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Sake Bar Hagi

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$$ - $$$
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152 W 49th St, New York City, NY 10019-6812
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Kansas City, Missouri
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is great. It is a small hole in the wall restaurant, but the food is delicious and the saki was perfect!

Thank Joey K
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275 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place, but go early -- roughly when they open -- they fill up fast. I liked the hamachi sashimi and the eel appetizer Oshinko Moriawase. Wide selection in sake.

Thank weyl-59
Paris, France
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

YEAY great food!!! We were looking for Asian food quite late around Times Square and found this one. That's a nice place ! Really clean, and food is delicious, really fresh and tasty. Had some gyoza and sushi and was not disappointed even if I am really picky with sushis !!!

Thank Mac2878
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201 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Sake Bar Hagi is one of those small, easy to overlook, basement restaurants you always seem to hear about in New York City. The entrance is right next to two other street level Japanese restaurants and is easily missed. I visited around 10pm for a late dinner. The menu was extensive with many appetizing Japanese dishes. I settled on the... More 

Thank nic_leon2005
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 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.

Thank Alan C
Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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.

Thank General_koh
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 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 

Thank J Q
Toronto, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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.

Thank Sarah C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 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 

Thank Jessie T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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