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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Thank Danne T
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Sydney
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399 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I had dinner at Sake Bar Hagi with a friend who lives locally. The place really is bustling - a long line of people waiting for a table. We waited some 45 minutes for a table before finally getting in. I had the sukiyaki udon and my friend had the gyudon with sea urchin. We also shared a stewed pork... More 

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Fresno, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The location near Times Square was a big plus. I read some of the previous reviews and just laughed. A lot of times these review trolls are from other competing restaurants..lol..not that uncommon... My friends and I stopped by relatively late, after a show, but were pleasantly surprised to get seated almost immediately. The restaurant is not huge, but large... More 

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Thank 743traveler743
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9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Technically we had been to the one on the 46th st. First of all, we tried to order something on their special menu, they didn't have those, not sure if we went there too late? 11:30pm... Then we ordered shrimp tempura and spiders roll, which made me feel sick about it. Tempura sauce is tasteless, spiders roll is awful, rice... More 

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Thank janicesamuel
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Food was good but the staff very rude we had left a tip but on our way out we was confronted by a member of staff not even our waiter asking if we was happy with the service!, I said yes he asked for more money for a tip then it was embarrassing he was very aggressive with his tone... More 

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I have been to this place twice and both time were excellent! I like almost every dish I ordered. Also like the sakes recommended by the server. Food was so good. Reserve a table if you could. It always gets crowded at night.

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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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