Yuba

Address: 105 East 9th Street, New York City, United States
Telephone: 212-777-8288

- Mid-range

4

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
4.3
90%
Service
3.7
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
3.7
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
3.9
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Relaxation

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