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Inakaya NY
Japanese Restaurant$$$
Today 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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231 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018
231 West 40th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10018
$$$Japanese RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pmThursday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pmFriday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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Upscale Japanese robata (slow-grilled cooking) & sushi restaurant in a modern setting.- Google
"The tuna and yellowtail sashimi tasted very fresh too."
"The fish and vegetables are out of this world!"
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Karen Hsu
2 months ago
What a memorable way to spend Valentine's night! We came for their 6-course Kyoto menu that ranged from salad to sushi to surf & turf to rice to ice cream to mochi! Sitting at the bar, we were right in front of the action. Directly in front of us were mounds of ice which covered the fresh fish and lobster that the grillers right behind were able to conveniently grab, skewer, and grill, transforming raw seafood into tasty warm bites for us to see. The half lobster was very good and was pretty sizeable. The tuna and yellowtail sashimi tasted very fresh too. The restaurant has traditional tops that they let you wear while holding one of their serving paddles, all for a photo opp which they will polaroid for you. Also, if you are interested in getting physical, they let you help pound mochi with a big hammer, which is a highly visible event in the restaurant. 3 hours later from when we walked in, our stomachs were very happy and we were high from all the action we took part of. The only minus is that we were a bit overwhelmed by the smoke from the grill, sitting so close at the bar.
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Shajib Azad
5 months ago
Had a great experience here. Yes the place is a bit on the pricey side. I did the 6 course pre fixe here. The portions were small, but you got to taste a little bit of everything. The food was delicious and quite varied. There is of course the show, which was fun and entertaining. The staff is attentive and friendly. I would recommend giving it a try for the experience.
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Aaron Drew
a year ago
An interesting place. The food wasn't bad and they brought out some mochi (rice beaten with a hammer) and let some kids have a go at hitting it. Service was good. Staff were mostly non Japanese. Portions small. Not a very Japanese experience but not a bad one either.
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Jason Wong
2 years ago
Very cool decor and entertaining and you can see them preparing your food. They even traditionally greet and thank you as you walk in. Being that this is located in Times Square it is rather pricy so you are basically paying more for the location, entertainment and atmosphere. The food here was not bad but nothing blew me away. The sashimi here was very good and is what stood out to me the entire meal.
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Samuel Papon
3 months ago
A fantastic experience, with a "show" served with every dish. Superb refined nippon cuisine. Great smily waiters and funny chefs. Go, GO!
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Sharon Sudhop
3 months ago
Loved it. They were very gracious hosts, the food was wonderful and the wait staff made us feel like royalty.
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brent higa
a year ago
This is seriously one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Everything was exceptional. I had a little bit of everything. The sushi, tempura, and ambiance was all above par and the Robata blew my mind with how good it was. The staff was super friendly and the show was great. I grew up eating mochi and their samples of the fresh made mochi was the best I've ever had. I wish I lived in NY, I would go here all the time. It is the only place in NY that I will make sure I visit every time I go back.
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Charles Wortman
2 years ago
You are greeted by the staff as you enter the restaurant - just like in Japan. Sit at the counter and enjoy your food brought to you on palettes. Be sure to try the sake. The fish and vegetables are out of this world!


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