Chef Nozomu Abe's vision to create a superlative dining experience – memorable, intimate, elegant, and a feast for the senses – was inspired by childhood memories of extraordinary fish from his grandfather's seafood company in Hokkaido.

Thus, Sushi Noz was born. Conceived like an ancient Kyoto temple, it seeks to transport you to another world, where refinements of time and space are transformative and every moment can be treasured.    

The décor emulates the Sukiya-style of architecture with its delicate artistry, multiple varieties of cedar, and not a single nail used in the traditional woodwork joinery. A traditional hinoki ice-chest refrigerator complements  the centerpiece of the dining room: a 200-year-old hinoki wood sushi bar. Every subtle aesthetic feature is designed to evoke harmony and a sense of well-being. 

We invite you to think of sushi preparation as a performance, and our counter as the stage. We welcome you as our audience, to watch as our leading actor, Nozomu-Abe, swiftly and expertly prepares each mouth-watering course for you.
hinoki counter

Experience our Edomae style tasting menu consisting of 5-6 small plates and a selection of seasonal nigiri served by Chef Noz. Guests are seated at our 200 year old Hinoki wood counter in a room surrounded by a dozen types of cedar woods.

Seasonal nigiri takes center stage in our intimate Ash Room. Our tasting menu offers guests a variety of sushi, requests for additional sushi are welcome.

Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Chef Noz was from a very young age inspired by the fresh fish and seafood of his grandfather, who owned and operated a seafood company. This provided him his first experiences with ingredients like uni, salmon roe and king crab, which still stand as cornerstones in his cuisine.

Chef Noz's culinary journey began as an apprentice in Sapporo. It was here he decided to dedicate himself to the art of sushi. He then moved to Tokyo, epicenter of the centuries-old Edomae style, where he spent years perfecting himself in the techniques of Edomae. This included working with master chefs and preparing dishes with aged, as well as freshly-caught, fish, and traditional vinegar-seasoned rice.

In 2007, Noz moved to New York with the dream of opening his own restaurant and bringing his unique style of cooking to an American audience. After three years at the helm of New York's legendary Sushiden, Noz opened his namesake restaurant, Sushi Noz. He welcomes you to enjoy the aromas, sensibilities, aesthetics, and tastes of his life's work.
What is your menu like?

The Hinoki Counter offers an Edomae style tasting menu, consisting of 5-6 small plates and a selection of seasonal nigiri. The cost is $400 per person.

Seasonal nigiri takes center stage in our intimate Ash Room. Our tasting menu offers guests a variety of sushi, and requests for additional sushi are welcome at the end of service. The cost of the Ash Room is $230 per person.

Do you offer a beverage pairing?

Yes, our beverage pairings are typically comprised of a mix of sake, champagne, and white wine. There are two distinct pairing options: the Classic Pairing, and the Reserve Pairing.

How many seats and seatings do you have per day?

The Hinoki Counter can accommodate eight guests per seating. We serve two seatings per day, Monday through Friday, at 6:00PM and 9:00PM, respectively.

The Ash Room seats up to seven people. From Monday through Thursday, there are seatings at 6:30pm and 8:45pm. On Friday and Saturday, there are seatings at 5:00pm, 7:15pm, and 9:30pm.

What is your cancellation policy?

For the Hinoki Counter, cancellations made less than 72 hours before reservation time are non-refundable. In the Ash Room, cancellations made less than 48 hours before the reservation time are non refundable. In either room, for parties of 5 or more, cancellations made less than 5 days before reservation time cannot be refunded.

How long does a seating last?

A typical seating will last about 2.5 hours at the Hinoki Counter, and 1.5 hours in the Ash Room..

What happens if I arrive late?

Unfortunately, Sushi Noz cannot guarantee the full menu to guests who are more than 15 minutes late.

Is there a corkage fee?

Yes, we charge $120 per bottle or $200 per magnum, for a maximum of two bottles per party. There is an additional $250 sommelier fee if your party brings four or more bottles.

Please make sure to consult with the restaurant (call/email) prior to bringing bottles, as any wine/sake that is on the list can not be accepted as corkage.

Do you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Yes, with certain exceptions. We must be made aware of dietary restrictions at least 48 hours before reservation time, or else they may not be accommodated.

Unfortunately certain dietary restrictions, such as requests for no rice, cannot be accommodated. We cannot accommodate vegetarian or gluten free guests. We are able to accommodate kosher guests, with 72 hours' notice. We cannot accommodate soy allergies in either room, due to the nature of the basic ingredients that constitute our menu. Please be sure to contact us at least 72 hours before your meal to confirm that your dietary needs can be met.

Guests with dietary restrictions who have not familiarized themselves with the policies stated above remain subject to our cancellation policy.

Can I wear perfume/cologne?

We ask that guests limit the amount of perfume they wear, so as not to interfere with the experience of other guests. Please be conscious of the amount of perfume or cologne you apply before your meal.

Do you offer private dining or catering?

Yes, Sushi Noz offers private dining experiences at the Hinoki Counter, which can accommodate up to eight guests, and in the Ash Room, which can accommodate up to seven guests.

Reservations for more than five guests constitute a buyout. Please call the restaurant to confirm availability and pricing of the buyout. Please note, the buyout policy applies to guests who reserve separate reservations under separate names but whom are part of the same party. Should this be the case, please regard your reservation as being subject to our buyout policy as outlined above.

Sushi Noz also offers private catering events.

For inquiries, please email us at

contact us:
917 338 1792

Instagram: @sushinoznyc

181 E 78th St.
between Lexington and 3rd Avenue

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