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12 Best Sushi Spots in the West Village (Hungry Local’s Guide)

Sushi on Jones Omakase plate, Best sushi West Village

As a frequent visitor of the West Village, I’ve had my fair share of great sushi in the neighborhood. From affordable options to fine dinning, the variety spans the gamut. If you’re looking to celebrate a big occasion or to simply satisfy a craving, allow me to share my list of the best sushi in the West Village.

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Table of Contents: Top Sushi Restaurants West Village

#12. Miyabi Sushi

Address: 118 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

Miyabi Sushi is a quintessential, no-frills neighborhood joint that’s quiet, clean and friendly. It sells some of the most affordable sushi in the West Village, with most rolls running between $5-$10. There are plenty of lunch specials from 11:30AM to 3:30PM daily that take the value even further. My favorite deal is the sushi sashimi lunch combo, where you can enjoy a California roll, 4 pieces of sushi and 9 pieces of sashimi for less than $20.

#11. Sushi 456

Website: Sushi 456
456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Sushi 456 offers some of the most affordable omakase in the West Village. There’s two seating options to know about at this small restaurant. Sitting at a table gives you the option to order à la carte while opting for the counter sets you up for the omakase (chef’s choice) route. The prices can’t be beat, 10 pieces for $70 or 15 pieces for $100, and don’t sleep on the lunch specials if your schedule is flexible ($35 for 6 pieces).

Amber Sushi West Village, Best Sushi West Village

#10. Amber

Website: Amber
135 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014

Amber doubles as both a romantic date spot and one of the most affordable ($5-$10 for handrolls) sushi restaurants in the West Village. The restaurant offers a variety of Asian dishes making it a safe destination for groups with different palates, but sushi rolls make up more than half the menu (but sadly there’s no omakase). One of the most popular items on the menu is the $7 crunchy spicy tuna, which is generously loaded with fresh fish. Amber also has an array of delectable cocktails, highlighted by one of the most popular lychee martinis in the neighborhood.

#9. Marumi

Website: Marumi
546 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

A West Village sushi destination since 1981, securing a table at Marumi is surprisingly easy. The cozy restaurant has a quiet, homey feel, and even boasts a small back patio that’s covered and protected from the elements. The small, intimate size makes the restaurant ideal for a date, but those looking to dine with a group of friends should opt for a different restaurant.

And speaking of a date, Marumi’s sushi for two ($66), is a delightful assortment of rolls and nigiri that’s meant to be shared. The dish includes tuna, yellowtail, salmon, white tuna, squid, scallop, shrimp, eel, fluke, red crab, eel cucumber roll and salmon avocado roll.

Sushi on a plate
Sushi zo, Best sushi West Village
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#8. Sushi Zo

Website: Sushi Zo
88 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

Chef Keizo Seki studied the craft of sushi-making in Tokyo, before opening his first restaurant, Sushi Zo, in Los Angeles in 2006. By 2009 Sushi Zo earned its first Michelin Star, and in 2015 expanded to the West Village in New York City.

The restaurant’s success can be attributed to their attention to detail, only serving sushi when it reaches Ittai-kan (perfect harmony). They focus on balancing the fish to rice ratio, and only serve rice at body temperature to make sure every bite can be fully appreciated.

EN Japanese Brasserie West Village, Best Sushi

#7. EN Japanese Brasserie

Website: EN Japanese Brasserie
435 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

EN Japanese Brasserie is my go-to Sushi restaurant in the West Village to celebrate special occasions. The restaurant exudes an elegant vibe (with prices to match) and the mile-long menu includes 80+ sake options.

Omakase isn’t offered, but there’s plenty to choose from, like hand rolls and sashimi. If you’re looking for recommendations, I strongly suggest the black cod. Clocking in at $44, I’d argue it’s the best item on the menu. There’s also two prix fixe menus on offer (read about them here).

#6. Sushi Katsuei

Website: Sushi Katsuei
357 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

Sushi Katsuei first opened in Park Slope before expanding to a second location in the West Village. This Greenwich Village sushi restaurant is famous for flying in fish from the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo (the largest fish market in the world). There’s a handful of omakase options to choose from, including the fan-favorite sashimi omakase for $90. You’ll get five varieties of sashimi, eight pieces of nigiri and one hand roll.

Sushi on Jones Omakase plate, best sushi West Village
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#5. Sushi on Jones

Website: Sushi on Jones
210 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

Website: Sushi on Jones
Address: 210 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

Originally founded as a stall in the Bowery Meat Market, this tiny restaurant is a hit with locals. Known for great sushi and quick service, this West Village sushi restaurant limits the omakase experience to 45 minutes (staying true to their motto “less talk, more eat”).

And speaking of omakase, Sushi on Jones has two affordable options. 12 courses for $68 or 20 courses for $120. If you’re trying to linger, sit down at a table for à la carte sushi, including nigiri and maki. For those that like to enjoy sushi with a libation, check out the impressive selection of sake and Japanese whiskey.

Full table of sushi at Umami Sushi, best sushi West Village
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#4. Umami Sushi

Website: Umami Sushi
50 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011

Umami Sushi is a relaxed, hole-in0the wall restaurant that serves quality Japanese fare with no-frills vibes. The draw? The mini omakase option (5 courses for $30). Likewise, the restaurant has a great lunch special which runs from 12pm to 4pm Monday through Friday. You can enjoy a soup or salad with two hand rolls for $12.95 or three hand rolls for $15.95.

#3. Sushi Nakazawa

Website: Sushi Nakazawa
23 Commerce St, New York, NY 10014

Chef Daisuke Nakazawa was featured in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and opened his first restaurant, Sushi Nakazawa, in 2013. Having trained under Jiro Ono, arguably the greatest living Itamae (sushi chef) in the world, chef Nakazawa was able to help his restaurant earn its first Michelin Star in 2019.

Sushi Nakazawa serves omakase exclusively, and doesn’t make substitutions. There’s two seating options to choose from, the counter ($180) or table service ($150). The same menu is served regardless of where you sit, but the 10-seat counter is slightly more expensive because the chef serves you personally. Surprisingly, reservations for the Michelin Star sushi restaurant in the West Village are usually available just a few days in advance.

Sushi on the counter at Omakase Room by Mitsu, best sushi West Village
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#2. Omakase Room by Mitsu 

Website: Omakase Room by Mitsu
14 Christopher St Lower Level, New York, NY 10014

For those who are willing to splurge, Omakase Room by Mitsu is renowned for high-quality fish sourced from Japan. The menu has one option on offer: 11 pieces of nigiri and 1 gyoku (egg) for $200 per person. The intimate restaurant accommodates only 8 guests at the counter, with three dinner services offered per night (each lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes). The head chef, Mitsunori Isoda, takes pride in learning about every guest.

Seating area at Nami Nori, best sushi West Village
Image Courtesy Nami Nori

#1. Nami Nori 

Website: Nami Nori
33 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

Nami Nori specializes in temaki sushi (sushi wrapped in seaweed into a cone shape). The signature set ($32) comes with tuna poke, scallop, coconut shrimp, cucumber black sesame and salmon serrano temakis. If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, it’s good to know that Nami Nori serves temaki sushi exclusively (there’s no omakase or nigiri on offer).

Best Sushi West Village (Post Summary)

In short, these are the most popular sushi restaurants in the Greenwich Village.

  1. Nami Nori
  2. Omakase Room by Mitsu 
  3. Sushi Nakazawa
  4. Umami Sushi
  5. Sushi on Jones
  6. Sushi Katsuei
  7. EN Japanese Brasserie
  8. Sushi Zo
  9. Marumi
  10. Amber
  11. Sushi 456
  12. Miyabi Sushi

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