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285 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2303
+1 212-580-7300
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (32 reviews)
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
“yaki udon” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
285 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2303
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

I was staying in an Airbnb around the corner and amongst the ethnic world tour available ina few blocks i found TENZAN...a respite from the busy day of walking and a quencher of thirst and hunger....KELLY at the bar was amazing...so full of youthful energy...More

Thank Patrick W
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Patrick, I can't wait to let Kelly know how much you appreciated all her help! It was such a pleasure hosting you, and I'm delighted we could be your respite from a busy day of walking. Anytime you're in New York again, please drop on...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

We are local foodies, & Tenzan is our 'go-to' UWS local sushi joint. Whether take-out, delivery, or eating at the restaurant inside or out on the sidewalk, Tenzan is consistently tasty, with a great variety of creative and traditional sushi, along with other typical menu...More

Thank Lori M
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Lori, we're glad to be your go-to sushi place! Thanks so much for all the love, and hopefully, we'll catch you around soon. Till then, please take care! Best, Leo, Owner

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nice place to relax after a couple hours in the park and shopping for lunch. Good lunch menu options including sushi plates and katsu for the kids. Delicious matcha iced tea and very reasonably priced. Would recommend.

Thank Morakot
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Morakot, glad you're such a fan of our sushi, katsu, and iced tea! We loved hosting you, and hopefully, we'll get another chance like this in the future after you get done shopping. Till then, please take care! Best, Leo, Owner

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

You don't need to go out of your way to come here but it's tasty and has great lunch specials. Skip the appetizers, the eel is yum and the miso is super tasty!

Thank Nikki D
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Nikki, glad you're a fan of our lunch specials and eel. Hopefully, the next time you're craving something tasty, you'll come through. We'd love to host you again and whip you up some miso soup. Till then! Take care, Leo, Owner

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Happened upon Tenzan while walking down Columbus and thought I would take a chance. Good move! They have a delicious $13.95 lunch special that includes soup, salad, sushi, egg roll, shumai, and an entree like chicken teriyaki. All of it is very good and I...More

Thank DuffyNC
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

I'm delighted you dropped by and had lunch at Tenzan! It's awesome your chicken teriyaki entree hit the spot, and it's even cooler you had somethiing to snack on as leftovers, too. Hopefully, you'll drop on by for lucnh soon -- we'd love to see...More

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Super delicious sushi! Try the eel don and the Uni which was super fresh. The staff is great and I will come here again!More

Thank RRegina59
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2016

Regina, thanks so much for the props to our sushi! I'm delighted you're a fan of our eel don and uni. Your kind words directed towards our staff are sweet as well. Hopefully, you'll drop on by soon -- we'd love to see you again....More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

I had the chicken teriyaki lunch combination, and it was huge. Miso soup, a salad, then a box containing my chicken teriyaki, california roll, spring rolls, other stuff, and a huge bowl of rice. Paired with a large Sapporo. I can't eat all this! Good...More

Thank PassThroughCustoms
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

It was such a pleasure to have you join us! We definitely strive to give our diners the absolute best experience possible, and it looks like we really made that a reality for you -- thanks for taking the time to let us know! Hope...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

Frequent this neighborhood establishment for Sashimi and Reisling quite often. Service is very good. Nice cuts of fish....and the wine is a real bargain at $7.50, nicely chilled for a hot summer day.More

Thank tkotnour
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

It's always great hearing from a longtime visitor! I'm delighted you're a big fan of our sashimi and riesling, but it's even cooler you're such a fan of our wine. The next time the weather is blistering, come wine down with us. Take care, Leo,...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

I live in the same Neighborhood where Tenzan is and I must tell you every time I go there they roll out the red carpet for me. The Food is wonderful and all the waiters are great especially Francis. He knows what I like and...More

Thank Lawrence F
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Lawrence, we love treating all our guests with the Hollywood treatment, so we're thrilled you always leave our place with such a glowing impression of us. It was also very sweet of you to shoutout Francis' service -- he's going to be so happy after...More

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The peanut avacado and sweet potatoe pineapple rolls were excellent and plentiful. Nice atmosphere but noisy. Try the mint lemonade for a refreshingly cool and different cocktail.More

Thank bagelsnob
Leo L, Owner at Tenzan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Glad the Mint Lemonade and our sushi hit the spot! If the noise bothers you next time, please let us know and we'll see what we can do! Anyway, thanks for stopping by -- I really appreciate all your kind words regarding our food. Until...More

Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10023-2303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-580-7300
Owner Leo Lin first brought his passion for Japanese cuisine to New York after spending many years running a fish market. Over 12 years later, Tenzan continues to provide customers with quality Japanese dining at affordable prices. Tenzan prides itself in offering only the freshest quality raw fish items to its customers. The restaurant receives fresh fish deliveries every day of the week (including Sundays) and always ensures that the staff handles preparation with the utmost care. The restaurant's commitment to customer satisfaction is made apparent not only through its extensive menu selection, but by an equally enthusiastic staff. Tenzan is served by a line of professionally trained sushi-chefs in addition to an attentive kitchen well-versed in the art of Japanese cooking. Menu items span from traditional Japanese meals, such as Negimaki, Sukiyaki, and noodle specials, to the more intricate specialty sushi and sashimi rolls, including such menu items as the double taste roll, the dancing eel roll, and rainbow rolls, in addition to weekly specials. The restaurant can accommodate large parties, whether you're looking to hold a corporate event or celebrate a special occasions. We look forward to welcoming you to Tenzan.
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