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237 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4818
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“sashimi” (2 reviews)
“abalone” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
237 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4818
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Excellent service, excellent presentation and choice of menus or a la carte options. Bar and table setting with more intimate space as preferred, we truly enjoyed our diner at Jukai. The food is very diverse and there is options for everyone. Highly recommend.

Thank sandrine j
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Have been coming to this restaurant for many years and it is consistently good. Service is excellent and the restaurant on a Thursday night was buzzing with diners having a great dinner and drinks. Ordered a red Cabernet from Paso Robles which was good value...More

Thank SunMoonShine
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Reminds me of Tokyo. Brilliant foot. Exceptional service. Went there with Japanese clients. Really appreciated the environment and food. A must do in NYC.

Thank golferdusud
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I like this small restaurant. Going to the basement, in a small space, I thought I would feel cramped in. Surprisingly not so - the simple soothing decor, and the lighting makes the crowded streets of NYC seem far away, and it reminded me of...More

Thank greenham01
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I love Jap food but not this one. This one is in the basement, six steps below the street, under a barber shop. The decor is minimalist and functional, but fake flowers are everywhere, which is a huge turn off, especially in a basement. Service...More

1  Thank Irene E
Reviewed 20 February 2016

This place has the feel of a trendy Izakaya. They do a set tasting menu for you, which is pretty reasonably priced. I tried this place after reading the reviews here and sadly I regretted it. The staff are great and helpful, but the food...More

Thank fibrizo
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We ordered the chef's tasting menu and had a wonderful Japanese meal. Located inconspicuously below ground on 53rd street, it's quite a find in the middle of restaurants tailored for the office lunch crowd. The evening we were here, the place was packed full of...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 20 February 2014

It was a late lunch. We called and got in right before the kitchen closed for lunch which was great. Only one other table occupied on a cold afternoon. We had a kimchi sampler and a beef based stew, and the seasoning was great, everything...More

1  Thank Marion M
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Everything was top notch here on a Monday evening. especially appreciated were the huge oysters, the sophisticated appetizers catering to those who appreicate authentic Japanese tastes in food. Seasonal sardines were featured for instance on this particular November evening. The quality of fish and beef...More

Thank hask74
Reviewed 17 September 2013

I proudly take clients and family, friends and colleagues to Jukai, and always leave with joy and great satisfaction. What more to say?? Be there and you'll find out. Food, service, everything is perfect. One of my favourite Japanese restaurants / bars in NYC.

1  Thank MonkeyNY
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Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4818
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Located 2 minutes from Marriot Courtyard, 866 Third Ave
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