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Azusa of Japan

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3 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-3600
+1 212-681-0001
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Budd Lake
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120 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Azusa is a good place to go for lunch for sushi or cooked food. Everything is well prepared and fresh. Service is efficient, so you can finish within an hour or hour and a half. This is not the place to have a three hour lunch. However, the atmosphere is perfect for business or a quick lunch with friends. Salmon... More 

Thank Marian T
New York City, New York
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328 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

In the heart of midtown, a reasonably priced authentic Japanese option. The sushi was fresh and delicious, service was friendly, menu was quite varied (tempura options, sushi, various bento-style). The lunch special looked very good and was quite reasonably priced - next time we will try that...

Thank Oliver J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

As usual, the shrimp shumai was excellent as well as the array of fried skewers of eggplant and shiitake mushrooms. The sashimi is fresh and the portions are large. Order fresh, sweet pineapple as dessert - great way to end a delicious meal.

Thank Talentisageless
New Delhi, India
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

What a surprise. We went to Azusa on a recommendation from a friend. Heart of the city and a real surprise in terms of decor. It is like stepping into a traditional Japanese restaurant and the owner is a great host. The food was superb and the prices were a delight. A must visit. And please ignore the reviews that... More 

Thank Mayoite658
Espoo, Finland
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We found this great sushi restaurant by chance, when we were walking on the 44th Street. After taking a quick look at the menu, we went in. And we felt so lucky to have found this place. All staff seemed to be Japanese, which really meant excellent service. The food was delicious and there is quite a bit of choice... More 

1 Thank SoBe8889
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Taken here for lunch by a friend. It was busy and we were the only westerners in the place which I saw as a good sign. We all had the set lunch for $20 which we all thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank JoolsDerbyshire
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

I have made over 30 trips to Japan, and eaten in hole in the walls, to the best Japan can offer. So with that as background . The Sushi was fine not great, the Sukiyaki was terrible, it came pre cooked. In Japan my experience was that it was served as a hot broth, and you cook the ingredients yourself... More 

Thank Adam S
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite Japanese restaurant in Midtown and I've been to many. They have an amazing selection of seasonal sushi and change a special menu all the time. It has a very loyal Japanese following is a hidden gem it's been there for many years but most people cannot discovered it. I highly recommended for lunch or dinner you... More 

Thank dpwct
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104 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The set menu is what I usually go for which changes by the day. Not my first sushi choice. Diverse menu with many options.

Thank almost406
New York City, New York
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42 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Although the nice personnel was very nice and gentle ... Sushi and sashimi was mediocre. You can find better Japanese restaurants in the city

1 Thank Massimiliano M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-3600
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-681-0001

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