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Yakiniku West

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East Village
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218 E 9th St, Between 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-7503
+1 212-979-9238
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Oberlin, Ohio
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195 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a Friday dinner experience to share. This is the first time I hand out a one star review here, because I really have to. We were at Yakiniku West for dinner, six of us, regular Friday night out after work. The waiter accidentally splashed water on me, which was totally fine. People make mistakes, you just need to apologize,... More 

Thank euromun
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

One of our friends who lives in the area made reservations for dinner...almost felt like we were in Japan...delicious food, perfect portions, quick service (almost too quick). Enjoyed the whole experience...be ready to take your shoes off at the door, here's your chance to show off unique sock designs!

Thank Kyriaki08
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236 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2016

I have never been to a Japanese BBQ so I can't compere this to others. As always with Japanese it's pretty plain and lacked spices but it was good.

Thank Edelfelt
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1,026 reviews
780 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

There's a lot to love about Yakiniku West, but also a lot left to be desired. Service is a little off. They don't change your grills; when asking for recommendations, they draw a blank face; they don't tell you which cut of meat is what; they don't check in and help/advise with grilling (not that that's required, but other yakiniku... More 

Thank Tunaidi
Hollywood, Florida
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243 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

While staying in the Times Square area we decided to try Yakiniku West located in the East Village. Amazing experience. They have a large variety of menu items to choose from and service is over the top. What I truly enjoyed was cabbage kimchi with my dumplings and hot rice bowl with short ribs. The Kirin Light beer was ice... More 

Thank CR1325
New York
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2016

An incredibly positive surprise for Asian barbecue fans! The restaurant is fairly unassuming from the outside, and they make you take your shoes off as soon as you enter. The atmosphere is casual, and the table setting is spacious and well aerated, which is unusual for this type of food. The grill works well and it's meat galore - all... More 

1 Thank Fizios
Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Decided to try this restaurant while I was in New York, just one block from my accommodation and among too many other japanese restaurants that were fully booked out at that time...around 9PM! Everything we ordered tasted really good and fresh, service was honest and price very reasonable.

Thank simagagnini
Mountain View, California
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142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2015

Since we ran out of patience waiting at Soba-Ya (across the street), therefore we decided to give Yakiniku West a try. Boy oh boy. The server was so helpful and honest in directing us to get a good value plan (they have specials), and we were very satisfied with the quality grilled meats. Keep up the good work!

1 Thank Abram293
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117 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

The place is for meat lovers. We went there last month. The beef was tender. The sauces made in house matched the BBQ meat pretty well. We also ordered sushi. Our waiter actually forgot 2 of our orders, so I can only give it a 3 star. I personally do believe remembering your customers' order is quite important.

Thank Hirashiki
New York, New York, United States
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2015

My family and I came here to celebrate Mother's Day a few weeks back. The food was delicious; we ordered a plate of sushi, beef and bibimbap. The sushi and the beef alone will fill up a family of 4 pretty well. The restaurant itself was a bit difficult to locate as it was in a somewhat hidden area of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Japanese, Asian, Barbecue, Sushi, Korean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 E 9th St, Between 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-7503
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-979-9238

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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