Sushi You

★★★★☆
  • 246 E 51st St 1

    New York, NY 10022

    Map & Directions
  • 212-752-2987

About Sushi You

Hours
Mon-Fri noon-2:30 pm, 5:30-10:30 pm, Sat 5:30-10:30 pm

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I went SUSHI YOU first time with my Japanese friend at lunch time.
It was almost packed small this restaurant, but there was 4seats available.
We order CHIRASHI SUSHI, which my Japanese friend recommended.
It was my first time to eat not

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★★★★★

I went SUSHI YOU first time with my Japanese friend at lunch time.
It was almost packed small this restaurant, but there was 4seats available.
We order CHIRASHI SUSHI, which my Japanese friend recommended.
It was my first time to eat not

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I Knew Sushi You long time.
But, I didn't know it's a new ownership from 2010 September.
I loved former Sushi you too, But I love New Sushi You than old one.
Because of the young sushi chef is really nice person!
Of course all Sushi are

3
★★★★★

I Knew Sushi You long time.
But, I didn't know it's a new ownership from 2010 September.
I loved former Sushi you too, But I love New Sushi You than old one.
Because of the young sushi chef is really nice person!
Of course all Sushi are

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I signed up for citysearch account so I could write about this place. I think it is the real deal. I went there for lunch today because I was in the neighborhood. I had the sashimi deluxe for $16. I think it was fantastic at any price.

It is nothing fancy, just fresh fish served courteously and authentically. Just a chef behind the bar, and his wife serving the food. There were about 15 other people there at lunch, and I was the only one who was not Japanese. I think the word of mouth for this place among the Japanese must be very strong.

I intend to go again, and maybe do an omakase.

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★★★★★

I signed up for citysearch account so I could write about this place. I think it is the real deal. I went there for lunch today because I was in the neighborhood. I had the sashimi deluxe for $16. I think it was fantastic at any price.

It is nothing fancy, just fresh fish served courteously and authentically. Just a chef behind the bar, and his wife serving the food. There were about 15 other people there at lunch, and I was the only one who was not Japanese. I think the word of mouth for this place among the Japanese must be very strong.

I intend to go again, and maybe do an omakase.

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The other reviews here are interesting as I can see where they are coming from.

But get to know this husband and wife team (plus maybe one or two other staff members), then you feel right at home and on subsequent visits you are treated like family.

The key is that they take their sushi (and the broader menu) very seriously. In a sense, it's like any authentic experience, the more interest you show in traditional japanese food and how it was meant to be eaten (don't drown your sushi in soy sauce), the more the owners warm to you. If you order a california roll and chicken cutlet bento box, then Go Sushi is around the corner.

Also this is not a fast food restaurant, the gentlemen behind the counter is a master sushi chef and takes ownership of every piece of sushi he prepares for you. He makes the same amount of effort in ordering the freshest sushi to put on your plate. This may take an extra bit of time but man have you found a secret.

If you come here, you should expect some of the best sushi in the city (the equal, if not better than Nobu.) In fact, with the exception of what Masa flies in from Japan and other countries (which of course is very expensive), I would bet the locally ordered fish is from a comparable source. Alternately, if you want a wait staff hovering over your table and recommending warm saki, then Haru is more your liking.

For my first experience, I ordered a basic lunch bento box (hey, I was on a lunch budget) and was so shocked by the sushi quality that I walked up to the sushi chef and asked his background. Just to make sure it wasn't because it was the ubiquitous salmon and yellow tail, I returned for dinner and ordered omakase. I was floored. Basically, you should consider Sushi You as if a sushi master had retired and opened his kitchen to a few friends and family.

2
★★★★★

The other reviews here are interesting as I can see where they are coming from.

But get to know this husband and wife team (plus maybe one or two other staff members), then you feel right at home and on subsequent visits you are treated like family.

The key is that they take their sushi (and the broader menu) very seriously. In a sense, it's like any authentic experience, the more interest you show in traditional japanese food and how it was meant to be eaten (don't drown your sushi in soy sauce), the more the owners warm to you. If you order a california roll and chicken cutlet bento box, then Go Sushi is around the corner.

Also this is not a fast food restaurant, the gentlemen behind the counter is a master sushi chef and takes ownership of every piece of sushi he prepares for you. He makes the same amount of effort in ordering the freshest sushi to put on your plate. This may take an extra bit of time but man have you found a secret.

If you come here, you should expect some of the best sushi in the city (the equal, if not better than Nobu.) In fact, with the exception of what Masa flies in from Japan and other countries (which of course is very expensive), I would bet the locally ordered fish is from a comparable source. Alternately, if you want a wait staff hovering over your table and recommending warm saki, then Haru is more your liking.

For my first experience, I ordered a basic lunch bento box (hey, I was on a lunch budget) and was so shocked by the sushi quality that I walked up to the sushi chef and asked his background. Just to make sure it wasn't because it was the ubiquitous salmon and yellow tail, I returned for dinner and ordered omakase. I was floored. Basically, you should consider Sushi You as if a sushi master had retired and opened his kitchen to a few friends and family.

Pros: Sushi quality, price relative to quality, the owners

Cons: As with any sushi restaurant, it can get expensive

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I also never write reviews, but felt so awful after the way my father and I were treated at dinner tonight I had to. When we stepped in from the cold there was a table for two in the back, which my dad started to, but the waitress motioned us to one right by the door. Next to walk in were two Japanese businessmen, and they were shown the table in the back. After a very long wait, our food arrived, but even though we started, and waited another 10-15 minutes, my dad's soup and rice, plus a saucer for me to pour soy sauce into, never arrived. It took another 5 minutes for the waitress to pay attention to us--which, given the size of the space (an alcove below street level, about the size of a small dry cleaner's), was rather astonishing. We explained what was missing. She said, it's coming. She walked back to the kitchen, and came back with food for other tables. She refilled water glasses at other tables. She stood on the side a bit. Finally she noticed us trying to catch her eye, and went back to the kitchen. Five minutes later, the bowl of rice came. She left so quickly we could hardly utter we were still missing a soup and a saucer. Eventually she came back with the saucer. We had to mention the soup again. My dad had almost finished his grilled fish by then. As I watched him pick at the bones and fins I realized it looked nothing like the long, tender fillet that those at the next table were eating--and the waitress had mentioned this was the restaurant's cooked fish option, so it was supposed to be the same dish! Trying to pay became another ordeal: waiting, and waiting, then finding out we couldn't charge our meal because we were short their minimum--by cents. We waited to get change for cash. When that didn't look likely, we counted out exact change. I didn't want to leave a tip; my dad left 20%. The only difference between us and the others that I could see was that they were Japanese, and we were not. We have never been made to feel so out of place.

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★★☆☆☆

I also never write reviews, but felt so awful after the way my father and I were treated at dinner tonight I had to. When we stepped in from the cold there was a table for two in the back, which my dad started to, but the waitress motioned us to one right by the door. Next to walk in were two Japanese businessmen, and they were shown the table in the back. After a very long wait, our food arrived, but even though we started, and waited another 10-15 minutes, my dad's soup and rice, plus a saucer for me to pour soy sauce into, never arrived. It took another 5 minutes for the waitress to pay attention to us--which, given the size of the space (an alcove below street level, about the size of a small dry cleaner's), was rather astonishing. We explained what was missing. She said, it's coming. She walked back to the kitchen, and came back with food for other tables. She refilled water glasses at other tables. She stood on the side a bit. Finally she noticed us trying to catch her eye, and went back to the kitchen. Five minutes later, the bowl of rice came. She left so quickly we could hardly utter we were still missing a soup and a saucer. Eventually she came back with the saucer. We had to mention the soup again. My dad had almost finished his grilled fish by then. As I watched him pick at the bones and fins I realized it looked nothing like the long, tender fillet that those at the next table were eating--and the waitress had mentioned this was the restaurant's cooked fish option, so it was supposed to be the same dish! Trying to pay became another ordeal: waiting, and waiting, then finding out we couldn't charge our meal because we were short their minimum--by cents. We waited to get change for cash. When that didn't look likely, we counted out exact change. I didn't want to leave a tip; my dad left 20%. The only difference between us and the others that I could see was that they were Japanese, and we were not. We have never been made to feel so out of place.

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I have never taken the time to write an online review before. However, my experience at Sushi You today has motivated me to take a few minutes of my time. As a businessman who frequently entertains clients I have had the pleasure of eating at hundreds of Manhattan restaurants. In all my years I have never been treated as rudely as I was today at Sushi You. My companion and I stopped by for lunch and found the place mostly empty. There was no hostess or waitress to seat us so one of the sushi chefs behind the counter indicated for us to seat ourselves. Again, we practically had the place to ourselves. We chose a table in the corner that was set up for 4 (two 2 person tables squeezed together). Adjacent to us in the row was a single 2 person table followed by random groups of tables either alone or 2 squeezed together. Most restaurants that set up this way will slide the tables to accomadate whatever size party comes in so although the place was 20% full, I thought that I would be nice and slide the half of our table over slightly, as a waitress typically would do anyway, in case they needed it for another 2 or to make the next able a four. A younger waitress greeted us, handed us menus and served us tea. Then.... a middle aged waitress came out several minutes later and started yelling at us! First she asked why we took the four instead of the 2 seater next to us. I apologized and explained that the chef just waved over to here and invited us to seat ourselves. Then she nastily yelled at me again asking why I had moved the table. Again, I apologized and asked if she would like us to move to the next table. She replied by asking again "why did you move the table?" and " when you go to visit someone's home, do you move their couch?" !!! I was shocked. My companion, who is Japanese, then politely apologized and explained in Japanese and again offered to switch tables. The woman then started insulting us in Japanese. It was hard to believe!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never taken the time to write an online review before. However, my experience at Sushi You today has motivated me to take a few minutes of my time. As a businessman who frequently entertains clients I have had the pleasure of eating at hundreds of Manhattan restaurants. In all my years I have never been treated as rudely as I was today at Sushi You. My companion and I stopped by for lunch and found the place mostly empty. There was no hostess or waitress to seat us so one of the sushi chefs behind the counter indicated for us to seat ourselves. Again, we practically had the place to ourselves. We chose a table in the corner that was set up for 4 (two 2 person tables squeezed together). Adjacent to us in the row was a single 2 person table followed by random groups of tables either alone or 2 squeezed together. Most restaurants that set up this way will slide the tables to accomadate whatever size party comes in so although the place was 20% full, I thought that I would be nice and slide the half of our table over slightly, as a waitress typically would do anyway, in case they needed it for another 2 or to make the next able a four. A younger waitress greeted us, handed us menus and served us tea. Then.... a middle aged waitress came out several minutes later and started yelling at us! First she asked why we took the four instead of the 2 seater next to us. I apologized and explained that the chef just waved over to here and invited us to seat ourselves. Then she nastily yelled at me again asking why I had moved the table. Again, I apologized and asked if she would like us to move to the next table. She replied by asking again "why did you move the table?" and " when you go to visit someone's home, do you move their couch?" !!! I was shocked. My companion, who is Japanese, then politely apologized and explained in Japanese and again offered to switch tables. The woman then started insulting us in Japanese. It was hard to believe!!

 

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