Geisha

(212) 813-1113 | View Website

33 E 61st St, New York, NY | Directions   10021

40.764736 -73.970106

Open Hours

Mon-Fri 12pm-3:30pm, 5:30pm-11:30pm

Sat 5:30pm-11:30pm

 
Restaurants, Dine At The Bar, Bar Scene  more

More Tags: Group Dining, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Local Favorite, Online Reservations, Prix Fixe Menu, Romantic Dining

Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Price: $$$$

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express, Diners Club

Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Midtown, Lenox Hill

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Geisha
Geisha

From The Owners of Geisha

A plush, Japanese-inspired playpen on the Upper East Side wows crowds with an all-star ensemble of chefs.

Reviews for Geisha

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing culinary experience (sans sushi)... – We arrived 45 minutes early for our reservation and they accomodated us with no problem. Honjyozo hot sake was smooth as silk. Filet mignon could be cut with a fork (medium rare). Red bean, green tea and vanilla mochi had a heavenly texture, unlike anything I'd ever had before for dessert. Service was flawless. Ambiance was swank and modern. A truly PERFECT dining experience.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Total rip off – We went here for a celebration sushi night. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine but were scammed into paying for the most expensive bottle of wine on the menu. When our check arrived, we realized that they billed us for the wrong wine, so we politely pointed this out to our waitress. She faked a frown and said ?oh, I made a mistake and I?m very sad about that," but she and the manager refused to comp us the price difference. It was a total rip off and, on top of that, the food was disappointing. The sushi was average when compared with Nobu and Ooki. Definitely not worth a visit or the money, even the pre-rip off amount.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Sushi – . 3 different floors with bar downstairs. Expensive _______ ______________ _____________ ______________

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

OMG! or Omakase? – Omakase...OMK...some of the best posts....EVER.

shermancartermiller_jr and caymus 16 ....... i have only one word to describe Geisha....

the BEST Jerry! the BEST!!!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

caymus16 – Caymus16 may be right that Geisha is stellar, but that phony is just parroting a knowledgeable chef friend who explained everything to him after the fact. Believe you me, he did not know what Omakase is.

Caymus knows nada about sushi and actually asked if the california rolls were in season.

Caymus16 regularly eats stale doritos, chicken breast marinated in wishbone dressing and soft supermarket baguettes.

He's a wannabe in the foodie scene and cannot even find his way to Chinatown.

He was once heard to order a "toasted white bagel" at Essa Bagel.

Don't fall for his $10 words, that boy was in way over his head last night...

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Geisha--Can I please eat here every night – My friend took me to Geisha on Wednesday night. This was a much sought after event, for he is friends with one of the sushi chefs; who is nothing short of a Master. The menus were quickly whisked away, and we were informed we were doing Omakase (for those neophytes--that is the chef selection). From this point forth, this is the ONLY way to dine at top sushi joints. The chef picks out the freshest, best fish, and you get delicacies that are not on the menu.

For example, we were presented two flaming Conch shells, that after eating the snail (think calamari) we were instructed to "drink from the shell." Hello: this was like drinking from the Fountain of Youth. They should bottle this sake/homemade Soy concoction and hawk it around town.

The highlight of the night was tasting Tuna Cheek. Yes, it Sounds ghoulish, but this is simply the most divine slice of fish you will ever sink your fangs into.

Bottom Line: this place rules for serious food. Moreover, the scene is very happening. A gaggle of models were sitting right next to us, which every now and then (in between courses) was fun to look, I mean, laugh at.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Sushi Restaurant in the 60s! Fab Atmosphere – Geisha is a cool addition to the neighborhood. The sushi is inventive and fresh. The atmosphere is extremely cool as well. There are different floors and separate dining areas. Great for a group or date. Can't think of a better choice for a fun night out uptown!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great service, amazing food, perfect athmosphere – This is definitely a high-end restaurant and the food is worth the price. It very much reminded me a scene from $ex and the City, where the bar and tables are packed with glamorous people, having dinner and drinks after a stressful day at work. I'm going back there in the very near future and taking all of my friends with me!!!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

disappointed – i had much expectation for geisha and that's the reason i booked a table for two of us on Valentine's Day dinner, was expecting food & decor would leave a superb impression but it turned out the whole dinner experience was below average. the hostess was professional & fun but the server & food runner did NOT qualify for the price i paid. the restaurant set up was a bit too limited in spaces, 3 stories of apartment like building so we have to take elevator before we eat(and elevator is tiny..), decor is very geisha but not impressed enough for big occation like Valentines day, food were a bit over priced and taste not much better than other hundreds of japanese restaurant.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Heavenly Japanese - unmatched anywhere in NY – Geisha is my favorite restaurant in NY. My office is nearby and i try to eat there once a week. The food is so perfectly prepared and artfully combined, it almost brings tears to my eyes. I am serious! The trio of tartars appetizer is fit for royalty. Each is a work of art - particularly the white tuna tartar is a perfectly subtle combination of flavors. The chef must be a genius. The shrimp lollipops appetizer is served on sugarcane skewers. need i say more?

The pre fixe lunch deal is fantastic. You get an appetizer, choose from several great entrees,, AND get a dessert - all for something like $30 which is great. My fave entress is the miso glazed salmon which is a slice of heaven. It's not possible for me to describe how blindingly delicious this dish is. Simple perfection. oh my. it melts in your mouth. Perfect piece of fish - cooked rare for perfect flavor - excellent balance of sweet tanginess in the miso. WOW. Served simply with a few mushrooms and a couple of scallions - it is my favorite japanese dish in all of manhattan. Also the vegetable udon dish is indescribable. buttery thick udon noodles in a broth with perfect fresh little veggies. the best comfort food.

as for desserts - the choc tasting is rich sinful goodness. The blancmanger is creamy coconut cool and refreshing with a touch of dk chocolate. Creme brulee tasting is just the right amount - and creamy rich with 3 diff't flavors. I love the rice pudding dish - its like little blintzes with rice pudding inside. excellent.

anyway, it is too difficult for me to illustrate in words how great this food is. Go check it out! try to get there during lunch so you can enjoy the pre fixe.

i eat out all the time, but Geisha is my absolute fave. It has never disappointed. OH - and the sushi is out of this world too!!! but you can get great sushi in a lot of places in NY. you can't get great dishes like these in other restaurants. so i don't usually get the sushi. anyway, it's a real gem!!

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