TripExpert Score based on reviews in 12 publications
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The tasting menu costs $400 before you take a sip of sake, but for fans, that's simply the price of perfection: Masa has been known to jet over to Japan to choose his impeccable fish.


DK Eyewitness

Chef Masayoshi Takayama, of the famed LA Ginza Sushi-ko, has moved to New York to break the record of most expensive meal ever.


Forbes Travel Guide 91

The chef is infatuated with high-end, luxury ingredients such as truffles... caviar... Ohmi beef and foie gras. Full review →


Gayot 18.0

If money is no object, you must go to Masa. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

Despite its prosaic locale in the Time Warner Center, this is one of NY's most impressive restaurants. Full review →


New York Magazine Tick Critic's Pick

Masa Takayama, the illustrious sushi god from L.A., came to New York with a uniquely Japanese, if slightly insane proposition: that a meal of the highest quality is worth almost any price. Full review →


New York Times 95

The food at the restaurant is exceptional, offering tastes and preparations that can be unforgettable. Full review →


Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

Takayama prepares each perfect bite-size gift, then places it in front of you on a round slate; you almost eat out of his hands, and the sushi seems to melt in your mouth. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Patience grasshopper, there are some restaurants where experience trumps food. Full review →


Village Voice Tick Best of NYC

For a look at how the other half lives-the wealthy half, that is-check out this off-price offshoot of Masa. Full review →



Dinners for two range between $600 and $1,000), where sushi and sashimi are prepared with great attention. Full review →


Zagat 4.5

Chef Masayoshi Takayama’s “transcendent” skills yield “superlative sushi” worthy of a “last meal” at this “tranquil” Time Warner Center Japanese. Full review →

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