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19 E. 49th St., New York, NY 10017 40.757511 -73.976619
nr. Madison Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-758-2700 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Fri, 11:45am-2:15pm and 5:30pm-10pm; Sun, 5:30pm-10pm; Sat, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space


  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar




With more than 60 locations in Japan, Sushiden knew its way around a sushi knife long before it brought its expertise to Midtown. The interior is brightly lit, with caramel-colored furnishings. The minimalist focus underscores the fact that food is the focal point. Japanese families and European travelers predominate in the dining area; livelier action is reserved for the sushi bar, where most meals you'll find an enthusiastic crowd of Japanese businessmen. Sushi and sashimi predominate here; there’s only a handful of entrées. Thick cuts of unagi are grilled just short of crispness, with the eel's flavor sealed in by a soy and rice wine sauce. American crowd-pleasing standbys are available and done well—the thick slabs of salmon, for instance, are coated with a subtle spackling of wasabi between rice and fish. But unlike other Americanized places, Sushiden concentrates, in its rolls, on one ingredient—you won't find fusion rolls here. Here, too, is a subtle appreciation of proportion: buttery sea bream is perfectly balanced on a narrow rectangle of rice. Tamago comes in a large portion that's sweet without being ingratiating. The spicy tuna hand roll is red-hot, with thick, tender chunks of fish packed into a chewy seaweed cone. The fish and seafood here are universally fresh and top-grade, providing neophyte sushi diners the opportunity to find out what sushi and sashimi are really supposed to taste like.

Recommended Dishes

Eel sushi, $5; spicy tuna cut roll, $9.50; sushi assortment, $25-$35