Yopparai Ronin

4.8
28 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
From the team of Yopparai comes Yopparai Ronin, a new omakase date-night spot on the Lower East Side. Incorporating favorite dishes and design elements from Yopparai, we offer you a virtual trip to Japan to make your special occasion memorable. In our intimate and cozy space, you will enjoy a multi-course meal of authentic Japanese dishes made from seasonal ingredients. Ranging from fresh sashimi, grilled meats, rice and noodles, we offer something for every palate. Relax in our unique space, and enjoy the tradition of Japanese dining.

In addition to our 6-course omakase menu, we are now offering a nightly a la carte menu with Yopparai classic dishes. Reservations for a la carte dining are accepted from Monday-Wednesday, while Thursday-Saturday reservations will be held for omakase diners only. Thank you for your understanding!

* In accordance with NYC requirements, we require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for guests dining indoors.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 28 people are saying
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Lava
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love this place and will definitely go back. the menu will be changed every couple months and we don't want to miss any of them!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Hmmm… Maybe I am being harsh but for $420 for two people, I expected a lot more… You’d go anywhere with the amount and it will be better food than here… sorry… just everything was not going together…. Unagi Ochazuke was really weird with sauce and all… most food was just burdock roots and mushrooms. Outdoor traditional table was a good idea but it gets cold really quick and the waiter doesn’t help turning it back on…. Waiter seemed like he wanted to explain the food but wasn’t sure he cared whether we were comfortable or anything. Still gave 20% tip but just wanted to add that it would have been nice if the kotatsu didn’t turn off the mid dining and became too cold to sit out. Food really wasn’t good at all. I’m sorry…

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KristinaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great curated menu and a unique dining experience. The server was extremely knowledgeable and explained all the dishes in detail, and engaged us in fun conversation as well. A great deal for omakase in the city at only $110pp. There were two off menu items that could be added to the meal for an additional $20. The sake menu was great as well. Highly recommend to anyone searching for an omakase meal.

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Lucien
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous experience, delicious meals, service impeccable!

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LMHL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Impeccable service, delicious, well-portioned and satisfying 5 course meal with wonderful sake to accompany it. 4-stars only because it is a quite expensive meal that relied on a lot of vegetable and dashi throughout (meaning it didn’t particularly feature outstanding proteins to justify the price point) in a relatively humble (though comfortable) setting. I still absolutely would recommend and would love to try it again in the future to see how the meal evolves. The food we received was all delicious, and our service was top-notch, kudos to the whole staff!

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PaulaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just a lovely experience, everyone was so kind, the food was delicious, and would def go back!

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vipSnaporaz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding kaiseki meal (they call it an “izakaya” but this is really a modern, more causal kaiseki style progression) at a very reasonable price. Great PQR. And the little dining stall outside was really cute and comfortable as long as you can deal with not having a back rest. Service was very friendly, professional and solicitous without being too formal. Loved this place and will be back! Highly recommended!!!!

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KarenS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is part of Yopparai next door, and offers an awesome and homey tasting menu. The setting definitely gives you a nostalgic feeling of the old Yopparai. The service is excellent, especially Kevin, who is very friendly and knowledgeable. We were seated at the chef’s table, which is awesome because you can see the chef in action. Can’t wait to go back to try their cute and cozy Japanese style seating outdoor next time!

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vipAhmedK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience that reminded us our dinners at Kyo Ya before they close. The server was very friendly and professional. Food was excellent and unique!

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fayfers
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The food was delicious and Kevin was a great host! Highly recommend it!

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vipHannahL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good value for money with high quality ingredients. Japanese chef is a michelin star awarded chef. Good value at this price point.

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chie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic Japanese Kaiseki Omakase course in cosy atmosphere.

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DinnerforTwo
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional, delicious, and amazing experience! Highly Recommend.

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ShawnP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing. The server did so well to describe each dish as they were served and gave us great tips for deciding one what sake would compliment our tastes. We got to sit by the window area so we had a view of the chefs at work. Our seating location also made date night feel special

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Jane
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience and presentation. Will come back again.

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vipAndyE
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Came here for my birthday dinner after going to the other Yopparai restaurant down the street. Unfortunately did not really enjoy any of the dishes. Feel very bad about how much money we spent.

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vipBobV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience. Zen like calm. Amazingly precise servings. Bravo, one of my best ever dining experiences.

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vipBatteryCharger
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing omakase experience! Go with a big appetite

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vipMALNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem hidden away on Clinton Street. A real value for a high end kaiseki dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Sat in a wonderfully decorated isolated, well heated from beneath, cubby outdoor on the chilly street (Covid Re-Open). The heat was perfect. Service was top level, 6 course Omakase was delicious and approachable. Didn’t find anything too “fancy” or over the top; very well planned and executed menu. Overall experience puts this in my Top 10 Worldwide. And considering it wasn’t terribly expensive for a tasting menu, that gives it bonus points!

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vipOctoboy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been a fan of Yopparai for years, I wanted to try the new Yopparai Ronin. It’s brand new and what an amazing experience! It’s a chef’s tasting, like an omakase) and the variety of flavors of the raw and cooked fish, meet and vegetables was sublime!

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MaximM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding date night experience. Reserved kotatsu table outside. Amazing omakase menu. Thank you for all thoughtful touches.

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David
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yopparai Ronin was an extremely unique and special experience. The staff was exceptionally helpful and attentive, the food was spectacular, and the space itself was perfect. Nothing but positive things to say about this.

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vipCheunger
New York Area
223 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic new concept. Very good for private dinning and reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I came here during our staycation and had a wonderful experience. We had the five course set meal and were blown away by the high quality and tastiness *every single* item on the menu. The washu beef was incredibly tender and the unagi was wonderfully soft and yummy. The homemade tofu is just perfect and we loved how it was served in the hotpot over the small fire. The service is absolutely impeccable. You will be transported to Japan when you sit down at this restaurant which is great during the pandemic when we can't really travel. We had an amazing time and recommend this place 100%!

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KF19
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible! Our servers were attentive and friendly. Omakase was also excellent quality.

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travenr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a treat during these crazy times. Warm and cozy and delicious sake with a superb feast.

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vipEhrenJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a fan of Yopparai and Asazu, I was thrilled to hear the team was opening a new, more laid back music-themed izakaya. Delicious dishes, great drinks, awesome decor and hospitality as always. Congrats!

FAQs

Yopparai Ronin is rated 4.8 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.