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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
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Respite from the usual in the Theater District

Found this on Yelp and figured it would be a good place to drown my sorrows of not getting a Hamilton cancellation ticket. With $4 draft pints of Sapporo, it is good for that, but come with an appetite. It's like a Japanese tapas bar in a college bar atmosphere. The service was quick and friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
knight_w_o_armor
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upstate NY
via mobile
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105 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice izakaya with very reasonably priced food. As izakayas go I'd say that this one is average. Don't come here expecting to be blown away (unless you've never been to an izakaya before), but you'll get a warm reception, comfort food and alcohol. This restaurant is quite small and the waiting time can be long. Their second branch on 46th... More 

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Thank Ken S
upstate NY
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this on Yelp and figured it would be a good place to drown my sorrows of not getting a Hamilton cancellation ticket. With $4 draft pints of Sapporo, it is good for that, but come with an appetite. It's like a Japanese tapas bar in a college bar atmosphere. The service was quick and friendly once seated (at 7:30pm... More 

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Thank knight_w_o_armor
New York City, New York
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422 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times now as its near the office. It's simple with a large menu and well priced. There can sometimes be a wait but it was short this time. The curry meatballs were quite nice as were the squid legs. The seaweed salad and green salad were both very refreshing. I did not care for the bonito... More 

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Thank SCKaboom
Collingswood, New Jersey
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266 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Kind of Hidden midtown spot just north of Times Square, open only for dinner. I've been another time and was in the mood for for early dinner, so hit it up just as they were opening and well ahead of the crowd. If you don't know about this place, it is very easy to walk past the entrance, as it... More 

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Thank kt3
Orebro, Sweden
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The restaurant was full when we came but when I told the waiter that I wanted to introduce my friends to Japanese food they managed a table for us. The personel were very friendly and the food (okonomiyaki) great. The restaurant offered several varieties of sake as well.

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Thank Elmbrew
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Love this restaurant, been going here for the last 8 yrs and it never fails me. Service have changed a little bit but the food and sake selection are always remarkable.

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Thank Mitch C
Phoenix, Arizona
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I tend to like my Japanese restaurants in sparkling clean locations and it is not exactly the feel when you arrive at Sake Bar Hagi but do not worry, behind the facade is a pretty cool place. Friendly location with some pretty cool fares. Everything i had was fresh and tasty. It was a great late dinner option around Time... More 

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Thank pferrandi
Massapequa, New York
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62 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Dined here last night with a group of friends. We started with a pitcher of Sapporo Beer and Black Edamame, Steamed Pork Dumplings, and Deep Fried Eggplant. For main courses we shared Sautéed Shrimp, Japanese Style BBQ Chicken and Pork Belly, Garlic Skewers, Pan Fried Noodle Bowl, Asparagus & Enoki Mushrooms wrapped with Bacon paired with Sake. The servers were... More 

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Thank MaCherie908
Sherbrooke, Quebec
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Good authentic japanese food at a very good price. 50$ for four people. This restaurant is truly a gem. They don't take reservations, though. Arrive early (the restaurant opens at 5 pm) or expect to wait a couple of minutes (45, the last time we were there). But it's worth the wait.

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Thank sjpainchaud
Manila
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came here after seeing a Broadway show and it was one of the places that was open and also not too far from our hotel. I'm really happy that we decided to eat here. I'm a big fan of Japanese food and I was very satisfied with our meals. I had the sukiyaki, my husband had... More 

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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, Asian

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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