Inakaya

4.6
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1335 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Our original restaurant in Japan was established and opened its first door in the heart of Roppongi, Tokyo in 1970, as the traditional "Robata-yaki" restaurant. Since then, Inakaya has been loved by substantial numbers of distinguished personalities, comprising of former President of the United States, Hollywood stars, and other celebrities and the epicureans from around the world for more than 30 years. "Robata" is the Japanese term that stands for "around a sunken hearth" and "yaki" means "grilling". Families used to gather around the hearth for dinner, which evolved into "Robata-yaki" style. It is known as a type of traditional cuisine, which features fresh ingredients grilled in proximity of guests' own eyes. Foods are cooked on open-flame, its ancient but healthy grilling method of dropping excess oil has attained its popularity, and has spread throughout Japan. And now it comes to New York!
Please note this online reservation is for the Robata counter seating.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Stephanie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sushi was anazing! Highly recommend.

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NataliaT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just wished that our table wasn't close to the door. You would think that because you used OpenTable, that you would get a good seat.

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Nancy
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Sake and food was fresh and wonderful. Service great

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vipVicente
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Large space, pretty attentive service, for presentation good. Ventilation subpar so I left the restaurant with the stink of a kitchen on my clothes. Still I'd go back as the shumai was great and sushi rolls beautiful.

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JamesS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food but a little expensive for what you get. Worth a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

It was Whole Foods quality sushi with high price tags. Not worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, friendly service ! Good deal on sake flights .

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vipkjtripper
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just go here and try it if you want real Japanese food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Cercavamomun sushi, una nostra amica ci aveva consigliato questo.
Entriamo e siamo accolti velocemente, messi in un tavolo non apparecchiato, ci portano il menu e i vari camerieri ci rispondono sempre tutti in maniere sgarbata.
Uno ci fissa per tuto il pasto.
La qualità del cibo nella norma nulla di straordinario.
Conto salato. Davvero salato. Prezzi davvero fuori dalla norma.

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viporlando
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the most consistent and delicious places in this area.

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RobertC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been here several times, the food and service are consistently great. They prépare à great birthday greeting and the nightly mochi preparation is a lot of fun

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MBAdiner
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pre-theatre dinner. Great ambiance, food was delicious. Highly recommend!

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Michael
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent dinner. The atmosphere and service were great.

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RonaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Although the food is great and the service good, the noise level can interfere. The restaurant wasn’t full when we dined there and yet the level was high.
The space is clean, modern and open. The front door is heavy and on a windy day difficult to open. When they notice, the staff runs to assist those who have trouble, but it’s not for the weak.

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vipsheeba
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I must say I am glad I found this restaurant. It will definitely be a pre theater go to or if in the area as well. It is a fairly authentic Japanese menu and with delightful service. Sitting at the counter was a fun treat as the chefs serve the plate directly to you. Cocktails were nice as well. It was a welcome change to the usual cuisines in this area. No matter what level of hunger you have, the menu offers a variety to satisfy appetites.

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vipBunno
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I loved it! It may be a bit pricy but really good food and great service. Love to come back again.

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vipRoseM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant service food and experience!!!!!

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AbbyJ
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

The service we received from here was not good. We were excited to try this place as we have never been here before and did not know what to order or what was good. Our waiter was not helpful at all. When we asked questions he made us feel like we were annoying him. Part of a waiters job is to help the customer order so that they have a positive experience in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Japanese upscale izakaya experience - pricey but it is worth it. Majority of staff is Japanese. Selection of sake is also great!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sushi!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambience. Attentive staff. Very clean/fresh food. Mixed group of omnivores, vegetarians and vegans. All were pleased!

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AgnesL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Meat skewers over cook. Sushi is fresh. Friendly services great atmosphere.

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vipMaryW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always solid, great food, quick service

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vipLatefoodpoorservice
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This is very good for pre-theater because it is good quality food, quick service and fun place.

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SharonG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I was good and great preasentation

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marmenise
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un ristorante giapponese vero nel cuore di New York. Si mangia benissimo, tutto molto buono. Lo consiglio a tutti gli amanti della cucina giapponese. I costi sono quelli di New York.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. A little loud but tolerable.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Experience was just OK. Service was indifferent. Sushi was fresh and tasty. Just did not feel friendly or dedicated to good service. They pushed sale when we wanted Japanese beer. Would not go back until we tried other Japanese restaurants first.

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Rascal22
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We wanted good Sushi, in a place we could sit down, before our theatre show . Based on a few other reviews this fit the criteria and it came through on every criteria. When we made the reservation on Open Table only spots at the bar were available. To our advantage a table was open when we arrived. The sushi was fresh, beautifully presented, and delicious. I particularly loved the fatty tuna sashimi! My 17 year old said he would eat sushi everyday if this was available to him. Perfect meal before sitting for the theatre.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

炉端焼きとても美味しかったです。
野菜で充分おいしさを堪能できます。
餅つきもできて楽しかったです。
お値段はかなり高めです。

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