119 Sullivan St., New York, NY | Directions 1001240.726056 -74.002374
Neighborhoods: Downtown, SoHo
The undisputed champion of after-hours dining, this small SoHo bistro serves some of the city's best sushi and strongest cocktails to a late-night crowd of chefs, roues, and sporting girls. Avoid the fried chicken, though, which is mediocre and overpriced. Toro and martinis are what you get here.
My friend was visiting from DC and really wanted sushi. I'm the type of person who can settle with some California Rolls and call it a day, but I wanted to take my friend to a nice place.
A old colleague of mine had been raving about Blue Ribbon Sushi as one of his top 3 restaurants in NYC. This was the perfect time to try it. It's a little confusing because there are a lot of Blue Ribbon restaurants, but we finally found the place and decided to wait 10-15 minutes to be seated. They don't take reservations but it was a Sunday night so it wasn't too bad.
For someone like myself who knows little about sushi, my friend and I both ordered the sushi sashimi combination. It was a pretty sizeable dish, and I was struggling to finish the last 1-2 pieces of sushi. I never thought I'd get full off of sushi but I think I was the most full I'd been in a long time and that was not a good feeling.
Will likely come back here if I have another friend craving sushi.
Good sushi! – The sushi here is good, fish is fresh, prices are decent.
It can be a little pricey but I think is OK for the area. Service was great, super friendly and attentive.
Would definitely stop back in here.
So So – Heard many great things about this place. It's suppose to be one of the better places for sushi. I have been here twice for a date and both time I was disappointed. I am a big sushi lover, out of the two meals I have had, I have only had 1 piece of fish that I have loved each time.
Freshest sushi – I love this restaurant. They pay such detail to everything from miso soup to complex rolls. The sashimi was the freshest and most tender I have ever tasted. Their apps are all delicious. The only drawback is that this place is really expensive and the portions are on the small side. But the space is small and lovely, and the service is helpful. You are bound to have a very charming time.
Great – Love this place. Have been eating at BR Sushi for over 10 years. You must try the Green Tea creme brulee. The cold boxed saki. yum! The sushi FRESH!
Delicious and super fresh – I had heard such great reviews about Blue Ribbon Sushi that I decided I needed to check it out for myself. It most certainly lives up to all of its hype. The fish is super fresh and delicious. I would 100 % recommend Blue Ribbon Sushi!
Bad customer service – I've been to many sushi places and blue ribbon did not live up to the hype. This small cozy sushi hut doesn't take reservations (which, in NYC I hear is a sign that the restaurant is really good). The wait on a Tuesday night for 2 people was about 20 minutes. The waiter tried to be really helpful but it didn't help when he forgot to serve our appetizers. Our main course arrived and when asked about the appetizers the waiter apologized and sent them after we were done with our dinner. (no charge of course, but I'd like to have my dumplings before the sushi, not when I'm getting ready to eat desert). The sushi was good, the rolls were nothing special. The eel was fresh and so was the shrimp, but again- nothing special. I've had sushi that tastes exactly the same way in other restaurants and I don't think I would make a special trip out to Blue Ribbon again. not worth the wait, or the money for that matter.
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