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Sushi Inoue

381 Lenox Ave., New York, NY 10027 40.810444 -73.943642
at W. 129th St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-766-0555 Send to Phone

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

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Tue-Sat, 5:30pm-11pm; Sun, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Mon closed

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at 125th St.; 2, 3 at 135th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Notable Chef
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Online Reservation


  • No Alcohol
  • BYOB




After working most recently at the famed Sushi Azabu in Tribeca, the chef behind the counter at this new restaurant has taken the skills he’s learned from almost 30 years of slicing fish way uptown. His new venture, located in an intimate Harlem venue, is all about quality over quantity. California rolls need not apply. The sleek space mirrors the simplicity and excellence he puts into everything he serves. In addition to sensational sushi, Inoue offers a few appetizers like seaweed salad made with eight colorful varieties and simple a sesame dressing. Attention to detail shows in all aspects of the sushi: The rice is served at room temperature, making it soft but firm; real wasabi is grated by hand; and the fish and shellfish slices come with just a touch of yuzu salt when necessary. While they do serve some simple maki rolls, mostly with tuna and Japanese root vegetables like burdock, it is all about the sushi and sashimi. The selection varies daily based on what the chef deems worthy, but standouts include the akamutsu (a kind of bluefish), ikura (salmon roe), and anago (saltwater eel). You can go à la carte, but ordering omakase is the best way to take your taste buds on a round-trip to Japan.

Recommended Dishes

Omakase sushi, $58