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Iron Sushi - Upper East Side

Welcome to Iron Sushi, serving the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Iron Sushi has received high marks from Zagat's reviews and other major reviews. For the last 10 years, it has been built a reputation as one of the best Japanese restaurants in our respective Upper East Side neighborhood.
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46 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(46 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 46 reviews
5 stars
(15)
4 stars
(16)
3 stars
(7)
2 stars
(6)
1 star
(2)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.1 / 5
(Very Good) 3.1 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(15)
  • fit for foodies(9)
  • good for groups(8)
  • great for lunch(6)
  • special occasion(3)
  • late-night find(2)
Iron Sushi - Upper East Side Reviews List
Review 1 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
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Review 2 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/21/2016
 2012
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Review 3 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 2/20/2016
 2006
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Review 4 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/01/2016
 2008
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Review 5 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food, virtually empty...peculiar...

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My son and I really enjoyed our meal at Iron Sushi but it was curiously empty the night we dined. They have the best rock adhrimp appetizer I've ever had. It was delicate and fresh tasting rather than heavy handed batter dipped. All sushi was fresh and delicious.
The atmosphere is stark and not inviting so ?i think I'll definitely do take-out in the future.
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Dined on 2/29/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 6 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 2/29/2016
 2007
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Review 7 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Not recommended"
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2008
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Review 8 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/19/2016
 2010
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Review 9 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Many menu selections with excellent price!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Quiet local establishment with good quality food and away from the main avenue bar scene."
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 10 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
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Review 11 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great sushi, Overpriced

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2012
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The sushi was fantastic as was everything else. Its all chef's choice so it is a great surprise what is coming out next. The restaurant is a bit plain and a bit boring. If you are going strictly for the food and have deep pockets then this is your place"
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Proximate Good Sushi

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This is a perfect neighborhood restaurant with very good sushi, well prepared and served. Service is friendly. The value is excellent."
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 13 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/03/2015
 2010
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Review 14 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 15 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great sushi

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We sat at the sushi bar and the chef was friendly and engaging. The sushi rolls were great as well"
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 16 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2011
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Review 17 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2010
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Review 18 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2011
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Review 19 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2010
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 20 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2010
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Love this restaurant."
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2010
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Review 21 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2014
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2013
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2013
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Used too much mayo in all of their dishes. Disappointing meal."
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2013
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Review 23 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/05/2015
 2010
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Review 24 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2008
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 8/02/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 25 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Very nice people
Relaxed atmosphere
Good food
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Dined on 7/31/2015
 2013
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Review 26 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Local Gem

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2015
 2010
Dined on 7/19/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This restaurant is one of my favorites. Great friendly service, good food and reasonable prices."
Dined on 7/19/2015
 2010
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Review 27 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2011
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2011
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Review 28 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food is always great. Service is very sweet."
Dined on 6/20/2015
 2011
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Review 29 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 6/24/2015
 2010
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Review 30 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/29/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food at this restaurant is always decent. For the price, it is very fair. I've been a few times before and have always been very happy but on the last visit they were clearly understaffed. It was a rather lackluster dining experience."
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2010
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Review 33 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Fresh quality sushi you can go on a weekday and not break the bank"
Dined on 2/09/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 34 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Solid

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Usually order from the one in Murray Hill; always solid. The UES location was very accommodating even when our party was the last one at the restaurant and kept then open past their usual time."
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2007
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 35 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Dinner nightmare

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I think that any restaurant where a waiter takes close to 30 minutes to take the order, and dishes arrive between 75 to 90 minutes to be served, is a disaster of a place. We arrived on time, and that is exactly what happened. The place is uninviting, cold, with a lot of draft; there was only one waiter for the entire restaurant, and the guy was entirely overwhelmed. Food was just OK, unremarkable, mediocre. I would never go back to this place. I take issue with this place being on Open Table, it should be removed."
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2005
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Review 36 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"One waiter for the whole restaurant. As hard as he tried the service was really horrible. The food was barely ok."
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2012
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Review 37 for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Lost their way - and lost us

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A normally very good neighborhood restaurant lost its way. The best we could make out, there was a problem in the kitchen and simultaneous lack of communication by the waiter. The meal took twice as long as it should have taken. Half of the appetizers came out after a noticeably long wait and the rest came out with the main course. Waiter did not give us any heads-up about the kitchen problem - until we asked what was happening. Then only a portion of one person's meal was brought out. No attempt at fixing the problem - or letting us know that there even was a problem. The waiter didn't even understand there was a problem on our part - until we told him there was a problem. We had been to this restaurant several times before this and were never disappointed. However, after such a badly botched meal, a few of us have refused to return. Too many other good restaurants in NYC to waste our time and money here."
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2011
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Iron Sushi - Upper East Side
Based on the average of (9) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
6 out of 6 recommend this product
Food 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic