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Yopparai, New York, NY

Yopparai

4.6
4.6
428 Reviews
$50 and over
Izakaya
Yopparai opened 10 years ago as an intimate Japanese sake bar and restaurant known for its wide variety of sake paired with traditional Japanese cuisine. After a long pandemic induced break, we are excited to reopen at a new location on the Lower East Side! We continue to serve menu favorites like homemade tofu, grilled meat/fish, and oden, while also adding new offerings like sushi and Japanese hot pot. We offer socially distanced indoor dining, as well as heated outdoor dining, both with a unique Japanese ambiance. We also offer counter seating where we serve a limited-availability sushi omakase course in addition to our full menu.

For special occasions, we recommend our sister restaurant, Yopparai Ronin, an omakase-only date night spot offering a multi-course menu in a beautiful Japanese setting. Please visit Yopparai Ronin's listing to book your date night.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Izakaya, Japanese Speciality, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 777-7253

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Junya Miura

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    between Stanton and Rivington Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F train to Delancey St, J/M/Z trains to Essex St, <br />B/D trains to Grand St.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Seasonal omakase dining

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Previously offered only at our sister restaurant, Yopparai Ronin, we are now offering a limited availability seasonal omakase menu of Chef Miura's selected dishes! Enjoy 6 courses of traditional Japanese cuisine including appetizers, sashimi and sushi, grilled and steamed dishes, ending with a traditional Japanese dessert. Some dietary restrictions can be accommodated; please note restrictions in your reservation or call the restaurant for details. Pricing ranges from $110-130 per guest (excluding tax and gratuity); reservations require a non-refundable deposit of $25 per guest. Omakase reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. For same day reservations, please call the restaurant to check availability.

What 428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. H

    Hugo

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice small restaurant with very high quality fish
  2. JS

    JonaS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service. We really enjoyed the taste and beauty of the dishes
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. Quality of food and service exceeds most of lower east side
  4. FI

    FrederickI

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The sushi and sashimi at Yopporai were outstanding. So fresh and exquisite. Yes, it's expensive but what quality sushi restaurant in NYC isn't. Sushi Chef Koichi was incredibly efficient and hospitable at the bar. My wife, who doesn't each much sushi, really loved the vegetarian options of vegetable tempura and tofu hot pot with vegetables. Excellent food and service. Will recommend to friends.
  5. i

    iytueu

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    太难吃了,除了刺身没有菜没味道的,味增银鳕鱼既不咸也不香也没鱼味,你咋不上天呢?服务很一般。隔壁兄弟店Yopparai Ronin很好吃服务也好,没想到这家alacarte这么雷。 Food was awful. The food tastes nothing like that from Yopparai Ronin, which was wonderful. Nothing aside from the botan ebi was tasty at all. The miso black cod tastes neither like miso nor like black cod. The rest of the dishes were borderline edible but were not tasty at all. Service was average.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in NYC
  7. D

    Dinner

    Philadelphia

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well curated sake selection - excellent and pleasant service - cool ambiance Food: each course was well made and tasty albeit smaller serving size ( as expected)..light but full enough —recommended highly!
  8. TG

    TomG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service and great food!!
  9. AP

    AshleyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was extremely attentive, food was great, ambience was calm and intimate. Will definitely be going back!!
  10. LW

    LareinaW

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The uni is a must try. And sake is great too. A little bit expensive though.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the top culinary experiences we have had in the city. Highly recommended.
  12. GG

    GonzaloG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    New location for me and reduced manu, but still great vfood
  13. JJ

    JulieJ

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my best sushi and Japanese experience in New York!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Was really good
  15. A

    Anon

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing menu from top to bottom. We tried dishes from each section and all the food and flavors were fantastic. A definite recommend!
  16. KK

    KristenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!! Love the new location with the private booths. Seating at the bar is good for solo dining as well!
  17. H

    Heero

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff, wonderful setting, delicious food. Great drink selection!
  18. A

    Aelish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the booths where you sit without shoes and the presentation in wooden boxes is amazing. You can also try interesting new dishes you don't see at most Japanese restaurants.
  19. WH

    WHee

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent place for a quiet and relax meal with friends or significant other; the ambience and service was top notch; pretty extensive sake selection and the food was fresh and tasty; not the best I’ve had but it was very good!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Wasn’t given a choice to choose seating when reserving and was provided outdoor seating on a cold day. There should at least be some choice / notification beforehand
  21. SR

    ScottR

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the flor seating room at the front of the restaurant, which was unexpected but super cool. Be aware though, you are on full display to all of Clinton street as the back wall is glass. Also, wear easily removed footwear as shoes are not allowed. Service was stellar. Warm, sincere, educational. Sake was presented in a wooden box of crushed ice. The fish collar was perfectly cooked. The sashimi platter was ok, but probably the low light of the meal at $75. However, all of their soy sauces are gluten free!!! So you can feel comfortable dining there with a gluten allergy if you speak to your server about it. #glutenfree #pescatarian
  22. E

    Eric

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great tasting Japanese food owned and run by Japanese staff. Fresh sashimi and many flavors difficult to find.
  23. p

    patrickm

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The quality of the food is not like it was pre-pandemic unfortunately. Used to love Yopparai but won't be going back anytime soon.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite spot :)
  25. G

    Grace

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this place. Good for family. We were late and they gladly accommodated us. Great service. Will return for sure.
  26. B

    Britt

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Poor experience all around.. the server barely checked on our table for the duration of our meal, and when two of us arrived early (we ended up waiting at least another 15min for the remainder of our party), no one bothered to ask us for a drink order. Very little interest in helping us with dish recommendations.. we were also served 2-3 variations of trout with our sashimi, which I found disappointing as I prefer to get a nice sampling of fish types prepared by the chef whereas this felt like a total afterthought. Would not recommend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Had stomach ache after I came back home. The food may not be fresh
  28. J

    Jack55

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely one of the best Izakaya Japanese Sushi Sashimi experience in a very long time. The newly renovated Restaurant complete with Traditional Japanese compartments ( no shoes and tongs supplied. You are submerged into an authentic experience. Sake was affordable and delicious Fukuju. The whole soy seared squid, Chirashi and Dashi Marinated Tuna were quite amazing exquisite. Also, the egg custard with uni and Ikura was a delicate starter and the pickled root vegetables and Black Edememe. So, much more to have on the menu. Cant wait to return. Arigato. Bonsai.
  29. MA

    MatthewA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite Izakaya in the city hands down. The food and Sake are both phenomenal.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so great!
  31. l

    lilkeataround

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and every piece of sashimi just melt in your mouth. Second time here and will come back for even more!
  32. TN

    TonyN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Great sake selection, service, and good appetizers, but the entrees were just ok. - regardless of price. I have had MUCH better sashimi and beef elsewhere at this price point. Never again, and strongly do NOT recommend this place.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I miss the old yopparai menu!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    pricey but good
  35. H

    Henrik1964

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent quality and great appreciation for seasonal ingredient on the daily, changing menu.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Dont recommend this place. Food is very over price and this place is noisy
  37. L

    Lance

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great authentic food and terrific service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was disappointing
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The tatami Mayte seating area is beautiful. The waitress will come and check on us frequently which seemed good, but then sometimes it felt to frequent. Overall service is good. They should have more options for tea, as currently only green tea as offered.
  40. CC

    ChristineC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    the portions were ridiculously small. we ordered the highly commented items, and the only dish that was worth its price tag was the pork belly hot pot. nonetheless, sushi was fresh and flavors were there.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Yopparai is rated 4.6 stars by 428 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 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Yopparai

49 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between Stanton and Rivington Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Izakaya, Japanese Speciality, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F train to Delancey St, J/M/Z trains to Essex St, B/D trains to Grand St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Junya Miura

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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