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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: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent authentic japanese

It was a one hour wait, super busy and small, but worth the wait. Would definitely go back. Food was delicious and authentic snd reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Joe O
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It was a one hour wait, super busy and small, but worth the wait. Would definitely go back. Food was delicious and authentic snd reasonably priced.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Blink and you will miss it (and we did!) Visiting NY on family trip and this was our first dinner spot. Every bite was absolutely delicious. The staff was wonderful. Great price for NY as well.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The best place for oriental food in Manhattan...complete with authentic beverages. Nothing is watered down, thinned out...this is the real deal. I became Ramen drunk. We shared 3 dishes and left very little in the bowls. OMG just think plates of food for $6, $8...etc. Value does not mean quality. This is such good food...you will want to hide out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Fair price in NYC with very good japanese food in simple and small place (small door downstair). Fresh and taste sashimis, dry tempuras and delicious and hot soups as "missô shiru" and "udon". We ate combo sashimi, grilled salmon, shrimp tempura and "Ten don " and they were delicious and taste. The attendence was very nice. Around $25.00 per person... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Can't say enough about this place. One of my favorite places to eat in the city. Made infamous by Anthony Bourdain, this basement sake bar is where the late night crowd consists of chefs, cooks and waiters from nearby restaurants already closed for the night. Eat where the chefs eat!! Sounds like a good, logical idea, no? :) You usually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were in NYC on business and we were looking for a place to eat near our hotel. We wanted ethnic food and we came across this place from the YELP reviews. We read that there is always a long line to get in. This was a Sunday evening and when we go there we were seated right away. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This restaurant is though to find, you must down the stairs then there is a door, behind that it is the restaurant. It is a pleasant surprise. The prices are cheap for the food's quality. I have eaten a lot of dishes and all have been amazing. The Hagi is a simple restaurant, but with a delicious food and kind... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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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>  > Midtown
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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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
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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