Poke doesn’t play by your rules. They’re cash-only, they don’t take reservations, and they’re BYOB. Those first two things are a little annoying but the third one’s alright. Bring a bottle of wine and expect a wait. The sushi is good and fresh, and that makes this a solid casual-dinner option on the UES.
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A reliable classic French Upper East Side bistro with one of the best salads of all time.
Sushi Ishikawa is an omakase sushi restaurant on the Upper East Side where you can eat a high-end sushi meal for around $100.
Scalinatella doesn’t serve the best Italian on the Upper East Side, but it’s a good spot for an old-school experience.
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Ushiwakamaru is now in Chelsea, in a fancier space with higher prices. It's still a top notch sushi option.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
Somehow, the Blue Ribbon brand’s new spot is just as excellent as its other outposts, despite being in a Midtown hotel. This place is, however, insanely expensive.
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Sushi Seki Upper East Side
Open late and always excellent, Sushi Seki Upper East Side is our favorite sushi restaurant in NYC. Sit at the counter and order piece by piece.
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