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Donguri Restaurant

Upper East Side
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309 East 83rd Street, New York City, NY 10028-4368
+1 212-737-5656
21:30 - 17:30
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Greenwich, CT
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146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

New ownership seems to have impacted the quality while the prices seem to have gone up. Was one of my favorites and now would not go back. Too bad.

Thank Dad527
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2015

We came to dine in on a weeknight. The restaurant was half empty, but the waiter and chef decided that we cannot be seated with a child, regardless of the fact that we have dined there with a child before. Inconsistent and very rude. Would never recommend to anyone.

Thank cruisingfast
New York City, New York
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Last night was the third time in two months. Current ownership is the third as long as my family and I have been coming here over the years. It reopened recently. It is a very small place (20 seats?) but it made a big impression of my palate. Menu has a nice variety of raw and cooked dishes. Every one... More 

Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Excellent Japanese cuisine. This is not a sushi bar. Tiny, unassuming spot. maybe 6 tables. entered on a Sunday night to a full rom. very warm greeting. We had sashimi. Maybe the best ever. My daughter had toured Japan with her aunt on a foodie trip an she said this was as good as anything in Japan. My main was... More 

Thank Cdnskier
New York City
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013 via mobile

Stumbled upon Donguri in our never ending quest for wonderful sashimi that won't break the bank. While not inexpensive, this restaurant has exceptional and unusual sashimi at prices less than other top Japanese restaurants. Bluefin tuna, uni, giant clam and more on the special sashimi for two (30 pieces). A delightful composed salad of lobster, uni and asparagus. Sweet corn... More 

Thank NinaNewYorkCity
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2013

this restaurant is small and unassuming, no table cloths and mismatched chairs, and it is one of the best restaurants on the upper east side. daily specials are fresh and delicately prepared, and the presentation is nothing short of spectacular. each dish made with love and attention to detail. We tried the lobster, sea urchin over shaved tomatoes and asparagus.... More 

Thank Wanderlust1921
New York
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We have been going to Donguri for about ten years, generally for special occasions as it is quite expensive (but definitely worth the money). The transition a few years ago, from the founders (Shuji & Michiko, who returned to Japan where they opened another Donguri) to the present owners, was more or less seamless and the new owners have stayed... More 

Thank Tubulosity
New York, NY
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

The food is authentic and sublime. I ate perhaps the best eggplant I've ever had - nice and smoky in a rich sesame sauce. The squid was juicy and divine. The kurobuta pork was fatty but flavorful. The service is thoughtful, and my glass was constantly being filled. The only drawback is the small space and rather plain surroundings. But... More 

1 Thank RickNewY0rk
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Donguri Restaurant is located at 83rd and 2nd Avenue UES. Donguri is simply a MUST visit, whether you live in or near Manhattan, or are traveling to the city. If you have only one restaurant choice to make, make it Donguri. We started with Hamachi (yellow tail) sashimi. The dish arrived on a bed of shaved ice, delicately decorated with... More 

1 Thank SeanNomad
Larchmont, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2012

My wife and I keep coming back to this all time favorite. It is unlike any other Japanese restaurant we've ever been to: no sushi, but a selection of diverse and delicious options. We loved the sea bas cooked to perfection in an amazing broth, served with mushrooms, rice and vegetables. The sea food risotto was excellent. The appetizers were... More 

1 Thank Larchmont70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
21:30 - 17:30
21:30 - 17:30
21:30 - 17:30
21:30 - 17:30
21:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 East 83rd Street, New York City, NY 10028-4368
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-737-5656

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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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