are way too tall to be able to fit. Showing no care...in the world, on top of everything.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

Fresh, great fish ALL the time. Never disappoints. Service is excellent at Poke. Does not take reservations, so go early!

Date of visit: May 2017
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