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15 East

15 E. 15th St. (Fifth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-647-0015 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Union Square sushi spot that's anything but square.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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15 East, New York, NY

15 East Restaurant Review

About the restaurant & food: This Union Square sushi spot turns out elegant plates of the freshest fish in a lovely, understated space. The menu boasts cooked dishes, too, like steaming bowls of homemade hand-cut soba noodles; lobster and uni risotto; and cherry wood smoked duck. But it’s the sushi that will bring you back for more. Sit at the bar and let the sushi chefs surprise you with a procession of sushi, or order the “tuna flight,” consisting of five different cuts and grades of fresh bluefin. Seasonal slow-poached octopus, sprinkled with sea salt, might be one of the most savory items to come out of any kitchen in New York. Sea eel sushi, not easy to find on these shores, is melt-in-the-mouth goodness, rivaling the lemony raw scallops and the dégustation of sea lettuces, all of which are crowd-pleasers. There's also a kaiseki-style tasting menu, which features a mixture of sushi and cooked selections.

Desserts & Drinks: Coconut Pavlova and a mochi sandwich are available for dessert. Choose from beer, wine, saké, whiskey and cocktails.
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