Is Masa a good place for group dining?

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Masa has just 26 seats in total — 10 at the sushi bar and four tables that each seat four. Combine the small size and a dining experience that lasts at least two hours, and you get a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant that’s better suited for pairs than large groups. Parties of four will likely be seated at a table, while smaller parties will be seated at the sushi bar — the best seats in the house at this Manhattan restaurant. The smooth, hinoki wood sushi bar offers a great view of the sushi chefs at work.

Masa asks parties of five or more to pay a 50 percent deposit on their meal a week before dining. If you need to cancel or reduce your party, be sure to give at least 48 hours’ notice, or you’ll face a hefty charge of $200 per person.

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