Yuba

Price guide: Mid-range

105 East 9th Street, New York City, New York

Price guide: Mid-range

Fried yuba at Yuba

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#61 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
3.7
3.7
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
3.7
3.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Relaxation

Expert review of Yuba

A sushi standout in the heart of the East Village.

Yuba is one of the newest Japanese restaurants to open in the city and is helmed by co-executive chefs George Ruan and Jack Wei, formerly of Masa and Bar Masa respectively. Top quality ingredients and a no-reservation policy make for a welcoming addition in the already bursting East Village dining scene.

Food and drink: 

The sushi is top grade and Ruan and Wei use only the best ingredients, such as white truffles, uni and wagyu. The restaurant also serves a variety of wine, sake and beer. 

Recommended dishes: 

My favorite dishes include the tai carpaccio with white truffle and the yuba (aka tofu skin) with uni. Both dishes are refined and delicate.

Ambience: 

Because of its no-reservation policy, Yuba tends to get a more relaxed crowd of serious foodies. Thankfully, no high-maintenance fashionistas and the like. The grey and white space is cozy, with seats for only 22 diners. 

Service: 

Like other Japanese restaurants in the area, the service is matter of fact but fast. 

Location: 

On a busy stretch of 9th Street. It's close to several east side subway stops.

Price advice: 

It's fairly pricey if you don't opt for the sushi. Dinner for two runs to about $80, without alcohol.

Tables to book: 

Get in on the action and opt for the seats at the bar.

More information on Yuba:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Japanese
Address:
105 East 9th Street, New York City, New York
Telephone:
212-777-8288
Website:
http://www.yubanyc.com
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Sun-Thu 5.30pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 5.30pm-11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Great sushi

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