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Kanoyama

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
East Village
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175 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5786
+1 212-777-5266
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

For those seeking an authentic and true value omakase experience this is a must try. Get to the bar early when the rice is first ready. Most of the 17 fish served by the chef are from Japan. The oyster bar is a nice starter. You'll be hard pressed to find better at twice the price.

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New York City, New York
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474 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

My group of four came to Kanoyama for dinner on a Saturday with a 7 pm reservation, when our preferred sushi place in the area did not have any ressos available for that time. I really wish they had because Kanoyama was just underwhelming. It's crowded and noisy. It has a very hectic feel to it and the wait staff... More 

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Thank Melanie T
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

There is one over-riding reason to go, the special omakase, served only at the omakase bar in the side room. Reservations are required for this, which is a dining experience. It is not cheap, expect to spend in the area of $200 per person with sake and tip, but is well worth it. If you don't want to pay the... More 

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Hunter , Ny
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I'm sure we e been here 75 times over the last 10 years. This is the best triple-threat (sushi/kitchen food/service) I know of. Great value, friendly, knowledgeable staff, and an utter lack of pretension--all are welcome. Kudos, Kanoyama! Keep it up! Guy Chirico

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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Went with friends and had a great evening. Amazzzzzzzing sushi. Not cheap but not over pricy. The sushi was fresh and beautifully presented. Highly recommended..

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Thank Inbal P
San Francisco, California
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95 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. This restaurant offers a variety of fresh fish. The focus is on the quality of the sashimi and not on the maki rolls. Most of the rolls are standard, with nothing particularly creative. We didn't really like the seaweed salad, but everything else was great. Overall good, but overpriced for what it offered.

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Thank Beth P
New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

i have been at Kanoyama many times. this time I did not enjoy ourselves. I felt that the food was thrown at us like in a diner rather than being served as a high end restaurant.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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324 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Really really great sushi - can't go wrong . This place has some of the best sushi and aways some unusual items... We had the omikase chefs choice and it was GOOD..👍👍👍👍🍴🍴🍴🍴 Some baby octopus, arch clam, Spanish mackerel -if you never had this kind of mackerel you dont know what your missing - it's like one of the best... More 

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NYC
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Seated immediately, but we ate early. We had great service- anyone walking by our table seemed aware and willing to help us - instead of having to wait for our designated server. This makes sense if you want to turn your tables over, but we didn't feel rushed. We had our usual sashimi order, which was excellent.

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Thank Barb B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

Yummy! Got the Sushi and Sashimi and was in heaven! Too bad I had to share with 3 others! My daughter is adventurous and got the uni with quail egg - she liked it! We shared oysters on the half shell and they were fresh and delicious. Service was attentive and polite. Excellent dinner, wonderful evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-5786
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-5266

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