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Donguri Restaurant

309 East 83rd Street, New York City, NY 10028-4368
+1 212-737-5656
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
1 May 2017
“Nice food but a little short in quantity....”
14 Sep 2015
“Used to be much better”
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Japanese, Sushi
309 East 83rd Street, New York City, NY 10028-4368
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Donguri offer good quality food. Sashimi is really good and tempura was also nice. It is a small restaurant with few seats available and the atmosphere was charming. Service was also good. And what about the sakes. At least the ones we tried were spectacular....More

Thank joserodriguez2016
Reviewed 14 September 2015

New ownership seems to have impacted the quality while the prices seem to have gone up. Was one of my favorites and now would not go back. Too bad.

Thank Dad527
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We came to dine in on a weeknight. The restaurant was half empty, but the waiter and chef decided that we cannot be seated with a child, regardless of the fact that we have dined there with a child before. Inconsistent and very rude. Would...More

Thank cruisingfast
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Last night was the third time in two months. Current ownership is the third as long as my family and I have been coming here over the years. It reopened recently. It is a very small place (20 seats?) but it made a big impression...More

Reviewed 24 August 2013

Excellent Japanese cuisine. This is not a sushi bar. Tiny, unassuming spot. maybe 6 tables. entered on a Sunday night to a full rom. very warm greeting. We had sashimi. Maybe the best ever. My daughter had toured Japan with her aunt on a foodie...More

Thank Cdnskier
Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Stumbled upon Donguri in our never ending quest for wonderful sashimi that won't break the bank. While not inexpensive, this restaurant has exceptional and unusual sashimi at prices less than other top Japanese restaurants. Bluefin tuna, uni, giant clam and more on the special sashimi...More

Thank NinaNewYorkCity
Reviewed 15 February 2013

this restaurant is small and unassuming, no table cloths and mismatched chairs, and it is one of the best restaurants on the upper east side. daily specials are fresh and delicately prepared, and the presentation is nothing short of spectacular. each dish made with love...More

Thank Wanderlust1921
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We have been going to Donguri for about ten years, generally for special occasions as it is quite expensive (but definitely worth the money). The transition a few years ago, from the founders (Shuji & Michiko, who returned to Japan where they opened another Donguri)...More

Thank Tubulosity
Reviewed 5 May 2012

The food is authentic and sublime. I ate perhaps the best eggplant I've ever had - nice and smoky in a rich sesame sauce. The squid was juicy and divine. The kurobuta pork was fatty but flavorful. The service is thoughtful, and my glass was...More

1  Thank RickNewY0rk
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Donguri Restaurant is located at 83rd and 2nd Avenue UES. Donguri is simply a MUST visit, whether you live in or near Manhattan, or are traveling to the city. If you have only one restaurant choice to make, make it Donguri. We started with Hamachi...More

1  Thank SeanNomad
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Open Hours
21:30 - 17:30
21:30 - 17:30
21:30 - 17:30
21:30 - 17:30
21:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 East 83rd Street, New York City, NY 10028-4368
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-737-5656
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