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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
8:30 PM
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Yopparai

4.6
253 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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Yopparai is an intimate Japanese sake bar and restaurant featuring a wide variety of sake along with traditional foods and snacks that pair well with sake. With high-quality ingredients selected daily by our chefs, Yopparai offers fresh sashimi, seasonal vegetables, and an assortment of fish and meats prepared on our open grill.



With only 30 seats, we aim to bring a personal sake tasting experience to each of our guests. Allow one of our sommeliers to help you select a special sake, served at the ideal temperature, in our house collection of traditional Japanese glassware. Relax in our unique and inviting space, and enjoy the warmth and tradition of Japanese sake and dining.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 777-7253
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Junya Miura
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Clinton and Suffolk St
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Public transit
F train to Delancey St, J/M/Z trains to Essex St,
B/D trains to Grand St.
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking
What 253 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsunny (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

all staffs are very friendly and atmosphere is nice we can fee Japanese culture.
unfortunately, foods are not tasty and too salty.
I don't wanna back.

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vipMikeE (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Unique, soulful and amazing as always! One of my all time favorites in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

overall great

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

A small and cozy place with great food and atmosphere. We felt nostalgic about our times in Japan as we enjoyed the authentic Izakaya (Japanese bar) food and decor.
Most of the dishes we ordered as well as the sake were great.
A little surprise came with the bill... Now, we're not new to dinner bills in Manhattan and paid more in the past so I was expecting high toll to be paid but ~250$ for something you can get for 50$ in Japan is a little too much in my opinion.
But, anyway, the place left a great impression and we enjoyed the night a lot!
I definitely recommend the place. just be aware of the $$ factor.

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Mikes (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Perfect. Great food. Delicious sake and incredible service. Felt like a family run business. They let us hang out eat and drink at our own pace and helped with the menu.

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SOLBROWAT (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

It was our first time there and we selected dishes from several categories on the menu - rice, meat, fish and vegetables. Each dish had freshly prepared ingredients and was tasty. The service was fine as was the sake recommended for the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

First challenge was getting in. Ring buzzer but nobody answer for a couple of minutes. Once buzzed in it is small but cozy. Creative design of seats with storage underneath. Food was of high quality but not in quantity. Food was reasonably priced. Only complaint was sake. My god that was expensive. Had a great time.

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AnnMargaretK (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Some of the best and innovative while still staying authentic, small plates done Japanese style I've ever had the pleasure of having.
Go if you like excellent food, presented with art and tradition in mind, with a service staff that is beyond great.

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Oshenando (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Very accommodating, cozy Japanese izakaya fare. Some of the best uni in the city!

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vipchucksola (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

While the food is overall of good quality with an excellent selection of sake, Yopparai is way over priced and simply not worth the money for a casual night out.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious, quiet, sophisticated. Really nice vibe - I would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything was delicious. Delicate small plates. Nice seats.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was excellent as well as the service. Will definitely visit again.

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WorldIsMyOyster (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Yopparai is our neighborhood gem! The food and service are always excellent. It's a short walk from our apartment so it's an easy choice when deciding what to eat for dinner. We had the oden (fish/yam cake, daikon, and tamago), washu beef teppanyaki, assorted sashimi with ikura and uni, Sapporos, and our favorite sake. Everything is so authentic and artfully crafted.

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FoodieJay (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

What a nice find. If you want good Japanese food - defined as “not sushi” - this is an excellent choice. Small, and I felt like I was back in Japan. Food is very well done, service perfect, and every one of four dishes ($65 total, no alcohol) was worth every bite. It’s not high-falutin' Japanese nouveau - it’s well-executed, quality Japanese fare. Get reservations; it holds 20 ppl +/-. Note: I photos done with my phone in ambient light, and I don't think they do justice to the awesomeness of the food.

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