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Sake Bar Hagi

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££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
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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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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank cincommst
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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Thank Joey K
Austin
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282 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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Thank weyl-59
Paris, France
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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214 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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Thank nic_leon2005
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, good prices and fun/quirky atmosphere. Don't be put off by the strange/unattractive entrance...we almost skipped it and would have definitely regretted it! Recommended place to eat if in the Times Square area.

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Thank Alan C
Perth, Australia
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The restaurant is small and cosy. The food was ok as I don't take raw fish. Had ramen and pork ginger don. The waiters were friendly enough to deserve a good tip, overall, it was a nice establishment but nothing to shout about.

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Thank General_koh
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Wife and I dropped by after searching on Trip Advisor for good eats. Ended up waiting for 30-minutes after drop-in reservations... And ended up eating at the bar. Food was good, wife says it's authentic Izukaya and you feel like you might be in Japan. Place is run down especially the restrooms. We smelled a leaky sewer pipe or something... More 

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Thank J Q
Toronto, Canada
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143 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This joint is in the basement and has the feel of a real Japanese sake bar. The food was good, well priced, with acceptable service. I liked that they had Japanese beers as well -- we ordered a large and it was HUGE! Location is really close to Times Square, and made for a nice cozy dinner.

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Thank Sarah C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered their daily special which was Uni Gyu Don (sea urchin beef with rice) tonight for dinner. The urchin was brown on the edges, leaking water, and smelled like some sort of fermented product. If you know what bamboo shoots smell like, it smelled like that. I made a comment about the uni to 2 of the restaurant's servers... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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