Mr. Robata on Broadway in New York is a grill and sushi bar that offers contemporary Japanese cuisine that also has a flare of New York style. The restaurant itself has a modern and sleek appearance, but most people come to the eatery for the items on the menu.
Mr. Robata puts a lot of emphasis on the presentation and the appearance of the food offered, and many of the items on the menu look like piece of artwork. In addition to the sushi and other items offered at Mr. Robata, visitors will find a range of tasty drinks available.
Unfortunately this restaurant has gone down hill rapidly. Used to be a favorite but not likely to eat there again after last experience.
We used to enjoy Mr. Robata as a good meal pre-theater. They changed the menu a whe back and we weren't happy. We tried it again after not being there more than a year. The service was poor, they do not have enough help and their menu hasn't improved. We will not be back.
Enjoyed Mr. Robata last month before attending a show. The rolls were creative, fresh and delicious. The salads we ordered prior to dinner were unique and in large portions.
good option near theater district, and happy hour deals are very good
Husband and I went for early dinner before the theater on a Saturday night. From start to finish the service was great! But we will especially go back because of the food! Had the roasted artichoke with chive aioli. It's one of those dishes you moan, "Oh it's so good", as you eat it! We also had the skirt steak with garlic chips, the skewered filet mignon and the chicken wings! OMG all delicious. Yes, you can tell we're carnivores. We chose all our selections from the "Robatayaki Grill" section, but the menu has many salad and sushi, etc. selections. This is now a favorite!!
Good food and nice vines. The only down side was we started to eat during happy hour but did not get informed about that bottles not includes. after we told the servent we got a discount so it was nice anyway
A nice find for sushi and other Japanese food in the Times Square area, before a show. Pleasant atmosphere and service; well-presented and tasty food; and unique sushi rolls.
If you're looking for a place to satisfy hunger, Mr Robata does that well. Didn't love it, didn't hate it.
We were quite disappointed in this restaurant. The ambiance was cold and stark. The wine list was almost nonexistent and when my husband ordered the house Chianti he was told that they were out. The ladies at the table next to us ordered the Sangria that was advertised as the day's special and they were out of that as well. The food was ok, the server very pleasant but I would not recommend this restaurant.
The appetizers and the dessert was really good. The sushi was fresh and tasted really good but was not amazing enough to suit the price. Racked a 120 dollar bill for one appetizer, three rolls and one dessert + tip!
The waitres didn't tell us what we where ordering the triple of the food
We found this restaurant on Broadway not far from Times Square. The sashimi, rolls and entres were all fresh and well prepared. Service was quick and pleasant.
This is not an original japanese restaurant. The food tastes more like ocidental. I tried the sushis, and they were salty and warm. And they cost 5 to 15$ each. I would not recommend it for people who knows what a good japanese food is.
presentation, service, and food are superb..Friendly people in there, the food is artistically presented and the drinks are great.
If you like sushi and you are going to see a show, search no more, Mr, Robata is perfect for you!
We stopped in to have drinks and a bite to eat before the Lady Gaga concert on Friday and were not disappointed. We ate three different types of rolls and were blown away by the tuna taco appetizer that we ended up with a triple order!! The only thing that was disappointing was the soy sauce; it was a regular soy. It was too light for the sushi/sashimi, but still good. Drinks were absolutely amazing and our waiter was attentive, efficient and an abolute pro!
In the theater district and great for a 5 pm dinner. Waiter very helpful with suggesting items. The pork bellies were delicious.
Absolutely fantastic! From the moment we walked in there was a classy yet relaxed atmosphere with a very chic decor. The wait staff was incredibly diligent and kind (& very flexible with our complicated order). We each had a three course meal (perfect place to go before a show). He had the Noodle Salad & I had an order of the spicy french fries. Both were exceptional. The fries were spiced perfectly & something about the way they cooked the chicken in the salad was incredible. For dinner he got the Crispy Chicken Burger and I got 2 sushi rolls. Everything was simply awesome. A unique flavor to everything & a wide ranging menu. Even friends of mine who aren't fans of Japanese food would love the menu & it has a very romantic/modern NYC vibe.
I took my girlfriend here and we both loved it! I am not a fan of sushi (to say the least) but was pleasently surprised at all the cooked options. I had the grilled skirt steak which was outstanding. My girlfriend loves sushi and she claims this was some of the best she's ever had in the city. Prices were decent for midtown. Highly recommend it!
Went to dinner here with a friend a few nights ago . I usually stay away from midtown west however to my surprise this place was very good! Very friendly staff, nice decor and very laid back automosphere.
Menu was extensive and included sushi items as well as grilled items and wagyu sliders.
Sushi was very fresh and the pork belly simply melts in your mouth.
Decent selection of sake and very creative cocktail list. Def will go back when in midtown
I went here with my husband this past week and we felt extremely welcomed. Service was great and our server was Rey nice. She was very helpful when we asked her to explain the menu. The food was amazing over all. I had sushi rolls, dreams come true, stardust and the spicy scallop crunch roll were delicious. My husband had the grilled scallops and the sort steak. Everything was really good and we finished off the night with the exotic bomba dessert.
I am definitely coming back. I absolutely loved it!
The service was fair, with the waiter frequently absent. Sushi was fair and similar to what you will find in an airport restaurant. Only the skewers where very good.
Was recommended by our hotel but found the menu limited and the food not tasty. Filet was dry and tasteless, sushi, better in my home town. Would not recommend.
Was looking for a neighborhood gem. Wanted to love it but still just lukewarm about it. Food was good but very basic. Service could have been stepped up a notch - experience, knowledge and therefore presentation to customers.
Asked server if it sake we ordered was too big for two people. His response- small, he would be able to finish it by himself. A Shaku Masu cup & standard tokkuri pitcher=144 ml, a common serving size, & good reference. Ours=720ml, 4 single sake servings...like a bottle of wine.
Absolutely did not love the large TV screens everyone. May be best suited for a happy hour, quick meal as opposed to a destination.
We used to love this place but food and service is getting worse.
We went there this Friday and robata grilled mushrooms were cold and lamb was frozen inside.
We also ordered same hot expensive sake and they brought us 2 distinctively different sakes in 2 cups.
Do not recommend.
Service was fast and friendly. Food was very well presented and tasty. The prices were not cheap but not out of line either. The chicken wings, bok chou, and sushi were all very good. The dessert- a ball of sorbet covered in white chocolate was outstanding. I would recommend this place to someone looking for a very good Japanese grill & sushi restaurant.
We found this on OT looking for a quick pre-opera bite. We had sushi, a chirashi bowl and some spicy tuna tacos. OK, Nobu 57 it ain't, but for the purpose it was exactly what we wanted. Walking distance from the hotel, super fresh well made dishes, Japanese beer, and the whole world passes before your eyes when you look out the window (it is on Broadway a little north of Times Sq.), and you're out in 45 minutes if you want to. Service is ok-ish (they had a little trouble remembering stuff), but friendliness made up for that. It is not super cheap, but apparently they had some happy-hour thing going on, because when they brought the bill they had taken $ 30 off. At $ 100 or so, a steal for the area.
This was a good choice for a light, late night (after theater) meal. Sushi was fresh, service was great, and we were seated and served quickly.
Very nice restaurant close to time squre international food plus perfect japanies food
We love Robata because it's not only terrific sashimi but the grilled veggies are outstanding. Only disappointment was the host who seated walk ins before us and gave them a prime table while trying to foist off a twofer right by the drafty door on us. Happily, the manager popped over and made sure all was well.
We needed a meal near midtown hotel and we were at defcon 2 with my 7 year old. Really surprisingly good izakaya (next door to flash dancers?).
Also have sushi, but I'd say go for cooked food. Brussell sprouts, snap peas, chicken wings all excellent.
Great for a quick bite. Had tuna burger sandwich that said was pan seared and the waitress even asked how I would like it prepared. Seeing the restaurant also serves sushi I assumed it would be a piece of sushi grade tuna, however it was a frozen patty
Sushi restaurant as sports bar: loud and bad music, a large screen TV, all a great loss. The decor is fine: remove the TV and pick better music, and you'd have an environment that matched the quality of the food.
The food was great. When we were there, the service was very slow. It would take about 15 - 20 minutes from ordering to getting our food out and many of the items came out seperately. What should have taken an hour was closer to 2.
It is called themselve robatayaki restaurant, but, in fact, not the food cooked on a Robata, it is a fake Japanese food. It is eaten with it, but it is not enough to call themselves the food cooked on a Robata.
Robata's has a cool vibe, and a great location we had sushi and it was all good, but overpriced. Guess that's what you get in Tines Square. For a Times Square restaurant, it's better than most.
We wanted a sushi & sashimi restaurant in or near the theater district and found this one. On Broadway near the Ed Sullivan Theater. Enjoyed the food, ambience and service.
Mr. Robata is currently under construction. The whole facade is covered in plywood. It feels pretty sketchy entering the place and once inside there was a strange smell that the waiter attributed to construction. This smell was made worse by the gruff hostess who went outside the door of the tiny spot to smoke a few cigarettes - sending the smoke right into the restaurant. ALSO, the restaurant sits right next door to the strip club Flash Dancers. YUCK!
Cozy neighborhood sushi place with great location on Broadway. Sushi was good, not brilliant. Litchi red bean dessert was delightful! Sports screen in background adds to comfortable atmosphere.
...treat yourself to a delightful meal at Mr. Robata! I've been here before and can honestly say that my return trip was just as perfect as my first one! They honored my request for a booth setting near the front (we like to watch the chefs at work!). The wait staff is prompt, courteous and attentive to all your needs...and most important of all...your taste buds will rock the night away!!! Each artfully arranged dish has its own unique flavors. You will not be disappointed....I promise!