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) #3,935 of 9,171 Restaurants in New York City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Asian
157 E 28th St, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-684-7830
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“shabu shabu” (7 reviews)
“mackerel” (2 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
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157 E 28th St, New York City, NY 10016
Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Reviews (30)
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The working staffs are really calm, nice ,and not noisy. Whatever I eat ,whenever I go, always delicious without changes.

Thank tsuchinoo
Reviewed 28 February 2017

You quickly get over the unassuming entrance, the spiral staircase and the matchbox size dining room. You must imagine you are in Tokyo and everything will be authentic! We had the Shabu Shabu which is very difficult to find in the USA. Their Shabu Shabu...More

Thank GVSBethesda_Maryland
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This is my new fave Japanese in E20s. Wonderful. Had delectable cod roe starter and perfectly cooked mackerel. Enjoyed the lunch. Don't hesitate at the stairs down entrance. Enjoy the little spiral staircase up to the restaurant. The food and service are wonderful. A hidden...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The first time having sukiyaki in the US, very tender meat and lovely broth, the udon noodles were simply great. Wish there could be more veggies.

Thank Yulun W
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Could be in Kyoto. Very homey, delicious, and good service. Most of the clientele the night we visited were Japanese, good place to go if you're feelung homesick! No, it's not a fancy gourmet place, but good value and it's exactly what it claims to...More

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We were expecting to have good Sukiyaki here from previous reviews but was totally let down. Service was good but food was average, deco is tired and old. Am unlikely to come back and would recommend you go somewhere else for Sukiyaki.

Thank kmquek
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Super authentic Japanese shabu shabu restaurant that was a nice little find. The place is pretty small so I'd recommend making a reservation in advance. Dined here with a couple of friends and we were all impressed - the duck ramen was probably the highlight...More

Thank Michele Q
Reviewed 20 October 2015

very authentic place serving delicious Japenese food. choices might vary depending on the season and this ensures fresh and tasty ingredients! rather small place with limited amount of table, so you might need to reserve.

Thank kristof395
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Visited here for a quick lunch. Had no idea what it was, aside from Japanese. The entry method is unusual, entering from the basement level and then ascending almost immediately to the second floor. I did not try any of their shabu-shabu or sukiyaki (which...More

Thank Calcir
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Ignore the looks of this place - they are deceiving. First thing you will notice there that the great majority of customers ar Japanese. Certainly this indicative of authentic ethnic food. You may not like some selections, but you will certainly love many. Personally, I...More

Thank Strongwinder
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 E 28th St, New York City, NY 10016
    (Between 3rd Ave. and Lexington Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: 28 St (4, 6, 6X) 33 St (4, 6, 6X) 23 St (4, 6, 6X)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-684-7830
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