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Restaurant Riki

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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141 E 45th St Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10017-3133
+1 212-986-5604
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:59
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:59
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Setauket, New York
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped for lunch on the way to visit a friend. We were in a hurry and choose the first place the looked remotely appealing, Bucco's Restorante. It was bright and light and the staff were friendly. We ordered pepperoni slices with sausage, spinach with goat cheese and straight pepperoni. Each was excellent, each had that crunch in the crust... More 

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Thank John F
Boston, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I went in here got a seat at the counter and ordered a mix of really good food. They have draft Kirin which was cold and delicious and a really good selection of Sake. I was treated very well and I had a very good time. The bill can run up quickly so take care with that. All in all... More 

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Thank Pat P
Prague, Czech Republic
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Extensive menu with all kinds of japanese food not fancy, but authentic and with a lot of character. Great place for owls - no best place for owls! Best enjoyed from midnight and later, for late night soothers.

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Thank sasak70
Silver Spring, Maryland
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My companion has been to Japan, and she was blown away by how authentic Restaurant Riki is. My only regret it s that I did not have enough time to eat there more than once. The menu is extensive, and there were many dishes I would have liked to try. Everything we had was fantastic.

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Thank Virginia S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is such a hidden gem! Don't let its outside look drive you away from this place. When you first look at the place, it doesnt seem like a place you want to eat however once you enter you can see that it's full of Asian people, and for me that was the sign of good Asian food! And I... More 

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Thank NancyMTex
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I have been there a few times but we have been feeling more and more that everytime we go there with no reservation they will not give us a table although you could see many empty tables. Even when we have made (twice) a reservation they deny us saying there was no reservation. Food is good but... More 

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Thank Marius A
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The food is varied and tastes very authentic. All staff are Japanese and the no tipping policy makes it so easy - even if tips already included in pricing (Which means they pay their staff better than a poor waiter's wage), it really is super value for money for the food you get. Tea is complimentary. I was eating solo... More 

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Thank princessandthepea888
Nyack, New York
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

A month ago I was in Tokyo for a week. My son thought I should eat at Riki and see how the food compared to what I ate in Tokyo.He believes NYC restaurants have everything under the sun you can think of, and as good as the host countries. We ordered Okonomi yaki, pancake with mix of shrimp, squid and... More 

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Thank Mayone2015
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The place was full of Japanese, on a Wednesday night around 8:30PM which I took to be a good sign. I was greeted just like a remember being greeted in Japan, by all staff when a new customer walks in. It's kind of nice and you know your presence is noted and appreciated. I was seated at the counter between... More 

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Thank Lucipara
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Even without reservation We were seated and could enjoy great ramen.The soups were delicious,staff nice and friendly.Despite tiny,We love this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:59
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:59
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:59
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:59
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 E 45th St Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10017-3133
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-986-5604

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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