15 East Restaurant
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.
The place is really nice. The food is absolutely amazing! I think is the best sushi I’ve had in NYC yet.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
The meal was a little expensive, but the food was amazing!
Elegant and comfortable dining room, super service, lovely food. Gorgeous treat of a Saturday lunch for two!
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.
FABULOUS!!! Every time! Great food, service and atmosphere.
Great place, great sushi omakase. Will definitely come again
Just the best, as usual.
Love the haute cuisine presented with passion.
Sushi is an art that is respected at 15 East
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Great service from the minute you walk in and the food and service were on point
The best restaurant!
service is OK I felt like I was in non-descript airport restaurant - no character -- sushi is fresh but not worth the price
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.
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.)
only issue - we had 8p reservation but were not seated until 8:25p
It was ok. Just ok
Love the quality of their Sashimi freshness
Love the ambiance
I had lunch n dinner, both as much fun
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
Supremely delicious omakase in a tranquil environment.
My favorite place ‼️🙏🏻
Definitely need to save your pennies, but it is worth it. The food was delicious. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Would definitely come back
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.
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.
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.
Exceptional sushi. Interesting other courses.
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.
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.
amazing quality and service
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.