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Azusa of Japan

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3 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-3600
+1 212-681-0001
Today
17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Usa
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

As usual, the shrimp shumai was excellent as well as the array of fried skewers of eggplant and shiitake mushrooms. The sashimi is fresh and the portions are large. Order fresh, sweet pineapple as dessert - great way to end a delicious meal.

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Thank Talentisageless
New Delhi, India
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

What a surprise. We went to Azusa on a recommendation from a friend. Heart of the city and a real surprise in terms of decor. It is like stepping into a traditional Japanese restaurant and the owner is a great host. The food was superb and the prices were a delight. A must visit. And please ignore the reviews that... More 

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Thank Mayoite658
Espoo, Finland
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137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We found this great sushi restaurant by chance, when we were walking on the 44th Street. After taking a quick look at the menu, we went in. And we felt so lucky to have found this place. All staff seemed to be Japanese, which really meant excellent service. The food was delicious and there is quite a bit of choice... More 

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Thank SoBe8889
Derbyshire
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Taken here for lunch by a friend. It was busy and we were the only westerners in the place which I saw as a good sign. We all had the set lunch for $20 which we all thoroughly enjoyed.

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Thank JoolsDerbyshire
St Albans, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I have made over 30 trips to Japan, and eaten in hole in the walls, to the best Japan can offer. So with that as background . The Sushi was fine not great, the Sukiyaki was terrible, it came pre cooked. In Japan my experience was that it was served as a hot broth, and you cook the ingredients yourself... More 

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Thank Adam S
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite Japanese restaurant in Midtown and I've been to many. They have an amazing selection of seasonal sushi and change a special menu all the time. It has a very loyal Japanese following is a hidden gem it's been there for many years but most people cannot discovered it. I highly recommended for lunch or dinner you... More 

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Thank dpwct
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97 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

The set menu is what I usually go for which changes by the day. Not my first sushi choice. Diverse menu with many options.

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Thank almost406
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Although the nice personnel was very nice and gentle ... Sushi and sashimi was mediocre. You can find better Japanese restaurants in the city

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1 Thank Massimiliano M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Found myself on my own for dinner while in NY after a long hard day. Found Azusa wandering around just hoping to relax and enjoy some good sushi. I got that, but also had a great time in a very friendly place - reminded me of my days living in Japan (years ago) - a friendly, neighborhood place. Thanks Robert!... More 

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NY
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

My coworkers and I go here for lunch from time to time. Some things are a bit pricey but the daily lunch special can't be beat. Never left here hungry or unhappy. The service is usually quick as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-3600
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-681-0001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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