• Critics’ Pick
  • 15 East

  • Japanese/Sushi $32-$110
  • 15 E. 15th St.
    New York, NY 10003
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone: 212-647-0015
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With its modest size and stark décor, 15 East feels like that rare and exotic thing: a traditional Japanese-run restaurant. The proprietor, Marco Moreira, owner of the nearby Tocqueville, had the good sense to hire Noriyuki Takahashi, a talented sushi chef who formerly worked at Sushi Ann. Takahashi is a purist who produces high-class, no-frills sushi in the classic style. There are no tricked-out maki rolls on his menu, and no newfangled sushi items containing Kobe beef. If you’re feeling flush, order the $80 “tuna flight,” consisting of five different cuts and grades of fresh bluefin, which the gregarious Takahashi will illustrate for you with a special tuna chart.

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  • Hours

    Mon-Fri, noon-1:45pm and 6pm-10:30pm Sat, noon-1:45pm and 6pm-11pm Sun, closed

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Dine at the Bar Lunch Notable Chef Special Occasion Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef Catering Prix-Fixe Online Reservation

  • Alcohol

    Sake and Soju Full Bar

  • Reservations


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