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Geisha

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33 E 61st St (at Between Madison and Park Avenues)
New York, NY 10021
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(212) 813-1113
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Best

geisha is my afternoon spot i go there anytime i possible can because the food is amazing, It is a very relaxing spot after work were you can choose from a large filling meal or j...

Worst

we had drinks with friends at the bar, followed by dinner. the bartender with the accent and the dark hair looked cool, but it went downhill fast. we were the only people in the...

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/9/2014

I really liked Geisha. The atmosphere and the place itself was really great! The chef is great. Although the portions are small like everybody stated, the culinary is amazing. I actually do prefer smaller portions. It is a little on the expensive side, but what do you expect for the location. I would recommend this place just for the experience. more

Good looking place BUT... 3/9/2010

I like the food even though the portions are SMALL which is a big turn off for me and on top of that is very expensive. The atmosphere is impressive, especially the 3rd floor which is not always open unfortunately.. Another advantage is that they have home made desserts. Pros: atmosphere Cons: prices, small portions more

Trendy Place but Small Portions 3/21/2009

This restaurant is nicely designed and an overall trendy spot. It is a nice date spot if you have small appetites. The Kobe beef is tasty, but the amount of food is so small you'll want to grab a slice afterward like we did. Pros: Nice decor Cons: Small portions; over-priced more

Great food in back, but the Bartender is an incompetent moron 12/17/2008

we had drinks with friends at the bar, followed by dinner. the bartender with the accent and the dark hair looked cool, but it went downhill fast. we were the only people in the bar, and he paid zero attention to us, served us the wrong wine, and hot beer. we had to walk down to get him when we wanted a drink. the kicker ? he added 20% to the bill without asking our permission (for 4 people) and when we only tipped 18%, he sent the hostess to the back of the restaurant to complain while we were in the middle of dinner. this was over $5.00. It was embarrasing, not only for us, but for the establishment. To the manager Lars' credit, I did speak with him afterward, but his apology was too little too late. The food was great in the back, but the bartender was such a complete moron without any sense of decency that I will not ever patronize this establishment again. Pros: sushi is good Cons: the male bartender is a moron more

well, let's just say after this experience, i ain't no fa... 11/18/2008

ClaraPark Provided by Partner
well, let's just say after this experience, i ain't no fan of geisha(s). hmph. more

Very good, but better for drinks. The food... 11/18/2008

PattyK Provided by Partner
Very good, but better for drinks. The food was well-executed but was very conservative and standard. The sushi omakase was more like a straight... more

if this is amazing, NYC has lost its palate. OVERPRICED 11/2/2008

At least the hostess gave a smile, but the sulking waiter didn't exactly add to the ambiance of the cramped table. The lobster dumpling in foam is silly and flavorless. The sushi rolls are original in concept, but I think they forgot the ingredients-I'll give Geisha kudos for serving VERY fresh fish, but $18 for just fresh isn't worth it. The rolls and most of the appetizers were bland, extremely bland. Boring food that's overpriced for what's served. Nice atmosphere, but cramped seating (that doesn't have to be). Here's a new complaint-the food is served too quickly. We didn't try the $10 desserts because, well, do I really need to try yet another warm, molten chocolate cake? The service is marginal. So was the tip. Pros: fresh sushi Cons: bland sushi, bland appetizers, bland food, bland service more

Amazing Sushi 10/22/2008

Whoa Momma, I want to cry it was so good. Okay, deep breaths, calm happy thoughts, easy, easy. Okay now I'm ready to write my review, thank you for your patience. Pros: fresh food,service more

Eh so so 4/25/2008

Making reservations at Geisha was seemless. When we got there the seating bothered me a bit because they sat us (2) on a small table when there where other tables with more space. For appetizers we had the Shrimp Lollipop which was really good but it was literally 2 peices! You would expect alittle more, geese. I had the beef ribs which was okay, nothing special. My boyfriend had the duck, which was very good. Again, the portions seem small. The service was not pleasing for a place that got such good reviews. I tired it, but dont think i would go back. Pros: Duck Cons: Small Portions more

perfect 4/8/2008

took my best friend to dinner here last night and we Loved it. we were always curious about his place bc of the name so we finally decided to ck it out. for starters we had: Pros: food, ambience Cons: pricey more

best all around 3/28/2008

geisha is my afternoon spot i go there anytime i possible can because the food is amazing, It is a very relaxing spot after work were you can choose from a large filling meal or just a nice cup of warm tea. more

Great Food and Nice Atmosphere - I will go there again! 2/6/2008

We were in town for a convention and we used CitySearch to find this restaurant and needless to say we were very pleased. I hosted a dinner for 10 people in the middle of the week and had no problem getting a table at a reasonable hour. This could be a good thing or bad! The winelist was of higher quality wines and did not have a ridiculous mark up on the prices. The food was outstanding and everyone was trying different dishes with postitive results. My colleague ordered one of their exotic martinis that looked like blo*d in a glass and tasted terrible, the staff took the drink away and we never saw it on the bill. So overall I would say the dining experience was very pleasant, we were seated promptly, the service was excellent, and I will recommend it to my friends. Pros: Service, Food (Fish and Steak), wine list Cons: Exotic Martini's , Sushi was just good not excellent more

Very good, but better for drinks. The food... 10/7/2007

Very good, but better for drinks. The food was well-executed but was very conservative and standard. The... more

Amazing culinary experience (sans sushi)... 10/6/2007

We arrived 45 minutes early for our reservation and they accomodated us with no problem. Honjyozo hot sake was smooth as silk. Filet mignon could be cut with a fork (medium rare). Red bean, green tea and vanilla mochi had a heavenly texture, unlike anything I'd ever had before for dessert. Service was flawless. Ambiance was swank and modern. A truly PERFECT dining experience. Pros: Food, Ambiance, Service Cons: None to speak of more

Total rip off 8/30/2007

We went here for a celebration sushi night. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine but were scammed into paying for the most expensive bottle of wine on the menu. When our check arrived, we realized that they billed us for the wrong wine, so we politely pointed this out to our waitress. She faked a frown and said ?oh, I made a mistake and I?m very sad about that,"" but she and the manager refused to comp us the price difference. It was a total rip off and, on top of that, the food was disappointing. The sushi was average when compared with Nobu and Ooki. Definitely not worth a visit or the money, even the pre-rip off amount. Pros: seated promptly, good food presentation Cons: average food, overpriced more

well, let's just say after this experience, i ain't no fa... 7/30/2007

well, let's just say after this experience, i ain't no fan of geisha(s). hmph. more

Sushi 7/19/2007

. 3 different floors with bar downstairs. Expensive _______ ______________ _____________ ______________ more

OMG! or Omakase? 5/18/2007

Omakase...OMK...some of the best posts....EVER. more

caymus16 5/18/2007

Caymus16 may be right that Geisha is stellar, but that phony is just parroting a knowledgeable chef friend who explained everything to him after the fact. Believe you me, he did not know what Omakase is. more

Geisha--Can I please eat here every night 5/18/2007

My friend took me to Geisha on Wednesday night. This was a much sought after event, for he is friends with one of the sushi chefs; who is nothing short of a Master. The menus were quickly whisked away, and we were informed we were doing Omakase (for those neophytes--that is the chef selection). From this point forth, this is the ONLY way to dine at top sushi joints. The chef picks out the freshest, best fish, and you get delicacies that are not on the menu. Pros: Excellent Fish, Extremely knowledgeable staff, unique menu items more
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A plush, Japanese-inspired playpen on the Upper East Side wows crowds with an all-star ensemble of chefs.

Editorial

  • The Scene
    Well-heeled wait-listers squeeze into the narrow lounge where a young, international jet-set crowd sips cocktails on mod couches. The downstairs dining room, with anime...

  • 3/30/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 12pm-3:30pm, 5:30pm-11:30pm Sat 5:30pm-11:30pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Diner's Club, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Lenox Hill, Midtown, Upper East Side
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