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Yakiniku Gen, New York, NY

Yakiniku Gen

4.7
4.7
23 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Gen is a master in the area of business. We established "Gen" to spread and offer real Japanese BBQ.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 602-1129

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd ave.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    E, M train at Lexington 53st. station

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Japanese

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  1. A

    Atsuko

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    上カルビ、上ハラミ共にひどいコンディションでした。途中で帰りました。
  2. VW

    VWNYC

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and services are both excellent, but noise level is high. Overall the furnishings are old and dated so it need some clean up and upgrading.
  3. DG

    DivaGShonnie703

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a good time. The food is delicious. Service is great. We have dined here a few times and everything is consistent. It’s one of our favorite places!!!
  4. RR

    RRRRR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice Japanese yakiniku restaurant! Wanna visit again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service! The best Japanese BBQ place in the city!
  6. A

    Aeluro

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food! Lot's of fun :) I recommend the saikyou lemon sour!
  7. HZ

    HaruZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Really amazing Yakiniku and great quality of meats and sauces. Unfortunately, the restaurant was playing a rap station which didn't seem appropriate for the setting, in addition to the songs having advertisements in between them.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing time and delicious food and drinks!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A bit noisy but lively place. It was a bit hard to catch waiters’ attention at dinner time, but they are polite and friendly. The yakiniku is very authentic and delicious.
  10. H

    Hamadak

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    お肉が美味しいです。
  11. CG

    CraigG

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    An authentic neighborhood gem which serves as an oasis for Japanese bbq. Could use some apps but if you want delicious meat bbq, this is your place.
  12. C

    Call4cs

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    First time tasting this type of Japanese Korean food but ordered way too much. Good food and service.
  13. WO

    WonderOyaji

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Gen was just like having a yakiniku dinner in Japan. Tender short rib “karubi” was extremely delicious.
  14. WO

    WonderOyaji

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    日本の美味しい焼き肉を堪能出来ます。
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ALWAYS LOVE GEN
  16. B

    Bryant

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The premium quality of the meat makes this restaurant the underrated and hidden gem in Manhattan. The service is very nice and thoughtful as well. What makes it perfect is the low corkage fee for BYOB. Definitely revisiting next time!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best place I've ever discovered. The food is divine the waiters are spectacular.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yakiniku here is always fantastic. Service is very Japanese style. Booth are perfect for family.
  19. A

    Allen

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of food and proper distance between tables
  20. HT

    HiroshiT

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gen's food quality is improving and meat quality is great!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    this hole in the wall place was exactly what i expected. middle of the road experience at best - at all levels. stick to gyu kaku
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very happy with the meal. The meat grade is very good!
  23. Y

    Yuuuuu

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of my fav yakiniku spot in the city. However on that night, few families were there with children and some ppl who maybe drunk (?) so got kind of noisy. Otherwise, glad they have reopened and will definitely go back and recommend for their food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Yakiniku Gen using the Order Online button. Yakiniku Gen also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Yakiniku Gen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 602-1129.

Yakiniku Gen is rated 4.7 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Yakiniku Gen

250 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022-6201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    E, M train at Lexington 53st. station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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