1372 York Ave | Upper East Side | New York City

tanoshi review nycThe old adage “big things come in small packages,” must have inspired Tanoshi when they set up shop in late 2012. An Upper East Side hole-in-the-wall, Tanoshi stands out as a hidden gem in Manhattan. Since they can only seat 10 people for each of their three evening sittings (6pm, 7:30pm, and 9pm), it’s best to make a reservation. It’s a no-frills kind of place, with wobbly tables, mismatched chairs, and sparse decorations. But here, the food is the main event. Like the atmosphere, it’s simple and clean. Chef Oguma calls his style “loosey sushi,” referring to the uniquely delicate, fall-apart-in-your-mouth pieces he serves. Each piece will make you feel like you’re being served by a Michelin Star sushi master in Japan. Enjoy!

Tanoshi prepares “Edo Style” sushi with the following requirements:


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Tanoshi displays a world map to show where their fish comes from:

Miso Marinated Black Sable:

Miso Marinated Black Sable

Marinated Bigeye Tuna:

Marinated Bigeye Tuna

Amberjack with Cherry Blossom (Sakura Kampachi):

Amberjack with Cerry Blossom (Sakura Kampachi)

Fluke with Pickled Kelp:

Fluke with pickled kelp

Torched King Salmon from Eastern Australia:

Torched King Salmon from Eastern Australia

Tuna Tartare:

Tuna Tartare

Tuna Tartare

Scallop from Hokkaido, Japan:

Hokkaido Scallop

Assorted Maki Pieces:

Maki Pieces

Miso Soup:

Shot of Miso Soup


Spicy Tuna Handroll:

Spicy Tuna Handroll

Fried Softshell Crab:

Fried Softshell Crab

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