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3 Best Japanese Restaurants in New York City, NY

Expert recommended Top 3 Japanese Restaurants in New York City, NY. All of our japanese restaurants actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

IPPUDO

65 4th Avenue, New York City, NY 10003 DIRECTIONS

Since 1985

Here’s The Deal:
Ippudo initially started in 1985, with seating of only ten in the city of Fukuoka. Instantly, it revolutionized the ramen world with its fashionable decoration, hospitable service, and delicious bowls of ramen. It has built itself as the market leader in Japan, with more than 70 outlets under the brand. Ippudo boasts a spacious, lively atmosphere with an open kitchen format that allows guests to observe the care and preparation that goes into each recipe. Ippudo serves excellent bowls of ramen with a variety of toppings and broths to choose from. Tonkotsu is one of the most popular ramen varieties, derives from Hakata, Japan. Slow-boiled over 20 hours using a secret house specialty process, Ippudo’s signature tonkotsu pork-broth ramen features a distinctly silky and delectably savory broth unique to any other tonkotsu soup. They offer seasonal appetizers that are unique in the area, with several vegan and vegetarian options.

SPECIALTY:
Menu: Wasabi Shoyu, Karaka Miso, Tori, Akamaru Modern Ramen, Karaka Spicy, Hirata Bunsshiromaru Chashu, Poached Egg, Shigureni, Nitamago, Bakudan, Karaka-Men, Torishio, Shiromaru Hakata Classic, Tako Wasabi, Maguro Tartar, Kaisen Garlic, Salad Spicy Miso, Sashimi, Ramentako Spicy Grill & Samurai Rib

Price: Appetizers Starts from $4
Home made dip sauce Starts from $3
Ramen Starts from $18
Ramen Topping Starts from $2

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Mon-Thu: 11:30am - 3:30pm|
5pm - 10pm
Fri: 11:30am - 3:30pm|
5pm - 11pm
Sat: 11:30am - 11pm
Sun: 11:30am - 10pm

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IZAKAYA MEW

53 West 35th Street, Basement, New York City, NY 10001 DIRECTIONS

Since 2013

Here’s The Deal:
Izakaya Mew is a popular, secret gem tucked below the busy street of East 35th Street. It is known to be a comfortable and lively pub-style atmosphere parallel to izakayas found in Japan. It combines the flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine with the dynamic trends of New York's food culture. Izakaya Mew is a late-night izakaya for soba salad, sushi, yakitori & other Japanese fares in a spartan-looking space. The restaurant has a cozy, heated, and outdoor street seating setup. Izakaya MEW initially opened in the bustling community of midtown Manhattan. The Japanese chef Kiyoshi Iwakiri and their team developed a menu that would preserve Japanese cuisine's delicate flavors while adding futuristic elements to create Japanese-style tapas that suit a wide range of palates. Izakaya MEW specializes in authentic Japanese izakaya tapas. They offer a full selection of Japanese beers, shochu (liquor), and housemade cocktails.

SPECIALTY:
Menu: Sashimi, Gyu, Una, Katsu and Oyako Don, Miso, Tonkatsu and Shoyu Ramen, Salmon Avocado, Eel Avocado, Avocado Cucumber, California and Shishito Roll, Chicken Nanban, Buta Miso Itame, Salmon Teriyaki, Kara-Age, Syoga Yaki, Tuna Kimchee, Tempura, Katsu, Hot Tempura Udon, House Sake & Ohmine Genshu

Price: Toriaezu Starts from $5.95
Tataki Starts from $10.95
Hot Pot Starts from $15.95
Deep-Fried Starts from $9.95
Salads Starts from $9.95

... More Prices Toriaezu Starts from $5.95
Tataki Starts from $10.95
Hot Pot Starts from $15.95
Deep-Fried Starts from $9.95
Salads Starts from $9.95
Grilled Starts from $8.95
Stir-Fried Starts from $9.95
Rice and Noodles Starts from $2.95
Rice Starts from $2.95
Ramen Starts from $12.95
Sushi Starts from $5.95

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Lunch:
Mon-Sun: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner:
Sun-Thu: 5pm - 9:30pm
Fri & Sat: 5pm - 10:30pm

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BENIHANA

47 West 56th Street, New York City, NY 10019 DIRECTIONS

Since 1964

Here’s The Deal:
Benihana is a hibachi chain serving Japanese dishes grilled tableside by theatrical chefs. It is located in the heart of Manhattan. It is a great place for traditional style Hibachi with a small modern twist. The restaurant includes a full bar with a sushi lounge, great after-work drinks, and meeting friends. The diners can watch the chef while preparing a meal to delight both the eyes and palate. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. The five-course meal comes with onion soup, salad, shrimp, vegetables (zucchini, onion), steamed white rice. You can enjoy teppanyaki favorites like Hibachi Steak, Chicken and Shrimp, as well as sushi and sashimi. When ordering an entree, you are served soup, salad, tea, and ice cream at no additional charge. You can also get delivery from this restaurant if you are located within several blocks of it. You can dine in their elegant private dining rooms to celebrate a special occasion.

SPECIALTY:
Menu: Hibachi Colossal Shrimp, Ocean Treasure, Sushi Combination, Hibachi Scallops, Filet Mignon, Yakisoba, Lunch Duet, Spicy Hibachi Chicken, Beef Julienne, Soft Shell Crab, Edamame, Sashimi Sampler, Crispy Spicy Tuna, Miso Soup, Vegetable Tempura, Shrimp Tempura, Chili Ponzu Yellowtail & Be-Nihana Salad

Price: Appetizers & Sides Starts from $6.8
Signature Hibachi Fried Rice Starts from $4.7
Signature Sauces Starts from $0.50
Ramen Starts from $12.5
Family Meals Starts from $35

... More Prices Appetizers & Sides Starts from $6.8
Signature Hibachi Fried Rice Starts from $4.7
Signature Sauces Starts from $0.50
Ramen Starts from $12.5
Family Meals Starts from $35
Sushi Platters Starts from $56
Lunch Entrées Starts from $18.70
Noodle & Tofu Starts from $24.8

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Sun-Thu: 11am - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 11pm

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