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Ushi Wakamaru - CLOSED

136 W Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2512
+1 212-228-4181
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
17 Dec 2015
“the very best sushi”
8 Sep 2015
“Two doors down from my apartment - thrilled!!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Sushi
$$ - $$$
136 W Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2512
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1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 18 December 2015

This restaurant is no longer on Houston Street but is located at 362 W 23rd St. I discovered this sushi genius in Cliffside Park NJ through some South African friends.Over the years i have visited Hideo in all three locations. Our dinner tonight had some...More

Thank Bennettweber
Reviewed 8 September 2015

For several weeks, we saw the construction of a mysterious new restaurant in the neighborhood. And finally, Ushi Wakamaru! We wasted no time visiting the day after the soft opening and had a wonderful treat. Spotless restaurant with wonderful fresh fish and personal service. It...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 1 November 2014

This is not only one of the best sushi meals I've ever had, it is one of the best restaurant meals I've ever had. The fish was excellent, the sushi expertly prepared. I had the omakase, my wife ordered a la carte, and my son...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 3 October 2014

OK. You're in New York City, it's 2am in the morning and you got the munchies. Know what I'm saying ? You don't want no pizzas, no falafel or hot dog, and no donut ! So, where r u gonna go? West Village ! Why...More

Thank Fred G
Reviewed 1 October 2014

I was paying a quick visit to my son in New York while on a business trip and we were in our normal Soho neighborhood and without son's wife so we decided on sushi and lo and behold Ushi Wakamaru was just round the corner....More

Thank Robbo4444
Reviewed 15 September 2014

This was my second time dining at the sushi bar at Ushiwakamaru. Both times have been enjoyable, and were somewhat later in the evening - this time we sat around 9:30pm. The fish varieties are plentiful, and they always have the staples for less adventurous...More

Thank Lindsey S
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Authentic Tokyo style omakase. Each time I come here I sit by the counter where Hideo-San expertly makes the most amazing sushi sashimi. The ingredients were flown in from Japan, Canada...etc. so fresh. The uni was plump and tasty, beautiful, directly from Japan. Baby sharks,...More

Thank Noholife
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My favorite meal out is sushi, I live in Hawaii so my sushi options are great, but this was the best sushi I have ever had. Seriously. This was really perfect. The service was warm and helpful, so I didn't feel intimidated by the "sushi...More

1  Thank puuwai
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Based on reviews, I chose this as my only sushi experience in NYC. I had heard it was traditional and the menu reflects that. Based on recommendations, I went for omakase menu for $70. I came at 6pm opening time and managed to get a...More

Thank tropicalnorth
Reviewed 9 June 2014

After much research, I decided to dine at the sushi counter at Ushi Wakamuru. We were not let down. The staff are friendly and the food superb. I phoned to book a little over a week out and asked to be seated on the counter....More

Thank Kristian K
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 W Houston St, New York City, NY 10012-2512
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-4181
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