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231 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1502
+1 212-354-2195
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Inakaya, a popular spot for families with children, offers Japanese eats to those that choose to stop by their Midtown location. On TripAdvisor, one reviewer wrote, "Great...More
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
231 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1502
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Maybe I was on lit from all the sake, but I felt like I was dining in Tokyo again. We had several rolls and Kobe beef skewers and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My dining partner had raw scallop for the first time - be sure to...More

Thank jongable
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Having had probably too high of expectations going into the restaurant,. I have to be honest and say I was disappointed. I had just visited Inakaya in Tokyo and the best I can offer is that this felt ike a cafeteria when hello up against...More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Think Sushi, think Inakaya. The service is great, the Sake is yummy and the sushi is very well prepared. The ambience is nice, sit at the common table and indulge in a truly amazing experience.

Thank Manisha V
Reviewed July 21, 2018

I was at Inkaya July 4, 2018 and had wonderful service from LERT. He was terrific. The Sushi was great. The duck was wonderful with very little fat. The portions are small but the food is excellent and LERT is the best!!! I can't say...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed July 9, 2018

From the minute you walk it feels as if are in Japan. The service, the design, the ambiance and finally the delicious food was a welcome distraction from the hustle and bustle of New York. My friends and I will return.

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

The place is located near Times Square. The restaurant is huge, the service is correct, and the food is just delicious. I very much liked this place, I will definitely come back to that restaurant.

Thank Zineb H
Reviewed May 30, 2018

I was in the mood for sushi, and this place was right across the street from our AC Marriott Hotel, so it was the easy choice after a long day of walking around the city. Although we did not have a reservation (which are highly...More

Thank opsboss2017
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here. The sushi roll was about average. Meat skewers were alright but the American Kobe beef one was quite chewy. Very pricey relative to the quality of food. Probably will try elsewhere next time.

Thank Heguang Z
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

My wife and a friend were looking for a place on our walk to Penn Station after a matinee. We stopped at Inakaya as it looked attractive and was convenient on 40th. We were pleasantly surprised by the robata and sushi...we stayed with lower priced...More

Thank gosaka
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I chose Inakaya for our last meal in NYC. We wanted somewhere near our Hotel in Times Square where we could share a few dishes (not hugely hungry) and a nice bottle of wine at the end of our trip. On arrival...More

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December 2, 2015|
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Response from retiredandtraveling5 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with kathyht... Call to be sure! We are always first for their dinner time. If not valid at lunch time, definitely make arrangements for dinner... Great eating experience!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1502
  • Public Transportation: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, and S trains to Times Square/42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-2195
  • E-mail
Japanese Sushi & Robata Grill Restaurant with over 40 years of experience. Our original restaurant in Japan was established and opened its first door in the heart of Roppongi, Tokyo in 1970, as the traditional "Robata-yaki" restaurant. Since then, Inakaya has been loved by substantial numbers of distinguished personalities, comprising of former President of the United States, renowned politicians, Hollywood stars, and other celebrities and the epicureans from around the world for more than 40 years.
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