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
(80)
The best sushi. This is the first review I’ve ever left on a restaurant. I’m compelled to because this place is that good. I worry our spot will get harder to get into - but it’s usually not too packed as it’s an understated setup and atmosphere. I try sushi all over the city - haven’t found the quality of sashimi better anywhere else. There’s places with more creativity in their dishes - but can’t beat the fish and warm rice served here!
James Murphy · May 19, 2018
I wanted to like this more, to be wow'd so to speak. And we did have some tasty pieces (sea eel, black cod, amber jack) during our visit. But it is definitely no frills, a slight fishy smell, and I just struggle to see how it separates itself from other options on the UES. Maybe I need to keep comparing and revisit this review at a later date. Just . . . not blown away.
Jeremy Welsh · May 2, 2018
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