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24 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10003 40.73409 -73.993302
between Fifth Ave. and University Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-924-4286 Send to Phone

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

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Prix-Fixe


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

Sometimes décor can subtly mask a new restaurant’s ambitions; sometimes it can telegraph them in unsubtle, even unsettling ways. You sense it when you cross the restaurant’s tiny moat, already littered with bits of street flotsam (twigs, torn paper), and pass through the great glass doors with handles made from bent wooden samurai swords. The sushi bar appears to be encased in red lacquer, and the tall, curving chairs lining it look like they’ve been heisted from The Jetsons. In accordance with this showy motif, chef Eiji Takase (formerly of Sushi Samba) presents the usual upmarket sushi treats—bluefin o-toro and toro tartare—plus a line of mostly seafood entrées, stacked in various provocative Iron Chef poses and lacquered with sticky-sweet sauces made with now-familiar ingredients like miso, yuzu, and soy. Sushi aside, the bigger and more ambitious the dish at Yujin, the stranger and more varied the results.


Prix-Fixe Menu: 6 courses, $75 and up

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