231 E 53rd St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.757366 -73.967985
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown, Midtown East
Excellent freshness – Hakata has excellent quality Salmon and Tuna.
It is very fresh and that is all I really care about.
The other dishes are good as well and the ambiance is also nice, but it would be a little uncomfortable for larger people because the seating areas are smaller.
As far as Japanese food goes, it is one of my favorites in midtown.
Good Siu mai and sunumono. Decent sushi – Went on a Monday night and was the only customer at 930pm. Looked at the appetizers and tried the siu mai and the sunumono. Both were more than edible. In fact I'd come back again. Service was good but did not like the snow beauty unfiltered sake that was recommended. Sushi serving size is less than average but is fresh.
Rude service, delivery almost 2 hrs for 10 blocks, so-so sushi at high prices – We called for delivery (10 blocks away) at 12.30 PM on a Tuesday. at 2PM we called the restaurant and were rudely told that there was a printer problem and the orders hadn't gone out on time. Would not tell me when the delivery would come, nor if it had left already. When the food arrived it was cold and the sushi quality was mediocre. Lots of sushi places in the area at much better prices, and MUCH better service! not recommended.
great fresh shushi, cozy romantic atmosphere, excellent for pre or post theater – my boyfriend and i stoped in this little romantic resturant at the recommendation of a few friends. our dining experience was top notch from the very beginning. the wait staff was was very courteous and the food was amazing!! i had the tuna poke and salmon tartare appetizers and they were to die for. both of these appetizers are served on tara chips and they both were amazing!! my boyfriend isnt a sushi eater, so he ordered the gyoza appetizer, which was awesome, and the hakata grill steak. he asked for his steak to be cooked medium rare, and it was cooked to perfection. i ordered sushi a la carte. i tried their salmon, tuna, fluke and striped bass. all were excellent and tasted super fresh. we were very glad this place lived up to our friends hype.
we will definately frequent this spot again, and would have NO problems recommending it to our friends.
Great Sushi in Times Square – We stopped into this resturaunt after the theater recently and were pleasantly suprised. We ordered the seared tuna entree and a la carte sushi. The seafood was very fresh and did not have the "fishy taste" that seems to happen in most sushi places. The wait staff and hostess were all very attentive. For the price and location to the theaters I would definetely return and recommend to friends.
Something crawling in my food – I was having dinner in this restaurant with my family last Saturday, Sept. 22. I was actaully enjoying my seared tuna, tempura and beef satay (I had a teka bento box) when suddenly I found something crawling on my tempura shrimp. (This site does not allow me to name what it is. It's brown and small, begins with a C and ends with an H) I lifted my bento box, and right away, the restaurant's receptionist came over and took the box away. (I suppose she saw the shock on my face).
A few minutes later, two servers apologized and assured us that it was the first time this has ever happened in their restaurant. This may be true, but I urge future customers to check their food before they take their first bite!
Unexpectedly good sushi delivery – Place: No comment, had delivery. Service: A bit late, said 30 mins took 45, but everything was there as expected once it arrived. Food: I wasn't expecting the sushi to be as full, fresh, and well selected as it was. I ordered the sashimi deluxe. One disappointment as the wasabi which was not so potent and seemed a bit bland. Overall: I would highly recommend this for takeout/delivery.
consistently fresh sushi – Given that I work in the area and often order food at work, this is a place I will call often. The food is always delicious and the sushi has never been anything but fresh. The spider roll & crispy tuna rolls are fantastic, the sashimi is very very fresh. Excellent value for what you get and a terrific place for a pre theatre dining.
Excellent for lunch or dinner – Definitely a reasonably priced stop in the Theatre District. Cute hostess and fast service. The fixed price boxes are plentiful and tasty. Teriaki chicken is excellent as well. It's small but cozy. Definitely do more business in take-out but you won't be disappointed if you stop in. Highly recommended.
Solid quality – Overall, the food is good for its price. Good sushi and a good menu selection. Very consistent and solid quality. I am a little disappointed that it doesn't have a lunch menu as I find the overall menu a little pricey for lunch around that neighborhood. Service is a bit lacking too during busy lunch hour.
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