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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
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    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
Friday Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Elukens
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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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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431 reviews 431 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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