Sake Bar Hagi

152 W 49th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10019, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:30 PM–3:00 AM
$ $ $ $
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  • sake
  • yellowtail collar
  • wasabi shumai
  • mentai pasta
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • pork belly
  • sashimi
  • udon
  • squid
  • chicken
  • liver
  • skewers
  • gyoza
  • kimchi
  • octopus
  • beef tongue
  • ice cream
  • cheap drinks
  • salmon
  • naveen

    I love this izakaya. Just when you thought there was no cool place to eat in this 'hood. Go downstairs, grab a table in the nook or the bar (only two spots I like) and try everything on the menu

    naveen · January 10, 2011
  • Cheapism

    Come here & say kon'nichiwa to low prices on sake & Japanese fare. Get chicken & liver skewers ($1.50 each) & sake or a mixed drink for $4. Read more

    Cheapism · March 1, 2011
  • Dara H.

    Great izakaya. No reservations. Always long waits. Incredibly fun. Order mercilessly and carelessly.

    Dara Hashemi · December 31, 2009
  • New York Habitat

    Tucked away in Times Square is this often crowded Japanese spot. You won't find sushi on the menu here but don't fret - the wasabi octopus will leave you wanting more!

    New York Habitat · November 15, 2011
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Nice little place

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · February 23, 2014
  • Julie Q.

    Ask the waitress for recommendations on sake and she might bring you a flight. The fried gizzards and pork belly skewers are superb.

    Julie Qiu · December 24, 2009
  • Time Out New York

    This buzzy, underground izakaya defies its dowdy location in the heart of Times Square with authentic Japanese flavors that would scare the fanny pack off most tourists. Read more

    Time Out New York · June 4, 2013
  • Find. Eat. Drink.

    Subterranean Times Square hideaway for Japanese pub fare: yakitori to udon to dried skate fin. Fans include chefs Dave Pasternack (Esca), Michael Anthony (Gramercy Tavern) & Joe Ogrodenek (Battersby)

    Find. Eat. Drink. · December 4, 2011
  • Serious Eats

    Go for izakaya classics like chicken skewers and takoyaki as well as the extensive sake list.

    Serious Eats · March 27, 2014
  • Daniel L

    Kimchee yaki udon. Thank me later.

    Daniel L · September 18, 2011
  • Brian K.

    Love this place! Always a wait, but don't be deterred. I recommend: hokke (smoked mackerel), bacon wrapped enoki, and fried squid, but everything good. Cheap draft beer (Kirin and Sapporo) too!

    Brian Kant · February 15, 2010
  • Tasting Table

    Escape the Midtown madness: disappear downstairs to this underground izakaya. Order a pitcher ($10), multiples of chicken skin ($1.50), beef tongue ($6), or the funky, delicious smelt ($4). Read more

    Tasting Table · October 31, 2014
  • John Saeyong R.

    Try yellowtail collar here. They don't always have it but when they do you won't regret it.

    John Saeyong Ra · November 4, 2010
  • j d.

    TAKOYAKI, eat it.

    j dlv · October 13, 2010
  • Find. Eat. Drink.

    Get the yellow tail collar and green tea shochu. If it's on the menu - chicken livers.

    Find. Eat. Drink. · September 20, 2010
  • Carlos F.

    A whole on the ground. Look for the Sake Bar sign & make sure you go downstairs. Make sure to sign your name on the list & leave your number so they can call you when the table is ready.

    Carlos FromNYC · May 20, 2011
  • Charly S.

    I'll die happy when I've consummed every bloody thing on this shiney-shiney menu. I may also go into cardiac arrest. Think "soul food" but from the Japs. Izakaya, get it!

    Charly Seamon · December 22, 2010
  • Mary Beth C.

    Ladies, try the hou hou shu sparkling sake! It's bubbly, sweet and delicious!

    Mary Beth Constante · December 8, 2010
  • Carlo P.

    very good food and beer!

    Carlo Padilla · June 6, 2010
  • Ed K.

    Nice little authentic Sake bar for after work. Try the yellowtail collar and the pork belly. They open the doors at 5:30pm (on the dot).

    Ed Kim · October 19, 2009
  • Rosemary

    Egg on egg on egg is the most decadent and tasteful dish.

    Rosemary · February 1, 2014
  • YuiYee

    Mentai Pasta..!!!!!

    YuiYee · January 8, 2013
  • Chané S.

    The Kimchi udon is the bomb also the Tofu in broth mouth watering.

    Chané S. · September 20, 2011
  • Jing W.

    Green tea mochi is amazeballz

    Jing Wang · May 25, 2011
  • Aaron W.

    deliciously awesome food and always open late, even on weekdays!

    Aaron Woo · March 18, 2010
  • Flávia K.

    Maravilhoso, comida maravilhosaaaaa, o corte do sashimi é divino! O preço é muito bom pela região!

  • Christine D.

    A hidden gem in Time Square. The place is literally in a basement. A wide selection of sake and the food is good too. I recommend the mentai pasta and the assortment of yakitori skewers!

    Christine D. · January 2
  • Anand T.

    Great Japanese fried squid at 2 am

    Anand Thangaraju · December 27, 2014
  • Curtis S.

    Long wait. Great food. Mentai pasta was the winner.

    Curtis Shoung · November 15, 2014
  • Thomasina O.

    Uni was.. Ok.. But agedashi, burdock, Takowasa, monkfish liver - EPIC.

    Thomasina Owch · February 8, 2014
  • J

    I'm glad I found this place!

    J · October 26, 2013
  • Paul B.

    Going to a show at the roseland? Come here first.

    Paul Bienstock · April 21, 2013
  • Danny K.

    didn't know such prices existed in the city

    Danny Kim · December 27, 2012
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    Susan Cho · December 3, 2012
  • Natalie O.

    Loved the fried chicken ponzu and gyoza. Stay away from tempura eel. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Natalie O · May 5, 2012
  • Erin A.

    Gyoza, yakitori, mini-udon, spicy pork belly and cabbage, and sashimi tuna salad

    Erin Alderette · April 11, 2012
  • Ellen P.

    grapefruit malt drink delicious!!

    Ellen Peas · February 28, 2012
  • Jennifer H.

    There are 3 venues w/ "152" listed as the address, so look 4 the blk awning with "Iroha" on it, enter the restaurant & go downstairs for Sake Bar Hagi. Open L8 & very affordable! Usually a line tho.

    Jennifer Hahn · February 12, 2012
  • Geoff K.

    Cheap 3.6: If you want a cheap Japanese Izakaya bar, then this place near Times Square is pretty good. Read more

    Geoff Kim · February 6, 2012
  • Daniel C.

    Yellowtail Sashimi is a must, as are Wagyu skewers with wasabi

    Daniel Chvatik · January 21, 2012
  • Xuan P.

    Very hard to find. Hole in the wall place down in the basement. Food was cheap and good. Place smelled like bleach. Bad customer service.

    Xuan Pham · January 7, 2012
  • KaHee

    winner winner, chicken liver = winner

    KaHee · January 3, 2012
  • Ray Y.

    Great underground izakaya with wonderful pitcher beer specials. Unfortunately it's small, so a wait on the weekends will be at least an hour.

    Ray Y · November 5, 2011
  • Erin N.

    Yuzu Sake Negori Sake

    Erin N · October 7, 2011
  • Jeremy F.

    chicken skin yakitori!!!

    Jeremy F · June 17, 2011
  • Molly E.

    I love to get a combination of things and share with whoever I'm dining with, so we can get a taste of everything. The chicken hearts, the salmon sashimi, and the fried rice are the best things to try

    Molly Elaine · 3 weeks ago
  • Caroline

    Cool yakatori spot near Times/Theater area

    Caroline · February 3
  • Caroline

    Cool yakatori spot

    Caroline · January 23
  • Gary R.

    Must orders: Wasabi shumai, fried oysters, squid teriyaki, A Set, takoyaki, softshell tempura, diced steak, and arabiki sausage. Include bottle of sake and pitcher of Sapporo.

    Gary Reloj · January 4
  • Piedad R.

    La mejor comida japonesa recomendada por el chef anthony bourdain excelente atención, pide la ubicación frente a la barra

    Piedad Rodriguez · October 25, 2013

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