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285 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2303
+1 212-580-7300
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (38 reviews)
“shumai” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
285 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I popped in early evening for a drink after walking back from viewing macy's parade balloons before Thanksgiving. We were truly just trying to warm up with a quick cocktail. But as we started seeing sushi rolls come out of the kitchen,...More

Thank Samantha E
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Samantha, glad you and your husband dropped by for a drink! It's wonderful you enjoyed your cocktails and our sushi so much, and we can't wait for your next visit here. Take care till then! Best, Leo, Owner

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Unexpected. As New York City is a surprise around every corner.... this place is par for the course. Friendly staff. I was waiting for my family to arrive and it was great food , great ambiance , great drinks and great people watching. I couldn’t...More

Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

PIRTLE, it's great you found the team's service as wonderful as our ambiance and fare! Come dine with us again real soon the next time you're in New York. Till then! Take care, Leo, Owner

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Came here for an early dinner at around 4pm on Tuesday, so the restaurant was pretty empty. Ordered a la cart sushi and rolls. What a fantastic taste!!! I liked everything very much especially green tea tempura ice cream. I would not say that the...More

Thank Елена С
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Елена, it was such a pleasure hosting you for dinner. Thank you so much for the props regarding our sushi and our ice cream. Hopefully, you'll drop on by again soon. Till next time! :) Take care, Leo, Owner

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and were pleased with the service. Food was good. I had teriyaki chicken was fine, and my friend enjoyed her sushi. Both lunch specials came with miso soup or salad. Priced very well.

Thank jeanjane112
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Jane, it's great to hear that you found our prices, our lunch specials, and the team's service wonderful! Thank you so much for the stars, and I hope you'll pay us another visit real soon. All the best till then! :) Sincerely, Leo, Owner

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Sushi was very fresh and delicious. Service was good and it was nice to sit outside and people watch as we had dinner. I would definitely recommend visiting here when staying on the Upper West Side.Also, this is quite reasonably priced for NYC.

Thank Renee S
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Renee, glad you found our sushi and the team's service wonderful! It was such a pleasure hosting you, and your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We can't wait to catch you around again soon. Till next time! :) -Leo, Owner

Reviewed 17 May 2017

I was staying in an Airbnb around the corner and amongst the ethnic world tour available ina few blocks i found TENZAN...a respite from the busy day of walking and a quencher of thirst and hunger....KELLY at the bar was amazing...so full of youthful energy...More

Thank Patrick W
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Patrick, I can't wait to let Kelly know how much you appreciated all her help! It was such a pleasure hosting you, and I'm delighted we could be your respite from a busy day of walking. Anytime you're in New York again, please drop on...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

We are local foodies, & Tenzan is our 'go-to' UWS local sushi joint. Whether take-out, delivery, or eating at the restaurant inside or out on the sidewalk, Tenzan is consistently tasty, with a great variety of creative and traditional sushi, along with other typical menu...More

Thank Lori M
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Lori, we're glad to be your go-to sushi place! Thanks so much for all the love, and hopefully, we'll catch you around soon. Till then, please take care! Best, Leo, Owner

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Nice place to relax after a couple hours in the park and shopping for lunch. Good lunch menu options including sushi plates and katsu for the kids. Delicious matcha iced tea and very reasonably priced. Would recommend.

Thank Morakot
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Morakot, glad you're such a fan of our sushi, katsu, and iced tea! We loved hosting you, and hopefully, we'll get another chance like this in the future after you get done shopping. Till then, please take care! Best, Leo, Owner

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

You don't need to go out of your way to come here but it's tasty and has great lunch specials. Skip the appetizers, the eel is yum and the miso is super tasty!

Thank Nikki D
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Nikki, glad you're a fan of our lunch specials and eel. Hopefully, the next time you're craving something tasty, you'll come through. We'd love to host you again and whip you up some miso soup. Till then! Take care, Leo, Owner

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Happened upon Tenzan while walking down Columbus and thought I would take a chance. Good move! They have a delicious $13.95 lunch special that includes soup, salad, sushi, egg roll, shumai, and an entree like chicken teriyaki. All of it is very good and I...More

Thank DuffyNC
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2016

I'm delighted you dropped by and had lunch at Tenzan! It's awesome your chicken teriyaki entree hit the spot, and it's even cooler you had somethiing to snack on as leftovers, too. Hopefully, you'll drop on by for lucnh soon -- we'd love to see...More

Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-580-7300
Owner Leo Lin first brought his passion for Japanese cuisine to New York after spending many years running a fish market. Over 12 years later, Tenzan continues to provide customers with quality Japanese dining at affordable prices. Tenzan prides itself in offering only the freshest quality raw fish items to its customers. The restaurant receives fresh fish deliveries every day of the week (including Sundays) and always ensures that the staff handles preparation with the utmost care. The restaurant's commitment to customer satisfaction is made apparent not only through its extensive menu selection, but by an equally enthusiastic staff. Tenzan is served by a line of professionally trained sushi-chefs in addition to an attentive kitchen well-versed in the art of Japanese cooking. Menu items span from traditional Japanese meals, such as Negimaki, Sukiyaki, and noodle specials, to the more intricate specialty sushi and sashimi rolls, including such menu items as the double taste roll, the dancing eel roll, and rainbow rolls, in addition to weekly specials. The restaurant can accommodate large parties, whether you're looking to hold a corporate event or celebrate a special occasions. We look forward to welcoming you to Tenzan.
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