Sasabune
Sushi shrine
Japanese · East 70s · $$$$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
3.2
Decor
4.2
Service
 
Sushi “masters” craft “absurdly delicious” “works of art” at this UES Japanese from Kenji Takahashi, a “tiny” hideaway known for both à la carte options and an “incredible” omakase experience; though the “decor’s very basic” , sampling the “first-class fish” requires “really deep pockets.”
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Chevron
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
location 401 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021, USA phone +1 212-249-8583 directions Get Directions
Known For
Business dining
Celebrity chef
Lunch
Great beers
Zagat Mentions of Sasabune
Google Reviews
4.2
(75)
Classic institution to visit while in NYC. All items are fresh daily and chef selection is always amazing and interesting. You can have 6 different tunas if you wanted. No Sushi rolls here. Absolutely no spicy tuna. 😂 or California rolls are allowed. They are unique in that there Sushi rice is served at a temperature warm off the pot.
Victor Jung · January 7, 2018
This is by far the best sushi on the upper east side and perhaps in the city. Not only is the sushi fresh, but the rice is perfect, always a little warm and fluffy. We normally sit at the bar and the owner / master sushi chef takes great care of us. This is not your standard sushi experience, this is far beyond. We always look forward to coming back.
Josh Manton · September 26, 2017
Beware! I small scam going on here! Went with my wife for a quick lunch. Sat at the bar. NO MENUS ANYWHERE. The chef asks if you want the Chef's selection. If you say yes, you are looking at a $280 price tag. That's for a group of 2 for a less than 20 minutes dinning in a super plain restaurant environment just for sushi. It's good sushi but NOT THAT GOOD. They definitely do this on purpose. Be careful and always insist to see the menu.
Vassilis Stakias · June 9, 2017