10 best sushi restaurants in New York

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Find out where to find top-notch Japanese dining in the Big Apple 

There are nearly 20,000 sushi restaurants in New York city, outstripped in the USA only by California, so there are plenty for visitors to choose from. The centuries-old cuisine arrived in America in the early 1900s, with a wave of immigration from Japan, and it has proved enduringly popular. From omakase menus where the sushi master will curate 20-30 courses for guests, to neighborhood restaurants with à la carte offerings, sushi can be eaten by enthusiasts on all budgets. 

Here the MCC team has put together a selection of restaurants. 

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Noz 17 / Sushi / New York

1. Noz 17

Boasting a Michelin star, this downtown sister restaurant to the original Michelin-starred Sushi Noz on the upper East Side has just a seven-seat counter but its chef Junichi Matsuzaki serves a 30-course omakase menu of outstanding quality. The sushi is made in Edomae style - a marinated method pioneered originally in the Edo area of Tokyo. 
Find out more 
Call: +1 917 338 1792 
Address: 458 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011 

Shuko / Japanese restaurant / New York

2. Shuko

Started by chefs Chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, who met while working at three-Michelin-star restaurant Masa Columbus Circle. Shuko offers a lively sushi experience, with personal chefs, live music and well-regarded omakase menus. 
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Call: +1 212 228 6088 
Address: 47 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003 

Sushi Nakazawa / Japanese restaurant / New York

3. Sushi Nakazawa

This smart, minimalist, restaurant has a Michelin star and is one of the most popular sushi restaurants in New York. There’s a 10-seat counter and a back dining room, although the counter offers the best experience for buyers of the omakase menu, which is priced more reasonably than some similar establishments. 
Find out more 
Call: +1 212 924 2212 
Address: 23 Commerce St, New York, NY 10014 

Sushi Ginza Onodera / Japanese restaurant / New York

4. Sushi Ginza Onodera

This outlet from famed Tokyo restaurant group Ginza, is located on Fifth Avenue near Bryant Park. and specializes in Edomae-style sushi. The menus are omakase only and are cheaper at lunchtimes. 
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Call: +1 212 390 0925​ 
Address: 461 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10017


5. Sushi Seki 

One of three outlets in New York from Japanese-trained chef Seki Shi, this restaurant takes classic dishes and serves signature sushi and sashimi sets. 
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Call: +1 212 371 0238 
Address: 1143 First Ave, New York, New York 10021-77 

Rosella / Japanese restaurant / New York

6. Rosella

With a mention in the Michelin Guide, this restaurant in the East Village uses ingredients almost entirely from the US and its well-priced menu is served in slightly more low-key surroundings than many contemporary restaurants but has a good reputation. 
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Call: +1 646 422 7729 
Address: 137 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009 

Shion 69 Leonard Street / Japanese restaurant / New York

7. Shion 69 Leonard Street

This one-Michelin-star restaurant helmed by Japanese-born chef Shion Uino serves a high-end  menu with an emphasis on rare and hard-to-find raw fish. 
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Call: +1 212 404 4600 
Address: 69 Leonard St, New York, New York 10013 

Sushi Jin / Japanese restaurant / New York

8. Sushi Jin

This smart and high-end restaurant serves an omakase menu which aims to offer a wide-ranging  taste of fish in addition to salmon and tuna. 
Find out more 
Call: +1 646 609 6770 
Address: 316 E 84th St, New York, New York 10028 

Kosaka / Japanese restaurant

9. Kosaka

Fine-dining sushi restaurant Kosaka has a Michelin star and chef Yoshihiko Kousaka offers a stunning omakase menu. The dining room has a counter for 12, a few tables, piano music and a reputation for good service. 
Find out more 
Call: +1 212 727 1709 
Address: 220 W 13th St, New York, New York 10011 

Cagen / Japanese restaurant / New York

10. Cagen

Chef-patron NadeshitoTomita offers his own take on Edomae sushi that combines tradition with originality. He sources rare fish often not found in restaurants outside Japan and rotates the selection regularly. 
Find out more 
Call: +1 212 358 8800 
Address: 414 E 9th St, New York, New York 10009


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