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1065 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for Groups
  • Business Meals

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Japanese, Sushi, Yakitori
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 354-2195
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
West 40th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue)
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Public transit
1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, and S trains to Times Square/42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipKimball (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Although the food was delicious, we were seated over 35 minutes after our reservation, with the hostess telling us: "About ten minutes" continuously! Once we were seated, everything: the food and the service were excellent.

vipYooka (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was so good, but especially spicy tuna on crispy rice in the course menu was sooooo delicious❤️

llai (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

I went there 2 years ago for their pf menu. We had great experience. We came here again today also for their pf menu. However, we felt the food and the service weren’t as good as when we were here 2 years ago. For example, we haven’t finished our 3rd course but they already served us our 4th course. By the time I finished my 3rd course, the 4th course’s cold.

vipGormay13 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

What is usually such a fun experience was sort of ruined when my friend spilled her miso soup all on her lap and no one came over to help or ask if she was ok. We ordered a new soup and I had to make sure to ask for it on the house. We used all of our napkins to clean the spill and they took those but didn’t bring us new ones until we asked. I felt like they really didn’t care about the customer.

Gogo (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017


Anon (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Flipping fantastic! Did sushi bar seating and was entertained all night viewing a large bustling and authentic Japanese kitchen. Food was hot off the grill fresh, served to us over the wall on long pizza oven type “planks”. Go for the prix fixe, well worth it, as it can include lobster, MASSIVE prawn and oysters and amazing tuna. Friendly and attentive service. Heavily Japanese crowd, which is a good sign. Would definitely go back again and again. My fiancée absolutely loved this place.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Our first visit, we (2) had the 6-course meal on a Living Social half-price deal; with tipping on the full value, came to about $50 per person. We had a great time sitting at the counter and felt it was an excellent value. It felt really friendly in there, not hurried, not snooty, not crowded. We liked all of the food, the restaurant was not too noisy (a rarity in nyc!), our wait staff was polite and efficient; the portion sizes were good; no complaints whatsoever! I would definitely go back. The location right next to Port Authority is very convenient. Next time I will order a la carte to try something we did not already have. Inakaya could easily become my regular go-to place.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

is great food and great service, have fun in restaurant also.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

We loved it. From the food to the experience and birthday ceremony they had for my friend.the drinks not so much but every thing else was on point

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great fun to sit at the Robata bar. Very fresh ingredients. Authentic old world Japanese cooking.