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Sake Bar Hagi

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152 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Best value and delicious

Really enjoyed this meal sitting at the bar. Friendly service and atmosphere. Great flavor combinations. Try the pork belly with sprouts and beans.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this meal sitting at the bar. Friendly service and atmosphere. Great flavor combinations. Try the pork belly with sprouts and beans.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Very similar to student Izakaya bar/restaurants we have visited in Tokyo. Lively good atmosphere and reasonably cheap just off Times Square. The place is tatty which fits with its image but the food whilst good is not excellent, although the kimchi fried rice was very good. Izakaya Mew is much better.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Real traditional Japanese food ! I just came here and it was full of Japanese so I thought : " this is really authentic ! ". Here I discovered the warm Japanese dishes and honestly this restaurant , excluding Japan, has been the best Japanese restaurant in my life . It's simply the best

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My party of four waited about 20 minutes to be seated and immediately ordered a pitcher of beer (which came promptly). We order multiple steamed, fried, and seared plates. Everything came out hot, delicious, and cooked perfectly. I've spent time traveling in Asia and I was blown away at how spot on some of my favorite flavors were. Try the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stopped in here for a small lunch and ended up over-ordering as always. The octopus balls were a-ma-zing as was the yellow-fin tuna on the sashimi plate. All melt in the mouth stuff. They also have Asahi beer on draft which is the perfect way to wash it all down. Simply delicious food despite it being right in the... More 

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Sunnyside, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our visit to Hagi was a simple one, it wasn't planned but our friends wanted to meet us there. So we went to meet them here on Easter Sunday for dinner. The restaurant is in the basement, but no problem, you'll find it. Of course it was crowded. If the reviews are good, the place is crowded. Luckily we got... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Good food!! It was crowded even at 9pm but worth the wait. Great cause it opens till late so can drop by after Broadway. Thought the ramen was ordinary but the others(raw octopus, teriyaki squid, tempura) were good.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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433 reviews 433 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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