Blue Ribbon Sushi

★★★★☆
  • 119 Sullivan St.

    New York, NY 10012

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  • 212-343-0404

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Excellent food!!!

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Excellent food!!!

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My friend was visiting from DC and really wanted sushi. I'm the type of person who can settle with some California Rolls and call it a day, but I wanted to take my friend to a nice place.\r
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A old colleague of mine had been raving about

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My friend was visiting from DC and really wanted sushi. I'm the type of person who can settle with some California Rolls and call it a day, but I wanted to take my friend to a nice place.\r
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A old colleague of mine had been raving about

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best place to eat

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best place to eat

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The sushi here is good, fish is fresh, prices are decent.
It can be a little pricey but I think is OK for the area. Service was great, super friendly and attentive.
Would definitely stop back in here.

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★★★★★

The sushi here is good, fish is fresh, prices are decent.
It can be a little pricey but I think is OK for the area. Service was great, super friendly and attentive.
Would definitely stop back in here.

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Heard many great things about this place. It's suppose to be one of the better places for sushi. I have been here twice for a date and both time I was disappointed. I am a big sushi lover, out of the two meals I have had, I have only

3
★★★★★

Heard many great things about this place. It's suppose to be one of the better places for sushi. I have been here twice for a date and both time I was disappointed. I am a big sushi lover, out of the two meals I have had, I have only

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I love this restaurant. They pay such detail to everything from miso soup to complex rolls. The sashimi was the freshest and most tender I have ever tasted. Their apps are all delicious. The only drawback is that this place is really expensive and the portions are on the small side. But the space is small and lovely, and the service is helpful. You are bound to have a very charming time.

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★★★★★

I love this restaurant. They pay such detail to everything from miso soup to complex rolls. The sashimi was the freshest and most tender I have ever tasted. Their apps are all delicious. The only drawback is that this place is really expensive and the portions are on the small side. But the space is small and lovely, and the service is helpful. You are bound to have a very charming time.

Pros: food, service, ambiance

Cons: price

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The best sushi in Brooklyn. Everything is top of the line, totally fresh, and with just that extra touch that elevates the food above other sushi places. They also have food items I've never encountered in any other sushi restaurant. Not cheap but every meal will be memorable.

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★★★★★

The best sushi in Brooklyn. Everything is top of the line, totally fresh, and with just that extra touch that elevates the food above other sushi places. They also have food items I've never encountered in any other sushi restaurant. Not cheap but every meal will be memorable.

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Love this place. Have been eating at BR Sushi for over 10 years. You must try the Green Tea creme brulee. The cold boxed saki. yum! The sushi FRESH!

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★★★★★

Love this place. Have been eating at BR Sushi for over 10 years. You must try the Green Tea creme brulee. The cold boxed saki. yum! The sushi FRESH!

Pros: Sushi and Saki

Cons: pricey

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I had heard such great reviews about Blue Ribbon Sushi that I decided I needed to check it out for myself. It most certainly lives up to all of its hype. The fish is super fresh and delicious. I would 100 % recommend Blue Ribbon Sushi!

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★★★★★

I had heard such great reviews about Blue Ribbon Sushi that I decided I needed to check it out for myself. It most certainly lives up to all of its hype. The fish is super fresh and delicious. I would 100 % recommend Blue Ribbon Sushi!

Pros: Some of the freshest sushi in all of new york

Cons: There can be a long wait

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The service here is great. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There is normally a wait, but it is worth it. I tried some rolls, like the spicy lobster roll, which were really tasty. The green tea ice cream was really good as well. What's different about this place, however, is the fact that they let you make your own miso soup. They have the paste on the side so that you can add as much as you want.

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★★★★☆

The service here is great. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There is normally a wait, but it is worth it. I tried some rolls, like the spicy lobster roll, which were really tasty. The green tea ice cream was really good as well. What's different about this place, however, is the fact that they let you make your own miso soup. They have the paste on the side so that you can add as much as you want.

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I've been to many sushi places and blue ribbon did not live up to the hype. This small cozy sushi hut doesn't take reservations (which, in NYC I hear is a sign that the restaurant is really good). The wait on a Tuesday night for 2 people was about 20 minutes. The waiter tried to be really helpful but it didn't help when he forgot to serve our appetizers. Our main course arrived and when asked about the appetizers the waiter apologized and sent them after we were done with our dinner. (no charge of course, but I'd like to have my dumplings before the sushi, not when I'm getting ready to eat desert). The sushi was good, the rolls were nothing special. The eel was fresh and so was the shrimp, but again- nothing special. I've had sushi that tastes exactly the same way in other restaurants and I don't think I would make a special trip out to Blue Ribbon again. not worth the wait, or the money for that matter.

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★★★☆☆

I've been to many sushi places and blue ribbon did not live up to the hype. This small cozy sushi hut doesn't take reservations (which, in NYC I hear is a sign that the restaurant is really good). The wait on a Tuesday night for 2 people was about 20 minutes. The waiter tried to be really helpful but it didn't help when he forgot to serve our appetizers. Our main course arrived and when asked about the appetizers the waiter apologized and sent them after we were done with our dinner. (no charge of course, but I'd like to have my dumplings before the sushi, not when I'm getting ready to eat desert). The sushi was good, the rolls were nothing special. The eel was fresh and so was the shrimp, but again- nothing special. I've had sushi that tastes exactly the same way in other restaurants and I don't think I would make a special trip out to Blue Ribbon again. not worth the wait, or the money for that matter.

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Blue Ribbon Sushi successfully appeals to the commonly inept sushi palette of American diners. It caters to unrefined tastes with menu items such as their insulting 21 dollar Blue Ribbon lobster roll. The thoughtlessly mundane and bland combination of rice, seaweed, lobster, caviar, and shiso is one where the whole is, at best, only equal to the sum of its parts. Most offensive is their failure to offer proper sushi bar service (piece by piece). It must be noted, however, the fish is of the finest quality, but that only makes it that much more heartbreaking when an avid sushi eater can't get served omakase directly from the chef, but instead, only through the quality and enjoyment mitigating middle-man, the waiter. Sushi cooking ability of the chefs (by this I mean how the rice is seasoned and composed and how fish is cut) is above average, but nothing memorable. Blue Ribbon tries to get away with its lack of sushi knowledge by buying only top-quality fish but fails to present a product whose potential is maximized. If you want to spend $100/person for sushi, go sit at the sushi bar of Yasuda (traditional), Gari (innovative), or Jewel Bako (in-between).

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★★★☆☆

Blue Ribbon Sushi successfully appeals to the commonly inept sushi palette of American diners. It caters to unrefined tastes with menu items such as their insulting 21 dollar Blue Ribbon lobster roll. The thoughtlessly mundane and bland combination of rice, seaweed, lobster, caviar, and shiso is one where the whole is, at best, only equal to the sum of its parts. Most offensive is their failure to offer proper sushi bar service (piece by piece). It must be noted, however, the fish is of the finest quality, but that only makes it that much more heartbreaking when an avid sushi eater can't get served omakase directly from the chef, but instead, only through the quality and enjoyment mitigating middle-man, the waiter. Sushi cooking ability of the chefs (by this I mean how the rice is seasoned and composed and how fish is cut) is above average, but nothing memorable. Blue Ribbon tries to get away with its lack of sushi knowledge by buying only top-quality fish but fails to present a product whose potential is maximized. If you want to spend $100/person for sushi, go sit at the sushi bar of Yasuda (traditional), Gari (innovative), or Jewel Bako (in-between).

Pros: top-quality fish, decent cooking

Cons: no piece by piece service, high prices

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I completely agree with some other previous reviewers' opinion. Blue Ribbon's food is undoubtedly good; Through the years, the quality hasn't changed much, but the portion definitely has. 2 years ago Omakase was 50 per person and you get an extravagant and exquisite selection of sashimi and nigiri of lobster, caviar, toro, etc; last time I went there, I had to confirm with the waitress, ' is there more coming?' because the portion has decreased to barely enough for an appetizer. There is nothing wrong with raising the price of their food as the ingredient get more and more expensive, but to sacrifice portion for that reason is just off-putting. I have given up on the restaurant ever since. Customers who ordered omakase (tasting menu) don't care so much about how much they spend, but how well they get fed. It's a shame how good restaurants eventually end up becoming rip-offs.

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★☆☆☆☆

I completely agree with some other previous reviewers' opinion. Blue Ribbon's food is undoubtedly good; Through the years, the quality hasn't changed much, but the portion definitely has. 2 years ago Omakase was 50 per person and you get an extravagant and exquisite selection of sashimi and nigiri of lobster, caviar, toro, etc; last time I went there, I had to confirm with the waitress, ' is there more coming?' because the portion has decreased to barely enough for an appetizer. There is nothing wrong with raising the price of their food as the ingredient get more and more expensive, but to sacrifice portion for that reason is just off-putting. I have given up on the restaurant ever since. Customers who ordered omakase (tasting menu) don't care so much about how much they spend, but how well they get fed. It's a shame how good restaurants eventually end up becoming rip-offs.

Pros: food

Cons: portion

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Over-priced, rude wait-staff, just not worth it. Forget that everyone is practically sitting on top of everyone else, the place smells of bad fish. A hallmark of bad sushi. If you can afford it, I highly recommend Sushi Yasuda (best in the city). If not, any one of a million places will give you a better experience. As for this place, skip it.

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★☆☆☆☆

Over-priced, rude wait-staff, just not worth it. Forget that everyone is practically sitting on top of everyone else, the place smells of bad fish. A hallmark of bad sushi. If you can afford it, I highly recommend Sushi Yasuda (best in the city). If not, any one of a million places will give you a better experience. As for this place, skip it.

Pros: None really

Cons: Food, Price, Quality

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We got some recommendation and decided to give this place a try, there is no sign outside but I noticed the chef's hard at work on the first level of the building. - every dish was incredible, from the soup , amazing fresh sushi and a lovely romantic spot for dinner. I cant wait to go back.

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★★★★★

We got some recommendation and decided to give this place a try, there is no sign outside but I noticed the chef's hard at work on the first level of the building. - every dish was incredible, from the soup , amazing fresh sushi and a lovely romantic spot for dinner. I cant wait to go back.

Pros: fantastic food, professional service and romantic

Cons: None

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The sushi here is perfectly good, but for $5 a piece, either the slices of fish should be larger, or there should be no pretense that this is a moderately priced restaurant (even for NYC). We easily spent more than $40 per person (not including alcohol) and were still hungry. I'm astonished that this restaurant is categorized as $$$ rather than $$$$.

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★★☆☆☆

The sushi here is perfectly good, but for $5 a piece, either the slices of fish should be larger, or there should be no pretense that this is a moderately priced restaurant (even for NYC). We easily spent more than $40 per person (not including alcohol) and were still hungry. I'm astonished that this restaurant is categorized as $$$ rather than $$$$.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Portion size

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I've been going to BRS for a couple of years, the first time the omakase (chefs choice) was amazing. They presented my father and I with a wide variety of fish and a large proportion. In the past two years the omakase started to get smaller and with a more conventional choices of fish (toro, hamachi, etc) instead of a more extravagent presentation including caviar (there was more the first time) and raw scallops, lobsters, etc. I found that their consistency depended on the time you went and who is the master chef behind the counter. The experiences started to become decent or extraordinary. In spite of those misgivings the fish is good and after becoming a regular they took notice and started giving special treatment (free stuff, better service). This place is definitely not for people looking for something like Nobu with the extravagance and complexity of their dishes and not for the patrons who are used to eating dragon and philidelphia rolls. For a neighborhood place this is definitely the pinnacle, if you want a special dinner shell out the extra $500 for Nobu for an experience, but for a decent place to eat where the fish is above average Blue Ribbon Sushi is where its at. Yeah the wait stinks, was told one time it would be 4 hours, got seated in 20 minutes whether or not it was the special treatment is your decision. Good thing Blue Ribbon Seafood is down the street, there's always a contigency plan. Also regarding the service (i dont rate restaurants on service or space, its all about the food) after speaking with some of the staff, they are for the most part especially late at night, pretty irritable, some customers can be real a**holes, given the trendy yuppie crowd that roll in expecting Nobu.

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★★★★★

I've been going to BRS for a couple of years, the first time the omakase (chefs choice) was amazing. They presented my father and I with a wide variety of fish and a large proportion. In the past two years the omakase started to get smaller and with a more conventional choices of fish (toro, hamachi, etc) instead of a more extravagent presentation including caviar (there was more the first time) and raw scallops, lobsters, etc. I found that their consistency depended on the time you went and who is the master chef behind the counter. The experiences started to become decent or extraordinary. In spite of those misgivings the fish is good and after becoming a regular they took notice and started giving special treatment (free stuff, better service). This place is definitely not for people looking for something like Nobu with the extravagance and complexity of their dishes and not for the patrons who are used to eating dragon and philidelphia rolls. For a neighborhood place this is definitely the pinnacle, if you want a special dinner shell out the extra $500 for Nobu for an experience, but for a decent place to eat where the fish is above average Blue Ribbon Sushi is where its at. Yeah the wait stinks, was told one time it would be 4 hours, got seated in 20 minutes whether or not it was the special treatment is your decision. Good thing Blue Ribbon Seafood is down the street, there's always a contigency plan. Also regarding the service (i dont rate restaurants on service or space, its all about the food) after speaking with some of the staff, they are for the most part especially late at night, pretty irritable, some customers can be real a**holes, given the trendy yuppie crowd that roll in expecting Nobu.

Pros: fish, casual, decent date place

Cons: waiting

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the service is superb (extremely polite, ridiculously patient and instructive and courteous and informative, very appropriate), the sake selection is quite decent, with some less expensive offerings. the beer selection is decent. the appetizers are great, fun. the sushi is good. the sashimi is fantastic... i HIGHLY recommend the albacore -- which is slightly cooked on the outside and comes with just the right amount of a lovely little white sauce... there could be more of a waiting area, but the people in the waiting area are absurdly polite and helpful -- as if you could ask them anything and it wouldn't be refused... if the place is packed you can put in your name and give them your cellphone number and they will call you when your table is ready. i don't remember the music.

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★★★★★

the service is superb (extremely polite, ridiculously patient and instructive and courteous and informative, very appropriate), the sake selection is quite decent, with some less expensive offerings. the beer selection is decent. the appetizers are great, fun. the sushi is good. the sashimi is fantastic... i HIGHLY recommend the albacore -- which is slightly cooked on the outside and comes with just the right amount of a lovely little white sauce... there could be more of a waiting area, but the people in the waiting area are absurdly polite and helpful -- as if you could ask them anything and it wouldn't be refused... if the place is packed you can put in your name and give them your cellphone number and they will call you when your table is ready. i don't remember the music.

Pros: albacore sashimi

Cons: too many people know about this place!

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Blue Ribbon, going late is best to just walk in, but eitherway everything is always fresh and tasty. this is a nice relable sushi place. Average pricing and well situated, happy to have a good neighboorhood place like this.

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★★★★★

Blue Ribbon, going late is best to just walk in, but eitherway everything is always fresh and tasty. this is a nice relable sushi place. Average pricing and well situated, happy to have a good neighboorhood place like this.

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I've been to BR more than once and for what it's worth, this is a good palce to go if you are looking for sushi at 1am but other times it is cramped and uncomfortable and IMO not worth the wait. The seats have the feel and look of park benches and encourage a hurried dining experience which certainly helps to turn tables but is not generally an experience I look for.

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★★★☆☆

I've been to BR more than once and for what it's worth, this is a good palce to go if you are looking for sushi at 1am but other times it is cramped and uncomfortable and IMO not worth the wait. The seats have the feel and look of park benches and encourage a hurried dining experience which certainly helps to turn tables but is not generally an experience I look for.

Pros: Late night sushi

Cons: overcrowded, uncomfortable

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It's unpretentious and underground. It's fresh, welcoming, delicious, and relaxing. Hands down, the best tuna I have ever had. Blue Ribbon lives up to it's fantastic reputation. I went here on a recommendation and will surely return time and time again. What a find!

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★★★★★

It's unpretentious and underground. It's fresh, welcoming, delicious, and relaxing. Hands down, the best tuna I have ever had. Blue Ribbon lives up to it's fantastic reputation. I went here on a recommendation and will surely return time and time again. What a find!

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Two thumbs up! I love sushi, and I have eaten it all over the world. This is right up there with places in Tokyo as far as the freshness is concerned. Melt in your mouth nigiri and sashmi, and very tasty rolls too. Be sure to try the oyster roll.

2
★★★★★

Two thumbs up! I love sushi, and I have eaten it all over the world. This is right up there with places in Tokyo as far as the freshness is concerned. Melt in your mouth nigiri and sashmi, and very tasty rolls too. Be sure to try the oyster roll.

Pros: Best sushi in NYC

Cons: Very popular so you may have to wait a while

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It's a tiny place so if you get there before 8pm on a weekend (Thurs?Sun) you will find it easier to get a table or a seat at the sushi bar. Once you're inside, the real experience begins. Everything, and I mean everything on the menu is delectable. The waiters are very experienced and helpful with pairing your drink choice to your food tastes or vice versa. The sushi is as fresh as it comes?you'd think ocean was in their backyard, no joke! If you're interested in good tasting (without the fish taste or smell), large portions and creative sushi dishes this is your place...

2
★★★★☆

It's a tiny place so if you get there before 8pm on a weekend (Thurs?Sun) you will find it easier to get a table or a seat at the sushi bar. Once you're inside, the real experience begins. Everything, and I mean everything on the menu is delectable. The waiters are very experienced and helpful with pairing your drink choice to your food tastes or vice versa. The sushi is as fresh as it comes?you'd think ocean was in their backyard, no joke! If you're interested in good tasting (without the fish taste or smell), large portions and creative sushi dishes this is your place...

Pros: waiters, fresh sushi, great location

Cons: finishing the last bite

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I was frankly shocked when I read the bad reviews - this place is fantastic; it has not let us down in any way, and we've eaten here more than 10 times. People complain about the dim lighting, but that is one what I love about this place - if you want to stare at your food in bright light, go to McDonalds. The food is fantastic, and the waiting staff has been perfect every single time we've been there. The only problem would be the wait, but we usually just have a drink in the front while waiting. Never had one single problem there.

2
★★★★★

I was frankly shocked when I read the bad reviews - this place is fantastic; it has not let us down in any way, and we've eaten here more than 10 times. People complain about the dim lighting, but that is one what I love about this place - if you want to stare at your food in bright light, go to McDonalds. The food is fantastic, and the waiting staff has been perfect every single time we've been there. The only problem would be the wait, but we usually just have a drink in the front while waiting. Never had one single problem there.

Pros: Fantastic sushi and sake - brilliant service

Cons: Can get busy

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i honestly don't know much about japanese food at all. In the past sake usuallly just tasted kind of like salty water to me. Server made several sake suggestions which were very good. had many dishes but the BEST was the lobster 3 ways. VERY GOOD!

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★★★★☆

i honestly don't know much about japanese food at all. In the past sake usuallly just tasted kind of like salty water to me. Server made several sake suggestions which were very good. had many dishes but the BEST was the lobster 3 ways. VERY GOOD!

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Great spot for sushi. Their Miso soup is by far my favorite here. Only downfall is that they do not take reservations so you usually do have to wait for a table because everyobe else has discovered its good too.

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★★★★★

Great spot for sushi. Their Miso soup is by far my favorite here. Only downfall is that they do not take reservations so you usually do have to wait for a table because everyobe else has discovered its good too.

Pros: Great Sushi

Cons: wait time, Pricey

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Coolest thing ever. We're eating our sushi and there's a small window next to our table were a tiny japanese maple is planted. We see a m0use run inside the tree and stare at us for a while and scamper off. He didn't want any sashimi I guess.
Blue Ribbon is great. How can you complain about top notch sashimi and sake at 1AM. I'm not going to say this haute dining or innovative, it's standard rolls, nigiri, and so forth.. Although I did see red snapper on the menu--a rare one. Try one of everything. Not cheap, but not over the top either. Right in the upper middle where you start to question whether it was worth it. At 1am with a cute m0use in the tree, we got our money's worth.

2
★★★★☆

Coolest thing ever. We're eating our sushi and there's a small window next to our table were a tiny japanese maple is planted. We see a m0use run inside the tree and stare at us for a while and scamper off. He didn't want any sashimi I guess.
Blue Ribbon is great. How can you complain about top notch sashimi and sake at 1AM. I'm not going to say this haute dining or innovative, it's standard rolls, nigiri, and so forth.. Although I did see red snapper on the menu--a rare one. Try one of everything. Not cheap, but not over the top either. Right in the upper middle where you start to question whether it was worth it. At 1am with a cute m0use in the tree, we got our money's worth.

Pros: Good Uni

Cons: Bit Pricey, but fresh

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Very good, nice selection. Very fresh. Long wait but worth it!

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★★★★☆

Very good, nice selection. Very fresh. Long wait but worth it!

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Blue Ribbon is a wonderful place for Sushi & a great time. Once you score a seat, you won't want to leave. I come here with my crew for a wonderful meal & atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

Blue Ribbon is a wonderful place for Sushi & a great time. Once you score a seat, you won't want to leave. I come here with my crew for a wonderful meal & atmosphere.

Pros: delicious, varied menu

Cons: can be crowded

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I have eaten here three times and have found the quality and variety of the fish to be excellent. However, the value and service are both severely lacking. Portions contain less fish than one would expect, particularly since prices are in line with the best sushi places in NYC (Masa excluded, of course). Furthermore, while the fish is unquestionably fresh, rolls tend to be inexplicably bland. The service ranges from mediocre to offensive. On a recent trip, our waiter was extremely dismissive, while no less than three staff members waited hand-and-foot on a pair of Japanese girls seated nearby. We were then charged for their most expensive sake ($20+ per serving) when we in fact drank a sake of less than half that price. But Im sure this was just an honest mistake...

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★★☆☆☆

I have eaten here three times and have found the quality and variety of the fish to be excellent. However, the value and service are both severely lacking. Portions contain less fish than one would expect, particularly since prices are in line with the best sushi places in NYC (Masa excluded, of course). Furthermore, while the fish is unquestionably fresh, rolls tend to be inexplicably bland. The service ranges from mediocre to offensive. On a recent trip, our waiter was extremely dismissive, while no less than three staff members waited hand-and-foot on a pair of Japanese girls seated nearby. We were then charged for their most expensive sake ($20+ per serving) when we in fact drank a sake of less than half that price. But Im sure this was just an honest mistake...

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the fish was fresh -- cut small, that i didn't mind, but there wasn't that much variety in my sushi/sashimi plate. i wasn't very impressed.. i would just get omakase next time. but service was very attentive and we were seated in a cozy, cute gazebo-type booth in the middle of the restaurant.

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★★★★☆

the fish was fresh -- cut small, that i didn't mind, but there wasn't that much variety in my sushi/sashimi plate. i wasn't very impressed.. i would just get omakase next time. but service was very attentive and we were seated in a cozy, cute gazebo-type booth in the middle of the restaurant.

Pros: relaxed crowd, fresh fish

Cons: $$ for what you get

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i didn't realize waiting 1.5 hrs was considered prompt seating. nor do they take reservations. needless to say, any reasonable person would forego the wait and dine elsewhere, like i did. this is nyc. great sushi restaurants are a dime a dozen. not to mention the attitude of the clientele...want to act famous, do something famous first, you daft cows!

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★☆☆☆☆

i didn't realize waiting 1.5 hrs was considered prompt seating. nor do they take reservations. needless to say, any reasonable person would forego the wait and dine elsewhere, like i did. this is nyc. great sushi restaurants are a dime a dozen. not to mention the attitude of the clientele...want to act famous, do something famous first, you daft cows!

Cons: wait time, lowers your iq

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Went here last night with my husband and another couple. They do not accept reservations and the wait was 1.5 hrs- very worth it! Sushi was extremely fresh, well presented and served within a good time frame. We ordered a very nice selection and it was all nicely spaced- 2 hours of continuous eating and sipping some very good sake!Will defintely return!

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★★★★☆

Went here last night with my husband and another couple. They do not accept reservations and the wait was 1.5 hrs- very worth it! Sushi was extremely fresh, well presented and served within a good time frame. We ordered a very nice selection and it was all nicely spaced- 2 hours of continuous eating and sipping some very good sake!Will defintely return!

Pros: great sake selection, fresh sushi, excellent service

Cons: very small waiting, noisy

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Not very good value and not the best sushi I had. There is too much hype about this restaurant.

1
★★☆☆☆

Not very good value and not the best sushi I had. There is too much hype about this restaurant.

Pros: Ambience, Service

Cons: , Flying on hype

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1 o'clock in the morning. you are with a hot date and he/she has an urge for sushi...then this might be the place. the fish was fresh, though it was cut very thin. great service. good sake selection.

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★★★★☆

1 o'clock in the morning. you are with a hot date and he/she has an urge for sushi...then this might be the place. the fish was fresh, though it was cut very thin. great service. good sake selection.

Pros: open late, service

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Super fresh sushi. Great decor. Somewhat pricey though... and be ready to wait a few hours if you show up on Friday or Saturday night, as the place takes no reservation. It is not uncommon for them to take your name down and have you come back two hours later... the food is worth the wait though!

2
★★★★★

Super fresh sushi. Great decor. Somewhat pricey though... and be ready to wait a few hours if you show up on Friday or Saturday night, as the place takes no reservation. It is not uncommon for them to take your name down and have you come back two hours later... the food is worth the wait though!

Pros: Fresh sushi, Good food, Great ambiance

Cons: , No reservations, Pricey

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Waited 40 minutes for seating of two at 8PM. The lounge area was nice as we drank a few beers during our wait. The place was crowded and a little cramped. Ambience was okay. Crowd was trendy. Although the sushi was fresh, I was disappointed with the size of the portions for the price.

2
★★★★☆

Waited 40 minutes for seating of two at 8PM. The lounge area was nice as we drank a few beers during our wait. The place was crowded and a little cramped. Ambience was okay. Crowd was trendy. Although the sushi was fresh, I was disappointed with the size of the portions for the price.

Pros: Crowd, Food, Service

Cons: , Expensive

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After my fiance and I found out that Jewel Bako had lost our reservations (punks), I made the decision to go to Blue Ribbon instead. We arrived at 7pm, and we only had to wait until 8, but the best part was they took our cell phone number so we could walk around SoHo until our table was ready. The service and food were outstanding, and the green tee creme brulee for dessert was perfect. We'll be there again, for sure.

2
★★★★★

After my fiance and I found out that Jewel Bako had lost our reservations (punks), I made the decision to go to Blue Ribbon instead. We arrived at 7pm, and we only had to wait until 8, but the best part was they took our cell phone number so we could walk around SoHo until our table was ready. The service and food were outstanding, and the green tee creme brulee for dessert was perfect. We'll be there again, for sure.

Pros: Romantic enough, great food, decent prices

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The room is very welcoming at all hours of the night. No trouble getting a seat at the sushi bar. The menu has all of the traditional rolls and fish selections (even split between East and West coast varieties) along with some super special rolls. Beer and wine olny, but great selection of sake.

Great, easy going service... just the right amount of attention. You can even go late night like I did and sit next to Jennifer Aniston at the bar.

2
★★★★★

The room is very welcoming at all hours of the night. No trouble getting a seat at the sushi bar. The menu has all of the traditional rolls and fish selections (even split between East and West coast varieties) along with some super special rolls. Beer and wine olny, but great selection of sake.

Great, easy going service... just the right amount of attention. You can even go late night like I did and sit next to Jennifer Aniston at the bar.

Pros: Fresh fish, nice menu, good service

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Daytime dining experiences are never great, but after midnight, Blue Ribbon turns from a pumpkin into ball gown Cinderella. The a la carte sushi / sashimi is good, with an excellent selection--but if you're hungry, go for the rolls, since the cuts aren't enormous like they are at, say, Yama or Tomoe. (In other words, it's about the correct, traditional size cut.) It also has good miso soup, which seems to be highly unusual even at high end Japanese restaurants in this city. It's a nice place to kick back, friendly, laid back and non-snooty. The service is just-right attentive, neither neglectful nor overbearingly hawkeyed. Overall, it's a winner.

2
★★★★☆

Daytime dining experiences are never great, but after midnight, Blue Ribbon turns from a pumpkin into ball gown Cinderella. The a la carte sushi / sashimi is good, with an excellent selection--but if you're hungry, go for the rolls, since the cuts aren't enormous like they are at, say, Yama or Tomoe. (In other words, it's about the correct, traditional size cut.) It also has good miso soup, which seems to be highly unusual even at high end Japanese restaurants in this city. It's a nice place to kick back, friendly, laid back and non-snooty. The service is just-right attentive, neither neglectful nor overbearingly hawkeyed. Overall, it's a winner.

Pros: Goooood sushi, Well-gauged service, LATE NIGHT!

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Maybe the hot food is ok, but the sushi was a huge disappointment in tiny, falling-apart pieces. The so-called spicy rolls completely lack any flavor or spiciness whatsoever. Yuck.

1
★★☆☆☆

Maybe the hot food is ok, but the sushi was a huge disappointment in tiny, falling-apart pieces. The so-called spicy rolls completely lack any flavor or spiciness whatsoever. Yuck.

Pros: Service

Cons: Sushi

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The Blue Ribbon one block south on Sullivan is sooo good. So is the W. Villlage location and the one in Brooklyn. Blue Ribbon Sushi, however, is a different story. Better sushi can be found just about anywhere. Service is really awful. Wood benches are pretty uncomfortable. The scene is not terribly interesting. So, why exactly would anyone want to wait for 2 hours for a table?

1
★★★☆☆

The Blue Ribbon one block south on Sullivan is sooo good. So is the W. Villlage location and the one in Brooklyn. Blue Ribbon Sushi, however, is a different story. Better sushi can be found just about anywhere. Service is really awful. Wood benches are pretty uncomfortable. The scene is not terribly interesting. So, why exactly would anyone want to wait for 2 hours for a table?

Pros: uhhh

Cons: Food, Service, Wait,Atmosphere

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I love the idea of eating top notch sushi at 2am. The place is very inconspicuous. I walked right on by it the first time I went there. Very trendy vibe going on inside.

I also liked the fact the server explained each and every kind of fish and where it was from, etc. when serving it.

Try the chawan mushi, it tastes just like what mom used to make.

2
★★★★★

I love the idea of eating top notch sushi at 2am. The place is very inconspicuous. I walked right on by it the first time I went there. Very trendy vibe going on inside.

I also liked the fact the server explained each and every kind of fish and where it was from, etc. when serving it.

Try the chawan mushi, it tastes just like what mom used to make.

Pros: Chawan Mushi, Service, late hours

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I don't come into the city too often, and when I do I mostly eat at Steak Houses, or Italian Restaurants, a friend told me to try Blue Ribbon, but after eating sushi back home in Jersey I wasn't too sure I'd like it any better.

Blue Ribbon Sushi in SOHO completley BLEW ME AWAY, I have never in my whole life had food that good before!
The waitress explained why the menu is split into different oceans and different seasons, and gave me some great samples of a lot of different types of sashimi, sushi, and Japanese entrees. I had Milk Fish, 8 types of Tuna, Silver Clam, Oysters, King salmon, Sardines, Lobster, Arctic Char, Horse Mackerel, Jelly Fish, even Grouper which was the most suculent I've ever had. It was wonderful!

For dessert I had a Green tea Crembule' and the price was not that bad for NY.

2
★★★★★

I don't come into the city too often, and when I do I mostly eat at Steak Houses, or Italian Restaurants, a friend told me to try Blue Ribbon, but after eating sushi back home in Jersey I wasn't too sure I'd like it any better.

Blue Ribbon Sushi in SOHO completley BLEW ME AWAY, I have never in my whole life had food that good before!
The waitress explained why the menu is split into different oceans and different seasons, and gave me some great samples of a lot of different types of sashimi, sushi, and Japanese entrees. I had Milk Fish, 8 types of Tuna, Silver Clam, Oysters, King salmon, Sardines, Lobster, Arctic Char, Horse Mackerel, Jelly Fish, even Grouper which was the most suculent I've ever had. It was wonderful!

For dessert I had a Green tea Crembule' and the price was not that bad for NY.

Pros: Freshest Fish, Same Day Catch, Great Staff

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If you like sushi, which I do, you are doing yourself an injustice to go here. I have never had sushi with grass in it, nor have I ever had to pick out pieces from the sushi roll. The sushi was totally overpriced for what it was, and I left completely unsatisfied.

1
★★☆☆☆

If you like sushi, which I do, you are doing yourself an injustice to go here. I have never had sushi with grass in it, nor have I ever had to pick out pieces from the sushi roll. The sushi was totally overpriced for what it was, and I left completely unsatisfied.

Pros: Good Location

Cons: Overpriced, Slow service, Too dark

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I finally had dinner there and loved it. The oysters were fresh and delicious, the sashimi and rolls were great. I think the menu has something for everyone and the staff is very polite and helpful.
Must try!

2
★★★★☆

I finally had dinner there and loved it. The oysters were fresh and delicious, the sashimi and rolls were great. I think the menu has something for everyone and the staff is very polite and helpful.
Must try!

Pros: fresh, great service

Cons: crowded, decor is ok

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I love this place!! For you sushi experts and Japanese food lovers this is a great place to go to. It is important to keep in mind that this place is very expensive but I believe that everything is worth the price. You should ask the waiter (who are all very knowledgeable) on recommendations. Reading the above ratings, I can see that if you like "westernized" sushi or accostumed to places like Terriyaki Boy, this place is not for you. If you can tell a succelent piece of raw fish from simple texture then you don't your sushi and shouldn't be wasting your money on it. Also, the other seafood dishes are constantly changing and very innovative but you aren't going to find a "creative" sushi roll that restaurants often do when they run out of ideas...

2
★★★★★

I love this place!! For you sushi experts and Japanese food lovers this is a great place to go to. It is important to keep in mind that this place is very expensive but I believe that everything is worth the price. You should ask the waiter (who are all very knowledgeable) on recommendations. Reading the above ratings, I can see that if you like "westernized" sushi or accostumed to places like Terriyaki Boy, this place is not for you. If you can tell a succelent piece of raw fish from simple texture then you don't your sushi and shouldn't be wasting your money on it. Also, the other seafood dishes are constantly changing and very innovative but you aren't going to find a "creative" sushi roll that restaurants often do when they run out of ideas...

Pros: Fresh, Knowledgeable, Innovative

Cons: Crowded

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First off, let me say that when it comes to Sushi/Sashimi I am not in the mood ever for trendy B.S. That means no Bond Streets, no Jewel Bako's, and no Brasseries serving Sushi. I love Tomoe, Yama, and to a lesser extend Sachi, but there is only one place that blows me away every single time, and blows away everyone I take here for supper.

Blue Ribbon Sushi is quite simply an institution, and at 7 years, she's still got everyone captivated. It's late June so, Copper Pike, Grey Crab, Indian Shrimp, and Salmon Toro are ripe for superior sashimi, a Daikon Salad, and an inventive roll called the Blue Ribbon special, consisting of Lobster, Caviar, Yellow Tail, Avacado, Nigiri, and Wasabi. Every time it's something different, and I mean that. Every single time I come, I've tried a type of fish I've never had!

I'm a happy man!

2
★★★★★

First off, let me say that when it comes to Sushi/Sashimi I am not in the mood ever for trendy B.S. That means no Bond Streets, no Jewel Bako's, and no Brasseries serving Sushi. I love Tomoe, Yama, and to a lesser extend Sachi, but there is only one place that blows me away every single time, and blows away everyone I take here for supper.

Blue Ribbon Sushi is quite simply an institution, and at 7 years, she's still got everyone captivated. It's late June so, Copper Pike, Grey Crab, Indian Shrimp, and Salmon Toro are ripe for superior sashimi, a Daikon Salad, and an inventive roll called the Blue Ribbon special, consisting of Lobster, Caviar, Yellow Tail, Avacado, Nigiri, and Wasabi. Every time it's something different, and I mean that. Every single time I come, I've tried a type of fish I've never had!

I'm a happy man!

Pros: So much to choose, Very Stylish, fantastic fish

Cons: always a wait

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It's definitely hip and crowded and, like its partner, Blue Ribbon, down the block, Blue Ribbon Sushi caters to a late-night crowd. After a seemingly interminable wait for a table (even after midnight) diners are rewarded by sampling from…

 

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