This is an excellent omakase place. They really care. And they do clean, focused and very serious work. I’ve been 3 times. And am definitely going back.
Truly a worthwhile omakase experience. From the moment you sit down, it's clear you are partaking in an authentic curated meal which, for the price, is crafted from the finest ingredients. I won't spoil the story, but if you're interested in going, Sushi Kaito is sure to impress - just take a deep breath before the piece with a mint leaf in the middle, you'll thank me later.
One of the best omakase experiences that I’ve had and I’ve tried most of the top sushi restaurants in manhattan.
This was our second time at Sushi Kaito. It is an absolute pleasure to eat there. The Omekase service means that you really get to savor every course.
Once again Sushi Kaito gave my friends a wonderful dinner! It’s pricey, but it is well worth the money to go there. If you’ve never been there, do yourself a favor and go to revel in this marvelous atmosphere and beautiful sushi!
The sushi was sublime. The chef told us what we were eating and avoided anything I am allergic to. The rest of the staff was attentive but unobtrusive.
Flawless Omakase Dining. Very one on one experience with the chefs working right in front of you. You’ll see how every piece comes together. The fish is very fresh and succulent. Chew slowly. Enjoy each bite like it’s your last. We may never have fish the way we are used to with global warming killing more and more species. I had the 16 pieces and greedy gums asked for 4 extras at the end. Its hard to find great omakase. My favorite is still Akaoni in Carmel, CA. I’ve had Nimblefish in Portland, OR but they slice the fish so thin you can barely taste it. The variety here at Kaito is really top notch. Great intimate sushi bar dining experience. It was exactly what I wanted and the price was right too.
So much in a rush to get us out!! I have been there many times and I think now they are just about money!! I spent 350 there and rushed to leave
Excellent experience. Great fish selection and friendly attentive service.
Excellent food but if one spends $120 on dinner, he shouldn't be hungry at the end of the meal.
A standout omakase experience. It is a small and quiet space, so can either be lovely to meet/speak to your other diners, or can be annoying if someone is being too loud. The chefs explain the fish and the preparation, and everything is amazing. Both omakase plans (12 or 16 pieces) include miso soup. A curated sake collection, from reasonable to astronomical. They don't take walk-ins, as plan and prep for each diner is extensive. We love it, as good as any in the city.
Excellent Omakase, everything was very fresh and delicious. Very nice meal
This experience was heavenly. The quality and presentation were incredible. Our sushi chef was delightful and very knowledgeable. Great for special occasions. Delicious!
It’s the best Omakase for the $. Fits every occasion. It’s special elegant yet casual. Go !!!
I loved every tasty mouthful . It was amazing watching the sushi chef prepare each piece of the tasting menu. The fish was so fresh and the combinations were perfect.
Absolutely incredible quality sushi, wonderful attentive service (they even remembered our reservation was for a birthday and gave a free extra piece to the birthday person), and very unique ambiance since the entire restaurant is just the 12 chef's counter seats. $150 for 16-course omakase or $95 for the 12-course is high but a pretty good value compared to other top tier omakase spots.
By far the best omakase shimasu experience in New York City. The sushi chefs are a joy to watch, as the prepare and explain what you're eating. The saki choices (beer as well) are excellent, and the service is impeccable. Sit back savor the flavors of the varied foods your given, you won't be disappointed.
Delicious sushi and nice proportions for 12 piece
One word. Perfect
Brilliant food. Unsurpassed Omakase skill at reasonable prices.
Fantastic fresh fish.
Amazing value, delicious sushi and great service!
My favorite sushi restaurant in NYC and I’ve eaten a LOT of sushi
Food and service are excellent. Fish is fresh and delicious. I would suggest that they have 3 seatings rather then different reservation times. It would make for a better flow.
Amazing experience not to mention the quality of the sushi and sashimi. A must go!!!
Outstanding and inventive sushi. But not cheap! Have been several times and will definitely be back, but also eat sushi elsewhere too ...
This is now one of my favorite sushi places in Manhattan.
Superb. One of those places that let you know how special food can be.
Terrific, fresh, high quality fish. Sushi chef was terrific and we loved the meal!
Wonderful birthday celebration! Each piece enjoyable to the last bite. Chef Kei so knowledgeable about all his fish. We will be back!
Amazing Omakase and great chef. Must make a reservation as it's omakase only so there is only counter seating. Great value as it is not as expensive as other omakese's in NYC.
If you are looking for an unusual place to have sushi prepared before your eyes, Sushi Kaito is the place for you. You must make a reservation as the space is small and can only hold about twenty people at a time. The sushi chefs, artists all of them, explain and prepare the food directly in front of you. The preparation is amazing and great fun to watch. This is not to say they are trying to entertain you with the preparation of each sushi dish. It is a marvel to watch the food being prepared with skill and confidence. The taste of each piece is astounding. After your 12 or 16 course meal you will feel quite satisfied. You will also feel the price of the meal was well worth it. My most recent visit was my fifth, and I and my friends will be back for more.
If you like omakase and can tell a sushi chef what you don't like, you will not be disappointed. The whole place has maybe 12 seats and everything is made right in front of you. You can have 12 pieces for $90 or 16 pieces for $120. This is a no-tipping restaurant as the wait staff is salaried but you can give the chef cash if you appreciate his services and talents.
Very fresh seafood and great service. My favorite omakase spot in NY.
15 seats, gracious service, outstanding quality and presentation
Great as always. I have been going once every 2-3 months since it opened and has been and continues to be one of the best omakases in NYC.
Every bite was delicious and made just right. Very fresh ingredients and the service was great. Great sushi spot on the UWS.