Please note this online reservation is for the Robata counter seating.
Great food. Nice service. Reasonably priced. Would definitely go back.
Good robata restaurant neat the theater district. Good service and wide assortment of dishes well made and delivered in an unique fashion.
I had two business vendors from Hong Kong and they stayed in a hotel near time square. So I reserved Inakaya (never been there and I live in NYC since 1981) which is near their hotel. First of all, the waiter (Thai nationality) is not too friendly and his tone was condescending. He asked if so we wanted to order alcohol beverages, at first we said no because it was a business dinner. He gave us an annoyed face. End up, My vendors suggested I ordered a glass of beer. We ordered some appetisers (grilled octopus), two miso soup, a grilled wagyu steak, a fried fish, a platter of house special sushi and sashimi combo.
My vendors said the rice of the sushi had no vinegar taste. We told the waiter. The waiter got his Japanese manager. The manager claimed the rice can not change because it was from the same rice pot. The manager took the platter back to the kitchen and bought back a no improvement platter.
The waiter never bought us the miso soup—we had to reminded him.
We also had to catch his attention to fill our water glasses.
The steak and fish came very late. It was Tuesday night 3/12/19, the restaurant was half empty. We were puzzled what took them so long to cook.
The bill was $400. That was after 20% discount the manager gave us. And they also gave us two 20% off Coupon fo future visit. They did not know that was my last visit.
I was embarrassed. I bought my business vendors to a overpriced, bad service, bad sushi sushi restaurants. I apologised to them couple times.
When I got home, I tossed the coupons into the garbage can. And I had some munchies because I was still hungry.
Good service, good sushi, small rolls.
Food was tasteless, waiter smiled at us all the time and then turned around and put this crappy face. Would definitely not recommend
Fun fast pre theatre. Very friendly staff. Fun to sit at bar. Food is good, not great.
Casual Japanese with vegetarian options
It was our daughter's 13th birthday, they made her feel really special, it was a wonderful experience and we will always remember it.
Americanized Japanese food. The service is good, the ambience is nothing near a real Japanese izakaya, it is made up for Americans.
Tasty creative food, good service, engaging environment.
I have made 2 charges on the credit card. I was only dining 1 day and they have charged me 2 amounts on different days, different and high. I'm not coming back
Expensive, small portions, over priced and slow service plus not authentic Japanese
Great food and service
Lovely evening with Wonderful food, presentation & attentive service.
This place was recommended by a friend of my son (they are 13 years old and have very similar taste in food...good food) and he spoke so well of the place that we had to try it. It was everything we hoped for and more! We loved it. Great choices and food was so fresh. We will be going back!
Absolutely loved it! So lovely. I couldn’t have experienced a better 18th birthday. The waiters, manager, and Chefs take your dining experience so personally it shows how much they work in the quality of the meal. I loved my waiter he was an absolute delight.
Ordered King Crab, Duck, Black Cod, and Cold Soba.
King Crab was unfortunately really salty,
Nice food but a bit underwhelmed. Like to see some unique and their restaurants weeks was below scale
Servers were a little bit all over the place and they couldn't find my reservation when I arrived at first. Food was amazing though! It can get quite loud during the dinner time but seating is very comfortable.
Always good food, and very consistent. Excellent locale for a business lunch (or otherwise)
Loved the food and the service at Inakaya.
We went during restaurant week and they had a good range of items included in the set menu to choose from. The agadashi tofu was one of the best I've eaten!
It was my boyfriend's birthday, which I mentioned in the booking process, and the staff gave a terrific birthday shout out to him after our dinner, and included a complimentary dessert item!
Great place to visit. Counter seating is where you want to be. Food was delicious.
The food and service were excellent. We were given a large table and the pace of the meal and ambience were good.
Outstanding service! Very enthusiastic bunch and authentic experience overall with the food and drinks!
Food was very fresh and authentic.
Very good flavors
Inakaya was unexpected. I knew it was a different style of Japanese cooking than your regular sushi based menu. The ambience is fine not very different or unique. They do an interesting ceremonial beating of the dough at a large marble bowl in the center of the room with big mallet. I'm not sure what the dough is used for, but it was dramatic.
I enjoyed sitting at the grill bar seating. Since it is a restaurant that focuses on the Japanese grill technique, if you sit there, the chefs will drop your plate of food off on big boards. The boards look like a wooden pizza board. It adds a nice touch and means you don't need your server to receive your food.
The meats were grilled well with veggies on the side and sauces.
I enjoyed the sliced duck with the rice balls and a meat custard served in a little 4" pot. All of it was yummy. My companion had the kobe beef with veggies that arrived on a sizzling platter.
We enjoyed the meal and everything had different sauces and seasonings to flavor it.
I'd definitely go back.
Great meeting spot especially if you are taking in a show. The food is good but not amazing.
The food was decent. A bit warm sitting at the bar but I loved the look of the restaurant
I went for a dinner with my daughter during the restaurant week in January. I had a reservation for 5:30pm and the place was about 40% full. The hostess asked if we can sit at a counter bar and I replied that we prefer a table. The hostess went on to state that there will be a party of 7 coming to the restaurant and asked to sit at the bar. I looked to the dining area and asked politely, "Do you not have tables?" There were more empty tables than occupied ones at the time. She then went on to ask if we will be done by 7pm since the party of seven is coming at 7pm. I said "yes, we should be done way before 7pm since it's only 5:30pm" It was a rather awkward and uncomfortable conversation to have before being seated. When we were finished, the place was still 50% empty, enough for a party of 50. Food was actually pretty good so it may deserve a second chance.
Too expensive, small plates, not recommended.
Moderate japannese food but too expensive
The food is outstanding quality and beautifully prepared. The service was wonderful! A perfect dining experience!!
Ive been comming here for the past 5 years, and i love how we are greeted and welcomed when we sit down. But this last visit it seemed like the managers werent too thrilled to be there that kind of killed the mood the waiters and chefs on the other hand made sure the energy was still there they even asked me to pound the dough. Everything else was amazing though definitely worth experiencing it more than once
Excellent location near the plays. Food is excellent and very affordable for Times Square. Sit at the counter it’s defintely worth the experience.
Amazing atmosphere ,fun experience and great foos!
Sushi was fresh. Loved Kobe skewer and mochi dessert.
This is the third time I've eaten at Inakaya, and I've enjoyed it very much each time. The Robata is something very special. It is a very authentic and excellent Japanese restaurant. And the server at our table was very friendly.
The setting is beautiful, the service was excellent the food was good but not outstanding for a 5 stars.
The restaurant looks like a tourist trap from outside, and they perform some tourist friendly gimmicky mini-entertainments. Beside that food is pretty authentic Japanese food and generous in portion. Not cheap, but not expensive especially for the location which is two blocks away from Times Square.
don't get the set menu... for $65, really poor value for your money. e.g., fake seafood stick in the California roll, crappy wooden chopsticks, overcooked mains (both the duck and the fish), green tea ice cream is too sweet - not the good stuff...