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Sake Bar Hagi

JAPANESE  Izakaya

152 West 49th St. (bet. 6th and 7th Ave.)
Tel: 212-764-8549
5:30pm-3am daily

Sports fans will especially enjoy this well stocked restaurant and bar serving tapas style dishes. Laid back with a half Japanese and half American crowd – sports fan or not – Izakaya Hagi is perfect for a night out with friends, co-workers or a simple, affordable dinner in an otherwise tourist ridden theatre district. Open tables are closely arranged on the main floor to give a homey feel. A semi-enclosed room – plasma TV included – one step up with open access to the main seating area is best suited for parties. The semi-curved bar is wrapped around exposed brick, and, bamboo reinforcements enhance the restaurant’s warm vibe. This young Izakaya has great potential to become a regular destination as it serves hearty appetizers and meals in accompaniment with drinks to a mixed crowd in a cozy underground location in the heart of New York’s entertainment spectacle. The drink menu consists of sake, more sake, some shochyu (potato sake), and a variety of cocktails and beers. Look for daily special menus for both food and drinks. Bring it on Yankees, Giants, Knicks and Mets! All fans welcome.

Grilled Beef Short Ribs

Sizzling short ribs marinated in citrus vinegar and soy sauce served over a bed of sliced onion. Wasabi on the side to taste ($7).

The most popular dish among Japanese customers  BEST 3!

(1)Sauté Pork/Cabbage ($7)
(2)Daikon Radish Salad ($6.50)
(3)Spaghetti w/Spicy Cod Roe Cream Sauce ($8)