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Robataya NY

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231 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7536
+1 212-979-9676
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Grill
$$ - $$$
231 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7536
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic 70$ set course menu, immaculate presentation . Strongly recommend phone booking to be at the chef counter . Wonderfully prepared. See photos , great wine list and sake . We had just. Had a holiday in Japan and I found the food its equal

Thank ytmelb
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Abusively expensive mediocre food served in a clownishly contrived atmosphere by a grumpy waiter who mercifully took only occasional breaks from staring at himself in the reflection of the window, doubtless contemplating what poor choices had brought him to this point in life, to waft...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed December 5, 2016

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...More

Thank lazoffb
Reviewed November 22, 2016

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...More

Thank ayseozkaya
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...More

Thank Miriam R
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...More

Thank KaiserBrit
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...More

Thank Martin S
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....More

1  Thank Mali0788
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
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$25 - $100
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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