2019 Best Japanese Restaurants in New York Area

Best Japanese Food
in New York

Most people think of sushi when they think of Japanese food, but there's plenty of grilling, simmering, steaming and frying going on in Japanese kitchens as well. Think teriyaki, sukiyaki, soy-marinated fish filets, yakitori, ramen, udon, and other distinctive dishes.

Whether you desire to dine at a counter, a western-style table, or on tatami mats on the floor with your shoes in the corner, here are the Top Japanese Restaurants in New York, presented in alphabetical order.

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BondSt
15/20
Asian pizzazz meets London sophistication is this NoHo sushi haven. See More

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EN Japanese Brasserie
15/20
Traditional Japanese dishes served up in a chic New York scene. See More

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Hakubai
15/20
Enjoy masterful kaiseki dinners in the dining room or a tatami room at Murray Hill's Kitano New York. See More

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Masa
18/20
Money's no object? Then surely spend it at Masa, quite possibly the best Japanese restaurant in America. See More
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Nippon
15/20
The first sushi restaurant in the United States is still a temple to all things edible and Japanese. See More

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o ya
16/20
Boston’s extravagant omakase experience expands to NYC. See More
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Shimizu Sushi & Shochu Bar
15/20
A quaint spot in the Washington Jefferson Hotel featuring fresh sushi and more than two dozen labels of shochu. See More
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Suzuki
16/20
Elegant Japanese kaiseki dining in the Theater District. See More

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Takashi
15/20
West Village meat mecca where yakiniku rules the room. See More
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Zuma

Japanese, Sushi, Izakaya
Zuma
15/20
Rainer Becker's haute unconventional take on the classic izakaya lives up to its lofty Madison Avenue address. See More
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