Sushi You

(212) 752-2987

246 E 51st St, New York, NY | Directions   10022

40.755539 -73.968739

Open Hours

Mon-Fri noon-2:30 pm, 5:30-10:30 pm, Sat 5:30-10:30 pm

Restaurants, Japanese, Asian  more

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Midtown East, Midtown, Midtown East (Turtle Bay)

Sapporo Draft, Sapporo Black Label, Yebisu, Echigo Rice Beer, Coke, Diet Coke, Ginger Ale, Seltzer, Bottled Water, Orange Juice... more

Reviews for Sushi You

over a year ago

Why don't you go? – I went SUSHI YOU first time with my Japanese friend at lunch time.

It was almost packed small this restaurant, but there was 4seats available.

We order CHIRASHI SUSHI, which my Japanese friend recommended.

It was my first time to eat not piece SUSHI.


Chirashizushi (=CHIRASHI SUSHI) is a bowl of sushi rice with other ingredients mixed in (also refers to barazushi). It is commonly eaten in Japan because it is filling, fast and easy to make. Chirashizushi most often varies regionally because it is eaten annually as a part of the Doll Festival, celebrated only during March in Japan. The ingredients are often chef's choice. Edomae chirashizushi (Edo-style scattered sushi) is an uncooked ingredient that is arranged artfully on top of the sushi rice in a bowl.

SUSHI YOU CHIRASHI SUSHI is really great taste and a lot of variety of SASHIMI !!

I went back to SUSHI YOU night time again.

Chef is cute Japanese Sushi chef !

I like to see him make Sushi all the time.

Taste great too.

Why don't you go SUSHI YOU?

I highly recommend this restaurant.

over a year ago

Best Good Sushi Restaurant in East Midtown! – I Knew Sushi You long time.

But, I didn't know it's a new ownership from 2010 September.

I loved former Sushi you too, But I love New Sushi You than old one.

Because of the young sushi chef is really nice person!

Of course all Sushi are delicious.

Price also good!!

If you don't know how to order sushi, you can ask him OMAKASE which chef can arrange for you by your favor or your budget.

I like around 50th street 2nd avenue area, there are a lot of choice to eat.

I really recommend Sushi You !!

over a year ago

Great sushi in a hole in the wall – I signed up for citysearch account so I could write about this place. I think it is the real deal. I went there for lunch today because I was in the neighborhood. I had the sashimi deluxe for $16. I think it was fantastic at any price.

It is nothing fancy, just fresh fish served courteously and authentically. Just a chef behind the bar, and his wife serving the food. There were about 15 other people there at lunch, and I was the only one who was not Japanese. I think the word of mouth for this place among the Japanese must be very strong.

I intend to go again, and maybe do an omakase.

over a year ago

Sushi is the equal of anywhere in the city – The other reviews here are interesting as I can see where they are coming from.

But get to know this husband and wife team (plus maybe one or two other staff members), then you feel right at home and on subsequent visits you are treated like family.

The key is that they take their sushi (and the broader menu) very seriously. In a sense, it's like any authentic experience, the more interest you show in traditional japanese food and how it was meant to be eaten (don't drown your sushi in soy sauce), the more the owners warm to you. If you order a california roll and chicken cutlet bento box, then Go Sushi is around the corner.

Also this is not a fast food restaurant, the gentlemen behind the counter is a master sushi chef and takes ownership of every piece of sushi he prepares for you. He makes the same amount of effort in ordering the freshest sushi to put on your plate. This may take an extra bit of time but man have you found a secret.

If you come here, you should expect some of the best sushi in the city (the equal, if not better than Nobu.) In fact, with the exception of what Masa flies in from Japan and other countries (which of course is very expensive), I would bet the locally ordered fish is from a comparable source. Alternately, if you want a wait staff hovering over your table and recommending warm saki, then Haru is more your liking.

For my first experience, I ordered a basic lunch bento box (hey, I was on a lunch budget) and was so shocked by the sushi quality that I walked up to the sushi chef and asked his background. Just to make sure it wasn't because it was the ubiquitous salmon and yellow tail, I returned for dinner and ordered omakase. I was floored. Basically, you should consider Sushi You as if a sushi master had retired and opened his kitchen to a few friends and family.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

You may not want to go if you're not Japanese – I also never write reviews, but felt so awful after the way my father and I were treated at dinner tonight I had to. When we stepped in from the cold there was a table for two in the back, which my dad started to, but the waitress motioned us to one right by the door. Next to walk in were two Japanese businessmen, and they were shown the table in the back. After a very long wait, our food arrived, but even though we started, and waited another 10-15 minutes, my dad's soup and rice, plus a saucer for me to pour soy sauce into, never arrived. It took another 5 minutes for the waitress to pay attention to us--which, given the size of the space (an alcove below street level, about the size of a small dry cleaner's), was rather astonishing. We explained what was missing. She said, it's coming. She walked back to the kitchen, and came back with food for other tables. She refilled water glasses at other tables. She stood on the side a bit. Finally she noticed us trying to catch her eye, and went back to the kitchen. Five minutes later, the bowl of rice came. She left so quickly we could hardly utter we were still missing a soup and a saucer. Eventually she came back with the saucer. We had to mention the soup again. My dad had almost finished his grilled fish by then. As I watched him pick at the bones and fins I realized it looked nothing like the long, tender fillet that those at the next table were eating--and the waitress had mentioned this was the restaurant's cooked fish option, so it was supposed to be the same dish! Trying to pay became another ordeal: waiting, and waiting, then finding out we couldn't charge our meal because we were short their minimum--by cents. We waited to get change for cash. When that didn't look likely, we counted out exact change. I didn't want to leave a tip; my dad left 20%. The only difference between us and the others that I could see was that they were Japanese, and we were not. We have never been made to feel so out of place.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

The rudest service I've ever seen - You could not pay me enough to go back – I have never taken the time to write an online review before. However, my experience at Sushi You today has motivated me to take a few minutes of my time. As a businessman who frequently entertains clients I have had the pleasure of eating at hundreds of Manhattan restaurants. In all my years I have never been treated as rudely as I was today at Sushi You. My companion and I stopped by for lunch and found the place mostly empty. There was no hostess or waitress to seat us so one of the sushi chefs behind the counter indicated for us to seat ourselves. Again, we practically had the place to ourselves. We chose a table in the corner that was set up for 4 (two 2 person tables squeezed together). Adjacent to us in the row was a single 2 person table followed by random groups of tables either alone or 2 squeezed together. Most restaurants that set up this way will slide the tables to accomadate whatever size party comes in so although the place was 20% full, I thought that I would be nice and slide the half of our table over slightly, as a waitress typically would do anyway, in case they needed it for another 2 or to make the next able a four. A younger waitress greeted us, handed us menus and served us tea. Then.... a middle aged waitress came out several minutes later and started yelling at us! First she asked why we took the four instead of the 2 seater next to us. I apologized and explained that the chef just waved over to here and invited us to seat ourselves. Then she nastily yelled at me again asking why I had moved the table. Again, I apologized and asked if she would like us to move to the next table. She replied by asking again "why did you move the table?" and " when you go to visit someone's home, do you move their couch?" !!! I was shocked. My companion, who is Japanese, then politely apologized and explained in Japanese and again offered to switch tables. The woman then started insulting us in Japanese. It was hard to believe!!


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