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Robataya NY

231 E. 9th St, New York City, NY 10003 (East Village)
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Ranked #3,174 of 11,588 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Grill
East Village
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We loved you when we could have a beautiful Japanese meal with friends in a convivial setting where we could talk and laugh and hear ourselves. Then you renovated and took out the panels separating the front and back rooms and let all the noise drown out our conversation. Worst of all, what have you done with the cooking??? The... More

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Milan, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

i visited this restaurant in June 2014, the location is original because you see when the chef prepare the food, the quality is very good and i love the "style" of this place. I suggest to who want a different restaurant in NYC!

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I been dining in many Robata Grills in Japan and when Robataya first open the door for the customers I was pleased to become a regular.Over the year off course Robata chefs come and go several times . Some of them are very good and some a bit slow.On our last dinner we have new guy and he was very... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

my family and many of my friends are fans of this restaurant. we come here for dinner and lunch, especially weekend lunch(since three years ago, almost every weekend). the set lunch were one of the MUST eat on our list, plus some side orders.Food tast delicious, authentic, and reasonable price. But, after the place renovated, this place does not serve... More

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Silver Spring MD
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My son and I had lunch here and it was a lot of delicious food for the money. We both had the breaded (panko) berkshire pork cutlet. It was perfect. Juicy, tender, flavorful, ample portion and it came with 2 appetizers (they have a small cart with several choices and you serve yourself). The lunch also comes with a small... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a nice place to go for a few snacks before going somewhere else for dinner. We had girls' night out here and the bill was about $150 each (includes sake), when all was said and done... but then I realized I could count my bites of food from the whole evening. Take your money and head to a... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is a very nice japanese restaurant with excellent food and a friendly atmosphere. To completely enjoy the ambient ask to be seated at the counter, from where you have a complete sight of all the food processing.

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This is truly a unique restaurant -- its only other mate is in Tokyo. There are two dining areas -- a back room which is quiet and sedate, and a large front room with a counter, which is where all the "action" is. There are two chefs in the front room, surrounded by plates of fresh ingredients -- veggies, fish... More

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Queens Village, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Definitely sit in the front counter where you are served your food and drinks. Excellent food and experience.

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Watertown, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Lots of Japanese getting yelled from the servers to the cooks. All the food was delicious. Of course, you would want larger portions of this deliciousness, but they give you a decent amount for the price. The quality is outstanding and the servers really let you know what is good even if it is expensive.

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