Innovative Omakase Restaurant Plans Reopening After Brief UWS Run

  Last modified on January 21st, 2022

Sushi Ishikawa opened its doors at 207 West 80th Street back in January 2020 – only to temporarily close two months later. The owners tell us this was due to COVID-19, but they’re excited to announce they’ll be reopening on November 16.


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Vietnamese-born chef and owner Don Pham will be offering a 17 course Omakase menu for $175; according to Sushi Ishikawa’s website, the menu courses frequently change based on availability and seasonality. But one thing all diners should expect are the innovative twists Pham is known for. Common ingredients include white truffles, Toro caviar and edible gold leaf flakes.


“As a long-time, highly experienced and passionate sushi chef in NYC, who is known for putting a unique twist on traditional sushi, as well as his fun and charismatic personality, Chef Pham customizes his sushi selections for each guest, providing the most personalized and mouth-watering Omakase experience.”

According to The Infatuation’s review of Pham’s Upper East Side location, diners may also witness “pieces of fatty tuna seared with a blowtorch”. They also mention that the diversity of flavors may be a sensory overload for some, and that sushi purists should most likely keep their distance.

The Upper West Side restaurant will have a 12 seat sushi counter, so they recommend making reservations well in advance.

Seating times are Tuesday – Friday at 6:00pm and 8:30pm and Saturday at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. Learn more about Sushi Ishikawa at or on their Instagram page.

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