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231 W. 40th Street, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-354-2195
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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San Rafael, United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Jack F
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Two members of our party used a Living Social voucher that provided two 6-course menus for $72, a nearly 50% discount. This was a great deal and each course was phenomenal with excellent service. The other two members of our party ordered off the regular menu and had great experiences as well. There are several other tasting-type menus at a... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were a group of 9 all family. We were on a schedule. Made it in by 5 needed to be out for a 7:00 pm show. We meet these deadlines and then some. The food was excellant! We will be back.

Thank bob n
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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505 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Inakaya seems to be a popular place with the tables filling up for lunch. We preferred to be at the sushi bar, where the service was very good. We had beaten the main crowd, which helped. We also noticed that it was quieter at the sushi bar than at the tables. The miso soup was outstanding. We had very good... More 

Thank waterandmore
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139 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

It took us three tries before we were able to eat at this restaurant. Check their hours before going especially if planning to go at odd hours. We eventually made a reservation and were not disappointed. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced especially in Manhattan! Service was excellent, our server took the time to explain different menu items... More 

Thank David C

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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
USD 31 - USD 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 Street, New York City, NY 10018
  • 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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