New York City is the capital of the world. All the action, nightlife, culture, and food are here. Culture and food are two of the big reasons why one may want to visit NYC. You’ll find each neighborhood in the city has its own personality.
If you’re exploring, young, fresh, upscale, and lively Hell’s Kitchen then you’re going to need some help navigating their food. If you’re exploring Hell’s Kitchen, likely before a big night out as it’s home to many, many, bars, and you want some good sushi then this is the list for you.
If you’re wondering where to get sushi in Hell’s Kitchen, then you’re in the right place. I’ve meticulously gathered all the best, most authentic, or quickest sushi options in the area. Check out my list of the best sushi in Hell’s Kitchen below!
308 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
At the top of Hell’s Kitchen, just near the Shops at Columbus Circle and Central Park, you’ll find Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill. This high-end lounge is elegantly decorated and a nice treat for yourself while visiting the city.
Their fish is always fresh and perfectly prepped. They also have some limited vegetarian rolls if someone in your party is vegetarian or doesn’t love fish. Their sushi rice has just the right amount of flavor to complement the fish. As you may have noticed, the bar & grill is also in the name. Wash down one of their classic rolls with either a Japanese beer or treat yourself to something off their extensive sake menu. If you’re hungry the tiger shrimp tempura appetizer is just too good, and for dessert the green tea creme brulee is perfect.
347 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
If you’re not on a budget then Sushi of Gari 46 is certainly worth every penny. Located just between Hell’s Kitchen and the Theater District (Time Square) it’s ideal to come here for your pre-show meal.
Always fresh and always flavorful there’s no way to go wrong with this menu. For a non-fish appetizer (just to switch it up a bit) try the Yuzu Tsukune; it’s two skewers of yuzu citrus flavored chicken meatballs with sweet soy sauce. For your main course, it’s expensive but always extremely good: Gari’s Omakase. “Omakase” is a tasting menu leaving everything up to the chef. There are three size choices of chef-selected sushi or sashimi platters that use the day’s catch.
TIMES SQUARE, 365 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Times Square is in the name, and though it’s close once you’ve crossed 8th Avenue, you’re officially in Hell’s Kitchen—who are they kidding? Either way, you can stop here before going out in Hell’s Kitchen or before your theater tickets (they close at 10:30 pm). It has two levels and the feel of an upscale lounge with beautiful food presentation, wine bottles, tatami mats, and low lighting.
You can sit at the bar if you just want cocktails and small plates- a great way to have a nice time and try a couple of delicious things. If you are going before a show be sure to make a reservation as that’s a busy time. The sushi dinner is a deal for the area and you’ll get several sushi pieces to try plus a roll. If you are unable to get a table you could consider delivery or takeout if you’re staying nearby.
374 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, not far from the 50th street CE stops, Yuri Sushi is small but mighty. This small sushi spot is ideal for takeout as there’s pretty much no seating. Several bars will let you bring in outside food (if they don’t serve food themselves) so consider doing that if the weather is bad and you aren’t staying nearby.
You can get a lot of sushi for extremely reasonable prices at Yuri Sushi. It’s also all really delicious. The maki combo boxes come with three rolls and a miso soup for under $20. For a special roll, consider the Yuri roll; it has shrimp tempura, snow crab, eel, avocado, and tobiko in soybean paper with eel sauce. It’s a very filling and delicious combination.
767 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Ageha Sushi is a stylish sushi restaurant surrounded by all the bars and nightlife 9th avenue has to offer. The dark wood and brick surroundings are a nice break from the hustle of the city. In addition to sushi, they have fancy cocktails and grilled meats.
Ageha is a small restaurant. Be sure to make a reservation or get there early. They’re also very fairly priced sushi especially considering competitors in the area. They have many different sushi entree combos and options. Their chirashi (sashimi slices over rice) was very good. The pieces were fresh and the rice well-seasoned; the portions won’t leave you hungry.
330 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
Sushi Damo manages to pull off elegant and unpretentious in its just-off-Central-Park setting. It’s actually just next to the time warner center so it’s the perfect place to stop if you were just doing some shopping in the area.
They have a humongous sushi menu with reasonably priced classic and special rolls. Because of this, I recommend ordering individual rolls to share or have rather than an entree. They’re all so good and you’ll get to try more this way anyway.
Their Yuki roll was great and had a bit of a kick so something simple like a tuna or yellowtail roll would help to even out your palate. The Damo Seafood Soup is simple yet extremely flavorful. It’s just shrimp and scallops in broth- consider getting it to start.
I hope you found the perfect sushi place for you to try on your Hell’s Kitchen outing. Everywhere on this list has something to make them excellent- pick the one that’s right for your schedule and budget!
If you’d like more recommendations consider this list of the best pizza restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen right here.
Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment and we’ll check it out!