47 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003  map  |  212-228-6088
About & Menu
Hours & Location

Shuko offers daily tasting menus from Chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau based on traditional Japanese flavors and techniques from the kitchen and sushi bar. Our menu reflects the best fish selections and seasonal ingredients sourced locally and internationally.

We take reservations 14 days in advance, both at the tables and at the sushi counter. You must request your preferred seating at the time of making your reservation. Due to high demand and the nature of our menu, please allow 2 hours and a half for dinner. We will only hold a reservation for 15 minutes, otherwise you will have to wait for the next time we can accommodate, which may be a different day.

We require a valid credit card to hold all reservations. Shuko will charge a cancellation fee of $135 per guest in the event of a no-show or cancellation within 24 hours of the reservation time for parties of 4 or less, and 48 hours for parties of 5 or more.  The fee also applies if the party size decreases within the cancellation fee window.


Sushi Omakase ($135)
Daily selections of sashimi and sushi based on freshness and seasonality

Sushi Omakase Beverage Pairing ($75)

Combination of wine & sake

Sushi Kaiseki ($175)
Multi-course menu celebrating seasonal ingredients through a progression of composed dishes and sushi tasting

Sushi Kaiseki Beverage Pairing ($125)

All encompassing pairing of wine, sake & spirits

Private Dining

Our private dining room is located down the stairs and is ideal for enjoying drinks and dinner with a group of five to eight people. The room features a single unfinished white ash wooden table with charming brick walls.

Additionally, Shuko is available for both in restaurant and off site events. Whether it be a private party at our sushi bar, or an off site event, please email us at reservations@shukonyc.com for inquiries.

Allergies & Dietary Restrictions

We unfortunately cannot accommodate vegan or vegetarian menus.  We will do our best to accommodate all other serious allergies and dietary restrictions. Any changes to the menu must be requested 24 hours in advance of your booking by emailing us at reservations@shukonyc.com


Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Closed Sundays


47 East 12th Street (between University and Broadway)
New York, NY 10003


During 2005, Chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau met while working at Masa in Columbus Circle.  In 2012, Chefs Kim and Lau partnered on their first solo project, Neta, to explore their modern interpretation of a traditional sushi counter; Neta opened to rave reviews including two stars from the New York Times in its inaugural year.  The following year Chefs Kim and Lau announced their departure from Neta to focus on their own restaurant, Shuko.  Shuko popped up in East Hampton during the summer and is now open full-time in Union Square.


Chef Jimmy Lau began his culinary training in New York. Following his apprenticeship and mastery of the art of sushi-making, Chef Lau worked at a variety of Japanese restaurants before spending a year and a half cooking his way across the United States, learning French, Italian, Chinese and Turkish cuisines. Upon his return to New York, Chef Lau served as Head Chef at Masa Takayama's Bar Masa where he also coordinated the restaurant's international fish purchases and inventory.  Together with Nick Kim, Chef Lau opened Neta, Shuko Beach in East Hampton and now Shuko in Union Square.




Chef Nick Kim began his culinary training in world renowned restaurants across Europe; he returned to the United States to spend his formative years working alongside Masa Takayama at Ginza Sushi-Ko in Los Angeles. Two year later, Chef Kim was named Head Chef and moved to New York to help Chef Takayama open Masa. Over the course of Chef Kim's tenure at Masa, the restaurant received numerous accolades including three Michelin stars and a four star review from the New York Times.  Together with Jimmy Lau, Chef Kim opened Neta, Shuko Beach in East Hampton and now Shuko in Union Square.

Feast Meets West | Episode 25: Shuko + Omakase
October 02, 2017 | Heritage Radio Network
Japan Eats | Episode 95: New Style Sushi: Balancing Tradition and Creativity
October 02, 2017 | Heritage Radio Network
Shuko's $175 Kaiseki Tasting Menu in Photos
October 02, 2017 | Zagat
The 100 best restaurants in NYC
October 02, 2017 | Time Out New York
Food & Wine
October 02, 2017 | Food & Wine Facebook
Most Expensive Sushi in the US (That's Actually Worth It)
October 02, 2017 | Food & Wine
Making Sushi at Home is Way Easier Than You Think
September 19, 2017 | GQ
Watch: Shuko in NYC Puts Its Own Spin on the Japanese Kaiseki Tradition
September 18, 2017 | Eater
NYC Everyman Bill Murray Shares His Seafood Tower With Strangers
August 14, 2017 | Eater NY
What Is Myoga? The Gingery Herb Of Your Dreams
August 02, 2017 | Food Republic
The 38 Best Restaurants in New York City
July 11, 2017 | Eater NY
Restaurant Review: Shuko in the East Village
February 17, 2015 | New York Times
How to Navigate Shuko, New York's Most Exciting New Japanese Restaurant
February 07, 2015 | Eater NY
Restaurant Review: Shuko -- Grub Street
January 12, 2015 | Grub Street
Best Food in NYC: 27 Sushi Restaurants to Try
July 22, 2016 | Eater NY
47 E 12th St 10003
January 12, 2015 | Time Out New York
Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau's Petite Sushi Bar Shuko Will Open Thursday on 12th Street
November 06, 2014 | Eater NY
Looking Ahead: Shuko
November 04, 2014 | NY Times
Fresh Seafood with a Japanese Twist
August 05, 2014 | PureWow
News for Foodies: 07.17.14
July 24, 2014 |
Just Opened | Shuko Beach, East Hampton
July 22, 2014 | Find. Eat. Drink.
11 new eateries to try this summer in the Hamptons
July 05, 2014 | New York Post
Restaurant Openings Report: Week of June 23, 2014
July 01, 2014 | The Daily Meal
Looking Ahead: Shuko
June 10, 2014 | NY Times
Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau Plan Neta Follow-up Shuko
June 06, 2014 | Eater


For general information and press inquiries please contact info@shukonyc.com.