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Sake Bar Hagi

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152 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6812
(212)764-8549
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food, good prices and fun/quirky atmosphere. Don't be put off by the strange/unattractive entrance...we almost skipped it and would have definitely regretted it! Recommended place to eat if in the Times Square area.

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Thank Alan C
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is small and cosy. The food was ok as I don't take raw fish. Had ramen and pork ginger don. The waiters were friendly enough to deserve a good tip, overall, it was a nice establishment but nothing to shout about.

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Thank General_koh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I dropped by after searching on Trip Advisor for good eats. Ended up waiting for 30-minutes after drop-in reservations... And ended up eating at the bar. Food was good, wife says it's authentic Izukaya and you feel like you might be in Japan. Place is run down especially the restrooms. We smelled a leaky sewer pipe or something... More 

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Thank J Q
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This joint is in the basement and has the feel of a real Japanese sake bar. The food was good, well priced, with acceptable service. I liked that they had Japanese beers as well -- we ordered a large and it was HUGE! Location is really close to Times Square, and made for a nice cozy dinner.

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Thank Sarah C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered their daily special which was Uni Gyu Don (sea urchin beef with rice) tonight for dinner. The urchin was brown on the edges, leaking water, and smelled like some sort of fermented product. If you know what bamboo shoots smell like, it smelled like that. I made a comment about the uni to 2 of the restaurant's servers... More 

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Thank Jessie T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were lost for a minute when we went into a similarly named restaurant at street level. It did not look or smell appealing. The Sake Bar Hagi is down a narrow dark set of stairs. It's a pretty small place, but was packed. We found a place to eat at the bar. We had the pork belly, an order... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This restaurant is cool and, being one flight down from the street, is almost hidden and has an insider / local / almost James Bond type of vibe to it. For those that have found out about it, it is very popular. It is quite authentic Japanese with dishes that are not commonly found in the USA. There is a... More 

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Meise, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

a gigantic colourful menu, not easy to decide what to order and so we took a few dishes we thought we'd like. All kinds of flavours and no nasty surprises ;-) Prices were Ok. Good sake of course, my wife even had sparkling sake, didn't even know it existed. Very good Sapporo on tap, also. We had to wait some... More 

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Thank KingJohn1969
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I've been to Japan for two months, and the experience at Hagi was brought me right back to those times. The bar has plenty of good sakes, ales, and what is more rare, good Shochus!! (recommended, ask for a Yokuchawari). It's somewhat of a crossover between an Izakaya (jap. tavern) and a sushi bar. All around a delicious meal and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

It's a good choice to dine in Midtown. Me and my husband loved the food and drinks. The only problem is that the waiter did not appreciated the amount of tip we gave and demanded more. It was unpleasant and not very polite.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6812
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212)764-8549

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