15 East Restaurant

4.6
1046 reviews
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With the successful move of Tocqueville, Chef Proprietor Marco Moreira set about re-inventing the restaurant's original space with the help of acclaimed architect Richard Bloch. Reborn as 15 East, the restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine and traditional sushi in an elegant, comfortable setting. Online reservations are for the dining room only. For reservations at the sushi bar please call the restaurant directly.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going to 15 East regularly and it remains in my view a gem in the city. This is some of the best sushi you will have in the US and the simplicity and elegance of the atmosphere makes the experience timeliness.

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q
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Prices have gone up. Selection is low. Won’t be back

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AR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third time here. Again, impeccable service, beautifully presented, high caliber ingredients, in a serene and comfortable environment.

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B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again and again simply the best! Superb food and elegant service...

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JP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Allow about $300/head for dining. Thats what two of us spent & my guest wasn’t even drinking. I had the house saki. Its good but its expensive for what it is.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

15 East is our favorite sushi spot; full stop. It has the freshest fish , prepared with the utmost care, the service is super professional and attentive. It surpasses many other famous sushi places through quality and decency. I highly recommend it.

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DW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I travel a lot to Japan and have eaten in a lot of very high-end sushi restaurants. The quality of the fish, the presentation, and the service at 15 East makes it our favorite sushi place in New York (at its price point or even when paying $100 per head more). No other place comes close.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious, but it's just so expensive that I ultimately think it isn't worth it.

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SK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Not sure it delivers any value proposition and the staff does a poor job helping to understand portion size ("Is this for one or two people" got a shrug and a "depends" reply.

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JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of the fish was incredible. Served slightly more elegantly than what you are used to

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our super favorite place !

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NY
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner last night at 15 East. The Kumamoto Oysters in Ponzu granita with pickled radish kicked it off nicely followed by the richness and melt in your mouth smoked Berkshire kurobuta. The charcoal grilled gindara was delicious! And of course the sashimi omakase was to die-for, in particular the aburi oh-toro, Sakuramasu and the akamatsu. I am still thinking of how they melted in my mouth! And to cap it - mineoka, milk sesame pudding with kurosato syrup topped with almond tuille. Truly one of the best!

And dining rewards from OpenTable foot part of the bill. Can’t ask for more.

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p
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Good service. Tasting menu quality and taste not in line with price. A very mixed bag. Very fatty and odd tasting sashimi and sushi mixed with delicious options. After first course was inedible and replaced with a delicious tuna tartar, we questioned the waiter about future tasting menu courses as we were considering changing our order. We were told lean and specific options for future courses that we were not given. The egg dish, soup and dessert were delicious. Although the meat in one of our soups was very fatty. Some pieces of sashimi were incredible. The rice was not great and the sushi fell apart when eating. But on balance at $195 per person, the overall experience was very disappointing. There are much better quality restaurants , especially at this price.

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely place, super staff but mediocre quality. It’s not bad by any stretch but not worth $200 per person in my humble opinion

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

did the 15 piece omakase, it is definitely worth every penny! i would definitely come back here again

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t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding sushi
Very attentive service...

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DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Food, beverage, service, ambiance and welcome -- all stellar.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

UNREAL service. Sushi was great too!

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F
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having greatly enjoyed lunch a couple of months ago at 15 East, I had dinner there for the first time and was delighted with it. So were the others in my party -- one a lover of sushi and the other who doesn't like raw food at all. I had the miso broth, tuna tartare and omikase sushi -- all first rate. Every dish was superbly crafted and delicious. The servers are exceptionally capable, and very attentive without "hovering" or ever intruding. The room is spare, simple and comfortable. We lingered for awhile and did not feel at all rushed. This is a "high end" restaurant in a "low key" way. It's completely unpretentious, but the ingredients, the preparation and the service speak for themselves. Last, but not least, the meal was reasonably priced relative to its quality -- which is not something one can say about many of the city's more celebrated Japanese temples. I'm at a loss as to why they lost their "star". Highly recommended.

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BI
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've walked past this place several times without realizing what a gem it was in my new Union Square neighborhood. The food is excellent and the service was perfect. I love the ambiance because it is just the right amount of refined taste with no pretension. I will consider it a special place for awesome sushi and sashimi whenever I have the funds (did I mention it is not a cheap place?). Besides the great Japanese fare you'd expect from a place of this caliber, the oysters, deconstructed seaweed salad board and the omelet were excellent as well...washed it all down with a nice warm saki.

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BR
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The place is really nice. The food is absolutely amazing! I think is the best sushi I’ve had in NYC yet.

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E
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I treated myself to lunch this past Friday, and what a treat this was! As soon as I came in, I was greeted by a very nice hostess, who actually seemed genuinely happy to see me with a smile on her face. The waitstaff patiently answered all my questions even though they were super busy. 15 East has best soba I have ever had in my life, all the fish was super fresh, and the kitchen items were delicious. This place is pricey, but I don't mind paying if the food and service is on point, and 15 East nailed it - I can't wait to bring my Mom when she is in town!

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g
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The miso soup was exceptional. The sushi was great but a little on the small side. The service was surly and perfunctory. Did not feel particularly welcome or valued as a customer.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was charged a LOT of money for sushi and when it came there were bones in the fish still that i bit into. To top it off no one even said sorry from the restaurant. Worst customer service ever, and the fish was truly not very good. Huge waste of money.

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L
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this jewel of a restaurant! Always good and fresh food. Great oysters and perfect portions. A bit sad they've discontinued the salmon skin rolls. But no complaints. Only praise!

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I
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good is not cheap and cheap is not good. This is excellent. The best seat at the restaurant is at the sushi table. The chef is excellent and takes a lot of care on what he does.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was awful. I ordered the special appetizer , lobster tempura. The lobster was tough and it was greasy. I also order the Scottish salmon sushi, which didn’t taste fresh. My friend ordered scallops and she was also disappointed. The dessert was $14 and it was so tiny! The place was super expensive and the food was awful! I don’t recommend it!

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was a little expensive, but the food was amazing!

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M
London
36 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Elegant and comfortable dining room, super service, lovely food. Gorgeous treat of a Saturday lunch for two!

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M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The dishes were hit or miss. Some were great while others missed. Not in the same league as Sushi Ginza Onodera, but for half the price, it’s good.

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m
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS!!! Every time! Great food, service and atmosphere.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great sushi omakase. Will definitely come again

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the best, as usual.
Love the haute cuisine presented with passion.
Sushi is an art that is respected at 15 East

Thank you,

Stephane

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My expectations were much higher given all the publicity and reviews about the restaurant. It was okay but nothing special. I've had much better sushi in NY at a lower price, so why go there? Also, to serve ice cream for dessert on a very cold day defies logic. My wife and I had been considering going for an omakase dinner but not anymore. Sorry.

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AC
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since I gave 5 stars to all it may seem a bit excessive. Let me assure you, it is not. This is a solid restaurant with a Chef's Menu that is always different and always pleasant. I always enjoy this meal and it is a constant put on list when I am in Union Square area.

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W
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Fish was ok had connective tissues in it. We were so rushed and there just wasn’t enough on the plate. Servers are quick. Huge disappointment . Expected a lot more from a Michelin starred restaurant

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent 👍👍

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J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Repeat customer. One of the best in NYC. I always get the tuna flight and slow poached octopus and then work get whatever menu items we’re in the mood for. Not cheap though but it’s Manhattan and it’s top quality sushi.

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E
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can’t count how many times I have been to East 15 and it has always been wonderful. Don’t miss the “tuna flight” and share it with your girlfriend, boyfriend, best friend - or maybe just yourself :) oh and the gyoza is great too. Some have written that it’s a bit pricey and all i can say is travel to Tokyo or Kyoto (now each counting 384 stars), and you will return to NYC appreciating good value for money.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from the minute you walk in and the food and service were on point

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