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119 Sullivan St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Prince St.
My favorite Sushi bar in the USA
By TonyBoy on 8/9/2012
I've been to all the top spots in NY And LA. And this is my favorite !!! The steamed lobster with miso butter is amazing I live two blocks away and I've been going since they opened 15 years ago The best part is that they serve till 2am Love it
By babeme on 8/15/2009
Listen, the long line says enough about this resturant! IT IS A GREAT RESTUARANT!! Most of the people who gave bad reviews don't know anything about fine Japanese dining. they are the ones that goes for the "california rolls" and "large portions" Blue Ribbon Sushi is an excellent Japanese resturant. I moved out of the neigborhood 10 years ago and I miss it and go back there every chance i get. it is as authentic as you can get. This place do not need these diners that doesn't know how to appreciate, or get into a personal brawl and takes it out on the resturant. shame on you! I have taken all my out of town friends and family here...despite the wait, they all loved it and it is worth it.
By stepha31382 on 4/21/2009
Last night I took a friend who was visiting from out of town to Blue Ribbon Sushi based on the great reviews I had read and some personal rec's from friends. My first impression was surprise at how tiny and minimalistic the place was, but the atmosphere was cozy and the lighting nice and dark, so it was fine. Now I have no problem spending money at a restaurant, and I knew that this would not be a cheap meal. My complaint isn't necessarily about the prices, rather the insanely small pieces of fish that they were charging that much for! I ordered the sushi platter- 7 pieces of nigri sushi and a roll for $23. The tuna roll was one of the smallest I have ever received anywhere- I could hardly even see the fish. The nigri sushi pieces were equally small and disappointing. While the taste was good and the quality was nice, in my opinion you can get a better atmosphere and more for your money at other sushi restaurants in the area.
By mmrbrv on 2/16/2009
My husband and I just loooove that place. We travel a lot, and this is our favorite sushi restaurant in the USA. Its wonderful, sure its a bit spendy but its the bests and everything we tried there was impressive, including their blue ribbon lobster roll....mmmmm. Can't wait to go there again!
Quality Fish at Not-So-Quality Prices
By chiway on 6/23/2008
Blue Ribbon Sushi successfully appeals to the commonly inept sushi palate of American diners. It caters to unrefined tastes with menu items such as their insulting 21 dollar Blue Ribbon lobster roll. The thoughtlessly mundane and bland combination of rice, seaweed, lobster, caviar, and shiso is one where the whole is, at best, only equal to the sum of its parts. Most offensive is their failure to offer proper sushi bar service (piece by piece). It must be noted, however, the fish is of the finest quality, but that only makes it that much more heartbreaking when an avid sushi eater can't get served omakase directly from the chef, but instead, only through the quality and enjoyment mitigating middle-man, the waiter. Sushi cooking ability of the chefs (by this I mean how the rice is seasoned and composed and how fish is cut) is above average, but nothing memorable. Blue Ribbon tries to get away with its lack of sushi knowledge by buying only top-quality fish but fails to present a product whose potential is maximized. If you want to spend $100/person for sushi, go sit at the sushi bar of Yasuda (traditional) or Gari (innovative).
Great atmosphere and food
By dwallack79 on 2/12/2008
I happened upon Blue Ribbon sushi while wandering around downtown with my fiance. We went for lunch and got exactly what we were looking for. The decor is very nice compared to your average cookie cutter sushi restaurant. We were not given that typical nasty salad with the thick orange dressing or the miso soup that tastes like dish water and looks even worse. Their selection was also different from your typical sushi restaurant. I still have not found another sushi place that serves Spicy Blue Crab rolls. Overall the meal was excellent. I would definitely recommend it, especially to someone who is on the fence about eating sushi.
By dave_dot_calm on 1/11/2008
First time to Blur Ribbon Sushi today for our weekly Friday lunch, we arrived at 12:30pm to beat the lunch rush which gave way to prompt seating two in a booth (shortly after place was packed) waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable of the extensive menu. Food was amazing as was the music and the use of space. This spot is a winner, a true stand out.
Japanese say "YES!" to this place!!
By masaroo on 11/7/2006
This place offers the one of the best sushi, not only in NYC, but honestly in the world, including Japan!! While they serve unique, delicious US-origin kind of sushi (eg. dragon roll) that you cannot find in Japan so easily, they also entertain customers with a great selection of traditional sushi. This is the place where both Japanese and non-Japanese can come together, and can satisfy truly. I see many votes for Blue Ribbon Sushi on this site (not like, ah.... let's say, for example, only two votes that results in a high average score) so, I can see many people feel the same way as I do.
By big_pickle on 12/31/2004
The sushi quality is good/excellent and the quantity is average to good. I had the green tea creme brulee for dessert but the green tea flavor was very weak at best. The amaebi was served whole but it wasn't sweet enough for me. They offered vegetable rolls including avocado roll and enoki roll; though good, they aren't special per se but I was happy they were on the menu. On this occasion the service was ok; my primary waiter wasn't polite enough. The backroom is dark and very romantic ... ideal for a dinner date if you don't mind your neighbors.
Raw and Delicious!
By rfl68 on 7/1/2004
Nice place, perhaps a little pricey, but when in NYC expect it and enjoy your dinner. The service in this place was excellent. Very comfortable atmosphere. I felt a little closed in, but what do you expect from a small building. I'd go back anytime.
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