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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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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoy this place. The food is consistent and a large menu to enjoy. The place is very lively, lots of conversation and a secret little bar next door. Thumbs up!

Thank teisterschoice
Darien, Connecticut
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199 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped here for dinner after a long day walking around the city and were not disappointed. It's on the second floor and had a really nice atmosphere with paper lanterns and cozy tables. We went at 5 (when they open) and were seated immediately. The waiter was very attentive and took good care of us. We started with a... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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279 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went here with a group of about 10 friends. The food was pretty good but rather standard Japanese fare with a few neat surprises. The warm house Saki was the highlight. We shared at least 7 or 8 bottles of it and it went down smoothly, tasted great (I am not usually a Saki fan) and at the end... More 

Thank JeffS_Toronto
Westfield, NJ
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2014

I CRAVE this place and every friend I bring here ends up craving this place too... they end up texting me, asking when we are going back... Favorites: - grilled smelts (SOOOOOO DELICIOUS!) - fried squid legs - chicken skins - kimchi fried rice- yum, yum, yum and even better the next day with a runny egg - grilled rice... More 

Thank mjs29
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We got lost around the area and found this little gem by chance. A very authentic Japanese restaurant. It was prob a bit too noisy for us but that would have been great place to hang out with friends for a few drinks and a good meal. Highlights for me were the yakisoba and the taco yaki... probably the best... More 

Thank mahws
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

Was taken here by a local friend and wasn't expecting much coming off the street and going up the stairs. You come in to a bustling room full of customers and staff and a buzzing atmosphere (we went at 3am) I eat here every time I go back to New York. Please go!

Thank ULAE93
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

This place is so unique to everything else you find in NYC. Every time I go I try something new because I know it will taste good! The staff is always friendly and willing to answer any questions I may have regarding the menu. I would definitely recommend. Its a nice experience and not just any other Japanese restaurant. This... More 

Thank carli r
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

The restaurant is a simple, casual place but the food is very good. After dinner you can go through a door and there's a cool bar. Fun !

Thank BirthdayGirl_Alice
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

one of the last few standing izakaya in the St Marks area where it was once full of Japanese shops of all sorts. The area is now totally gentrified with commercial garbage. I don't see how any of these guys are going to survive through this. This spot is your good ol' izakaya with everything you can expect. They make... More 

Thank pipokun
New York
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Weve been here numerous times because the food & ambiance is great, but every time we go the service is always lacking! This visit our waitress seemed to busy to pay ANY attention to us! Forgot one of our dishes an than disappeared on us. When i only gave a 10% tip she ran after us to give her more...... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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