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.
Had a great anniversary dinner. Chef Toshio Tomita is a lot less talkative than any of the other sushi chefs that we have encountered — to the point of being almost drone-like — but the product he puts out is quite the treat. It’s a little pricey, but, sometimes, good fish is worth it.
Outstanding restaurant! Fantastic food, service and ambience! Definitely one of the best sushis in NYC. Totally recommended!
So, this is the best sushi experience I had in New York City. The fish is super fresh, the uni is fantastic. STRONGLY RECOMMEND FOR ALL SUSHI LOVERS.
Terrible service! Food ok but not great. Not clean. Not worth $ 900 with wine for
three! Would avoid!
It’s very professional sushi bar,but not so satisfied with the sushi so much base on that price,just no surprise.Service is good ,toro ,wage beef ,ishi dai sushi are quite good,soba is good too.
This is definitely not a place for people who know anything about sushi; if you want to see a laminated pickture of the fish you are eating, than maybe it’s acceptable.
Absolutely exceptional meal that I'm still thinking about one week later. The sushi was impeccable. The chef was inventive with flavor profiles and preparations and not one bite was less than a revelation. A truly special meal.
Cagen is only worth it if you can get a seat at the sushi bar. If not. Skip!
Made reservation for bar seats one month in advance, found out the night before the chef had 'mistakenly' given away our seats to another party. Did not receive any in-person apology or acknowledgement from the manager or the Chef himself.
I think this is the best sushi I've tasted in NYC. Even compared to Masa, Yasuda, kura, 15 east, and maybe.. this has surpassed Nakazawa (previously my favorite).
Recommend the omakase at chef's counter. Simply amazing.
From the start, after making reservations they call you and see if you want to sit at the bar or stay at a table. I recommend the bar. We had one chef to 6 people and it was very personal and so enjoyable to watch how the chef preps the food. Everything was freshly cut and prepared in front of you and the chef picks his fish from the box. they recommend eating with your hand right from the dish and Before you know it the 16 course meal is over with. Very friendly staff, on point with refilling drinks. Service was phenomal.
Cant go wrong with any occasion. Definitely a place you need to try
Ehhh. I was not impressed with the $160 omakase.
I've been a sushi fanatic for the past 29 years.
Some of my favorite sushi restaurants over the years have been: Nobu, Morimoto, Oya, Matsuri (now closed).