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401 E 73rd St, New York City, NY 10021-3873
+1 212-249-8583
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“omakase” (19 reviews)
“sushi” (37 reviews)
“rice” (8 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
401 E 73rd St, New York City, NY 10021-3873
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was highly recommended by a friend. He said it would be the best in NY! I guess that hype played into my experience; good to very good, but best in NY? Probably not. Still a great experience though. The Omakase was good, catered...More

Thank Wilson L
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing! This is the real Japanese experience! And the freshness, friendliness, and the tastiest! It is a must if you love sushi!

Thank Daniela J
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I had lunch at Sasabune last week, intrigued by the plain sign on the door and the idea that the chef would decide what I would have to eat. The decor is minimalist; the service is superb; cleanliness is impeccable; and the food was outstanding....More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The outside is unassuming, to put it kindly. There's not much of a sign, except the big letters on the door: "No Spicy Tuna. No California Roll. TRUST ME" Inside, Sasabune is also pretty modest, with no fancy decor. But if you put yourself in...More

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here on and off for many years and was looking forward to another outing. Either overall standards have improved elsewhere or the pixie dust hasn't settled on this place for a while. On this visit the place was just tired. I really...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 4 January 2017

i liked that it was an older japanese chef who served us the sushi, and we made our own saki tasting. all you get is top quality sushi and i'm a big eater, even I was full by the end of my tasting. it is...More

Thank tmldp3
Reviewed 15 December 2016

What a disappointment and ripoff! At $140 person one expected the heights, not the bums rush. This may have been a very off night but the rushed service, pedestrian presentation and total lack of originality was a perfect storm. In all the 200+ restaurants I...More

Thank Unbongout
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

They order for you and tell you how to eat it and in what order and it is so delicious. Down side it's very expensive!!! But worth it probably...

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Unpretentious venue serving the most impressive sushi. No menus, no pricing. Just eat every morsel the chef sends to your table in small plates of one to four bites. Not for the budget-minded, but worth the price. You don't go here for the ambience, but...More

Thank salenro
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is my second time here in this rather unassuming location. First and foremost the food was out of this world!!! But when you pay $150 plus for a few pieces of fish, you would expect a little better atmosphere, and service. The service was...More

Thank drmingi
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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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E 73rd St, New York City, NY 10021-3873
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-249-8583
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