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362 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011 40.746134 -74.001021
nr. Ninth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
917-639-3940 Send to Phone

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

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  • Reader Rating:

    10 out of 10


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Mon-Sat, 6pm-10pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 23rd St.; 1 at 23rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Special Occasion


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju




After ten years of running a sushi bar in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, chef Hideo Kuribara transported his business in 2003 to a clogged tourist-trap stretch of West Houston Street, where it carved out a place as one of the most affordably delicious toro temples in town. Not only was the price perfect, but there were often unusual fish like sayori (needlefish) on the menu. Then, in early 2015, the restaurant closed, for reasons not entirely clear though rumored to be a rent hike. Fans no doubt fretted, but the restaurant resurfaced less than a year later, this time in Chelsea. The quality of the fish here still can’t compete with the city’s most revered sushi bars, but it’s not trying to be Sushi Yasuda, and, anyway, none of those places can compete with the low prices here.

Recommended Dishes

Sazae, $12; sushi or sashimi assortment, starting at $70