15 East Restaurant

4.7
1028 reviews
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Sushi
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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BI
Chicago
2 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
6 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
67 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
57 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
32 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
18 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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MK
New York Area
15 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
19 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
20 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
7 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant!

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ME
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

service is OK I felt like I was in non-descript airport restaurant - no character -- sushi is fresh but not worth the price

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i
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

the only down side was that after having omakase diner they basically send us away immediately, handing over our coats and starting cleaning the restaurant.

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JE
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific sushi (I had the 10 course omakase), amazingly fresh and varied. The seaweed salad was interesting -- most of the choices were a bit bland by themselves, just texture really. But the added vinaigrettes, one per choice, were excellent and made the dish. Yellowtail roll was delicious, but a bit diluted by the roll rice--better just to have the yellowtail as sushi or sashimi. It ain't cheap, but in line with other high-end sushi places (and they offer a lot more than sushi, which is nice.)

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RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

only issue - we had 8p reservation but were not seated until 8:25p

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was ok. Just ok

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j
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the quality of their Sashimi freshness
Friendly service
Love the ambiance
I had lunch n dinner, both as much fun

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Tuvimos que esperar 30 minutos a que nos dieran la mesa, a pesar de tenerla reservada. Y esa espera es muy desagradable, porque apenas disponen de espacio y la barra no está habilitada para amenizarla

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MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Supremely delicious omakase in a tranquil environment.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place ‼️🙏🏻

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely need to save your pennies, but it is worth it. The food was delicious. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Would definitely come back

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Became a small sushineta(fish topping) & shari(vinegar rice) mo' than last time visit, it seems child meal, not for adult size. So I thought local people might b need 2 have double or triple volume of them. & raised price but didn't have a freshness & volume as value of price. Less the volume of Soba noodle & soup was not hot, bit salty & too strong of Katsuo taste. Then Soba noodle was too short! That was not right Soba noodle length!!! So I could not slurp the Soba noodle. & Tenpura topping were not hot. Might b leave somewhere for a while before serve me, it's bad! Chef might b think it is okay that 2 serve not hot Tenpura cuz customer will b dip into the soba soup anyway... But sorry that Soba soup also was not hot enough so won't b make it hot with. But they served us one desert as surprise service, it was very nice service 4 us! Thank u! But totally I could't feel any pride of chef 4 tonight @ there. I wanted to have mo' nice meal & 2 c the right value of food @ there as anniversary meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omakase is authentic. I like every piece I had. Ther service is exceptional which I chose the 15 pcs omakase, and it didnt include desserts. I ordered sorbet and they served yoghurt mouse in anshinmizu syrup for complimentary. Super super nice service and staff. Thank you for wonderful food and service.

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s
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I could not hear the waiter. The quality of the Sushi was fair at best. The cooked dishes had little prep.

My single worst experience at a high end Sushi Restaurant

Got the check and left early.

Stay away

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t
Cleveland
83 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Exceptional sushi. Interesting other courses.

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RB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been and continues to be my favorite sushi restaurant. the food is exquisitely prepared and the service is impeccable. i feel at home here.

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It is expensive but the food is very good
My major problem was that we came on time for our 8 o’clock reservation and were not seated until after 8:20. Rather than offer us a drink the hostess repeatedly came over and said they were setting up the the table and it would just be a minute or two. When we finally confronted her 10-15 minutes later it became apparent that the previous guests had not yet vacated the table; they were not setting anything up yet. Our hostess seemed confused that we were upset at being mislead.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing quality and service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The sushi was wonderful - the best in the city, sake delicious, and the restaurant was at the perfect noise level of quiet but not silent.

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