Japanese Restaurants - NYC

Japanese Restaurants NYC
New York City has some of the best Japanese restaurants in the United States

New York City has some of the best Japanese restaurants in the United States

Japanese Restaurants NYC

Famous Japanese restaurants NYC can be found all over Manhattan. If you're new to the Big Apple, or if you're just visiting, you would be wise to spend a few moments browsing this page, where you'll find the best Japanese restaurants in NYC. You'll be glad later, we promise.

So where should you begin? How about with Koi NYC. At this upscale Japanese restaurant NYC, you'll enjoy the very best sushi and Japanese food NYC has to offer, all in the quiet seclusion of the Bryant Park Hotel NYC.

Want more options? Scroll below to view our list of the best places for Japanese food NYC.

Nobu New York is one of the best Japanese restaurants in NYC

Nobu New York is one of the best Japanese restaurants in NYC

Best Japanese Restaurants NYC

One of our favorite Japanese restaurants in NYC is Nobu New York. Located in the trendy Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, Nobu Japanese Restaurant NYC is the flagship restaurant of famous chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who pioneered the fusion of South American and Asian cuisines. This popular NY Japanese restaurant offers patrons a visually stunning dining area complemented by birch trees, hardwood floors, and a wall of river stones. For the quality of food, service, and decor, this Japanese restaurant in NYC was awarded one star in the Michelin Guide.

If you're a big fan of sake, you might want to venture out to Brooklyn, where you'll find Zenkichi Japanese Restaurant NYC. This popular Japanese restaurant, located in Williamsburg, boasts an impressive collection of Japanese sakes. With over 50 bottles of sake to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding one that's for you.

Masa NY is by far the most exclusive Japanese restaurant NYC

Masa NY is by far the most exclusive Japanese restaurant NYC

The Most Famous Japanese Restaurant NYC

If you're looking for a truly unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, go to Masa NYC. Arguably the most expensive restaurant in NY (which puts it high in the running of most expensive restaurants in the world), Masa was the first Japanese restaurant in NYC (and the first Japanese restaurant in the United States) to receive three stars in the esteemed Michelin Guide. No more than 26 people can dine at Masa at any given time, making it one of the most exclusive restaurants in the United States.

So what makes Masa so special? Well, aside from the numerous awards it has won, this Japanese restaurant NYC boasts a 27-course menu crafted by famous chef and restauranteur Masa Takayama. Not only that, the fish served at Masa Japanese Restaurant NYC is flown in daily from Tokyo. Sometimes Chef Masa even serves the food himself!

Of course, if you don't happen to have $500 or $600 to drop on sushi, you might want to keep scrolling below to see what other Japanese restaurants NYC has to offer.

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1. Masa

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2. Shimizu
at the The Washington Jefferson NYC

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3. Kum Gang San
at the Radisson Martinique Broadway NYC

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4. Riingo
at the The Alex Hotel NYC

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5. Hakubai
at the Kitano New York Hotel

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6. Koi NYC
at the The Bryant Park Hotel NYC

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7. Zenkichi Brooklyn

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Zenkichi Japanese Restaurant NYC is perfect for sushi lovers

Zenkichi Japanese Restaurant NYC is perfect for sushi lovers

Cheap Japanese Restaurants NYC

Those who're looking to find good sushi in NYC at a decent price ought to consider of the following Japanese restaurants NYC:

  • Shimizu NYC: Shimizu NYC is one of many inexpensive Japanese restaurants in NYC. At this Midtown Manhattan restaurant, located on site at the Washington Jefferson Hotel, you'll enjoy original Japanese entrees with a twist, including sushi rolls, tempura, and shochu.
  • Kum Gang San: Kum Gang San is a Korean and Japanese fusion restaurant located on site at the Radisson Martinique Broadway NYC. The menu at this inexpensive NYC restaurant boasts over 100 items, so you're sure to find something you like.
Kyotofu NYC offers a wide selection of Asian-inspired desserts

Kyotofu NYC offers a wide selection of Asian-inspired desserts

More Great Japanese Food NYC

Want to top off a perfect evening with a little Japanese dessert? Why not make a stop at Kyotofu NYC, Manhattan's most popular Japanese dessert bar. At Kyotofu, you'll find a wide variety of wines, beers, sakes, sorbets, and cupcakes, including the chocolate souffle cupcake, voted Best Cupcake in New York by New York Magazine.

If you've already dined at Kyotofu before, consider visiting Spot Dessert Bar NYC, another fantastic Japanese dessert bar in NYC. This small, romantic Japanese dessert bar offers a wide variety of sweets, including soft cheesecake and yuzu eskimo pie.