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Sake Bar Hagi

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152 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019
(212)764-8549
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Late Night Japanese - This is not a sushi restaurant

It was 10pm in NYC, and I was craving Japanese comfort food. I originally found this place though Yelp and noticed that it had over 1000 reviews with 4 stars. I checked the menu and did not see the typical Japanese food that most would expect. Don't come here if you are wanting spider/California... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Jeremy R
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It was 10pm in NYC, and I was craving Japanese comfort food. I originally found this place though Yelp and noticed that it had over 1000 reviews with 4 stars. I checked the menu and did not see the typical Japanese food that most would expect. Don't come here if you are wanting spider/California rolls or eclectic sushi rolls...there are... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

You'll be drinking/eating along side other foodies and chefs who appreciate the late kitchen hours here. For those unfamiliar with this kind of place, it serves Japanese "tapas" (think street food). Go with a few friends and get hot sake, a pitcher, and a bunch of dishes to share. This was my go-to when I lived in NY. And it... More 

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Annemasse, France
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426 reviews 426 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were quite happy to see there was room for 5 at almost 11pm on a weekday. Pages and pages of simple dishes, many catering to very Japanese tastes and some daily specials; the small eel bowl was quite generously served. Had a few other daily specials and enjoyed them. Saké very fairly priced, esp when one pays 10-15 dollars... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My girlfriend Jody has brought me here to this restaurant during our visit to New York City last Autumn and I just have to come here the next day again. I love the atmosphere of the restaurant, it is under the street (gives me the feel of being in Japan), packed with people (which give good vibes for me personally)... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

So disappointed. Came here last night after Anthony Bourdain mentioned it on his TV show maybe 8 months ago. He's usually spot on. Sorry, but this place is NOT worth the wait, or even if there wasn't a 30-60 min wait. There wasn't a single food dish we ordered that was memorable. Good sake, but that's it. The portions are... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Ok a little extreme, but every time I am in New York we visit this place, make sure you go to the restaurant under the street. The a la carte specials they have are incredible. Nothing like it anywhere else we have been in the states. The sake list they have is wonderful and isn't limited to two or three... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've read the recent reviews about how Hagi is not 100% authentically Japanese, but you rarely see 100% authenticity in another country. What Hagi offers is reasonably priced Japanese-style small plates of food, late night dining near the touristy part of town. I used to live close to Hagi and would go there often, as well as restaurants on 9th... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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71 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had a variety of food and sake here. Staff is friendly. The deep fried frog legs and soft shell shrimps were delicious. Other daily specials were good too. We also had some of the yakitori and there were ok but a bit of the dry side. They didn't taste bad though. Also had the veggie tempura and they were okay... More 

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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Went here pre theater for dinner and it did not disappoint. Go early and make sure your entire party is there so you can be seated. Lots of small plates good sake selection and reasonable prices at this down below the street level sake bar. Good specials as well and decent service very fresh seafood

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Cool place, crowed people, great service and awesome food in certain Japanese style. Hanging with friends and late night food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 152 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212)764-8549

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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