15 East

15 East

Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Union Square, New York
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    The experts at Time Out New York and GQ Magazine recommend this place
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    "Also see Sushi Azabu (still the best omakase in Manhattan, IMO)"(38 Tips)
    Casey S.
    "sushi omakase lunch and split the tuna flight two ways."(6 Tips)
    Mary C.
    "Get the seasonal omakase - the toro & uni flight was amazing."(4 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "High-end Japanese in a serene setting with very good soba noodles."(14 Tips)
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  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 2, 2016
    Walk in, sit at the counter instead of the dining room at this elegant Japanese restaurant near Union Square. Let Masa, the chef, do his thing. Go by yourself, so you can really focus on the food. Read more
  • Rachel W.heart icon on user image
    Rachel Wang PangNovember 10, 2015
    This is my go to sushi place in the city, I love the fresh wasabi, all the different type of fish you can choose from and taste of uni was just amazing
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 9, 2013
    A great place to order the omakase while sitting at the sushi bar to get a little bit of everything. It's not cheap, but it's well worth it.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMay 6, 2013
    Yes this place is crazy expensive, but the quality of the sushi ranks in the top 5 in the city. The weekday lunch special allows even the most common of us to sample their fare (in small quantities..)
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyJuly 11, 2013
    Order the Botanebi (sweet shrimp), and you are guaranteed to come back. Not only can you taste the freshness and quality in the shrimp, but it’s that sweetness that makes it stand out from the rest.
  • Rubén G.heart icon on user image
    Rubén GarcíaJanuary 20, 2017
    The 20 piece sushi omakase was incredible.
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisMarch 17, 2015
    Great for a fancy, authentic Japanese meal. Enjoyed the sushi omakase, Uni flight, and fresh soba with ikura, uni, and caviar
  • The Food Sluts
    The Food SlutsAugust 21, 2012
    Awesome sushi and soba. The omakase menu is supposed to be excellent, too. We didn't love the more traditional, western items, including the cherry wood smoked duck ($32 ). Read more
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 14, 2014
    At 15 East, the sushi is as clean-cut as the sleek, white interior. Try the omakase (“I’ll leave it to you”), for ten pieces of chef-selected sashimi. Tuna fiends can delight in a flight.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    Cold soba with salmon roe: The firm, chewy buckwheat noodles arrive in a pool of umami-rich broth with a touch of fresh wasabi and spring onions. Splurge on giant pearls of salmon roe. Read more
  • CC
    CCDecember 3, 2013
    Do the omokase if possible. Also they have great yellowtail sashimi plate. Surprise dish: lobster uni risotto - must try. SO buttery and creamy and the uni really shined through.
  • Neha K.
    Neha KulkarniAugust 23, 2013
    Get the sushi omakase and make sure the shrimp and king salmon are in the mix. End on the yuzu soufflé...will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed!
  • Casey S.heart icon on user image
    Casey SchoonoverNovember 17, 2014
    Best sushi I've had in NYC! Ordered the sushi omakase lunch and split the tuna flight two ways. Sit at the sushi bar for the best experience.
  • Vic Z.heart icon on user image
    Vic ZaudNovember 13, 2014
    Amazing sushi - some of the best in NYC. Also try the hot soba. Love the duck soba.
  • Michel P.heart icon on user image
    Michel POctober 27, 2013
    I discover 15East last year in it was one of my favorite in NYC. One year later they lost creativity, the service became usual... Just the price doesn't change! What happened 15east ?
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 4, 2013
    Masato Shimizu employs first-rate seafood flown in from Japan, deftly molding lightly torched golden-eye snapper or luscious soy-lacquered cherry salmon on beds of loose toothsome grains. Read more
  • Shelley C.
    Shelley ChenOctober 16, 2014
    Take an uni journey here: 3 kinds of uni flight, uni risotto, and soba topped with uni. 💕
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 4, 2013
    The room, designed by architect Richard Bloch (Masa), feels like a sanctuary, and the food (fittingly) has a near-religious following among raw fish fanatics. Read more
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LinAugust 5, 2013
    Great sushi, great service, yada yada yada, but the best part is the Very Handsome Asian Man who will explain your alcohol choices in great detail
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    The omakase focuses on sushi and sashimi of high quality, like tender octopus, creamy toro, & seared isaki (grunt fish). – Green Guide Editor
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YApril 7, 2013
    Bring a date and get the sashimi omakase each, then split a tuna flight, a bowl of housemade soba noodles and the kabocha creme caramel
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiMarch 18, 2015
    Very good high end sushi. Slightly over priced. Good tuna and if they have fresh uni, that's a must have.
  • Cindyheart icon on user image
    CindyDecember 7, 2014
    The assorted tuna Omakase, sushi omakase, and uni sampler to die for!
  • R
    RFebruary 18, 2013
    Pretty solid. Their lunch omakase is a spectacular value. Also see Sushi Azabu (still the best omakase in Manhattan, IMO)
  • Sarah R.heart icon on user image
    Sarah RoseFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best omakase lunch! Sit at the sushi bar and their uni is amazing. One of my favorite restaurants in nyc
  • Mary C.heart icon on user image
    Mary ChuOctober 24, 2015
    Get the seasonal omakase - the toro & uni flight was amazing.
  • Roger S.heart icon on user image
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 23, 2014
    As someone who doesn't love octopus, I can truly say that this octopus is transformative. Sit at the bar.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 9, 2014
    High-end Japanese in a serene setting with very good soba noodles.
  • Shindy C.heart icon on user image
    Shindy COctober 5, 2013
    Some of the best sushi in the city. Intimate, cool environment, top-notch service, and wonderful sake menu.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 12, 2013
    Indulge in Master Chef Masato Shimizu's stunning seafood and try the seasonal spiny lobster tasting.
  • Jackie L.
    Jackie LuoJuly 26, 2012
    The tasting menu is good (but expensive for students at $120 per person), and the fish is very, very fresh. Also, the service is fantastic!
  • Teresaheart icon on user image
    TeresaNovember 29, 2014
    Handmade soba noodles. Omakase. Seaweed sampler of 11 varieties.
  • Just Jaxheart icon on user image
    Just JaxJanuary 9, 2014
    Call in advance to reserve at the sushi bar; amazing experience. Also, best omakase I've ever had.
  • Matty C.heart icon on user image
    Matty CitoMay 10, 2015
    Amazing fish and service seriously. what do u think I can say that's different from the other reviews. Do it
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WilsonAugust 22, 2015
    Japanese oysters, yellowtail sashimi four ways, & handmade soba noodles
  • Alanheart icon on user image
    AlanJanuary 4, 2015
    My birthday dinner. I still prefer Brushstroke when it comes to Japanese restaurants.
  • Camilla C.heart icon on user image
    Camilla CFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    anyone that knows me knows this is my all-time favorite sushi spot. never a bad dining experience here.
  • Sam K.heart icon on user image
    Sam KrasnikMay 13, 2017
    Great sushi place, and the non sushi dishes are very creative
  • Danwen
    DanwenJanuary 26, 2014
    7 course tasting menu. Subbed the salmon for the lobster uni risotto. Life changing.
  • Nilo A.
    Nilo AlmeidaMarch 13, 2012
    The omakase is great and inexpensive at USD 55.00. Order a good sake and be sure to enjoy at the sushi bar.
  • Nick 🍾 F.
    Nick 🍾 FarinaJuly 27, 2012
    The Omakase is one of the best I've had in the city thus far. Also, great sea urchin.
  • Vic Z.heart icon on user image
    Vic ZaudSeptember 10, 2014
    Great all the way. Do the Omakase.
  • No Leftovers J.
    Amazing Omakase. Sit at the sushi bar if you can!
  • Peter Y.
    Peter YangAugust 3, 2011
    Amazing fish quality- def go omakase at the bar and try the octopus that the chef massages... it's like Kobe style.
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhDecember 3, 2019
    Superb sushi. Very fresh & delicious.
  • Umair Z.heart icon on user image
    Umair ZiaMay 7, 2015
    Go with the chefs (omakase) menu. Just perfect. The desserts were meh.
  • Tash C.heart icon on user image
    Tash ConcepcionNovember 13, 2016
    The tuna flight was amazing.
  • Ilseheart icon on user image
    IlseAugust 7, 2014
    Don't miss the tuna flight! The fattiest tuna tastes like foie gras!
  • Christine B.
    Christine BeJune 1, 2010
    Have the most exquisite omakase presented to you piece by piece from executive chef Masato Shimizu. Realize you both have met before through your ex-boyfriend. Small world!
  • akami h.
    akami hellermanMarch 19, 2015
    Everything is fresh and the presentation is top notch.
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