About Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar
Sushi Nakazawa serves the omakase of Chef Daisuke Nakazawa. Within the twenty-course meal lies Chef Nakazawa’s passion for sushi. With ingredients sourced both domestically and internationally, the chef crafts a very special nigiri tasting menu. Chef Nakazawa is a strong believer in the food he serves representing the waters he is surrounded by, so only the best and freshest find its way to your plate.
Both sushi bar seats and tables in our dining room are made available 30 calender days in advance.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner is served everyday between 5:00pm - 10:15pm.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Two blocks south of the Christopher 1 stop.
Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar Ratings and Reviews
The sushi was sublime, and watching the ...
The sushi was sublime, and watching the chefs was a joy. The sake pairing was totally worth it -- very knowledgable sommelier, just the tiniest bit patronizing which I suppose is the mark of a distinguished sommelier. The only down side for me is that there was something a bit stiff about the ambience. It was kind of funny to be jammed into the bar by the waiters who push in your seats...this is a thing, they actually direct you to sit at the back of the seat and then they push you into the bar. Not something I wouldn't come back over, but...I don't know, they call in New York style sushi so maybe the people who call themselves New Yorkers these days (i.e. nouveau riche bankers) like this kind of formality. But overall, a very memorable sushi night.
Fabulous sushi, top quality technique an ...
Fabulous sushi, top quality technique and ingredients. Love the service pace and watching chef's preparing was definitely like witnessing a food symphony. The only insatisfaction was that sushi rice fell apart under the head of tiger shrimp.
Visited the Sushi Bar on Saturday. Secon ...
Visited the Sushi Bar on Saturday. Second time visiting here, if u are expecting to have a super traditional sushi, "Edomai", then don't come. But if u are looking for some fusion and outstanding taste experience, Sushi Nakazawa is definitely the very best choice. So actually Mr Daisuke Nakazawa doesn't work or saturday and sunday, I followed his instagram and found out that he's actually visiting different restaurants, perhaps trying bring some new ideas into his sushi, fabulous. Even Mr Daisuke Nakazawa isn't working on saturday and sunday, but one of his apprentices or colleagues, Mr Uchi actually serves all customers at the Sushi Bar. Hence, Mr Uchi is really amazing, u won't be even able to figure the differences between Mr Nakazawa and Mr Uchi, all his Sushi is made perfectly. I have been to all Michelin Guide and Star Sushi and outstanding sushi restaurants in the US, Hong Kong, like Shiro in Seattle, Urasawa in Beverley Hills, Sushi Tsujita in LA, Sushi Takodoro in San Diego, Masa in New York, Sushi Inoue in New York, Sushi Shikok in Hong Kong, Sushi Tokami in Hong Kong, etc. And went to some in Tokyo, like Saito, Sukiyabashi Jiro, Sushi Tokami, etc. However I personally somehow like Sushi Nakazawa the most, their innovative and creativity Sushi brought me a memorable and amazing experience which I have never had. If u have a chance to take the Sushi Bar, no matter it's weekdays or weekends or holiday, take it. There are literally no differences between Mr Nakazawa and Mr Uchi, they are both amazing thanks.
20 pieces may not be enough to fill you ...
20 pieces may not be enough to fill you up. You can order additional pieces, but would feel rushed to secure the break time between each reservation. The pieces are served at good pace, so to be fair, it is impossible to speed up further or increase the pieces without putting pressure on the chef. I cannot point out any memorable pieces, but, if you want decent quality of sushi at good pace without the fear of overeating, overdrinking, and overpaying, this is a good place to go. But, if you intend to eat a lot of variety at your own pace with a variety of beverage to accompany, not a good choice.
Definitely worth the experience at the b ...
Definitely worth the experience at the bar table. A well paced omakase meal with an interactive experience with the chef. Get there first so you can get seated in the middle of the bar in front of the head chef! Great staff who was very attentive!
This was one of the most satisfying meal ...
This was one of the most satisfying meals of my life. If you're a fan of the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, this is the place you want to eat. The chef is the apprentice who cried with Jiro admitted he'd finally made an acceptable egg custard. The food experience and service is perfect at the bar, and you want to see it. But NB it was $225/person for 2 guys who didn't drink. I think it was worth every penny, but you have to be the mood and have the resources.
If you are passionate and love sushi, th ...
If you are passionate and love sushi, this is the place to go. Different kinds of fish not found in most sushi bars. Chef Nakazawa prepares everything himself at sushi bar. Just extraordinary and sublime, a very unique sushi experience.
Daisuke makes this such an unbelievable ...
Daisuke makes this such an unbelievable experience. His fun personality along with his attention to every detail of every piece makes for an amazing meal. Every bite is a new experience. Highly recommend. I never write reviews, but this one definitely deserves it!
My husband and I had an amazing time at ...
My husband and I had an amazing time at the sushi bar celebrating his 35th birthday. This was the best meal I've had in the city without a doubt. I can't wait to go back and sit in the lounge at the bar to enjoy all my favorite pieces again. Definitely sit at the sushi bar if it's your first time eating here.
Through no fault of the chef and the sta ...
Through no fault of the chef and the staff in the front of house and the sushi bar, the maitre d' made me feel three feet tall and embarrassed me in front of my date both before and after my meal, and seated me at the far end of the sushi bar even though other customers were 30 minutes late. It does not matter how great everyone else worked -- one person was still able to thoroughly ruin a $600 meal. I truly regret bringing my girlfriend to eat her tonight, and, while grateful to the maitre d' for his unsolicited note of apology, will never eat at Nakazawa again. Had he not ruined it repeatedly, it would be five stars for food and service. Everyone else did their jobs with excellence and aplomb.
Sushi Nakazawa is a complete experience! ...
Sushi Nakazawa is a complete experience! Watching Chef Nakazawa craft his sushi creations was like watching an athlete compete in the highest level of his sport, or an actor on a Broadway stage, or an orchestra conductor. He is beyond talented, and the fish, rice, and ingredients he used were of the highest quality. The ambiance is very quiet at the Sushi Bar, very formal and upscale, but perfect if you are seeking a memorable meal in an upscale, quiet atmosphere for a special occasion. I will certainly remember this 21-course meal for a long time.
A nice sushi bar set up. Nice, clean and ...
A nice sushi bar set up. Nice, clean and upscale atmosphere.
Ingredients are fantastic (very fresh and well curated).
It would have been even more amazing if their sushi rice was less salty.
Still, a very nice sushi joint.
Without a doubt the best sushi you'll ha ...
Without a doubt the best sushi you'll have under $500 in NY. The restaurant has a relaxed dress code which I like and the service was impeccable. Every piece has a unique taste but it's all about how it came together with the rice. Watching Mr. Nakazawa and his staff assembly every piece was a delight.
Sushi Nakazawa is consistently exception ...
Sushi Nakazawa is consistently exceptional. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgable. Sitting at the sushi bar is so much fun. I love watching the chefs expertly slice and construct the sushi. And of course, the sushi is out of this world. Unique flavor profiles, unusual fish, and all so delicious. Of course it's not cheap, but it's worth the money for the food and overall experience.
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