15 East
Chic sushi bar & Japanese fare
Japanese · Union Square · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
4.2
Decor
4.4
Service
 
“Inventive” preparations and “top-quality” fish result in “sublime” sushi at this “classy” Union Square Japanese also known for its wide sake selection; “personable” service and a “serene” , “minimalist” setting up its appeal for “adult dinners” , though the tabs have some saving it for “big occasions.”
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hours Open Today · 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Chevron
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
location 15 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003, USA phone +1 212-647-0015 website 15eastrestaurant.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Omakase
Slow poached octopus
Known For
Celebrity chef
Lunch
Zagat Mentions of 15 East
Google Reviews
4.1
(212)
A 3 star ratting for the overall experience. I was disappointed as expected a fine dining ambiance. The sashimi was good not outstanding ,however the energy was nervous, and anxious and the pressure to turn over tables was palpable. Although the staff was polite , it felt rushed throughout the dinner and for the price and reputation one would expect a more relaxed experience. Unless perhaps one is to sit at the bar, the “fine dining” felt like an average high volume restaurant. Especially in NYC where the choices are abundant in fine Japanese cuisine, I would not return.
Alona Bauer · March 23, 2018
Food and service have always been top notch, this review is a result of their reservation approach. I booked two months out for v-day as their book opened, and quickly booked up. Website had no mention of pre-fixe. I was called a day ahead to ask for a credit card to process a charge for a little over 400 for two to cover dinner, a six course meal, not including booze - ahead of time. I don't want that much food on valentine day... Nor do I want to spend 600 on a Wednesday (with wine/sake). So I cancelled and was left to try to find a suitable reservation a day in advance of valentines day - not an ideal situation. A little up front communication could have avoided this situation. I see they now have a bunch of availability one day out so it's probably fair to assume I'm not the only one impacted by this. Shoddy business practice for the hospitality industry. Amounts to a high pressure sales tactic.
Curt Jacques · February 14, 2018
Great sushi experience with a chef preparing food right in front of you at the bar. Would recommend for sushi lovers to try at least once!
Justin Martin · April 16, 2018