As a New Yorker, there are some important things you have to figure out for yourself. One is pinpointing a local bodega that doesn’t have a credit card minimum. Another involves figuring out which subway line color reflects your inner soul. But when it comes to finding a great sushi delivery spot near your apartment, you shouldn’t have to do it alone. That’s why we made you this guide. It has 19 spots all around NYC that have proven themselves worthy of staining your couch with soy sauce.
If you try to eat at Sugarfish, there’s going to be a wait. It might be an hour, or it might be three hours. Either way, a part of you is going to wish that you were a recluse who only left home to attend the occasional wedding. And if you want, you can make that happen. Just order Sugarfish delivery, and you can stay home, skip the wait, and eat at your dining room table or in a dark corner of your bedroom. There are a few different set meals (from $30-$46), and you can also order a la carte. This is some of the best sushi you can find for the money in NYC, and this mini-chain (originally from California) is consistently great.
Think of Momoya as an exceedingly nice neighborhood sushi spot. You probably aren’t going to eat here several times a week (it’s a little pricey for that), but it’s perfect for when you’re feeling kind of lazy and have decided that you can spend some money on delivery. You can get a combo for around $35, or you can just order a few rolls. Like the one with shrimp, scallop, crab, and avocado.
Maybe you got a promotion or did something that made your boss say, “I don’t hate that person after all.” The appropriate reaction is to go home, put on a t-shirt you’ve owned for several decades, and order Blue Ribbon Sushi. This is an upscale spot, and it’s perfect for when you’d like to spend a reckless amount of money on raw fish. You can get a $95 omakase, for example, or you can order a $170 platter that will feed up to four people (or make one person incredibly uncomfortable). But if you don’t want to do either of those things, there are also a few combos around $30.
If you live in the East Village, there’s no better sushi delivery than Kanoyama. It’s consistent, most combos are under $30, and the tuna here always tastes really good. The actual restaurant space gets pretty busy, but that’s why your ordering online in the first place. And while you wait for your food to arrive, we’d suggest spending some time in the “Fish Facts” section on Kanoyama’s website.
Takahachi is an East Village classic. It’s that place where you go when you want to eat raw fish over rice, but you don’t want to have to sell all of your roommate’s possessions in order to do so. And if you don’t feel like sitting in the constantly-busy space on Avenue A, you can order it to your house. Get a sushi combo for about $20, and if you’re especially hungry, supplement your order with couple of skewers (like the beef one or the chicken ball with onion).
Another East Village sushi spot, Hasaki is a little more upscale than Takahachi. It’s more of a once-a-month kind of spot where you can get a $110 omakase or a $55 bowl of chirashi - but if you don’t want to hemorrhage cash, there are few more affordable combos around $30. Either way, you’ll wind up with some very good raw fish without any of the spicy mayo you’ll find elsewhere.
If you live in Bushwick, Bushniwa is a place you should keep in mind for a casual night out or an extremely casual night in, and they have a bunch of different combos that cost anywhere from $30 to $100. The pieces of fish here are big and fresh, and there are a bunch of small plates like pork buns and dumplings you can tack onto your order.
You might be skeptical of counter-service sushi, but Silver Rice is great. There are few locations (in Prospect Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens), and they’re ideal for when you need some quick, straightforward sushi or chirashi. They make some solid salmon and tuna rolls, and if you want to get a little more deluxe, you can get the fisherman’s chirashi. It comes with three types of sashimi as well as crab and eel, and it’s less than $20. There are also some smaller servings of chirashi (that come in cups) if you just need a snack.
Japonica has been around since the 1970s, and if you’ve managed to exist that long in New York, it means you either know what you’re doing or have an incredibly good lease. In the case of Japonica, it might be both, but all you really need to know is that this is a great neighborhood spot in Greenwich Village. It isn’t anything fancy, but they make some consistently good sushi here, and they have a huge menu with a bunch of different rolls and combos.
Bondi packages their sushi exactly like Sugarish does, so your order will come in a thoughtfully-designed pastel box with little compartments for all of the different rolls. This Flatiron spot is technically Australian, which means the sushi options are a bit different than what you’ll find at most casual menus in the city. Including an eggplant miso roll and the option to get all of your maki made with cauliflower rice.
Hibino is a great neighborhood sushi spot in Long Island City, and the most expensive item at Hibino costs $26. It’s a plate of sashimi, and it comes with 15 pieces and a side of rice. Even if you wanted to, you couldn’t spend that much money here - and, despite how affordable it is, the food is good and fresh, and the portions are decent sizes. If you don’t want sashimi, get a bowl of chirashi with a bunch of different kinds of fish or a sushi combo (both of which are $21). There’s also Kyoto-style pressed sushi, if you prefer your fish in rectangles.
Kazunori specializes in really good, fresh handrolls, but when you order delivery from this place, they cut the handrolls up into regular-sized rolls. There are a few sets - like an $18 one that comes with 16 pieces of toro, scallop, crab, and cucumber (the scallop and toro are our favorites). And it’ll comfort you to know that you’re really not missing anything in terms of the experience of eating here. Most people just come into Kazunori by themselves, eat very quickly without talking to anyone, and then go home. If you order online, though, you’ll have essentially skipped the first two steps.
Sushi West could probably do some very good business in a strip mall off of route 17 in Northern New Jersey. It’s simple, reasonably-priced, and exactly what you want on a Tuesday night. Fortunately for you (and not the people who live in Ridgewood), it’s on Hudson Street in Greenwich Village and you can order as many $5-$6 rolls as you want.
If you pay rent anywhere on the island of Manhattan, there’s a good chance your home will be in range to get delivery from one of the Haru locations (there are a ton). Plus they take orders until 11:30pm every night, which makes it ideal the next time you get stuck at work late finishing something your boss told you about at the last possible second before they left for vacation to France.
The day we found out that Sushi Seki delivered was one of the better days we’ve had in our New York City lives. (That and all the days the L train actually ran every five minutes.) The food at Sushi Seki is pretty expensive, but if you’re looking for high-quality fish in the comfort of your apartment, this is pretty much the best delivery option. There are more sushi and sashimi sets and a la carte choices than there are regular rolls on the menu here, but still a pretty good selection - especially if you want vegetarian rolls.
The Union Square area has a few sushi places that would be suitable for a wedding anniversary or even a proposal for that matter. But if it’s a random Tuesday night and you have absolutely no one to propose to during a fancy $200 omakase experience, you should order delivery from Yama. The menu here is pretty simple, and it’s reliable for things like salmon sushi or a roll with any trace of avocado in it.
There’s an argument to be made that Yashin Sushi is located in both Gowanus and Park Slope, because borders are confusing and it ultimately doesn’t really matter. So if you live in either neighborhood, you should know about it for delivery. They have a couple of great lunch specials, like a sushi and sashimi combination that comes with 11 pieces and costs $15. The next time you’re “sick” and working from home, take advantage.
Tataki is in Tribeca, so it’s a good inexpensive alternative to your bi-annual Sugarfish delivery. The menu has a bunch of outrageously named rolls, including the Naughty Girl (which is wrapped in pink soy paper) and the After Sex roll (which has king crab and costs $20). Instead of those, we’d suggest sticking to basic things like the salmon rolls and some really good gyoza.