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Rabbit House Omakase and Sake Bar, New York, NY

Rabbit House Omakase and Sake Bar

4.3
4.3
39 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Rabbit House is Small-Scale Theme Restaurant and Chef’s Solo Challenging Project to share happy moment! Semi-Formal Creative New Japanese, Seasonal Six course Omakase and a la carte menu with Sake and Japanese full bar, cozy atmosphere in this exciting neighbor! Please cheer Rabbit House from now on!

Signature 6 course Omakase and premium 6 course Omakase is available (advanced request recommended).

Bar Snack/Appetizer; our famous Addicted Sparerib, Tako Marinade Salad.
Seasonal Entree; Gluten-Free Seasonal Pasta, Seasonal Fish, Signature Rabbit.

New on Sake list; Kid Junmai Wakayama Prefecture
Original Cocktail; Osaka Highball(Osaka Whisky $17), Kyoto Cherry Blossom(Kyoto Gin, Prickly Pear, Cherry Blossom ice $16)
Japanese Spirits; Single Malt Whisky, Teeda Japanese Rum, Yamasemi Rice Shochu.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Thu 5:30 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 448-4022

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yoshiko Sakuma

  • Catering

    We love to help your event! Variety of price by your budget. Please email us at info@rabbithouse.nyc.

  • Private party facilities

    New Cozy & Romantic Restaurant for Your Private Event! Semi-Formal Japanese Fusion, Six course Omakase only with sake, beer, wine & full bar ! Small-Scale Theme Restaurant to share happy moment!

  • Private party contact

    Yoshiko Sakuma : (646) 448-4022

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Grand street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JV

    JocelynV

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I went to Rabbit House with a friend, for Restaurant week, and the food was incredible. The staff was very helpful in getting my questions answered and making substitutions when necessary (I require food to be gluten-free), and even allowing me to sit at my spot for about a 1/2 an hour later than the reservation was made for. I sat at the bar and the barstools were very comfortable with high backed chairs. All in all, I would return if I’m ever in the neighborhood again!
  2. A

    Alley

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fresh Japanese food with creative flavour combinations. The seasonal omakase was a great choice.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start to finish was an incredible experience - The ambiance, food, and staff were fantastic. The chef came and spoke to us about her omakase menu, and was friendly and informative about each dish. The servers were equally as informative and attentive. I cannot wait to go back!
  4. C

    Cece

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We got the delux omakase and I have to say.. it was disappointing. There was very little raw fish and while the delux came out with additional dishes like wagyu and lamb, the wagyu was tough and chewy. We did the sake pairing which was good, but overall paid $500 for 3 people and it was not worth it.
  5. P

    Patrick

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Amazing food, great service, chill vibe. We absolutely LOVED this place. Can't wait to go back.
  6. R

    Rocky

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A tiny, tucked-away gem...we tried and loved the 6 course Omakase. You might even miss this restaurant...walking up the Lower East Side's Essex Street just north of Hester...very small operation. But we were pleasantly surprised.
  7. A

    Alicia

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot be in a rush. It is tiny. The chef is meticulous, creative and inventive. Everything is always fresh and delicious. The sake pairings are such fun! It is quiet, relaxing and homey. Space is tight. Each dish comes out in its own time. It's a little haven in a bustling city.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was okay but honestly expected more. Menu was quite limited and the general atmosphere came across more upscale online in reviews than reality
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    I really wanted to give this place the benefit of the doubt. The waitress was so nice and recommended a lovely sake to my liking. However, an hour after ordering a drink, I still hadn’t had my first dish. The chef finally brought it out, placed it on the counter, and the waitress was about to hand it to me but someone else asked to take a picture of it. Ten minutes later, i had my first dish. It was okay….
  10. KB

    KostasB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem! Loved the food and the service. Each dish in the Omakase menu was an experience.
  11. I

    Italiana4646

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful personalized omakase for my boyfriend's birthday which happened to also be on New Year's Eve. The courses were unique Japanese cuisine and beautifully presented. We also got the sake pairing for each course which went harmoniously with each dish. I highly recommend Rabbit House if you are looking for a Japanese food beyond sushi and ramen.
  12. A

    Arthur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious meal, loved the ambiance of the place great date spot. Omakase was really good, every dish was unique (dessert wasnt my favorite but the rest was perfect) especially for the $80 price. Sake was also delicious certainly recomend this place. Will be back
  13. t

    toni

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never too crowded, comfortable, pleasant atmosphere. Great food and service. Excellent sake.
  14. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Horrible service. When we got there the door was locked and another customer had to open it for us. It took us a long time for the waiter to come over and we ended up just ordering drinks and an appetizer and leaving before the food got there because it took so long. The couple seated next to us had been there almost two hours and were on course 2 of 6. Would not return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The service was dreadfully slow. 6 courses starting at 9:30 and we didn’t finish until after midnight. The food was good, but the pacing ruined the experience. The chef (owner?) is running the restaurant by herself and definitely could use a hand or two!
  16. w

    wherejceats

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef was very nice. The food was exceptional! One of the best dining experiences we’ve had. Will definitely return.
  17. t

    tomokow

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love here! Cozy but foods are so real, high quality with creativity.
  18. MA

    MATTHEWS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, incredible attention to detail, and very intimate setting. Will be coming back for next seasons menu
  19. CH

    CatarinaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great value for Omakase in a small intimate setting. The chef is the host and you are the guests in her dining table.
  20. D

    David

    Birmingham

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Check out this delightful neighborhood restaurant for very high quality dinner
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Omekase was so fun! We learned so much about Japanese cuisine and ate such delicious food.
  22. BR

    BenjaminR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute chef owned tiny Japanese spot. Loved it! Highly recommended.
  23. TL

    ToriL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The brunch menu is fantastic! The food was delicious and fresh. It is clear everything is made with heart.
  24. AG

    AGobot

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Went for birthday! Food was delicious, we did omakase and partner had it with sake pairing. The chef came out a few times to explain the dishes we were having, and also why the sakes were selected for particular dishes. Got an additional appetizer, the ponzu mushrooms which as a mushroom lover, I recommend 😋. The Omakase changes with the seasons and we had the Spring Omakase.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Did the tasting menu, but service was dreadfully slow. Arrived at 830pm and was not done with 6 courses until 11pm. Food was decent, portions were small (7 exact pieces of gnocchi in the main). Ambience was alright but combined with the reduced drink menu and an automatic 20% gratuity included, we will not be returning any time soon
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and recs were amazing. The staff was welcoming and joyful which created a cozy ambiance perfect for a first date! I am so happy with my experience and would highly recommend Rabbit House to anybody.
  27. ME

    MikeE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a tiny, homey omikase place. It feels remarkably like similar places in Tokyo. It was an ideal place for two friends to re-meet after a long time to eat, drink an talk for hours.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service and such friendly staff! This along with the great food all added to the overall lovely experience. Would definitely go back.
  29. AM

    AnnaM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    I can’t believe for $80, including tip, we got 6 courses filled with truffle, salmon and roe, foie gras, rabbit, duck breast, and more. And all the dishes were inventive and well executed and tasty. I’ve done a lot of tasting menus and this was really well done. But the wildest part is that I noticed at the end that it seemed like just one lady was cooking for the restaurant. It’s fairly small but still, all those dishes went out without delay and were well timed and all excellent. That’s so impressive.
  30. WS

    WallySouthEnd

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic romantic dinner for two. Got the six course meal with the sake tasting and had no regrets. Staff was very attentive and gave story about all of the dishes and pairings
  31. TC

    ThomasC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem that exceeds expectations. Super friendly staff and intimate dining scene; even got to meet the chef. Winter tasting menu was a smash hit, and the sake was an excellent pairing. Would recommend Rabbit House to my closest friends, it was an unforgettable dining experience and truly innovative cuisine.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  33. MF

    MyFave

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. There’s was only one person there serving and cooking so I’m glad my friend and I went early. The rabbit is the way to go.
  34. S

    Sterling

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did the omakase for my birthday. The food was delicious and impressive, the outdoor dining felt safe and cozy, and the chef was engaging and kind. Wonderful experience!
  35. EL

    EmilyL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    Really slow service and food prep. Sat on the sidewalk for 3 hours to get through the meal. Dishes were small and lack depth of flavor, almost gimmicky. Some were good but not worth the wait and portion size. Left still hungry
  36. JE

    JoanE

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sitting outside was nice; food was prepared to order; limited menu. It was fun. Don't order a drink without looking at the menu. A shot of scotch was $25.00 and while good, not worth it. This was a groupon deal and many expenses were put on the final bill that were not in the fine print. Overall an interesting experience and good food and everyone tried very hard and couldn't have been nicer.
  37. HL

    HelenL

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always been a big fan of Rabbit House at the old location. The new Rabbit House is even better, nicely decorated and more upscale. Menu has been updated, with some new dishes and an expanded tasting menu. Chef Yoshika is extremely talented and creative. Food is comparable to fancy restaurants, with a large selection of fine sake. Price is more than reasonable. All prices include tax & tips!!!
  38. o

    ofram

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uniqe experience, memorable. Chef/owner personal service unlike any restaurant that I have been to.
  39. LG

    LinnieG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rabbit House is my absolute favorite restaurant in New York City. It's where we've gone for our anniversary, two of my birthdays, New Year's Eve with friends from out of town, and now Valentine's Day. At each of these celebrations, the service was absolutely incredible--I cannot imagine kinder, more attentive service. This is not the place to go if you're incredibly picky, but if you're adventurous and open to exploring the chef's creative palette, I recommend the omakase. My favorite dishes are their ponzu mushrooms, artichoke spread (hear me out! It has miso in it), and the black sesame pudding. The atmosphere can't be beat, a soothing escape from downtown's sensory overload.

FAQs

Rabbit House Omakase and Sake Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rabbit House Omakase and Sake Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 448-4022.

Rabbit House Omakase and Sake Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Rabbit House Omakase and Sake Bar

41 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grand street

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Thu 5:30 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yoshiko Sakuma

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 448-4022

  • Catering

    We love to help your event! Variety of price by your budget. Please email us at info@rabbithouse.nyc.

  • Private party facilities

    New Cozy & Romantic Restaurant for Your Private Event! Semi-Formal Japanese Fusion, Six course Omakase only with sake, beer, wine & full bar ! Small-Scale Theme Restaurant to share happy moment!

  • Private party contact

    Yoshiko Sakuma : (646) 448-4022

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