Ushiwakamaru

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Details
136 W Houston St (btwn Sullivan & MacDougal St)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 228-4181
Sushi, Japanese
$ $ $ $
Hours
Mon–Sat: 6:00 PM–11:30 PM

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  • The sushi is top notch. Sit at the bar & let the chef cook for you, for half the price of the other big-name sushi places. We highly recommend that people go here.
  • NYC has many, many, many sushi restaurants. However, this is one of the best because it is still so authentic--none of that nobu fabulousness here.
  • Pats of rice are crowned with superb seafood specimens: a tumble of velvety glass shrimp, lush slips of fatty red snapper and meaty, soy-lacquered eel, served on a glinting black plate.
  • Your miso soup will probably have a shrimp head in it. Don't be surprised when it floats up to say hi.
  • One of the best sushi restaurants in the city. Small but really, really good. Always the freshest fish and the chef is top notch.
  • get the omakase - there'll definitely be some weird looking items, but you'll be glad you tried it!
  • Go to Ushiwakamaru. Order the 15 piece nigiri set. Leave happy.
  • Its no surprise that Japan-philes flock to this austere restaurant. Put yourself in the hands of chef-owner Hideo Kuribara and youll be richly rewarded.
  • This restaurant is a favorite among chefs and sushi purists, and, thankfully, it's moderately priced by New York sushi standards. This is straightforward sushi, made with good ingredients.
  • Becomes Benkei Ramen at night. HOURS: Tues-Sat 12:30am till 4am Sunday 5pm to 12:30am
  • Chef Hideo puts on a show here preparing his masterful sushi. Grab a seat at the sushi bar, get the omakase and watch him make it. It's a very fun experience.
  • If you want to try omakase in NYC, this is the spot.
  • Call day of and make reservation for 9:30pm ... Chances are low if you walk-in as they only have 1 table...
  • Everything is good here! Ask if they have uni from Hokkaido, it's sweeter than the Santa Barbara variety.
  • Awesome omakase for a pretty awesome price.
  • SO GOOD. seriously if you get a chance to go, do it.
  • Hideo Kuribara's Houston Street restaurant is a favorite among chefs and sushi purists, and, thankfully, it's moderately priced by New York sushi standards. [Eater 38 Member]
  • OMAKASE! That is all.
  • The lobster was truly amazing!
  • The uni just melts in your mouth. The omakase is a must.