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152 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #655 of 11,866 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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New York, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Tight and cozy quarters in the basement. If you have massive baggage of the material kind, you may be hard pressed to fit into your seating. Needs an overhaul when it comes to finishes, but more importantly, if you've come for the food then you won't be disappointed. Very good food that isn't entirely authentic but pretty close and delicious... More 

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Sundbyberg, Sweden
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67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Ate a great dinner at this place, several things on the menu to combine with friends. Everything we had was really tasty! Best plate of food was the fried chicken with lemon, and the baked eggplant, yum! Will definitely come again, like the atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Totally stumbled into this place after a screening of a film. There were lots of people on the wait list but since I was alone, they let me right in. Its basement setting and "casual and more like real Japan" I can see how the owner tried when he opened, but it's very dated in unimpressive way while felt dirty.... More 

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Additional Information about Sake Bar Hagi

Address: 152 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: (212)764-8549
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Japanese

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