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Village Yokocho

$$ - $$$
East Village
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8 Stuyvesant St, New York City, NY 10003-7501
+1 212-598-3041
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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New York City, New York
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903 reviews
560 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't been here in years and one of my friends and I decided to stop by. It was packed but we were able to snag a table quickly. They have a massive menu. Lots of options. Most things are good or very good. Few things are okay. Good sake options as well. Loud and fun ambiance with a packed... More 

Thank USCKaboom
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

We've been coming here for 20 years; now we come with our children. It is delicious and so much fun. Cheap, yummy food on a stick, with $5 glasses of sapporo. Recently we had grilled chicken hearts, sauteed squid legs and these unbelievable skewers with pork and onion, battered and deep fried. Yum. Recommended for all, young and old.

Thank EP1165
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We loved Yokocho. The food was fresh and delicious. We had about 8 different dishes between the 4 of us and everyone was wonderful. I especially liked the tuna and quail eggs.

Thank mbahr
New Canaan, Connecticut
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173 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you are looking for sushi, Yokocho is not for you---they don't have it on the menu. However, Yokocho is very authentic, you even feel like your in Tokyo---small, bustling, noisy, with a friendly staff. I wasn't familiar with many dishes on the menu so I stuck with what I knew. The seaweed salad, wasn't flavored in advance as I... More 

Thank Alan G
Darmstadt, Germany
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585 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

You feel transported to Japan to a Izakaya somewhere in a Japanese city: a small door to enter the place, simple decoration, dim lights and a lot of Japanese memorabilia. Food was simple but tasty, service very friendly. They offer a wide variety of typical Japanese food. A really nice experience.

Thank Silvia E
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725 reviews
519 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2016

Yes, you do feel transposed to a little alley around Shinjuku station in Tokyo. Typical Izakaya with fried goods off the griddle (yakitori). The highlight for me was definitely the yaki-onigiri (grilled rice ball), something that is hard to find outside Japan. Sapporo on tap, what else would one want after a day at work? Grilled goods were OK, a... More 

Thank icanhazsweetsokthx
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you want to understand the non-sushi side of everyman, Japanese cuisine, Yokocho is a great starting place. this is not fussy gourmet fare, this is terrific comfort food. and for a bonus the wonderful Angel Share bar shares the upstairs space.

Thank Bob S
Hicksville, New York
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123 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2015

Don't blink or you'll walk right past, and that would be a darn shame. Unbelievable selection of delicious plates! I've never had a bad meal here. Service is prompt and efficient, price is right, and the atmosphere is authentic. Don't miss it.

Thank Anne Z
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for many years. This is not a fancy place. It's an izakaya style restaurant. This means they have an assortment of dishes, that are meant to be shared, while drinking alcohol. Now that I go with my toddler, I might have a beer or no alcohol, as the food stands on its own. I admit there... More 

Thank Jonathan S
New York City, New York
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434 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a modestly priced Japanese restaurant that is very popular with young people. It is located on a block that is filled Japanese places. Good food and good sake. Great Japanese ice cream. We have Asian friends who feel that they have been transported to Toyko given the ambience, the food, and the Asian customers. Yakitori is really good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Japanese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Stuyvesant St, New York City, NY 10003-7501
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-598-3041

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