You can pick up sushi at the supermarket, or you could even try making it at home when you’re attempting to show a date that you’re nothing like their ex. But just because you can get sushi everywhere doesn’t mean it’s all worth getting. When you’re looking for otoro that melts in your mouth, or perfectly proportioned handrolls, order delivery from one of the 17 spots on this guide.
All restaurants featured on The Infatuation are selected by our editorial team. The Manhattan Sushi Delivery Guide is presented by Caviar.
LA is pretty selfish when it comes to sharing its nice weather and winning sports teams, but one export they’ve allowed to make its way to NYC is Sugarfish. And we’re very happy it did. Their neatly partitioned boxes come in various sizes, and while the types of fish vary depending on the set menu you choose, you’re going to get between 10 and 20 pieces of buttery sushi for less than $50.
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One reason the Roman Empire fell is because it spread itself too thin trying to do too many different things. Caesar should’ve taken a note from Blue Ribbon. Despite running places ranging from a fast-casual fried chicken spot to a live music and bowling venue, they’re all great. And their sushi restaurant in Soho is no exception. Order softshell crab tempura rolls, kanpachi sashimi with yuzu, or a 15-piece combination platter for delivery any day but Monday.
Bohemian is probably best known for requiring a secret phone number and a personal reference in order to get a reservation. But the real reason why you should seek out this Noho Japanese spot as soon as possible is the food. They’re offering an abbreviated sushi menu for delivery with things like soft shell shrimp rolls topped with roe, and conger eel and foie gras nigiri. No matter what type of sushi you get, though, make sure to try the washu beef they get from the attached butcher shop, like as a tartare served on toast filled with melted blue cheese.
Price-wise, Sushi Katsuei is on the low end of the higher-end sushi spots. What that means is that you can get an omakase that’s good enough to make your Friday night or make up for your Monday afternoon for $65. It comes with nine pieces and a hand roll - and there are a bunch of a la carte options as well.
Would the East Village be the East Village without Kanoyama? Yes, but it would be a worse East Village, like Thor without his hammer, or you without “do not text” reminders for certain contacts. With sushi combo sets starting at $21, this classic neighborhood sushi spot serves some of the best fish for the money in Manhattan, and you can take this opportunity to remind yourself of that without leaving your apartment.
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If you’d like your apartment to temporarily feel as luxurious as a Moira Rose daydream, a 13-piece omakase along with a bottle of white Burgundy or snow-aged sake would be a good place to start. You’ll find all of it available for delivery from Nakaji in Chinatown.
This Greenwich Village spot offers sushi combo sets that range from $23 for four handrolls to $65 for the “Domokase” that includes your choice of two handrolls filled with things like buttery lobster or negi toro, along with tuna sashimi and 12 pieces of premium sushi. And if your roommates feel like they don’t deserve sushi tonight, they could order things like miso black cod, garlic bacon fried rice, and uni pasta.
Shinsen offers a combo set with about 30 pieces of sushi, including toro, uni, and white tuna. At $79, though, it’s also by far the most expensive option on the menu at this Chinatown spot, and in the event that you want to leave a little for the sharks, you can order a very reasonable amount of excellent fish here for about $30.
From Tasmanian trout nigiri to big eye tuna rolls, the fish at Sushi Dojo is fantastic. The only reason we provide a caveat when recommending this East Village spot is some people are more enthusiastic than others about the prospect of top-40 songs blasting from the speakers while they eat uni rolled up in seared toro as part of a $98 omakase at a chef’s counter. But since DJ responsibilities are on you when you order delivery, and you can choose between various omakase, combo sets, and a la carte options, no caveats are necessary.
Square feet and pet friendliness are nice and all, but real estate websites should really list “proximity to a great neighborhood sushi spot” as a key search filter. In Harlem, that search would show you a bunch of places around Yuzu. Order from the long list of sushi, sashimi, and handrolls a la carte, or go with one of the set combos. And if you want to have a few things on the table besides raw fish, try some gyoza, or a bento box with tonkatsu or karaage fried chicken.
If you’re someone who wishes A/C units could be set to the half-degree, you’ll appreciate Bondi Sushi. From the type of rice (or cauliflower rice), to various side sauces and optional add-ons, you can customize your rolls at this Nomad spot to your liking. They also allow you to build your own combo box with your choice of four different rolls for $23.
You may remember Lure Fishbar as that one place where you once had a lunch meeting that made you feel like you were in an episode of Billions. Well, maybe not Billions - but Millions. It’s a Soho institution that’s somehow a great place for both sushi and burgers - and you can order both right now for delivery. And if you need some shrimp cocktail, a 40-ounce ribeye, or some chicken fingers off a kids menu, they have those things as well.
Tanoshi Sushi on the Upper East Side typically only serves an omakase - and it’s one of the best in the city. But right now, they have a whole new menu for pickup including a few rolls, rice bowls, bento boxes, and curries. For context, this is sort of like if your favorite dry cleaner also started offering haircuts and tax advice, and we suggest you take advantage.
If you’re looking for delivery sushi in Chelsea or on the Upper West Side, your decision should be the same - Momoya. They offer a huge variety of rolls, nigiri, and sashimi, and if you don’t feel like creating pros and cons columns for salt versus freshwater eel, go with one of their combo sets, all of which are around $35.
Nami Nori is a spot in the West Village that specializes in taco-shaped handrolls stuffed with things like tuna poke and spicy sea bass. And they sell them in sets for around $30, so you can collect a bunch of them and think about how nice they look before consuming them. We especially like the xo scallop version, and we suggest you add a bowl of clam miso soup or cottage fries sprinkled with furikake to your order as well.
Sushi Lab in Midtown has a few omakase options starting at $28, as well as some rolls, a la carte options, and a few other dishes like rice bowls and karaage. So go ahead and get yourself some Japanese fried chicken and several orders of toro sashimi to layer on top while you hum a song about the food that you just made up.
Beyond Sushi doesn’t serve fish. If that’s not a dealbreaker for you, then you should know that their entirely vegan menu is very much worth exploring. Their inventive rolls made with ingredients like black rice, mango, and hickory smoked jackfruit, as well as small plates like dumplings and rice paper rolls are available for delivery from all five of their locations around Manhattan.