This is the best ! I'll say it again. This is the best! Freshest fish and Seafood.
I went with a friend from Japan. She was homesick after our dinner. She said it reminded her of the Sushi from home. Please don't go here. Its too hard to make a reservation and then I can't get one. LOL. IT'S FANTASTIC!
Non-pretentious cozy sushi spot with simply impeccable sushi and service. Highly recommend the omakase!
The space is very cozy. All of the seating area is at the bar so you can see the chefs making the sushi right in front of you.
Amazing amazing amazing sushi. The omakase was a rewarding mix of intricately delicate flavors that was easily worth the cost ($95 per person). Best sushi I've ever had in the city.
Been going since it opened. Best sushi in NYC
My wife (Japanese) and I go back to Japan every year and I always say how much better the omakase is in Tokyo or Kobe than anywhere outside Japan. Tanoshi comes VERY close. The fish (and rice) was absolutely delicious. Perfect portions, simply served. We've eaten at many NYC Japanese and this rates up there with the few we consider the best. Well worth the price. No liquor is served so bring your own.
Da amante del sushi non posso non recensire un posto come questo, stra - stra -consigliato nel quale entri, mangi al volo, paghi una follia e ti portano il conto per lasciare il posto ai clienti successivi (come dev’essere) ma te ne vai col desiderio di tornarci, ancora ed ancora, perché quello che hai assaporato non era solo un pasto ma un’esperienza di vita, una lezione di vita, un’educazione culinaria che di certo non ottieni guardando Masterchef o format simili. Provare per credere ma non andare se già prevenuti. Straordinario
You have to totally check out this hidden gem. I was recommended this place by a good foodie friend and she wasn't joking! The prices are very reasonable and they have a good selection for anyone wanting a well prepared Japanese lunch. She had the salmon bowl and I had the chicken katsu curry. Holy amazeballs Batman, this was so filling and taste.
Just amazing all around
favorite omakase in NYC! Ask to sit with Tamoki-San. But not the nights that I go because I want to sit with him.
The name of this place is a little misleading because they don't actually serve any sake. The establishment is BYO[S] so you can bring a bottle of whatever you like, whether it's made of rice, grapes or grains. The food here is outstanding, and it is filled to the brim with people every single time I've been here, no matter what time of day it is. Sometimes it's a little too crowded though. For this reason, and for the fact that you can get sushi a little bit better and a little bit cheaper at other spots in town, I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. Don't get me wrong, this place is definitely worth trying, but you might have to wait a minute to get in. What I can't get over either is that fact that it's called a sake bar and they don't serve any sake! The first time I ate here I sat down thinking I would be trying out some exotic sake that I have never had a chance to try, but instead I just found that I won't even be drinking at all because I didn't bring my own. This was kind of a big disappointment. But the food here is better than most spots.
Second time at Tanoshi, it might very well be the best sushi I've had. The experience is authentic, soulful, and absolutely tasty. Worth the price tag for an outstanding omakase experience. Make sure to bring a large bottle of sake.
Incredible experience. Friendly and fast. Very delicious sushi - the real deal!
I've been here twice with my husband and we love it for the quality of sushi you get. However, it is not cheap (even with byob (a gorgeous bottle of $70 sake from across the street) our bill was upwards of $350+tip for two). We enjoy it because we enjoy each other, especially when sake and delicious sushi are involved. Our server was friendly but our sushi chef was a bit cranky. Or tired. Or something. The place is cramped, which is typical in NYC but here more than other places. You get 1.5 hours only and that's a lot of money to spend for such a short period of time. The place isn't pretty, in fact it seems as though many things are falling apart, and for a premium $ type of place they should really upkeep it better. I'm not saying make it fancy, just better upkeep. Hole in the walls can be quite charming without being dingy I really like Tanoshi Sushi for their fish quality and their byob, but I'm researching other great quality sushi restaurants to try because I want one that I feel is top notch in all areas. When I pay that much money I don't want to feel like the chef or staff is annoyed at me for being there.
Perfect sushi place - thank you! If you think sushi is just the quality of the fish (which is true for the standard sushi), you may learn and experience at this place that sushi can be much more: the chefs make sophisticated sushi adding a variety of special ingredients to underline or enhance the fish’s taste. The sequence of the menu was fantastic, like an arc of suspense during the whole dinner. Try something new (we tried the crab brain as an extra which was really delicious), it’s all very good. And don’t forget to bring a decent bottle of wine to match the quality of the food. The place itself is simple, but fits it’s purpose. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly (we were very late, but they made us feel welcome nevertheless).
Pricey but well worth it. All the focus is on the food here - no pretentious surroundings, just authentic, interesting and delicious omakase, in a relaxed and social setting.
Exceptional omakase. Have been there so many times. Still trying to figure out why THE chef is rude. If this is his way of trying to appear cool, it could be misleading and sends wrong message.