Sushi Ginza Onodera

The rating scale of 0 to 100 reflects our editors’ appraisals of all the tangible and intangible factors that make a restaurant or bar great — or terrible — regardless of price.

Read more about the new ratings
84 Very Good

This Bryant Park outpost of the highly respected international chain serves a pricey omakase. But also a comparatively cheap salaryman takeaway lunch.

461 Fifth Ave., New York, NY, 10017


Reserve on OpenTable

Known For

The lowdown

For those who are put off by the exorbitant dinner prices at the Fifth Avenue outlet of this grand, Tokyo expense-account establishment, there are pared-down 10-, 13-, and 15-piece sushi options available at much less than the grandest $400 omakase option. Another real bargain — relatively speaking — is the $70 futomaki to go, a skinny kind of burrito packing seawater eel, tiger prawn, cucumber, egg omelette, pickled burdock root, shiitake mushrooms, sansho pepper, sesame, and kanpyo (strips of dried-then-rehydrated Japanese calabash). The ingredients are individually slow-cooked, cooled to room temperature, then rolled together as a kind of mobile crockpot popular with white-collar Japanese workers because they are best eaten hours later, or even the next day. Desserts are artful masterpieces; devouring them is good practice for realizing you’ll have to leave the place soon. So stay and peruse the cocktail lists, including a Suntory highball and a sake-twist Negroni. The drinks were recently developed by a former sommelier from — where else? — Masa.

What you need to know

Insider Tips The lunch omakase is about half the price of the dinner omakase.

Recommended DishesKiwami with beef nigiri; futomaki; sake Negroni.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelHushed