Diverse sushi menu plus sake/oyster bar
Japanese · East Village · $$
The Zagat Review
The sushi is “always fresh” and “wonderful” at this no-frills East Village Japanese, where “unusual” specials and “excellent oysters” are other reasons to go; though not cheap, it’s considered a “pretty good value” given the “quality” – no wonder it’s “frequently full.”
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
location 175 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003, USA phone +1 212-777-5266 website www.kanoyama.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
Great sushi and appetizer selection. The fish is fresh and we'll presents. The appetizers are excellent and bigger than I thought. After finishing a shrimp tempura and a soup of the day for two people we had a hard time finishing the main sushi for 2 entree. Will go back!
Marcello - · January 7, 2018
Chaotic and unsanitary sushi restaurant that does not deserve the Michelin star. We sat at the special sushi counter in the back with chef nobu's omakase. - we had a reservation at 630, we arrived at 620 and were made to wait 25 minutes at a separate table so another party can arrive and be seated at the courter together. Was told the "chef was not ready yet" - got served a hot towel with yellow streaks on it - the first four pieces were absolutely disaster, the rice was soft and mushy and it felt like eating mochi. Every piece was falling apart. I think the chef realized and changed rice promptly. - the quality across each piece were extremely inconsistent, with no cohesion from one piece to the next. For example, the tuna handroll was served in the middle of the course. The chef would often step off often for 5 minutes and leave awkward breaks in the middle. - the waiter stuck his thumb in my rice bowl with toro and okura - the counter was so LOUD because the room was also seating other patrons not having omakase. The back room was absolutely jam packed - one piece was so bad I spat it out into a napkin. It was the smoked rainbow trout that tasted like it was marinated in some horrible liquid smoke and was going bad apart from bad ambience and food, the worst was the UNSANITARY condition - my tray was not wiped properly and was left streaky from the last time someone ate in it (see photo) - the rice buckets were all BLACK and MOLDY (see multiple photos I took, they were all photos of different moldy containers...) - the chef at one point dropped an entire piece of fish on the ground, picked it back up, then sent it to the kitchen to be torched for upcoming pieces - there was a guy shucking oysters without gloves behind the counter (he sometimes put gloves on sometimes don't...)
Cicy Fan · March 19, 2018
4/5 now... feel the quality and service have declined... still better than many other places
David Foster · January 21, 2018