Japanese Restaurants in New York City

Food & Wine: Jean-Georges Vongerichten with partners Masashi Matsushita, and Takayuki Matsushita.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten, right, with partners Masashi Matsushita and Takayuki Matsushita. Photo © Lucy Schaeffer.

Aburiya Kinnosuke

At this robata, chefs grill foods on skewers in the heat of a charcoal fire. The lunch deals are a bargain.

EN Japanese Brasserie

Tofu is the specialty of this izakaya (Japanese-style pub). The soybean curd is made fresh every hour-and-a-half and served in myriad ways. The best: all on its own.


Chef Chikara Sono serves exquisitely conceived and crafted menus of small plates at this kaiseki restaurant.


Star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten co-owns this soba shrine.


The laminated photo menus and generic blond-wood tables belie the quality of the noodles.


A sublime kaiseki restaurant created by F&W Best New Chef 1997 Sotohiro Kosugi.

Yakitori Totto

The great French chef Eric Ripert loves the skewered, grilled chicken esoterica, like hearts and cartilage.

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