Faq

What kind of food does Kanoyama serve?
Sushi and Japanese specialities.

What time do you serve dinner, how many days a week?
We serve dinner seven nights a week, Sunday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 11:00pm, Friday and Saturday 5:00pm to 12:00am. We do not serve brunch or lunch.

Do you take reservations?
For Sunday through Thursday, you may call for reservations at anytime. For Fridays and Saturdays, we do not take reservations. We encourage people to come before 7:30pm or after 10:00pm; there is usually no wait for a table at those times. Between 7:30pm-10:00pm on weekends the average wait time for 2 people is 5 minutes. For 3-4 people the wait is around 10 minutes and for 5 or more people the wait can be 15-20 minutes. For reservations, please call (212) 777-5266.

What is Kanoyama's Zagat and Michelin rating?
Zagat 2013
Rating: Food 26 - Decor 16 - Service 19
"Artfully arranged" sushi, including "varieties you don't often see", is the hook at this East Village Japanese "adventure" that seals the deal with tabs that are "reasonable" vis-a-vis the "high quality"; maybe the place "doesn't look like much", but an adjacent sake/oyster bar allows room to spread out.

Zagat 2012
Rating: Food 26
The secret" is long out about this "small", "tightly packed" East Villager slicing "wonderfully fresh", "beautifully presented" sushi at prices "lower than its better-known peers"; for a "first-class experience", try the "omakase-only" next door sake/oyster bar and watch the chefs "go to work".

Michelin 2013
Offering an impressive lineup of excellent quality and deftly prepared fish, this popular sushi den now claims greater capacity following a recent expansion. In a space that is simply done but spotless and well-maintained, the focus here is on a parade of pristine cuts that are bolstered by a passage of daily items such as rich baby shad from Japan and tender, mild American white bonito. Also find a generous listing of oysters; starters such as wakasagi tempura (fried baby smelts) sprinkled with green tea-salt; and a handful of cooked entrees. The value-conscious omakase is highly recommended. Besides being tempting, the website is very informative: it presents diverse fish facts, photos, and recommendations for seasonality and preparations.

Where can I see other reviews about Kanoyama?
Please visit our review section at Write a Review to see various places on the web that have reviews about Kanoyama.

Do you take reservations for large parties?
We normally take reservations for parties of up to 8 people. For larger groups, please call us.

Do you do private parties?
Sorry, not at this time.

Do you deliver?
Yes, we do. You can place an order online or call (212) 777-5266. Our full menu and daily specials are posted on this web site.

Do you cater?
Yes we do. Please call us for details.

What credit cards do you accept?
All major credit cards. (Amex, Mastercard and Visa)

What type of tuna does Kanoyama use?
We use 3 types of tuna: bluefin, bigeye and yellowfin. We normally have bluefin and bigeye. Bluefin tuna is the most expensive and the king of tuna. Many sushi lovers order bluefin toro which is the belly part of this fish. This fish usually comes from Canada, Boston and Meditteranean. The bigeye tuna usually comes from Boston, Long Island, Gulf of Mexico and Equador. The yellowfin tuna comes from Panama, Gulf of Mexico and Equador. Pricewise, bluefin is the most expensive, with bigeye next and then yellowfin.

Does Kanoyama have any dishes other than sushi?
Yes. We have many dishes from the kithchen, including many grilled dishes, teriyaki and tempura. See our online menu on this site.

Are there many vegetarian options?
Yes. We have a vegetarian sushi combination entree which comes with 7 pieces of sushi and one roll for $15, as well as vegetarian sushi by a piece.
We also have several vegetarian dishes from our kitchen menu. See our online menu on this site.

Dress code?
Casual.

How many seats does the restaurant have?
72 seats and 7 at the sushi bar.

Who are the owners?
Nobuyuki Shikanai and Daigo Yamaguchi.

Parking?
Parking can usually be found on the street in the neighborhood. There is a parking garage on East 11th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Wheelchair accessibility? and Disabled Bathroom?
Our dinning room and entrance are on ground level but our bathroom is in the basement.

Where is the nearest subway?
Union Square for 4, 5, 6, W, N, Q, R and L trains. It will be a 5-10 minute walk from the station.