To get to Sakagura, you walk through the lobby of a very normal office building in Midtown, pass a security guard, then head down a flight a stairs. This place is an izakaya from the same people behind a bunch of other Japanese spots like Sake Bar Decibel and Rai Rai Ken, and most people will impressed that you know how to find it. The food here consists of stuff like sashimi, udon, soba, and small plates like Japanese fried chicken, and it’s all surprisingly affordable. This might be why it can be tough to get a reservation here, so be sure to book in advance.
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The Empellón in MIdtown is bigger and fancier than either of the Empellóns downtown, and it’s good to know about if you work in the area.
The Modern is really two different experiences: the bar, and the dining room. Here’s what you need to know about both.
Kunjip is a Koreatown favorite, Perfect For a quick meal before you head to Madison Square Garden.
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Hanon is a casual Japanese spot in Williamsburg that serves some of the best udon in the city.
A fun, reasonable little spot for sake and small plates Japanese. So what if it's not the best restaurant in town?
Sushi Ishikawa is an omakase sushi restaurant on the Upper East Side where you can eat a high-end sushi meal for around $100.
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The National is a seasonal restaurant and brasserie in Midtown with solid eats for all meals at prices that aren’t cheap but aren’t abusive.
An authentic Japanese establishment, all the way down to the robata grill. Aburiya Kinnosuke is a Midtown East experience you should have.
Run by the same folks that brought Totto Ramen to Midtown, Hide-Chan also opened this summer and we’re glad to report that it’s another solid addition to Midtown eating.
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