Innovative Omakase Restaurant, Sushi Ishikawa, Open on 80th Street

  Last modified on January 15th, 2020

Sushi Ishikawa, which currently has a location on the Upper East Side, opens today at 207 West 80th Street, Grubstreet first reported.

The Vietnamese-born chef and owner, Don Pham, plans to open his new sushi spot on January 15th.

The Omakase restaurant will offer 15 and 16 course menus, respectively priced at $125 and $155 (with optional sake and wine pairings).

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.”

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According to The Infatuation’s review of Pham’s UES 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 new restaurant will have a 12 seat sushi counter, so they recommend making reservations well in advance.


Sushi Ishikawa’s website indicates it will be open Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday).

Learn more about Sushi Ishikawa at or on their Instagram page, and book a table at the new UWS restaurant here.

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