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28 Grand St., New York, NY 10013 40.722 -74.004
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-838-9392 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$$$

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Mon, 11:30am-2:30pm; Tue-Sun, 11:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at Canal St.; 1 at Canal St.


Set menus, $55 to $160; $15 to $90 à la carte.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Design Standout
  • Special Occasion
  • Reservations Not Required
  • Online Reservation


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju




We’re as weary as the next expense-account warrior of preciously overpriced omakase dinners, but we’ll make an exception for William Chen’s improbably polished little operation, especially since it’s only a block from the office. There’s a modest à la carte selection on the menu, and the set-course options range from comforting Japanese classics like grilled eel over rice served at lunchtime, with all the usual trimmings, in a lacquer box, to the elaborate multicourse, multi-hour uni, sushi, and Kobe-beef omakase experience, which is presented only at the small four-seat bar, and prepared, like everything in the restaurant, by the chef himself. The combination of top-notch ingredients, focused classical technique, and homespun simplicity makes it feel like the kind of anonymous, unexpected place you’d stumble onto while wandering down one of the more stylish culinary backstreets of Tokyo.

Ideal Meal

The $125 omakase tasting menu, or, if you’re dining à la carte, the grilled botan prawns, the ikura uni rice box, and oysters.

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Ideal Meal

Grilled botan pawns, ikura uni rice box, and oysters.