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231 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1502
+1 212-354-2195
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked via OpenTable a bar seating (only available via OT), but when we called in Koko was very nice and re accommodated our reservation to a table one. When we got there, the table was ready and we don't have to wait. The food selecting was incredible and very tasty. We celebrated my son's 17th birthday and everyone... More 

Thank Mario L
Winter Springs, Florida
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fun upscale Japanese kitchen in the Theater District. I had the scallops on a skewer for $18, which consisted of 4 scallops, 2 - 2" segments of asparagus and two slices of mushroom. We went to Chick filA on the way back to the hotel. Great place if you are sparrow looking for a feast or trying a self-imposed hunger... More 

Thank Jeff K
New York
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A fairly large, high ceiling, modern/minimalist typical Japanese resturant in NYC decor. In the heart of the theater district, this moves through the courses predictably so good for a pre-theater dinner without angst. For pre-theater though, the six course would be too much! Each course is quite large so if you like to share each can be shared between two... More 

Thank James_Solly
Long Island City, New York
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

It's called Robata or slowed grilled cooking. We started off with very fresh rolls before getting to the main event. We shared a selection of vegetables and my favorite ginkgo nuts. A selection of fresh meats topped us off. Got to make the doe for rice candy l. Overall a great night!

Thank Freddy A
San Rafael, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We tried this restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel staff. What a gem! Outside the hustle and bustle of Theater District tourist eateries, just four blocks south of 42nd Street is this place. Note: It's in the middle of the block, just a bit from 40th/8th. The food is, at once, traditional and thoroughly modern. The music is just... More 

Thank James B
Milan, Italy
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I had dinner a few times there while I was in NY. Nice place, not super crowded, nice atmosphere, good food. Staff is nice. Good value for money.

Thank Manuela C
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I used to love this place, especially food. I and my husband both ordered the 6 dish course,the food is great as usual but service was super slow. It took over 30minuted to get our first drink and took another 15min. to get our first dish served. Btw that was somehow wrong one. Anyway It took total over 3hours to... More 

Thank Cococanola
Dendermonde, Belgium
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107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have been to this place for the 3rd time in 3 years. It is very nice to go with a group of people. The food is just average. A nice little thing is the moment when they start smashing the rise and let visitors join them to do the same.

Thank Alainderauw
Montville, New Jersey
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We had a wonderful, long, leisurely dinner here. The pre-fixe options were several and we chose the full 7 course meal. Not sorry at all! Amazingly fresh, flavorful fish and vegetables. Since there were 2 of us, we ordered different dishes and shared them. We sat at the bar area which made the cooking the evening entertainment. Great place to... More 

Thank stevelotte
Lynbrook, New York
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went here after a show, and the food / atmosphere was excellent, but it was very pricey. For just 4 of us, it came to $230 and we only had water - no hard liquor!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1502
  • Public Transportation: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, and S trains to Times Square/42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-2195

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