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285 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2303
+1 212-580-7300
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (38 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
“shumai” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30 Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
285 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2303
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Reviewed yesterday

Our group of 7 came here on a Sunday evening after a performance at Lincoln Center. Age range of our group was 17-72 years old, with many ages and stages represented in between. In our group we had four omnivores, one vegetarian and two vegans...More

Thank bkramer947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The venue is filthy. The wait staff are courteous but cannot resuscitate perhaps the worst cuisine on the planet. Food came undercooked and cold. The rest room is adjacent to the sushi bar. Avoid at any cost.More

1  Thank Beforetheymakemerun
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Beforetheymakemerun, I'm sorry you felt this way about your last experience here. We follow all health and safety standards, so it's surprising that you feel our spot wasn't properly maintained. Further, had you spoken up then and there we would've been more than happy to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here for dinner with friends and family after our first choice was booked up. Turned out to be a good alternative! Spacious enough for 5 people to dine comfortably, and everyone was able to get enough food to fill us up. One specialty...More

Thank rsmith1512
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Rsmith1512, it was such a pleasure hosting your group! I'm glad you felt our spot was spacious and that you found your rolls and our drinks delicious. Anytime you're craving a refreshing sangria paired with some quality sushi, please don't hesitate to drop on by....More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

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 11 January 2018

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 22 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 24 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 27 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 16 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 19 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

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
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
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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