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401 E 73rd St, New York City, NY 10021-3873
+1 212-249-8583
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (40 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
401 E 73rd St, New York City, NY 10021-3873
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

stopped by sasabune for their omakase at $100 and was not impressed. this is a no frills jap restaurant in terms of decor, ambience and upon sitting, i saw a sign that read todays special "trust me". so we had high hopes for our dinner....More

Thank zzoggie
Reviewed January 10, 2018

I was there for lunch and decided to try the "trust me" chef's choice menu. I must say, everything was delicious and very very fresh. We were so pleased with the place...simple decor but authentic little bites very fresh and original fish. And THEN the...More

Thank Amatricedebonsmets
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite sushi place in NYC!! The omakase is really really good. Fresh fish, excellent flavors and very filling. Highly recommend this place to everyone!

Thank sarita b
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

I hate to write a bad review for a well-meaning place. But. I walked in and was hit by stale air. Then, the shabby, if non existent decor. And yes, also, the service is too fast. And if I am spending up to 24 dollars...More

Thank Ritz1165
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband & I visited here on a Friday night in August with 8p reservations. Let me clearly state that the sushi is exceptionally good. Very similar to what we experienced in Japan. The restaurant ambiance is definitely lacking but I really didn't care about...More

Thank roanth
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This place was highly recommended by a friend. He said it would be the best in NY! I guess that hype played into my experience; good to very good, but best in NY? Probably not. Still a great experience though. The Omakase was good, catered...More

Thank Wilson L
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing! This is the real Japanese experience! And the freshness, friendliness, and the tastiest! It is a must if you love sushi!

Thank Daniela J
Reviewed June 11, 2017

I had lunch at Sasabune last week, intrigued by the plain sign on the door and the idea that the chef would decide what I would have to eat. The decor is minimalist; the service is superb; cleanliness is impeccable; and the food was outstanding....More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed May 17, 2017

The outside is unassuming, to put it kindly. There's not much of a sign, except the big letters on the door: "No Spicy Tuna. No California Roll. TRUST ME" Inside, Sasabune is also pretty modest, with no fancy decor. But if you put yourself in...More

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here on and off for many years and was looking forward to another outing. Either overall standards have improved elsewhere or the pixie dust hasn't settled on this place for a while. On this visit the place was just tired. I really...More

Thank Nick S
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E 73rd St, New York City, NY 10021-3873
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-249-8583
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