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Hakubai

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66 Park Ave, Kitano Hotel, New York City, NY 10016-3007 (38th)
+1 212-885-7111
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18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:45 - 14:30
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Marin County, CA
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food we ordered was first rate (except for the beef teriyaki which was poor to mediocre) but we got a nasty surprise when the check arrived. We were charged $80 for two medium sized flasks of saki. At other Japanese restaurants the same size flask of saki has usually cost in the neighborhood of $15 to $20 so it... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in a group this time , but whenever I go, the atmosphre is excellent !! There is no trouble maker all the time, maybe that is because the hotel's structure and education is really good. Not only everything is clean inside the restaurant but also meal is tasty, credible

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Thank tsuchinoo
London, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in the hotel, love Japanese food and decided to eat in house. We did not go for the Kaiseki menu (which looked amazing - we saw several go past!) but opted for more ordinary dishes - all of which were excellent and served by friendly ladies in kimonos.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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274 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the real deal. Loved my warm tamago omelette. The sushi was incredibly fresh with good variety and flavors. Service is excellent. Very quiet atmosphere. Very relaxing. A HUGE step up from the hustle bustle sushi joints across the city. Good romantic spot.

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pensacola
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77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

My husband and I have traveled to Japan 18 times for work and pleasure. We love Japanese food but are frustrated when so many so called Japanese restaurants are actually run by other asians, not Japanese. Hakubai is authentic. Waitresses are Japanese , dressed in beautiful kimono, and familiar with all the dishes that they serve. The options range from... More 

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Thank omakase
Washington, DC
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137 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The basement location is less than special, but the geisha girl servers and fresh sushi and sashimi present an authentic experience and delicious menu selections. The rating would be 5 stars, however, my last cup of tea, unlike the two that preceded it, was boiling hot and burned my tongue.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by how good the meal was as the restaurant was in the hotel we were staying in and out of convenience we went there our first night for dinner. Excellent food and service.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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712 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

There are many sushi bars around Manhattan, but few, if any classical Japanese restaurants where the highest levels of culinary excellence are met. Yes, you can focus on sushi and sashimi, but the strength of chef Sato is Kaiseki cuisine. Deliver your tastebuds to chef Sato's creativity and you will not regret a single morsel. The delicate flavors, the careful,... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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332 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very authentic restaurant in terms of space, service and food. I visited for lunch on my own looking for sashimi and sushi. While they were closing in 30 minutes, I was still welcome with a relaxing calmness. The service was wonderful in orienting me to both the menu and the lunch specials. As I was late, some of the items... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Feel like an exotic Japanese experience? Try this restaurant. It is very authentic and dishes are amazing. It is not cheap, but definitely worth it. I recommend to go there with somebody who appreciates a great cuisine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 190
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:45 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Park Ave, Kitano Hotel, New York City, NY 10016-3007
    (38th)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6,7,S at Grand Central - 42nd St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-885-7111
Description
Executive Chef Yukihiro Sato offers his guests a unique opportunity to share in the celebrated culinary tradition known as Kaiseki cuisine. Chef Sato's interpretation of the authentic Japanese cuisine focuses on incorporating the best seasonal ingredients to create unique fare that is pleasing to the eye and palate.

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