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Creative Japanese cuisine by internationally-celebrated chef, Takanori Akiyama. We also offer an extensive sake & shochu selection, rare Japanese whiskies, and original Japanese-inspired craft cocktails.
New York, NY 10002
Contemporary Asian, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm-11:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact us for catering. Please visit sakamai.com/catering
or email: email@example.com
F/M/J/Z trains at the Delancey St / Essex St Station. M9, M14A, M15, M15 SBS
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, SakaMai can accommodate all your special event needs. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Alice Chang: (844) 274-9214
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us for special events. Please visit sakamai.com/events or email: email@example.com
SakaMai Ratings and Reviews
I have eaten at SakaMai multiple times and going for the Valentine's dinner really kind of ruined it for me. The prix fix menu looked really good on paper, but each course was a disappointment. Additionally, the wait between servings was extremely long - at times as long as 45 mins. I don't think I will opt to visit her again.
This place is simply terrific.
Great unique food made with love
If you like Japanese food and want something up market and great then this place is for you. The Bluefin Tuna roll is a must have so unique and delicious. The Saki selection is another worthy feature. All round a really great place for a meal or a drink for anyone who is a foodie
Overall not as great as I thought. Food was good but didn't have that amazing taste I expected. Some of the food was so mild it was borderline bland. Very expensive, too. So it felt overpriced. The cocktail I had ("The Sakamai Punch") was very good. I would definitely return for the cocktails, however, the food was overpriced. Dessert was a redeeming item as well ("Mochi Parfait"). Service was attentive, however, one of our dishes was very very slow and when it arrived it was overcooked ("Wagyuu Hamburger Steak"). They claimed the delay was due to a ticketing issue in the back. We canceled the order and didn't want to wait another half hour for that one steak. Overall, my opinion is that it's overrated but not a bad place to try once for a special occasion. I would definitely return for drinks and dessert though.
I used to live in NYC and I came here to eat very often. I moved back to Chicago about half a year ago, but I really miss the food here, especially the amazing egg on egg on egg. I've been trying to find the similar thing in Chicago, but the only thing that came close is "egg on egg", omlete with caviar. So I flew back to NYC a few days ago to just revisit this lovely restaurant and I'm sure I overate that night. But it's just so worth it!
Was there on new year eve. Love the sushimi for two and the service is good, waiter got very good knowledge on how to recommend and serve. Love the egg on egg definitely the must order for everytime. Price is fair and food over all is worthy the price. The only problem is the neighbors table was really really loud.
There was a great bar scene on a Tuesday night and perhaps it was because it was oyster night! Arrivng at 6:00 pm for our birthday dinner, we sat in the back where it was very quiet. We each ordered the Tasting Menu for $65 each and the selections were great--sashimi, salad, egg on egg, grilled octopus, duck breast, and a mochi dessert. We felt quite full by the time the duck breast arrived. If you wanted saki tasting to be added , it was $35 per person.
I heard from friends that their cocktail drinks are great! I would not hesitate to return to Sakamai for another meal!!
If you like uni, you will love this place. Their mazemen is amazing. The egg^3 tastes very good but feels skimpy on the uni given the price (maybe it's the caviar?). The octopus is outstanding. One of the specials of the day, the madai age, is very good as well. We are seafood lovers and ordered accordingly and were very happy with everything, but they also have a whole section for steak if you're a meat person.
I reserved a table for 5 and we had the tasting menu which included
a tasting version of:
egg on egg on egg - my favorite dish... I wish I had more!
Grilled little gem lettuce
sashimi - salmon and tuna
and dessert which was amazing but cant remember what it was called. It had cereal at the bottom and pieces of mochi
Because there were three guys who tend to eat a lot, the tasting menu wasn't quite enough for us so I ordered a few extra items for the table to share-
Shishito Peppers- great to have as an pre-app
Uni Mazemen- I would come back for this!!
Bone-in Strip loin steak- Tasty!
We also ordered the dreamy sake and went well with everything we ate. It was the perfect amount of food for us and every dish was delicious. I would certainly come back but would consider ordering a la carte for myself as the portions are bigger and I like to eat!
The reservation was for 9pm but did not get seated until 9:40pm.
The entire duration of the 40 mins the hostess and manager were very misleading in terms of time estimate and the reason for the delay.
Even after being seated the wait staff was absent for 10-15 minutes prior to taking our order.
This delay pushed the meal later in to the evening and at the tail end of our meal we tried to order tea but was informed that they stopped serving tea for the night as they were closing up.
They did attempt to make up for the poor experience by giving us complimentary desserts but that too was only offered when we asked them directly about it which is in poor taste.
Though service started out well, it got harder to reach our waiter's attention by the end of the night. However, in terms of the food, everything we ordered was DELICIOUS. I am definitely going back. Faves were the egg on egg on egg (worth it esp if you love eggs + uni), karage chicken, the duck, the tofu and salmon roe (the combination of the two were perfectly balanced), and the hamburger steak. We ordered more than this but those were the standpoints and there was NOTHING a group of 8 of us didn't enjoy. Great for group dining so you can share as much as possible. Happy hour drinks from 6-8 can only be ordered at the bar but you can bring it to your table!
SakaMai started out pretty strong while the restaurant was basically empty. Service good; orders filled and delivered promptly; drinks refilled just when we were ready. Once it filled up the service deteriorated a lot culminating in our having to ask repeatedly for the last item we ordered - the pork belly sliders. The server did not find out what was the holdup and eventually we decided to just skip it. Never got an explanation for that failure. The restaurant advises ordering like you order tapas- two or three for each person. But it appears that the kitchen can't handle that. Kitchen needs an expediter.
Cocktails, sake & service were great but food is uneven. Anything with uni is fantastic and the raw fish selections are what they should be- fresh and flavorful. However, other dishes are very hit or miss. The cabbage salad was great and as described but, for example, the kobe curry was actually a large mound of rice with a curry sauce. No discernible kobe beef. Our waiter explained it was ground (more like a tiny amount pureed) into the sauce. No hint of kobe and certainly not worth $19.00. Other dishes were similar. I wish the obviously talented kitchen applied the same careful and creative hand with their non sushi and uni dishes and were more forthcoming with their descriptions of menu items.
This was my third visits in as many months. Enjoyed the food and the hospitality every time. It is fast turning into my favorite fusion restaurants. There is one nit I need to pick with this most recent visit - The Beef Curry and Rice dish that was listed in the "Meat" category during the first two visits had been elevated to "Special" as Wagu Curry. It still tasted good but gone were any appreciable pieces of beef. It is now essentially curry rice with beef flavor. I would appreciate it if you would consider adding the tender beef chunks back to the dish and return it to the meat category. The beef does not need to be Wagu quality to lend flavor and texture to the dish. In fact I felt the curry flavor had overpowered the delicate beefiness of the Wagu. Thank you very much.
The food and service were fantastic! The only complaint was the AC (and lighting in our area) shorted out when we were there so it got hot and had emergency lights on. Hoping this was a one off incident, but the food was delicious and the staff were so nice!
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