30 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 989-5845
Fax: (212) 989-5845
Sushi Sen-Nin At 33
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Caterers, Sushi
Price Range : Above Average
Outdoor Seating: No
Bike Parking: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
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11/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
When the Sashimi Dinner arrived to our table, we def got the curious stares from our neighboring diners. The two ladies to my left immediately asked, ""oh my..what is that dish called?? that looks delicious!""
Yes....it was delish, fresh, melts in your mouth, and I was left speechless guzzling down smoked salmon & tuna and washing it down w/sake.
02/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Now the person reviewing below me must have some sort of wallet issue because it's common knowledge to order at least 20 dollars. YOU ARE AN IDIOT! 20 dollars is not going to make break ur bank unless ur living on 20 dollars a week. Think before you review!
but I digress.
The sushi is always fresh and the selection varies day to day. Often there are fish selections that are new to me. To many, including myself, selecting my meal is a daunting task and the waiters at Sen-nin are very helpful. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, anyone looking for a decent meal at a reasonably high price.
Prices go up because of inflation, the staff at restaurants are people too and need to survive, hence prices go up with the cost of living. DUH!
If you'll pay premium for telephones, clothing, television, you should do it for your food as well.
If you don't want to dish out the cash then go to the local corner store, buy prepacked sushi and enjoy the excessive bowel movements to follow and the nasty flavors that accompany the ""sushi"" sold at those supermarkets.
Thank you Sushi Sen-nin for staying around for so long! I look forward to my next visit!
12/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This restaurant was very good looking, they are all welcoming as you come in, and the sushi is very good and fresh. Unfortunately, after already getting our drinks and ordering our sushi, the waiter comes back to let us know we have to have at least a ""20 dollar minimum each"" which he ""forgot"" to tell us earlier. We ended up getting another roll of sushi, and it was good, but they should def. warn you about the minimum ahead of time, it was very rude and shady how they threw that in there.
10/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Sushi Sen-Nin at 33 has been our favorite sushi place in NY for more than 1 years. The menu has gotten fancier over the years. To me, what excel in this restaurant is the quality of their ingredients and how they handle them. Both of the master sushi chefs before and present are some of the best in the country. 5 stars for the sushi and 3.5 stars for the fancy creations
08/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This quaint little restaurant makes my taste buds happy. The fish tastes fresh to the best of my knowledge, and isn't tough at all. The rolls are simple and not overloaded with rice or sauce. They could have been rolled a little tighter though, as they were falling apart on the plate. ""Spicy"" is not spicy at all, but sweet with a tiny kick at the end. I especially like the spicy tekka don, or tuna dipped in their spicy sauce, served over rice. Service is really friendly, but it's hard to understand them sometimes when they speak because of their accent. Be patient though, you'll get your food!
06/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
this is a great sashimi place. But I mainly go there for the kobe beef. I had heard about it and seen it on the menus at other restuarants but it is always too expensive to try (usually around $100). But here you can order it for ten bucks and not only taset it (which is great) but also impress your date withou going broke.
03/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I came to this restaurant last week. That was my first time. And i feel really satisfy with all the service and the food that they provided to us. I like the place. We had the house special menu. I think that's call house special for two. It's quite expensive i think but it's worthed. For that kind of price you will get lots of fresh sushi and sashimi. The best i've ever had (after i tried some other japanese restaurant in New York). We also tried a couple piece of the kobe beef wagyu. It's worth for $10 per piece. You can do sushi or sashimi. I'm not suggesting you to have it as rolls. The beef meat is directly imported from Japan. If you read the article i'll bet you will be so surprise by the way they treat them. But you got a good taste of it. :) I recommend you to try their sushi... :)
11/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I came here with my husband for an early dinner because it happened to be in his work neighborhood. We were first-timers here and were very hopeful, given the reviews here. We were not disappointed. Between us, we ordered:
- a spicy scallop roll (the best I've had anywhere- what do they put in that sen-nin sauce?)
- young yellowtail (good)
- monkfish pate (great taste- never seen it anywhere
- eel (husband said it rivaled yasuda's in taste and he
would not stop smiling!)
- kin medai (golden eye snapper- delicious)
- madai (snapper- delicious)
- hamachi (yellowtail- good)
The freshness of the fish was refreshing, given the mediocre stuff we've had elsewhere, like at tomoe and ginza. My heart still belongs to yasuda and gari, but I would say this is a close third for the quality of their fish.
My only disappointment was that there was no koi pond in the dining room, unless there was an upstairs, which we didn't see.
10/05/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Every time I travel for Business to New York, I must visit Sushi Sennin. The Fish, the Tuna, the rolls are just magnificently fresh and the best tasting sushi you can ever have. You get to enjoy each piece, bite per bite, making your dining experience an unforgettable one. The specialty rolls are to die for, for not only do they look so beautiful ,they taste so delectable too. One thing I'd recommend is their Aburi Sushi, I've never seen any other Japanese restaurants in Manhattan that has a full service Yakitori Bar and a Magnificent wooden Sushi bar in one place, that's why their Aburi Sushi is by far the best I've had.
I'd occasionally order from their Entree's and my top picks are their Chicken, Chilean Sea Bass and Beef Teriyaki.
Basically, this restaurant is the place to be for after work cocktails or just a meal you'd want to treat yourself to after a long day at work. It can get a little pricey, but I always believe that you get what you pay for. Nothing comes cheap that's really fresh and as excellent as what you can get in this place. I will continue coming to this place and recommending them to my friends.
09/27/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The sushi is fresh and the rolls are works of art. It is one of the top sushi restaurants in all of New York City. The waiters are friendly and the service is speedy. Everytime I leave there - I am happy. I actually think about how good the Toro sahimi and ginger dressing salad is for days after I have eaten there. I can't for my next meal there..
I went to this restaurant last night and the experience was terrible. First we waited an hour and a half for our food and then the food was horrible. The restaurant has a strange smell and the tables seem like those in a cafeteria. The rolls had way too much rice in them, not to mention brown rice when I never asked for that. The broccoli was cold and the terriyaki chicken looked like that from a fst food restaurant. Also, it took a long time to get drinks. There is not even a manager to complain to. The assistant manager there is useless and offered us nothing besides dessert for our terrible experience. Of course we did not want dessert after that, nor did we want the shots they gave us which tasted like cold medicine.
Came here for dinner last night and had the worst meal imaginable. We ordered sushi and various kinds of terriaki. After waiting one hour... our food still hadn't arrived and no one even came around to apologize. Finally after waiting an additional 30 minutes, our three terriakis and sushi arrived. The sushi had excessive rice and the terriakis came with freezing cold vegetables and crunchy rice. Then when we asked to speak to a manager regarding the terrible experience we had just had, we were told he was at the other location and after 5 minutes the assistant manager came over claiming that there was nothing he could do except give us free dessert and mystery shots. When we said that was unacceptable, he didn't care and walked away. We will never go here again!!
07/06/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I am their regular customer since when they in the 34st. Now, they have really great place, two tatami room, nice bar with excellent malaysian bartender, maiter'd who always make you smilling. Nice roll, excellent mojito, fresh fish, even over price. It is surprising that the owner is chinese. Anyway, the service need to be improve. Compare to another restaurant with their level, they have low knowledge server and manager. They even don't understand what I was asking.
06/24/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I hate to review this place only to have people find out about this jewel. However, I will risk it becoming overcrowded to state once and for all that this is my favorite place for sushi in this city after only Sushi of Gari.
Sushi is one of my favorite foods which I could eat pretty much every day and never tire of. However, because of extensive experience, I am also extremely picky and know the good from the great from the really great. Bottom line is that the fish at Sen Nin is always fresh and delicious. I usually get a Sushi or Sashimi Deluxe and they do a similar Gari thing, dress the fresh fish in a little dab of jalapeno tofu sauce or garlic sauce or ponzu sauce such that soy is rarely necessary. This place may not be as out-of-this-world creative as Gari, but for more frequent dining ($30+tax at Sen Nin versus $50+tax at Gari), Sen Nin is a great place. Not to say that it is a cheap eat (I don't ever think I've ever had good experience with cheap fish other than fresh caught and grilled when I'm on a tropical island). Sushi or Sashimi Deluxe sets are rather large portions (not those horrible thick cuts but rather 3-4 pieces of each thing, cut as they should be). At first glance, the specialty rolls might seem a tad steep at ~$30 each, but each roll is basically chock full of an entire Sushi/Sashimi Deluxe-worth of fish and then rolled in roe!
The service is always friendly and the one thing people did not like about the old spot (which was sort of a tacky space) is no longer relevant. This new space is beautiful, with little niches, a yakitori bar in back, a bar in front, and two pretty tatami seating areas for special occasions. I usually opt to drink sake which, despite them having a rather limited selection, has always been solid and enjoyable.
If I had the money to spend $30-$35 on dinner every night, I really would order from here every single night. I can not be happier that they are back downtown and I hope you enjoy your visit there, too!
06/19/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend and I went on a Friday night after a particularly long day at the office. It was so refreshing to see such a great selection on the menu and in the sushi/sashimi specials, not to mention a huge list of sake! We both had the Chef's Choice Sashimi, which was OUT of this WORLD. Every piece of fish was so fresh, and cut just right so it melted in your mouth. Everything tasted amazing, and I would definitely rate the quality of fish up there with Tomoe and Blue Ribbon. The decor was nice, probably nothing special but certianly not as crowded as some other sushi places where you're practically sitting on top of the table next to you. This place is a bit pricey ($30 for a roll...) so I wouldn't recomment it if you're starving, or you'll rack up quite the bill. But the taste, quality & service, can't be beat. Great find!
05/11/2004Provided by Citysearch -
we tried the omakase for two and were suprised to see so much fish. there was nothing really unique about the fish that was served to us. i didn't think there was anything that outstanding about the fish or the quality, although the fish was very fresh. the chef did put some spicy sauces on the fish which we liked. the sea urchin mixed with salmon roe was heavenly. overall, pretty good, but nothing that special.