Best sushi and most intimate experience. The chef/owner makes the food and sitting at the sushi bar is a must. Headed back in 3 days. Love it!
Amazing !!! Loved it
Atmosphere very very austere
But best sushi ever
Loved Cagen. They didn’t miss a beat. Professional service yet friendly. Attentive but not smothering. Fish and meat were amazing and the perfect temperature. Would highly recommend Cagen to those who want the best service and cuisine.
Wonderful experience and amazing food! For the price it can’t be beat.
Overpriced. Insufficiently creative. Maki falling apart.
Hands down the best omakase experience in nyc. It’s not nobu or bond st., so get that out of your head. This is attentive, conscious, very special experience (we ate at the sushi bar so extra experience watching each piece being prepared). Sushi chef also made time for conversation pertaining to what she was preparing, which enhanced our experience. Oh, and as far as the quality of the fish- off the charts.
Extraordinary experience, bordering on the religious. Such a joy to watch the chef prepare each puece of sushi for our omakase. Sitting at the sushi bar is a must.
Favorite omakase in town. A lot of pieces for the price. Make sure to arrive early to be seated with Chef Tomita.
One word - Awesome!
Not good and rude front desk lady.
Bad place with bad smell bad taste bad decoration super high prices and the chairs are not comfortable, it’s a scam. 230 usd each and it wasn’t surprising.
Chef very talented
Chef a bit too quiet- could not tell if limited English or not interested in talking
Been here a bunch of times. Sushi bar is a must! Keep it coming.
Very fresh! Too salty sometimes, prefer lighter flavor
One of my favorite sushi joints in the city. Given how other sushi joints in the city are, easily $ 250+ pp Cagen's $160 pp is a very good deal since the the type of fish and quality is not short of any other more expensive places. The whole omakase definitely fills you too. After sushi you do get a bowl of home-made soba which is excellent along with desert.
My husband’s birthday
great value omakase meal. fish is amazing. not your standard tuna rolls and spider rolls. truly artisinal sushi. Tomita-san is a genius
A wonderful experience and the most delicious and fresh sashimi I have ever eaten. Would recommend time and again!
Chef was phenomenal, the fish some of the best I’ve ever had.
First time having omakase. Definitely set the bar high!
I went with the Omakase dinner, the fish was absolutely amazing. Service was incredible- I highly recommend Cagen Omakase.
The experience was fantastic. Amazing food and great service.
This is a unique Japanese omakase experience. I regret that I didn't take photos of the food and the picture that accompanied each service because we were served fish nigiri style that I had never heard of before and can't remember enough to do justice to here. Everything was amazing. Each course was served with full description of the fish and how the chief wanted it to be combined with a special sauce or dip. We sat a table even though the better experience is supposed to be with the chef at the counter. We were happy with our decision as we were served 4 or 5 pieces at a time an dwe had a full view of the chef. It looked like at the counter it was one piece at a time and a long wait between pieces. The dish was all fresh as it is flown daily from Japan. The nori is served as a sheet and one makes your own hand roll with it. it was the most flavorful nori I ever had ( and being from California, we eat a LOT of sushi hand rolls.) I also found the sake flight to be a very interesting selection with clear distinctions in the the three choices.
I love Cagen. I like how the experience is all about the amazing food. It’s such a treat to eat here. I wish they would bring back the full omakase menu, rather than only offering a sushi omakase. Still, the toro roll is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.
Cagen is the best authentic sushi you will find in nyc.
Amazing- sat at the sushi bar
This is an amazing restaurant, with creative and extremely fresh omakase offerings. Well worth the price for a special occasion.
The food is good. Sushi here is very different compare to other sushi. The use of spices is bold and innovative, at least I love it. Do not come if you want a 100% traditional sushi, Cagen is not a place for sushi beginners; but if you have your own understanding and preferences about sushi, Cagen is a place you should visit.
It is reasonable why Cagen lost the star. The overall decoration cannot compare with other Michelin restaurant, but it is acceptable for me. Anyway, they provide good food.
I will be back very soon once I have time.
All the seafood were awesomely fresh, except for the uni. The chef we had was very friendly and they explain what kinda fish the sushi ur eating is made the sashimi out of
I wouldn't let my dog dine here. Cagen might be the worst restaurant in New York, possibly the world.
Not only was the sushi terrible, they wouldn't even allow us to order a bowl of rice.
Just another restaurant full of pretentious, no talent, losers.
Monkey's in the Amazon are more hospitable than the staff at Cagen.
This place gives "highway robbery" new meaning.
*this review cost $500
Best Omakase in town. Fantastic experience, great passionate chef. Passion for excellence that you can savor in a quiet and non pretentious atmosphere. Really unique!
Cagen lost a star about a month ago and I can’t for the life of me, understand why. The sushi is the best in the city and the best we have ever had. Keep it up and we will keep coming back for more.
I came here with my girlfriend to celebrate for our occasion. The restaurant was not packed at all and the service was fantastic. All the dishes were delicious and skillfully presented. Great meal for a great night.
Flew into town to experience Cagen and it was a wonderful experience and hope to return again soon.
Just right... more like Amazing! Chef Tomita is a magician making his dishes live up to the restaurant name.
Food was absolutely fantastic. I loved it!!!
This is my favourite sushi omakase spot in NYC. Besides the uninspiring decor, lack of waiting area, grumpy looking head chef/owner, the food is creative, great tasting and one-of-a-kind. Tomito-san serves many items that you wouldn’t find elsewhere; only super fresh, seasonal fish from Japan. Highly recommended if you are a sushi lover.