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Poke Restaurant

343 E 85th St, New York City, NY 10028-4550
+1 212-249-0569
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh sushi” (3 reviews)
“truffles” (4 reviews)
“tempura” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
343 E 85th St, New York City, NY 10028-4550
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
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Reviewed 5 days ago

it's cash only and byob at this almost secret sushi better get there VERY early on fridays and saturdays waits can be around 1 hr!! servers are friendly and efficient ask for Landry!

Thank parksloper511
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch today was at the Poke Restaurant on East 85th. Fish was very fresh and good, and service was really prompt and very friendly. Lots of teenage kids at 12:30 -- all very well behaved. I really enjoyed the ambiance of this Upper East Side...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best sushi in nyc area Have good prices and the food quality is very good Unfortunatly they do not take reservations and the wait can be long. You canbring your bottle of wine or sake with no extra cost

Thank Monica A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best sushi in the Upper 80's but they don't serve wine or beer or liquor. Bring a bottle of Sake or wine with you, or go buy it 1/2 block away on First Avenue! Very very loud but if you don't mind, they serve amazing...More

Thank Francois L
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Consistently good local sushi restaurant . Rolls are good, and the sushi is good too. They do not have a license so you can bring your own bottle of sake/wine. Cash only. The yankee roll is good, along with the truffle roll. My husband likes...More

Thank NYCtravel
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great UES sushi. Alternative to Sushi of Gari and comparable in terms of quality. BYO and the closest liquor store is a few blocks away.

Thank leemfine
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Poke: Prices were ok, but only took CASH. And I went with a group of people and our dining experience was MIXED at best. Some liked it, some didn't, and one didn't feel well afterwards. The spicy raw tuna was good, not the chicken. I'm...More

1  Thank Domino1969
Reviewed 9 October 2016

You want great sushi and rolls? Go to Poke, but walk in prepared: they don't take reservations, you just book a table as you enter this busy, noisy, hidden Japanese restaurant, tucked in on east 85th street. Two things you need to know: it's cash...More

Thank Francois L
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Great service, prices, and fish. We love going here for special occasions! They don't take reservations so make sure to go early if possible. Worth the wait.

Thank Mariel C
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Before we begin, this is a cash only, bring your own alcohol place. If that works, go for it. The chefs have a knack of coming up with great flavor combos in their rolls. My personal favorite is the truffle roll which needs no soy...More

Thank john w
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 343 E 85th St, New York City, NY 10028-4550
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-249-0569
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