Sushi Yasuda

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204 E 43rd St (at 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 972-1001
12:00pm - 2:15pm
6:00pm - 10:15pm
12:00pm - 2:15pm
6:00pm - 10:15pm
12:00pm - 2:15pm
6:00pm - 10:15pm
12:00pm - 2:15pm
6:00pm - 10:15pm
12:00pm - 2:15pm
6:00pm - 10:15pm
6:00pm - 10:15pm

It’s a special kind of restaurant that you can walk into, sit down, and without looking at a menu just say to the people preparing your food, "Yes, please" — and know that every bite is going to send you searching for new superlatives. For sushi lovers, that’s exactly what Sushi Yasuda and its minimalist blonde wood dining room represents. To say the fish is fresh at this Midtown East sushi temple just doesn’t do it justice — for many, experiencing the taste and texture of seafood at Yasuda will set the bar for what freshness means. The restaurant's namesake and founder, Naomichi Yasuda, decamped back to Japan in 2010, but the standards he established here haven't faltered. His hand-picked successor, Mitsuru Tamura, along with master sushi chef “Tatsu” Tatsuya Sekiguchi, keeps that Yasuda philosophy alive. So much so, in fact, that The Daily Meal named it among America’s top sushi spots, second only to Masa (see No. 23). Remember, following Japanese customs, Sushi Yasuda’s servers are compensated by their salary. Yasuda has led the way among the new “no gratuities” movement in America. No tipping here.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015



  • Reserve a seat at the bar of this bamboo-clad space to watch Tatsu and Mitsuas theyre called by regularsdispatch purist renditions of nigiri onto wooden trays in elegant, efficient movements.
  • Make a reservation at the bar and ask to sit in front of Yasuda him self so he can learn you something. Very very expensive but unforgettable experience. Don't waste your time if you crave rolls.
  • Best. Sushi. In New York. If you go though, you must make a reservation to sit at the sushi bar in front of Yasuda and say omakase. Otherwise don't bother at all.
  • Try the Sushi
  • Omakase! The best sushi I've ever had. Including in Japan.
  • Some of Manhattan's most highly acclaimed sushi.
  • Recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain.
  • Yasuda regulars know their sushi chefs by name and send them Christmas cards. If you're not getting world-class omakase here, you're not at Yasuda. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Best sushi in NYC
  • Try the Sushi Matsu instead of the Omakase, it is much cheaper and if you ask for chefs choice, you are essentially getting the same experience at a fraction of the price.
  • Best sushi in NYC bar none. Enough said.
  • for the purists.. THE BEST uni in the city..! sit at the sushi bar if you can - you may be lucky enough to be served by chef yasuda himself!
  • If you're not a sushi fan, this place may change your mind.
  • The most amazing sushi in NYC! Very expensive, but the fish is so fresh that it melts in your mouth!
  • Get yourself a seat at the sushi counter, ask for omakase, open your senses and experience some of the best sushi in the city. The minimal yet warm space contributes just as much as the food.
  • Ugh my favorite thing ever!
  • Best sushi. Period.
  • Best sushi in NYC. A purist will love it.
  • They don't have any sauces or spicy mayo butt they don't need to. U have to try iit to understand. Deff a place if ur iin the city u MUST try to try sushi the way its actually meant to taste. Amazing!
  • For the best sushi experience in NYC, you've come to the right place. For the full experience get the Omakase, a personal dining experience with one chef who serves up piece after piece of pure bliss.

Nearby places

15 Vanderbilt Ave (Grand Central Terminal)
211 E 43rd St Lowr Level (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
211 E 43rd St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)