Forbes Best US Restaurant – 12 – Sushi Yasuda – New York, NY

Forbes Best US Restaurant – 12 – Sushi Yasuda – New York, NY

Forbes Best US Restaurant – 12 – Sushi Yasuda – New York, NY

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204 E 43rd St
(between 3rd Ave & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10017
Neighborhood: Midtown East

(212) 972-1001

Nearest Transit Station:
Grand Central – 42 St.Grand Central – 42 St.

Grand Central – 42 St.


Mon-Fri 12 pm – 2 pmMon-Sat 6 pm – 10 pm


 CasualAccepts Credit Cards:



Price Range:

 $$$$ Good for Groups:

NoGood for Kids:

NoTakes Reservations:



NoWaiter Service:

YesOutdoor Seating:



Good For:


Beer & Wine OnlyNoise Level:


Classy, UpscaleHas TV:


NoWheelchair Accessible:


Menu for Sushi Yasuda




Boiled spinach with shaved dried bonito

  • 6.00


Boiled green soybeans

  • 7.00


Cooked hijiki seaweed

  • 6.00


Cooked mountain vegetables

  • 8.50

Gindara Kasuzuke

Grilled codfish marinated in sake reduction

  • 9.50

Salmon Or Chilean Sea Bass

Grilled with teriyaki sauce or salt

  • 9.50

Ebi Maccha-age

Flash fried prawns with green tea powder

  • 9.00



Ara Jiru

Shinsyu miso with fish bone stock

  • 4.50

Aka Miso

Red miso with nameko mushrooms or asari clams.

  • 6.50


Clear fish broth

  • 6.50




Ugo, tosaka & wakame varieties of seaweed

  • 6.00


Japanese pickled vegetables

  • 7.50


Greens with dried baby jako sardine.

  • 8.00

Main Course



8 pieces of sushi & a half roll

  • 22.50

Sushi Matsu

12 pieces of sushi & a half roll

  • 36.00

Sashimi Ume

3 varieties of sashimi

  • 19.50

Sashimi Take

5 varieties of sashimi

  • 23.50
  • 20.50


Sashimi on a bed of sushi rice

  • 28.50

Tekka Don Ume

Tuna sashimi on a bed of sushi rice

  • 24.50

Tekka Don Matsu

Tuna sashimi & negitoro on a bed of sushi rice

  • 29.50

Sushi And Sushi & Sashimi Combination

Sushi $22.50 Please Choose 5 Pieces Of Sushi And 2 Rolls. Sushi & Sashimi Combination $22.50 Please Choose 4 Pieces Of Sushi And 1 Roll.

Maki Combination

2 Pcs Maximum Per Item.

Roll Maki


Cut Up Roll 7.50
Hand Roll 6.50
Cut Up Roll 9.00
Hand Roll 8.00
Hand Roll 6.50
Hand Roll 6.50
Cut Up Roll 7.50
Hand Roll 7.50
Cut Up Roll 8.50
Cut Up Roll 8.50
Hand Roll 7.50

Roll Maki – Vegetable



Cut Up Roll 6.50
Hand Roll 5.50


Cut Up Roll 5.50
Hand Roll 4.50
Cut Up Roll 7.00
Hand Roll 6.00


Cut Up Roll 5.50
Hand Roll 4.50

pic 2 pic 3 pic 4Sushi Yasuda is a Japanese sushi restaurant located at 204 East 43rd Street (between Second Avenue and Third Avenue) in theGrand Central area of Midtown Manhattan, in New York City. 

The restaurant was founded in 2000 by its former chef, Naomichi Yasuda of Chiba Prefecture, who returned to Japan in January 2011 to open a new restaurant in Tokyo.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] It is owned by Naomichi Yasuda, Shige Akimoto, and Scott Rosenberg.[8] The current chef is Mitsuru Tamura.[9]

Menu[edit source]

Sushi Yasuda usually has five or more variants of tuna available.[10][11] Food is served omakase style.[12]

In 2011, food critic Eric Asimov of The New York Times took the restaurant to task for serving bluefin tuna, which he reported was severely overfished and in dire straits, with its Atlantic population estimated to be down almost 90 percent since the 1970s.[13]

Decor[edit source]

The stark, minimalist restaurant is lined in simple blond-wood, with high ceilings.[11][14][15][16][17] Sushi Yasuda uses bamboo on its floor, walls, and ceiling.[11][18]

Reviews[edit source]

In 2000, restaurant critic William Grimes of The New York Times gave Sushi Yasuda three stars, and in 2001 he called it “sublime.”[19][20] In 2011, Eric Asimov of The New York Times gave it three stars, and Bloomberg gave it two and a half stars.[4][21]

In 2013, Zagat’s gave it a food rating of 28, the second-highest in the East 40s, and rated it the 9th-best restaurant in New York City.

Sushi Yasuda
Restaurant information
Slogan 2000
Currentowner(s) Naomichi Yasuda, Shige Akimoto, and Scott Rosenberg
Chef Mitsuru Tamura
Food type Japanese sushi
Street address 204 East 43rd Street (betweenSecond Avenue and Third Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan
City New York
State New York
Postal code/ZIP 10017
Country United States
Coordinates 40.751242°N 73.973649°W