The sake is amaze. Sit at the counter and get Robatayaki: Zucchini, Satsumaimo (pumpkin), Fillet Steak, and Mune (chicken breast). And the dressing for the Green Salad is SO GOOD!
Love this spot! Experience is always super fun at the counter. Food is okay, ambiance is on fleek.
Great for special occasions, exceptional service.
Good but pricey.
Definitely try to sit at the bar. The chefs are cool.
Nice but too expensive...$37 for one shrimp?!?!?!!!
Hands down my favorite restaurant in the city- for the food and the ambiance. I loved it even more when it hadn't been bought out by Ootoya though.
One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Sit at the bar, order a nice saké and eat until you're full. Okra, mushrooms, grilled fish and crab are all a must.
A really fun and delicious experience! Get there early because they only keep a limited number of fresh ingredient on hand.
A really fun and delicious experience! Go early because they keep a limited number of fresh ingredients on hand.
All the vegetables!!
Roasted whole porgy fish is fresh but a bit too salty. Good service.
Absolutely wonderful. The lobster cooked on the grill is fantastic. They serve you on long wooden paddles. Very authentic Japanese
Amazing lunch specials.
Order the sweet potatoes on the Robatayaki menu.
Used to be my favorite place for great, authentic Japanese food at a great value, but since they changed owners the prices skyrocketed & the varied menu options disappeared. Hoping they bring it back!
Kabuki is good
Authentic Japanese restaurant.
Also the green tea cheesecake is godly! The portions are small though
The salmon kamameshi is amazing!!! And the vibe is great. But the drinks are way overpriced and not filled to the top!
For bdays, they'll sing you a song and serve your bday dessert on a paddle if you sit on the counter. Really fun experience
Cute date spot with impeccable service. Try all the freshly grilled seafood and vegetables and watch them make it. Skip the rice pots.
Love their food. Esp the salmoe roe rice pot dish . Yum!
Kamameshi takes a half hour but it's worth the wait. Get all the grilled stuff you think you can eat and double down on a whole fish option if you think you're full
A great japanese izakaya, bustling bar in front, quieter area with tables in back. Try dry stingray fins, a fantastic beer snack. Snow crab dumplings are delicious as is salmon kamameshi (rice).
Sublime salmon kamameshi
Make a reservation and ask to sit at the counter/bar. You won't be disappointed!
If the food were half as good/original as the theme, concept and decor, it would be really something. As it is, the stage is set for a play that does not deliver.
The grilled portabello mushrooms was a trip! Impressively simple and flavorful. Definitely trying more grilled veggies and seafood in our next visit!
The NYC sister of the Roppongi original. Similar lay out, way more seating. Stick with vegetables from the grill, meat/fish are tiny portions and $$$
Sitting at the counter is a must but their best kept secret is their fried chicken.
from owners of sagakura
Slow service, mediocre food, disorganized staff. The cod was really good. That's about it.
Forbsure order the aspara bou...an alternative to the asparagus. :)
Nice place for authentic Japanese robata:)) Love it!
Extremely small portions. Not a good place to eat if youre starving.
Grab a table in the sky-lit back room. Lunch on Saturdays/Sundays offers grilled fishes as well as the uni ikura don. There is an appetizer bar with tsukemono, ohitashi, simmered root vegetables, etc.
Amazing restaurant, especially at the main table. All the mushrooms are really good.
Most beautiful Japanese restaurant. Freshest food. Cooked before your very eyes. Amazing
Enjoy the Toto washlets in the bathrooms!
If you want to go to Japan, then buy a plane ticket. If you can’t, then go to Robataya. It’ll take your taste buds to the Far East without having to leave Manhattan.
This place has a built in bidet in the guys bathroom. No opportunity to use it but did press the button and it didn't work.
Fun and rowdy Japanese restaurant specializing in grilled items and seafood.
Get a bit of sashimi, but make sure to tear through the rest of the menu (which is nothing short of heavenly). If you walk out thinking it's a sushi restaurant, you ordered wrong.
One of my most happily spent $20-range lunches in NY. Robataya's uni/ikura don with unlimited pickles and veggies + miso soup made me indescribably happy and full.
Never skip the salmon + salmon roe kamameshi, topped with uni
Get the asparagus wrapped in fishcake and pine nuts. I know it sounds crazy strange and I don't even like fishcake but it's FREEKEN AWESOME.
Stay away from meats here - fish and vegetables are the highlights. Sit by the front bar for the full experience. Miso Cod is outstanding, and finish your meal with one of the Kamameshi bowls