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Restaurant Nippon opened in August 1963, becoming the first Japanese Restaurant in the U.S.A. with an authentic sushi bar. In 1988, we introduced nihachi soba (with ratio of 80% of buckwheat flour to 20% of wheat flour) made from buckwheat seeds cultivated at our own farm in CANADA. In 1989, after five years of negotiations with the F.D.A., we received an exclusive license to import Japanese " Tiger Blow Fish " ( Tora Fugu). In November 2006, we became the only importers of natural wasabi from the Gifu prefecture, Japan. In 2007, we started producing and serving tofu, home-made daily with soy beans cultivated at the Canadian farm. On November 11, 2009, for the above contributions in the promotion of Japanese culture through Japanese food, owner and president of Restaurant Nippon, Nobuyoshi Kuraoka, was awarded by the Japanese Government " The Order of The Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette ", (Tantamount to British Knighthood )

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Phone: (212) 935-1796

Primary Phone: (212) 371-7555

Phone: (212) 688-5941

Phone: (212) 832-2085

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Midtown Manhattan, Turtle Bay, Midtown East

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Sushi Bars, Japanese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Family Style, Sushi

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Above Average


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Michael Jackson was the regular.

Just had a wonderful ""June Special"" lobster & sushi kaiseki dinner - was an excellent deal.
By our table there was a photo displayed with message ""in memory of Michael Jackson"" - his photo taken right at the restaurant with owners (?). I may want to order what he used to like next time.



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Real fresh and tasty

I came here for lunch before a major appointment because it just happened to be a sushi place close by. I was more than pleasantly surprised. Definitely a great lunch, the service was attentive. The busboy was not so much, I think he was actually trying to rush me at a point when I was not in the mood! Other than that, the food was excellent. They have these closed off table for lunch meetings and the like as well. I would definitely go back.



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Great Sukiyaki, Fugu (Blow fish), Tempra, soba

If you want to eat real Japanese food, this is it. Don't need to go other Japanese place unless you want to enjoy the decor, atomosphare. Any food is wonderful. If you are lucky, you will see a lot of high profiles.



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Great food, great service

I usually don't write reviews, but when I saw 8.9 score, I felt like I had to say something. This place is arguably the best Japanese restaurant in New York. 40 years in business can't be wrong. The most remarkable thing is the consistency; I have dined at the restaurant so many times over 15 years and I have never been disappointed by the food they served nor the service. Quick note: Make sure you have clean socks on if you want to use the private tatami room!



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Delicious! Authentic!

Having been to Japan many times and having had some of the world's finest sushi and Japanese cuisine, it's hard to find a good Japanese restaurant in NY. Nippon is one of the rare outstanding exceptions. The food is authentic and amazing. Their home grown soba noodle is easily the best in NY, no comparison. Looking forward to going their again in the near future!!!

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