Village Yokocho

Japanese Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Esther J.
    "The fried squid legs with mayo are the best!"(19 Tips)
    Gil L.
    "The spicy tuna bowl is the best deal in town!"(7 Tips)
    Shira K.
    "Seafood yakitori is super good and the atmosphere is very authentic."(19 Tips)
    Francesca C.
    "The best fried squid legs"(18 Tips)
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  • Shira K.
    Shira KarsenMarch 19
    Seafood yakitori is super good and the atmosphere is very authentic.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MontesFebruary 13
    Authentic, delicious Japanese food that's inexpensive! The yakiudon was great!
  • Russell H.
    Very authentic Tokyo yokocho. Great sake list, yakitori is really good (scallop bacon, duck scallion) and cheap, s&p pork belly, sashimi is like butter
  • Marie P.
    Marie PorrasOctober 30, 2016
    Food is good, cute deco and nice atmosphere. Perfect for a quick bite after a cocktail at Angel's share.
  • Hannah P.
    Hannah ParvazOctober 17, 2016
    Went here after angels share, limited veg stuff but it tasted good, although got really bad food poisoning afterwards.
  • Tony L.
    Tony LopezMay 16, 2016
    Everything!!!
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangMarch 14, 2016
    Giant okonomiyaki (takes about 30min to cook) and solid yakitori. Don't shy away from the beef tongue and chicken skin/gizzards. Everything off the specials menu is worth ordering.
  • Shinji K.
    Shinji KuwayamaFebruary 17, 2016
    Get the natto and kushiage
  • Chiara M.
    Chiara MartiniJanuary 11, 2016
    Amazing food and nice place!! If you are in the mood there's a speakeasy inside
  • Simone J.
    Simone JungDecember 14, 2015
    I always come here for fried squid legs with kewpie mayo and their big onigiri balls with salty roe.
  • Tricia
    TriciaDecember 4, 2015
    Menu is so vast I never know what to order - but I keep coming back.
  • Kien N.
    Kien NguyenOctober 19, 2015
    Pretty standard fare as far as Japanese food goes.
  • Jess B.
    Jess ButlerOctober 3, 2015
    Foursquare tips are on point here. Spicy tuna bowl and beef tongue skewers!
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PajorSeptember 27, 2015
    I just had the Yakisoba, but it was really good!
  • Meredith F.
    Meredith FetchSeptember 22, 2015
    Speakeasy behind an unmarked door!
  • Bala A.
    Bala AmirthaganesanSeptember 19, 2015
    Pit stop if angels share is full. The food is great! But this is a busy busy restaurant!
  • Ashley V.
    Ashley VelazquezSeptember 19, 2015
    Super cute set up! Get the skewered chicken skins -- absolutely delish!
  • Mona N.
    Mona NomuraSeptember 10, 2015
    Stop by for the okonomiyaki but the real treat is Angel Share the bar in the back.
  • dawn.in.newyork
    dawn.in.newyorkSeptember 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    GESOKARA is just fantastic fried squid leg. Awesome with beer.
  • DR G.
    DR GAugust 20, 2015
    Steamed enoki mushrooms - delicious!!
  • Esther J.
    Esther JungAugust 13, 2015
    The fried squid legs with mayo are the best! Great place to spend a Friday with friends - drink and eat all night long
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyAugust 4, 2015
    Mostly you're better off going to another yakitori place. The food is alright, but unless you're going to Angel share, it's not worth it
  • George L.
    George LeeJuly 4, 2015
    Solid atmosphere. Good beef tongue yakitori. Lots of variety.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoJune 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing bi bim bap and be sure to check out the "speakeasy" by the staircase.
  • Gloria
    GloriaMay 1, 2015
    I'm sure the wait staff is much nicer to customers who don't come as a group...
  • Sabrina W.
    Sabrina WangMarch 29, 2015
    very impatient waiters for adding extra person.
  • Vivian V.
    Vivian VoMarch 23, 2015
    Grilled eel bowl was delish
  • minnie m.
    minnie mMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sashimi bowl with extra uni for $3 more
  • Erina Y.
    Erina YoshidaMarch 18, 2015
    Best izakaya japanese food in nyc. Late night or just for dinner and drinks! Good for groups. Gets very crowded so beware!
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiFebruary 8, 2015
    6.5 dollars sauté beef tongue is the bomb! Cheap but delicious late spot
  • RC
    RCFebruary 7, 2015
    Great sake selection. Sashimi bowl was delicious with a good amount of sea urchin. Fantastic yakitori.
  • Tamas N.
    Tamas NeltzFebruary 7, 2015
    skewers are the perfect drunk food, but the best bet is still the octopus salad
  • Paul
    PaulFebruary 6, 2015
    Good quality seafood and extremely wow service. Sashimi didn't disappoint. The waiters have spot on recommendations to suit the pickiest taste.
  • Kath
    KathJanuary 9, 2015
    Layback Japanese food
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingDecember 10, 2014
    Japanese Izakaya is transformative. One of my fave late night digs. Order the specials and age dashi tofu, you can't go wrong.
  • Sonia G.
    Sonia GrobmanDecember 8, 2014
    Okay substitute for when it's cold and you don't have two hours to wait at ippudo
  • Rita L.
    Rita LOctober 24, 2014
    Squid legs and spicy tuna bowl!
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoSeptember 8, 2014
    Not a bad place to grab a drink and small bites, like the yakitori or rice bowls, especially when waiting for a seat at Angel's Share.
  • John David B.
    John David BaezSeptember 5, 2014
    Yakittori, shrimp shumai..cocktails next door
  • Summer I.
    Summer IzkovichSeptember 2, 2014
    Def get the Chicken Skin, Gizzards, and the fried Squid legs? Just any Yakitori things and when you are done make sure you go into Angel's Share it's right in the not-so-"secret door"
  • Johanna
    JohannaAugust 31, 2014
    Deep fried squid legs, daikon salad, una don when they have it, and ume onigiri!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Sisha Ortuzar, chef of Riverpark, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Duck & scallion yakitori. Read more
  • Simon Z.
    Simon ZhengAugust 19, 2014
    Spicy tuna bowl is small but delicious. Perfect with a side of rice
  • Mike P.
    Mike PAugust 11, 2014
    Cheap Sapporo
  • Tom W.
    Tom WolfsteinAugust 9, 2014
    Beef tongue (Tan)
  • Summer I.
    Summer IzkovichAugust 7, 2014
    Very Japanese ne
  • Nayoung
    NayoungJuly 19, 2014
    Wow never noticed before but food is terrible- udon came with small portion of thin noodles super salty and agedashi tofu had a thick batter, again salty.
  • Francesca C.
    Francesca ChaJune 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best fried squid legs
  • P. D.
    P. D.June 4, 2014
    Pig foot per Vice
  • JR N.
    JR NewMay 31, 2014
    Yummy yakitori but portions are small and it's rather pricey.
  • Weikai L.
    Weikai LangMay 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love their hamashio - succulent, hot, salty clams. For the adventurous, try the chicken gizzard skewers!
  • Grace K.
    Grace KimApril 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to dishes incl, but DEF not limited to: take yakitori combo, spicy tuna in a bowl, takowasa (raw salted octopus with wasabi), agedashi tofu, takoyaki, gesokara, miso cod
  • Nancerella
    NancerellaMarch 16, 2014
    I guess it's OK, but not too thrilled about the 'C' grade
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa ParkDecember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Spicy tuna bowl!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DouglasAugust 29, 2013
    The udon noodle soup is as flavorful as food can be without overpowering the eater by the end.
  • Ziyun P.
    Ziyun PengAugust 22, 2013
    Daikon stew! Chicken skin! Beef tongue!
  • Jonathan V.
    Jonathan VuAugust 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get dinner at Village Yokocho, then booze it up at Angel Share. Get the chicken heart. Unless you're a prude.
  • Jeff O.
    Jeff OrlickJuly 31, 2013
    This entire block is great
  • Anne T.
    Anne TaillandierJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried squid legs, country stew, oysters & mushrooms in butter sauce, spicy tuna bowl, beef tongue, okinomyaki! #nom
  • Nicholas D.
    Nicholas DoyleJune 14, 2013
    The Okonomi Yaki is a sight to behold. Paper thin bonito flakes dance in the steam of a custardy cake not unlike BBQ Thanksgiving Dressing/Stuffing with Pickled Ginger. Get the Tako salad and stir.
  • Jeffyi L.
    Jeffyi LuMay 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the TONSOKU (Grilled Pigs Feet).
  • Athena C.
    Athena ChangMay 17, 2013
    Try the Fried Squid Legs -
  • Phillip H.
    Phillip HuangApril 18, 2013
    Chicken skin yakitori good
  • Vysia
    VysiaApril 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the double chazuke!
  • Vysia
    VysiaApril 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The ochazuke is the ultimate comfort food. Love it!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HaasMarch 27, 2013
    Everything's good. Be bold; try something new. Bring friends and order pitchers! Or sip on fancy cocktails with your date at Angel Share next door.
  • Johan S.
    Johan SanmartinMarch 16, 2013
    Must try the omusoba. Much like a giant egg burrito but twice as good
  • Johan S.
    Johan SanmartinMarch 15, 2013
    The omusoba, fried noodle omelette, is delicious but a feat to finish. I suggest sharing with someone. Then again sharing is caring and food tastes that much better
  • paul w.
    paul wallaceMarch 4, 2013
    Kimchi fried rice!
  • Suzanne X.
    Suzanne XieFebruary 24, 2013
    Yo, value!
  • Thomas I.
    Thomas IgemeFebruary 21, 2013
    Delicious food! Avoid the table right by the stairs during the winter - the draught makes its' way up!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MccormackFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best kimchi chiga on the planet.
  • Crystal
    CrystalJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried squid legs!!
  • Leonardo M.
    Leonardo MárquezJanuary 7, 2013
    Very good food but the short hair waiter has such a bad mood (he don't deserves any tip at all! So rude!) On the other hand, the long hair dude is very polite.
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SegalJanuary 7, 2013
    Place is awesome. Spicy tofu and seafood soup.
  • Luis D.
    Luis De AlbaDecember 30, 2012
    The food is very good but some of the waiters are rude.
  • Isabella L.
    Isabella LauDecember 4, 2012
    Japanese comfort food. Price: $
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Let me just say "fried octopus leg", "spicy raw crab", and "chicken skin on the skewers" will make your night. And don't forget to get a pitcher of Sapporo.
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LuOctober 20, 2012
    Takoyaki here is a must-try!
  • Rita L.
    Rita LSeptember 22, 2012
    fried squid legs are sooooooooooo good!
  • Simone C.
    Simone CareagaAugust 30, 2012
    Order the "bim bim bop hot pot" $11 sooooo good
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FerrerAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best ever!!
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FerrerAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gob dol bibimbap for the win!! Best place I've had this like evarrrr u_u)b
  • Kirk M.
    Kirk McMurrayJuly 19, 2012
    Make sure to grab a delicious cocktail prepared by some of the best bartenders in NYC next door, at the not-so-secret-anymore Angel's Share!
  • tsamonella L.
    tsamonella LJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sashimi bowl with uni mmmm...happiness
  • Shaliga S.
    Shaliga SuksomsongJuly 8, 2012
    Love this place. One of my favorite Japanese restaurants in NYC. If you like cerviche and a raw pallet, I always get the raw octopus in wasabi takowasa. Yakitori is pretty good and the clam!
  • Maria S.
    Maria SeredinaJune 24, 2012
    New favorite late night spot after yakitori totto. Last call at 3am!!
  • Food Republic
    Food RepublicJune 18, 2012
    You basically can't lose with this izakaya-style menu, but we're going to beat a dead horse (for tenderizing purposes) and echo the fact that you must order the fried squid legs.
  • Harley A.
    Harley AcresJune 4, 2012
    Affordable and delicious food! I recommend the okonomiyaki and the yakisoba.
  • Angela C.
    Angela ChiangJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Hamashio (broiled salt clams) are HUGE and juicy and so amazingly mouth watering. Everything is delicious, chicken heart, sashimi bowl, all of the specials...mm!
  • Dylan A.
    Dylan AcresJune 1, 2012
    Really enjoyed the huge bowl of ramen I had when I visited. Very authentic and a great place to squeeze into with good friends.
  • Roy L.
    Roy LambertyMay 21, 2012
    You gotta try the shishamo (smelts)
  • Fanny C.
    Fanny ChanMay 4, 2012
    Cheap, small eats - lots of variety. Wished menu was more organized but customer service was very good
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 23, 2012
    Great place to go before (or after) a night of drinking. The chicken balls are amazing, as is the pork belly special. Food comes out when ready, not at the same time.
  • Malcolm O.
    Malcolm OngFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    After eating lots of yummy food, finish it off with some black sesame mochi ice cream
  • Colin
    ColinJanuary 14, 2012
    Okonomi yaki is the way to go !
  • KeiKa A.
    KeiKa AJanuary 2, 2012
    I've never been to Japan, but I imagined it to be just like this place. I got the okonomiyaki, yakisoba, & the mochi ice-cream for dessert. Portions were humungous & prices were reasonable. LOVED IT!
  • Janice
    JaniceDecember 31, 2011
    Yuzu shochu!
  • Jill X.
    Jill XuDecember 16, 2011
    Slow service
  • B D.
    B DitsDecember 15, 2011
    Fried squid legs !!
  • Kouzou F.
    Kouzou FujitaAugust 22, 2013
    何でもありそうですね。毎日でも、食べあきないね。
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