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“Hidden Authenticity”
Review of Sake Bar Hagi

Sake Bar Hagi
Ranked #1,703 of 13,935 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Midtown
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Sake Bar Hagi stands as one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Located directly in Times Square, but hidden at basement level, Sake Bar Hagi offers authentic Japanese cuisine at economical prices. Great spot for friends or sharing a family style meal with a date. The restaurant offers a variety of sake and beer pairings with their wide menu of choices. The Mentai Pasta, Green Tea Udon Noodles and Seafood Pancake are excellent.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Don't go here if you are gluten intolerant! The staff was very clear with us that they can not accommodate this need.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

So I lived in japan and every time we come to NYC we have to go here because it is authentic and has street food that I can't find elsewhere. The Gyoza are soo good. Love the Okanomiyaki (A japanese savory pancake). And the skewers are amazing. Top it off with a Calpico cocktail and I am in heaven.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The first thing that greeted us in this basement eatery was the smell of bleach - but that may be a good sign as it shows the place is cleaned often. The service was fast, and the place filled up by 6 pm. We started with the salmon sashimi, which was fresh, followed by pork belly, beef and grilled chicken sticks. The meat was tasty, though a little on the tough side, especially the pork belly. The gyoza was excellent, as was the fried oysters and the pork and kimchee fried rice. We ended with fried pancakes and green tea ice cream, which was delicious. There are a lot of Asians, including Japanese, who frequent this eatery, so the food standards are high and authentic.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We visited Hagi before our show at Radio City Music Hall. The layout of the place is unique and we felt like we had entered a bar somewhere far from the United States. The food was slightly eccentric and all tasted very good. Almost ashamed to admit that we had to order a second round of the mozzarella cheese tempura. The chicken skin skewer was also worth trying. Whether you are visiting New York for the first time or live a few blocks away this place seemed like a great option.

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