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Hatsuhana

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237 Park Ave., New York, NY 10017 40.756921 -73.977181
nr. 46th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-661-3400 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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Official Website

hatsuhana.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 11:45am-2:45pm and 5:30pm-10pm; Sat-Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Prices

$17-$32

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Classic NY
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

40th St. to 50th St., Third Ave. to Madison Ave.

Profile

Since 1976, Hatsuhana, or "cherry blossom," has served scrumptious sushi and sashimi at its two Midtown East locations. Both places sport blond-wood sushi bars and traditional Japanese lanterns; the bi-level 48th Street location is more upscale and clubby. The clientele, impeccably dressed Japanese and American businesspeople, look like they demand the best. If possible, sit at the bar and trust the chef's recommendations. He'll whisper when the scallops arrived from Maine, the yellowtail from Japan. He'll reveal where the tuna recently swam—perhaps off the coast of Spain or New England or the Indian Ocean, depending on the season. Local swimmers are delivered daily and at least 25 percent of the priceless stock is airlifted in twice a week from Tokyo's legendary markets. The fish, served on a long Hawaiian ti leaf, is meltingly fresh and expertly cut to effortlessly dissolve on the tongue. For those who want something cooked, grilled skewered pork slices are sinfully rich and layered with crispy fat. Tempura, featuring deftly fried shrimp, lotus and taro roots, pumpkin, broccoli and carrots, is well above average. But the epiphany seeker should stick with the phenomenal raw fish.

Recommended Dishes

Tempura dinner, $23; sushi and sashimi combination, $27.50

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