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Ushi Wakamaru - CLOSED

136 W Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2512
+1 212-228-4181
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Dec 17, 2015
“the very best sushi”
Sep 8, 2015
“Two doors down from my apartment - thrilled!!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
136 W Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2512
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11 - 20 of 23 reviews

Reviewed January 22, 2014

I don't agree with the negative reviews. I have never had sushi in Japan, but there were certainly a lot of Japanese people in the restaurant and they were raving. I ordered sashimi and sushi omakase. I can't wait to take my entire family here....More

Thank elizabeth n
Reviewed December 21, 2013

4.5 Stars for me. I ordered Omakase: I had the restaurant choose my appetizer and a sushi/sashimi combo. I also had a seaweed salad and a glass of Pinot Grigio. It was delicious, service was perfect The restaurant only has 7 tables and 12 seats...More

Thank elizabeth n
Reviewed December 20, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by a Japanese friend who lives in New York and who is a regular customer. He reserved a place for us at the counter in front of Hideo-san, the master. The makase set ($100 per person) went on for...More

Thank VeryFussyInDublin
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Wow, we were so disappointed in this restaurant! This restaurant is on the top list of many best sushi restaurants in New York. I think Time Out magazine has it as number one. My husband and I love sushi and enjoy many top sushi places...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed May 1, 2013

I had a great meal here and thought I found my favorite sushi place, until I found another. That said, I would gladly go back here. The menu is fairly traditional in terms of offering (from a Japanese perspective - I would not go here...More

Thank almost406
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Rank: A. Arguably, the best sushi place in all of Manhattan. As much as it pains me to give up this info, to get the best experience, be sure to sit at the bar with the head sushi chef Hideo Kuribara. Eating sushi at a...More

Thank Kicks_n_Bites
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Ushi Wakamaru is probably the best sushi downtown. The spicy tuna roll is not that great, but you shouldn't be eating spicy tuna rolls at this place anyway. Just order the sushi. It can be hard to get a table in this small place, but...More

Thank Zach N
Reviewed March 11, 2012

After a tiring day of heavy exercise, I walked up from my Tribeca hotel to this restaurant after researching carefully for a good, authentic nearby Japanese sushi/sashimi restaurant. There were many to choose from and the rating this place got attracted me. Additionally their website...More

1  Thank teraflop
Reviewed April 3, 2009

If you think you've had sushi before, you were wrong, you haven't had the real thing until you have been to Ushiwaka Maru! Traveled from California where we eat sushi on a regular basis. The sushi at Ushiwaka Maru is unlike anything we have ever...More

1  Thank cw0604
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New York City, New York
Reviewed May 30, 2008

Remarkable sushi - try the chef's 15 piece special and gorge on the fatty tuna. Not cheap but worth every cent. Slight odd service style but the food saves the day.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $40
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 W Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2512
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-4181
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