7 E 47th St Ste 2, New York, NY | Directions 1001740.756484 -73.977830
Monday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
Best Sushi outside of Tokyo – Simply the best Sushi I've had outside of Tokyo. Also the most expensive... but you get what you pay for. If you order Omakase for 2 with Sake expect to a minimum bill of $300 - if you don't eat alot or drink alot
Over Priced – Fish was very good, but small meal for two = $240? Come on, give me a break. Also, I like prompt service, but if we did not sip our sake, they would have hustled us out after seven minutes. Too Expensive foe what you get.
Amazing place for lunch! – It can be very easy to run up a bill at Kuruma if you don't know what you are doing (I guess that could be said for any high end sushi place), but it can also be very easy to experience the amazing sushi on a budget. My fiance and I come here regularly and are able to spend less then $80 for sushi lunch specials with beverages. The assortment you get is perfect and will leave you satisfied, especially with an extra Unagi Maki. Lunch is the way to go to enjoy Kuruma as a first timer and won't break your wallet. Ginger and Wasabi are home made and delicious. The fish is always perfect and as fresh as can be. Be sure to make a reservation even for lunch to play it safe. Service is perfect. I love trying new places, but this is one place I will always come back to.
Not the best, but good – This place is certainly hard to find, to the point that you would never just walk in off the street if you weren't planning on coming there. The decor tasteful and understated. The staff has a good command of English. We came here for lunch, with a reservation, and sat at the sushi bar. The place was almost empty. We got the $60 lunch special, which consisted of about 8 pieces of sushi and a roll. The fish was of very good quality, but served in a fairly unimaginative way. The chef didn't even brush the fish with sauce. Overall, I enjoyed the meal, although I thought that certain items (cuttlefish, sea urchin) could not compare to a couple of the truly top places. Although I enjoyed my meal, I would not come back here. Why would I? I can get a tastier meal at Yasuda for just over half of what I paid here.
A closely guarded midtown sushi den serving a loyal international clientele. – The Scene
It's easy to understand why more people have heard of Nobu than Kuruma. For one thing, the restaurant isn't easy to find--only a small sign on street level gives it away. For another, Kuruma isn't particularly sexy--sure it's exclusive, but instead of flash, Kuruma exudes an earthy, elemental feel with elegant paper screens and wood and stone details. The crowd is a mix of well-off Americans and Japanese, but the restaurant has a longstanding reputation for serving all patrons well.
On this Japanese sushi menu, gloriously fresh fish is served in a way that omits no detail. Wasabi is freshly grated seconds before it's served, and sashimi is sliced from the bone before your eyes. Kuruma's several varieties of toro alone make it worth the visit, but quality doesn't come cheap: Expect to pay an average of $100 per person, even with a modest drink check.
Freshest Fish Imaginable – I've been to almost every top sushi joint in the country, Kuruma is among the best if not the best. It is hands down the NYC champ. Service is very polite, as all the staff greet you when you first enter and again when you leave. The staff also hold open the elevator door upon your entering and leaving as well. However, the ambience could use improvement as could the fish selection. I was shocked that they do not serve uncooked salmon sashimi. Though the yellowtail, fatty tuna, fluke and snapper were all stupendous. They do not serve itty bitty pieces like other high-end places. Kuruma is expensive but you can keep the bill under 150 for 2 people if you do not order omakase.
Sashimi like buttah – not cheap by any means, ambience is lacking, but the sashimi is incredible. sit at the sushi bar and order omakase. i have been several times and always left thinking that was some serious fish. not as exotic as yasuda but bigger portions of better tasting fish. best sashimi i have had.
Have been MANY times will NOT go again – We have eaten here on numerous occasions and enjoyed the fish and accepted the tariff.
Today, I ate here alone, ordered a small amount due to being pregnant - no drinks, a few pieces of good - though not great sushi - and ice cream for 140 bucks. Usually price does
not affect my mood or review for a meal as long as it is enjoyable. This was not and to have a silly sized bill to add to the mediocre meal stinks. Bearing in mind that I am a former regular and was likely given the best of the lot, time to never go back. Jewel bako from now on only.
Wow! the most authentic sushi place in New York – Just like an authentic sushi restaurant in Japan. I got the omakase (chefs menu) which was all sushi and included hand peeled kuruma shrimp, miniature sweet shrimp from zuruma region in japan. Heavy prices, but def worth it for the fish since most of it is flown in bi-weekly from japan. FYI, they do not serve any hot food or anything else. only raw fish. so if youre not a big sashimi/sushi fanatic, dont bother going here. However, if you love & appreciate fresh sushi, then this is definitely the place to go.
Best Quality Sushi – What sets this place apart really is the quality of the sushi - super fresh. The texture and the taste is markedly different and hands-down better than even that even great sushi restaurant. I've only been there for lunch, so it wasn't that expensive. The place is hard to find though. We were seated promptly, but I've only been there twice, so I'm not sure how the wait is usually. This is a great place to bring sushi lovers and sushi snobs.
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