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Village Yokocho
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Today 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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8 Stuyvesant St New York, NY 10003
8 Stuyvesant StreetUSNew YorkNew York10003
$$Restaurant or Cafe, Asian Restaurant
Restaurant or Cafe
Asian Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Yakitori Restaurant
Today 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Wednesday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AMThursday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AMFriday 5:00 PM – 4:00 AMSaturday 5:00 PM – 4:00 AMSunday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AMMonday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AMTuesday 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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Chill second-floor eatery serving homestyle Japanese fare in an evocative space.- Google
"One of my favorite Japanese restaurent in NY and affordable!"
"I especially liked the chicken meatball yakitori."
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Alice Wang
2 months ago
First izakaya in the East Village neighborhood and 20 years later, still crushing it. When you walk in, it's like you've been transported to the streets of Tokyo. At the top of the stairs, you'll see a makeshift yakitori-ya where the cooks are preparing your food. Small red lanterns with the character for Tori (or bird) are decorated all around the restaurant, just like what you would see in front of the yakitori-yas in Japan. We ordered the following: +Také (chicken with scallion, beef, chicken meatball, pork, duck with scallion) +Hiyayakko (fresh cold tofu with grated ginger and bonito flakes) +Tatsuta Age (deep fried chicken wings) +Okonomiyaki (cabbage, pork, and shrimp pancake with bonito flakes and dried seaweed) +Momokawa sake The také was fantastic. I especially liked the chicken meatball yakitori. Everything else tasted really great too. The okonomiyaki was a suggestion of my boyfriend's brother, who had it when he was in Japan. Okonomiyaki is Japanese soul food. It's similar to a pancake made of flour, grated nagaimo, eggs, shredded cabbage, shrimp, and a bottom layer of pork. When it was placed on the table, it was so enthralling watching the bonito flakes dance! This is because when the katsuobushi are placed on top of a hot steaming dish, the heat waves cause the thin katsuobushi to move and curl. If you order this dish, be sure to watch this special "dance." This place can get loud and bustling. Unfortunately, they don't take reservations so plan wisely! Afterwards, grab a drink at Angel's Share.
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a week ago
We call it crazy Japanese. Great for late nite feasts
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Terri Lee
a year ago
Village Yokocho is a great spot for good solid Japanese food-- not just sushi, but rice balls, grilled Izakaya style tapas. It's not the best ambiance but is unexpectedly spacious and can accommodate a good sized group. The food is solid and delicious. I must admit-- It's one of my go-to spots if I need Japanese or Asian groceries since Sunrise market is right next door. If you're up for a little more than just good Japanese food, I'd suggest asking what's behind the door at the top of the stairs. Angel Share, the speakeasy, operated by the same team is amazing. Fantastic cocktails and a smaller menu of Japanese Izakaya.
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Maud D
10 months ago
One of my favorite Japanese restaurent in NY and affordable! This is one of the rare Japanese owned restaurent, so the food is really authentic and very good! Not so many sushi or rolls, but many others delicious dish to try.
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Edwin Rojas
2 weeks ago
Faveorite spot, love the shitake mushroom
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Chris Cumpian
a week ago
One of my favorite ramen places in town!
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Dianna Chou
11 months ago
A variety of Japanese and Korean dishes. Food: - Take yakitori combo: Chicken and scallion - tender meat, juice scallion Pork - thin slices of pork belly Duck and scallion - not bad Beef - a bit chewier, maybe over cooked Chicken ball - inside flavor is a bit bland - Yako onigiri with salmon roe - Very nicely grilled - crisp and salty from soy sauce brushed on outside. Salmon roe is probably better with non grilled version - Pork with Kim chi and veggy - Veggie was basically scallion and some thinly slicked shitake mushroom; you'll need to order a side of rice, as this did not come with it.
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Raymond Chen
a year ago
i love this place. It's one of the best that I have tried in the East Village. no disappointment in all the dishes. yakitori is very authentic. even bimbimbap is amazingly good. the hot stone pot was steaming hot even after you finish. With great service. the dessert of green tea cake was stunningly great! Definitely a go back ! Dont forget FRIED SQUID LEGS!