There is a famous saying: “You get what you pay for,” so if you would feel more comfortable on the dollar menu at McDonald’s, be my guest. 

After all, nobody would judge you. Everything has gone up in price over the last few years. I mean, remember when a dozen eggs was close to $5

At least when you spend more on a product, you can infer that the quality will be top tier. And while that may be the case for this New York restaurant, it’s also very possible that it could break the bank. 

Masa’s Sushi Bar may be one the most expensive restaurants in New York state, it is also a great experience, averaging over 4 stars per visit. 

Masa’s Sushi Bar is owned by three-Michelin-starred chef Masayoshi Takayama, and his chef skills make it such a memorable experience.

What Is Masa’s Sushi Bar?

It is known as an “out of this world sushi experience,” hence why it is so expensive. The price tag may cause some hesitation when it comes to visiting the restaurant, but maybe you should just save it for a special occasion. 

Though, it is about the same price as a round trip to Europe….

How Much Is Masa’s Sushi Bar?

The restaurant has a tasting menu, featuring some of the best Japanese cuisine. It typically costs about $595 per person. According to NY Eater, the tab could reach $1,000 with the inclusion of drinks and dessert. 

As for a date night, expect to spend around $2,500 after beverages are ordered. 

It’s a hefty tab – there’s no denying that. But take a look at some of the reviews for this one-of-a-kind restaurant in New York state. 


“There simply aren't words that can describe the level of Masa. Masa is truly in a class of its own. The perfection of sushi that is crafted here is unequivocal and no one comes close. The service goes above and beyond.

The beautiful and dim interior has an exquisite feel. The pond inside behind the counter is an authentic Japanese touch.

Because of the level of perfection, the sushi is served quickly and must be eaten right away. To enjoy the flavors from the masterpieces served here, do not delay your first bite of excellence! Enjoy :)!”


“Highest quality ingredients I have ever seen, this is probably the peak of seafood and sushi you can get in the US. The roasted sea urchin with truffle was such a magical dish, having incredible umami and creamy flavors. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as it is not really worth the cost of the meal.”


“Yes, it is that expensive. And yes, it was worth it.

I am still spinning over just how good some of the dishes they served were. I've had a lot of good sushi, but every piece of fish felt elevated here. I could have stayed hours more, just chatting with the chef as he kept giving me extra bites of some of my favorites.

The no picture rule is a little obnoxious, so, like everyone, I did the requisite bathroom selfie. And the picture with the chef at the end of the meal. But I miss the food so much already.”

If you choose to visit the most expensive restaurant in New York, you won’t be disappointed! Just a little bit broke….

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