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90 University Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.733795 -73.993199
nr. 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-7752 Send to Phone

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

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    5 out of 10


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Mon-Thu, noon-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11pm; Sun, noon-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

4th St. to 17th St., Third Ave. to Seventh Ave.


Its waiting area is sadistic. Unless you come at six or just before closing, you're probably going to have to hover along that zigzagging ramp. Why do so many bother? Because Japonica's high standards, skilled masters, and huge turnover mean some of the freshest and most varied selection of sushi to be found downtown.


No lunch service on the weekend July 4th through Labor Day.

Recommended Dishes

House Special (appetizer, soup or salad and a super sushi/sashimi combo), $125 for two