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Sake Bar Hagi

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££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
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152 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-764-8549
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17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Shanghai, China
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my fav 'hole in the wall' japanese comfort food. I have been patronizing this place over the last 4 summers before the food quality went down south. I took a break and tried it again 2 weeks ago and it appears that their food quality is back on track. I would recommend the spaghetti with fish... More 

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Thank SQ380JC
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with cheap beer especially being by times square and they have a whole menu of fun items to order while drinking with friends.

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Thank MrMatt4Food
Belmont, California
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138 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a great place to grab some super authentic Izakaya near Times Square. Came for dinner at 8 pm and the place was packed but managed to get seat at the bar. Entrance can be a little confusing as it is right next to a ramen house and another Japanese restaurant, and one would have to take the stairs... More 

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Thank KhimLee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I was sitting down at a 3 seater spot with a friend .. the host wearing blue with glasses told me to get up because it's for a 3 people space .. as soon as my friend and I got up.. the same host placed a party of 2 on the same spot which they claim it was for a... More 

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Thank Irene C
USA
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I came here for dinner on a Saturday night. As expected there was a long wait, about an hour. We ordered a few dishes to share based on review recommendations: the octopus balls, chicken karage, agedashi tofu, omusoba, and an eel with rice special. I liked the octopus balls and eel. The karage was a bit soggy under the weight... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

When we think about Japanese food, the first thing that comes to mind is sushi. Whenever I tell people that I went to a Japanese place, they assume we had sushi. But when I tell them that we ordered the chicken skin rolls, ramen, wasabu octopus, pickled white radish daikon, or deep fried oyster, they are surprised. As was I... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is great. It is a small hole in the wall restaurant, but the food is delicious and the saki was perfect!

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Austin
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308 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a good place, but go early -- roughly when they open -- they fill up fast. I liked the hamachi sashimi and the eel appetizer Oshinko Moriawase. Wide selection in sake.

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Paris, France
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

YEAY great food!!! We were looking for Asian food quite late around Times Square and found this one. That's a nice place ! Really clean, and food is delicious, really fresh and tasty. Had some gyoza and sushi and was not disappointed even if I am really picky with sushis !!!

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Thank Mac2878
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246 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Sake Bar Hagi is one of those small, easy to overlook, basement restaurants you always seem to hear about in New York City. The entrance is right next to two other street level Japanese restaurants and is easily missed. I visited around 10pm for a late dinner. The menu was extensive with many appetizing Japanese dishes. I settled on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-764-8549

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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