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175 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.730428 -73.986377
at 11th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-5266 Send to Phone

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

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Tue-Sat, 5:30pm-midnight; Sun-Mon, 5pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

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



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Houston St. to 23rd St., Ave. B to Park Ave.


Perpetually packed with an East Village crowd, this off-the-radar sushi joint serves one of the largest daily specials menus in town. While modestly outfitted with feng-shui bare essentials, Kanoyama is far from your average spot. Somewhat of a well-guarded secret, the space finds those in the know lining up outside the door for uniquely seasonal sushi gems. Fresh off the plane from Tokyo, melt-in-your-mouth butterfish and buttery salmon make rare but unforgettable appearances. Even the red-miso soup, topped off with fresh crabmeat, manages to make a winning statement. Perhaps Tomoe loyalists should reconsider their allegiances and head east for a far superior selection of all things raw. This Japanese haunt even has a way with dessert, like a luscious tofu pudding laced with an earthy red-bean sauce.

Prix-Fixe Menu

Omakase Dinners: sushi, $37; sashimi, $40

Veterans from the restaurant’s previous incarnation, Iso, bought the place from the much-admired chef, Shoji Iso, and made it their own.

Recommended Dishes

Hamachi carpaccio $13; king salmon roll, $7