Sushi Azabu
Subterranean spot for super-fresh sushi
Sushi · TriBeCa · $$$
The Zagat Review
Tucked away below street level in TriBeCa, this “secret gem” provides “expertly prepared” sushi – including omakase that’ll make “your head spin” – in an extra-intimate setting; the cost is undeniably “steep” , but “If you’re a fan of raw fish” the “quality” is “worth it.”
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
location 428 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013, USA phone +1 212-274-0428 website directions Get Directions
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Food is divine, staff are friendly and professional and Taisho has a manly rockstar beard!
WonSeok Yang · February 4, 2018
Hands down my favorite sushi-ya in NYC. I would go as far as to say it is one of the best overall sushi-ya experience in the city factoring quality of fish/food, chef and staff, and overall warmth and heart of service. If you're a one and done type of person, you will miss out on the type of experience that you would normally get when you build a rapport with the sushi-ya. All my birthdays and special occasion (aka any chance I get) are celebrated here when I go out with my wife. My wife has stopped asking me where I wanted to go for my birthday and for our anniversary dinners years ago. Tucked away in on the lower level of a building on Greenwich Street, Sushi Azabu has the feel of a sushi-ya you find in Ginza except with a slightly darker color scheme with dramatic spot lighting reminiscent of a theater or art gallery highlighting its performers or works of art. From the noren as you enter to the coziness and layout of the restaurant to the warmth of the service, all these elements point to the tradition and culture that drives its staff and food. Traditional edomae sushi is the name of the game and the best way to enjoy it is in the form of omakase. The itamae I am always seated in front of (at my request) is one of three. He is a highly skilled chef with formal training from a reputable sushi-ya in Ginza and is very knowledgeable in all things related to his craft (I have never been seat with the other chef's, but I'm sure they also have reputable backgrounds and are also excellent chefs). He takes his time to explain each piece of nigiri and to even answer many of my questions to help broaden my elementary knowledge of sushi. I can sense his passion and deep knowledge through these 'sessions'. The nigiri he makes is balanced with the right amount of rice to neta ratio. The rice is seasoned just right with rice vinegar, and isn't too sweet as I find with many of these fusion sushi-ya shari I've tried. Overall excellent and well constructed nigiri pieces that tastes amazing. His preparation of aji, aged aburi buri belly, Kinmedai, kohada, and marinated hotate were excellent. This past visit I was able to have monk fish liver for the first time and it was nothing short of amazing, truly memorable. The staff is as equally passionate and very professional. The sake sommelier is very knowledgeable and helped my wife pick out a sake with just few questions and a mini tasting of hand selected sakes. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the experience and now she can confidently order outside of the customary sake she had usually ordered. We also had the pleasure of meeting the general manager. He was very welcoming and easy going. I was able to chat with him about sushi, Japanese food, and Japan in general to find his knowledge truly eye opening. I was enlightened and very much appreciated his passion for food. I got the sense that management for him was not just in logistics, but also in what will contribute to a better tasting nigiri or better food or drink experience in collaboration with the chef and staff for an overall better dining experience. It's a grand experience each visit. They bring me great pleasure to a point that I can't help myself but to smile throughout the night so much so that my wife asks me why I'm smiling so much. Thank you Sushi Azabu!
Bryan Lee · December 30, 2017
Over priced food, noise, only accept American Express but waitresses don't notify you in advance
Alon Kadury · November 8, 2017