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Robataya NY

$$ - $$$
East Village
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Grill
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231 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7536
+1 212-979-9676
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Naples, Florida
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you do not have the time to go to Japan, come to Robataya and sit at the grill up front. What you see in front of you is what you can order and will be grilled by expert grill masters in traditional old school technique. Sake (cold pls) is a must. Service is impecable. A real Japanese treasure in... More 

Thank lazoffb
Ankara, Turkey
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went one of the my friends. We choose monu 2. Which was 80 $. That was a good idea choosing monu. Especially meat was so delicious and soft. Other nice things cooks. There are 2 cooks and you can see all details how tehy cook it. When you want to bill they gice chopstick as a present.

Thank ayseozkaya
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Our kids (and us) were entranced by the skillful chefs who cook in front of you, gathering and sharing plates using giant oars. Elegant atmosphere, great flavours. Not a budget restaurant but we felt it was well worth it for the lovely food and memorable experience. Thanks to our kind waiter, Jeremie, for looking after us... More 

Thank Miriam R
Hong Kong, China
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145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Returned to NYC recently to savour old neighbourhood haunts. Robataya is excellent. Sushi Sashimi Grilled Veg/Seafood/Meats - everything on-display prior to choosing. Super-Fresh. We always sit at the bar to provide an unobstructed view of the chefs grilling-away. The Tokyo sister Resto is also good but is full of ExPats. NYC has a great mixed crew w many Asians -... More 

Thank KaiserBrit
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

we spent a frieday evening at the robataya and will surely come back. we chose the large menue with a selecti n of fish and meat, sahimi and sushi, soup and vegetables. the sake wine to go along with it was of great quality. it is a place suited bothfor a casual dinner with friends as well as business. a... More 

Thank Martin S
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant with our Japanese friend. We sat at the counter which is a very good experience as you can see the chefs preparing the food for you and you can even pick from the fresh products in front of you, eg. the fish or vegetables you like. It is all really authentic and a great atmosphere.... More 

1 Thank Mali0788
Reston, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

It's well worth it. There you can watch your meal cooked to perfection ... no gimmicks. The food is fresh and the flavor is amazing. They don't rely on spices or garnish. it's real food prepared very well. And a great social experience.

1 Thank Scott C
Florence, Italy
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

love this restaurant because you get to see they have truly traditional japanese food.. We shared some dishes and the food is delicious! I strongly recommend the Aspara bou (asparagus), the crab kamameshi and the ginger ice cream fabulous place! ♥

Thank fleurentina87
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

There are so many excellent japanese restaurants for sashimi in NY. So, if you are interested in more traditional cooking in a true Japanese atmosphere, try this one. If you are two , or alone , ask a seat at the counter. For 4 or more you should sit a the tables . At the counter you will have the... More 

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Newmanstown, Pennsylvania
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

My Japanese stepmother introduced me to this place years ago and I have visited numerous times since then. Great ramen and soba, delicious bento box options. Fantastic service and casual ambiance. Big local presence. If you are in the East Village, give it a try.

Thank Kate J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7536
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-979-9676

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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