Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYC

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254 reviews
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Offering drama with each plate, at Sushi Ginza Onodera – NYC we offer Edomae-style traditional sushi in an Omakase setting.
We offer three courses for lunch and two courses for dinner.

With each course, dishes are uniquely tailored to the diner so that no meal is ever the same. Sushi Ginza Onodera prides itself on using only the highest quality ingredients to ensure the best and most delicious is served.

Our interview with Eater Video: http://www.eater.com/2016/7/7/12109140/expensive-omakase-sushi-ginza-onodera-nyc

Our diner-centric service and intimate settings make it an ideal choice for a romantic evening or special occasions.
We are open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and only for dinner on Saturday.
We offer Omakase "Chef's choice" courses only, a la carte menus are not offered.
For same day reservations, please call us directly.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and especially unique fish selection.

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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Service is beyond imagination. Nigiri are amazing

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PM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food remains the centre of focus, with presentation of great importance as well. Chef Saito’s 2 stars are well justified and, while expensive, the journey here is a must. The sake list is comprehensive and well done. Highly recommended!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Some sushi had strong fish odor. Desert came before the last course of the sushi.

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MZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nothing special, decent food, service is good!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The place simply gave up after Saito SAN’s departure

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FN
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most amazing experience I’ve had. I felt completely pampered and attended to. Each morsel was exquisite - I closed my eyes often so I could just focus on the complexities and refinement. My favorite was their serving of Hairy Crab with caviar. The chef was phenomenal and I’m grateful and humbled by the culinary excellence. I recommend trying everything you can.

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

For the price, this was not a worthwhile omakase experience. The pieces of nigiri were unusually large and uncomfortable to eat. There were no special moments throughout the progression of fish and the culmination of the experience w/ the otoro felt rushed an unexceptional. The patrons seated next to us were very loud and obnoxious (playing YouTube videos on their phone and taking full-volume calls) which definitely soured the experience. It feels like for $300 you are paying for their midtown rent and not an exceptional omakase experience. I've had many other omakase experiences elsewhere in the city that were cheaper, and superior.

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JF
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi of my life!!!!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, unbelievable service, super high quality food. Note that It is extremely expensive, even for NYC, but if you enjoy this kind of food and experience and are willing to pay for it this place you should be on your list.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. But they should have told us if they refill tea, there will be a charge of $6 per cup! It’s so not cool to charge us so much for tea without telling us.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is absolutely amazing. The food is fabulous and the service very kind. Centainly the best sushi I’ve ever had in life!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent place to go!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible and relaxed

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increíble! Felicidades

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly wonderful.

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JC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible.

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SF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been fortunate to have some great sushi all over the world, including Japan, Korea, California, and New England. I can safely say dining at Sushi Ginza Onodera in New York was one of the top three sushi experiences I've ever had in my life thus far. It wasn't just the exquisitely prepared fish, but the entire experience. From the moment walking inside from 5th Avenue, the entire staff made us feel welcome. Quite frankly, we were concerned what their reaction would be as we had our 6-year old daughter with us. Not only were they genuinely warm to all of us, they went out of their way to ensure she was part of the evening's experience. From the service to the presentation of each course to the obvious knowledge and passion of the sushi chefs and their respect for the incredible ingredients; even the various beautiful plates, bowls, and vessels used to present each course; and the courses (food) itself was experiencing sushi - and dining in general - at another level I feel would be hard-pressed to find almost anywhere.

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KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible sushi experience! The value for lunch is amazing for a 2 Michelin Star restaurant. Very close to an experience at a high end sushiya in Japan. The service was extremely attentive to detail and genuinely friendly. I had the 13pc Omakase for $130. The following came with the meal: Zuke maguro sashimi, ikura, amadai, buri, hotate, shima aji, zuwaigani, zuke akami, shiroebi, iwashi, chu toro, uni, torotaku temaki, tamago, miso shiru, hoji cha and coconut matcha panna cotta. With an ume soda, my total came to $150. It is a non tipping restaurant. Lunch seems like casual dress is tolerated, as some clients were wearing hoodies and tee shirts. There does not seem to be set seating times at lunch, as the chefs began as the clients sat. There is also no time limit for later lunch reservations. My service was about 50 minutes at a non rushed pace. Overall, I was extremely impressed with my experience and plan to visit again in the future. I saved up my money by not eating at mediocre sushi restaurants in my city, and splurging on one high end meal - it was well worth it.

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hattori-san was amazing. We really enjoyed our omakase!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ! Super good service

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K
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for lunch omakase. I'd recommend and might also come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omakase was great experience. Fish was top shelf. Service was impeccable.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Yes

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in NYC! Tips are included and price for lunch is reasonable.

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BJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but amazing food and service. took some colleagues who could not believe how good everything was. Definitely an experience if you like sushi

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s
New York Area
547 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Staff all wonderful. Lunch omakase $150 pp. Sake carafe $100. Beautiful room. We didn’t love all the sushi. Totally subjective view.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

For this price point you would imagine they would serve tea?! But no I was charged $25 for the 5 teas that we had. It’s pretty ridiculous. Don’t think I’ll come back.

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience with Hiro! The food was delicious and he was super friendly and funny! I ate fish I didn't even know existed, and everything was cooked so well! Incredibly attentive staff!

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s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Great attention to detail, wonderful service, exceptional food. Looking forward to going again.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was good but nothing amazed us. The fish was great quality. Service was perfect. Low rating on the ambience becuase the night we ate there it was freezing in the restaurant. I had to sit on my hands to keep them warm. They had a small space heater there but it barley helped. This was the biggest deal for me. For a $1000 meal...it just didn’t do it for me and we left very disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was amazing!

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SC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond amazing. Can't recommend enough. Food, service, wine pairing. All were outstanding.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

They served cheap and not fresh material.
Over price.
Good for new rich tourists.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food! Definitely affordable for lunch tasting menu. Looking forward to dry the dinner menu. Thank you to our sushi chef , he was very nice, entertaining and very happy.

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J
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good value for lunch. The service was outstanding even it is non-tipping restaurant. All the staff were friendly and they showed us the photos of the fish we ate.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my girlfriend and I’s first experience with Omakase, and let me say, we both agreed it was great. What really stood out to us was the service. They took our coats, they made sure our cups were always full, they showed us pictures and information about the fish we were eating, the chef was very nice and approachable, and they even helped put our coats back on before we left.

The dishes were also amazing. It was, no doubt, the best fish and rice I’ve ever had. The flavors were complex and succulent. Everything was of anazing quality.

This was my first time experiencing this, so I may not be the best reference, but I have to say they made a great first impression.

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DI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good for a complete a sushi lunch, dinner is too expensive. Pure traditional Ginza Sushi, do not expect any creativity or surprise. Quite boring for me.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience I have ever had in America

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic experience.
Especially, Japanese white shrimp sushi tasted incredible.
The price looks expensive, but it's worth it enough.
They were kind.
If I visit New York again, I want to try the dinner course.
The best sushi in New York

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