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Kuruma Zushi

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7 E 47th St Fl 2, New York City, NY 10017-7905
+1 212-317-2802
Today
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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Showing 39: English reviews
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem on the second floor. We sat at the sushi bar and it was a great experience. It was a tasting menu and the sushi and sashimi just kept coming. It was fresh and tasty and the owner makes the sushi and is amazing! I will absolutely go back and soon. Make reservations!

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Thank Sheryl W
Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Only sushi and sashimi. Do not ask this man to put anything in a rice bowl. Do not go for the California rolls (named Kuruma rolls.) This is the best sushi in NYC, which is why you'll find a very simple small dining area full of Wall street guys who made the trip uptown for the experience. Sit at the... More 

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Thank ceylanbaris
Denver, Colorado
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I would definitely call myself a bit of a sushi snob after traveling to Japan for a few weeks and visiting Jiro, the Tsukiji markets and more, as well as spending the last 10 years in Los Angeles, I think they have some of the best sushi in America, in general, better than the east coast. After researching a few... More 

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Thank WhyVonneM
Munich, Germany
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is a traditional sushi place and the fish was very fresh. I ordered omakase and the chef went on to give me pretty much the best stuff on the house. I have attached photos here so you can judge for yourself. However the bill was a shocker at $380 before tips. I would have thought a more reasonable tab... More 

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Thank EEEEA1234
Highwood
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

This place isn't cheap, but you'll find this place to be really one of a kind sushi prepared by amazing chefs. Fatty toro and yellow tail at this quality level are difficult to find anywhere outside of Japan. Lunch is the time to go. Dinners can get over $200 per person

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Thank highwoodkevin
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Really good sushi and sashimi. First time having Japanese wine which complemented the food wonderfully. We had a seat at the bar watching the chefs prepare the sushi. All very warm and friendly. Not cheap but very good.

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Thank glcmeh
Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

The outright best sushi / Sashimi I've had anywhere arround the globe. I love tempura spicy maki run-of-the-mill like the next guy, but that you can buy anaywhere. This this place simply serves high grade ingredients at, yes, high prices. Chef probably discarded more cutoffs than could make 100 makis just while we were there at the bar, so you... More 

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Thank scandinavijens
Farmington, Connecticut
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Kuruma Zushi was a good experience, albeit more expensive than expected. The entrance is nondescript door, the restaurant is on the second floor and you access by a small elevator that opens directly into the restaurant where we were promptly greeted. The place is small with a modest sized sushi bar, a few tables and a couple private rooms; the... More 

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Thank DavidTheRed
Sharon, Connecticut
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244 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

You have to go upstairs to the 2nd floor, which are steep, or take a small elevator. It is relatively quiet for a NYC restaurant and a Japanese restaurant at that. The beer was nice and cold, and the sushi and sashimi are quite good. This restaurant is a bit pricey though, even for a Japanese restaurant. Service was excellent.

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Thank Bruce C
Montreal, Canada
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104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

Love tempura rolls and spicy mayo for $6 in cool digs? This is not the place. Second floor in a nondescript building you arrive unsure if the place is any good. Tired furnishings it looks like a well used sushi bar without any attempt at pretension. The fish and selection are excellent. Fresh and simple, you taste everything as it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 E 47th St Fl 2, New York City, NY 10017-7905
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-317-2802

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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