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231 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1502
+1 212-354-2195
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Inakaya, a popular spot for families with children, offers Japanese eats to those that choose to stop by their Midtown location. On TripAdvisor, one reviewer wrote, "Great...More
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1502
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the mood for sushi, and this place was right across the street from our AC Marriott Hotel, so it was the easy choice after a long day of walking around the city. Although we did not have a reservation (which are highly...More

Thank opsboss2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here. The sushi roll was about average. Meat skewers were alright but the American Kobe beef one was quite chewy. Very pricey relative to the quality of food. Probably will try elsewhere next time.

Thank Heguang Z
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and a friend were looking for a place on our walk to Penn Station after a matinee. We stopped at Inakaya as it looked attractive and was convenient on 40th. We were pleasantly surprised by the robata and sushi...we stayed with lower priced...More

Thank gosaka
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I chose Inakaya for our last meal in NYC. We wanted somewhere near our Hotel in Times Square where we could share a few dishes (not hugely hungry) and a nice bottle of wine at the end of our trip. On arrival...More

Thank adw
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Environment is good. Strong Japanese style interior design, tables and seats are spacious. Service is good. Almost in every trip to Manhattan, my colleagues went with me to dinner there, once a trip. Food is looking good. When compare with price, we would expect it...More

Thank BreadChan
Reviewed 18 April 2018

The service, presentation, and ambience were great. We never sat at the large table/sushi bar before, but had to for this visit due to the way the restaurant is set up (the tables are mostly larger and reserved for bigger groups). It was actually a...More

Thank Eman R
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This was a pre-show dinner and we lived it! Everything- food, decor and service were excellent. The food is authentic. In addition to great sushi, they serve Japanese barbecue

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Overall, we had an excellent time. Service was great, the food was awesome. The only downside is that it was a touch expensive. Even so, we considered this a great evening.

Thank Warner S
Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is our second visit to Inakaya. We had a good time the last visit during NYC Restaurant Week, so we were excited to go back for the second time. We both ordered their Inakaya Course that comes with six course, including a dessert. We...More

Thank foodlovergirlny
Reviewed 16 January 2018

I've had very good meals here before, but this visit (dinner before a show) was disappointing. This isn't a place to visit if you are hungry - the meat and seafood robata dishes can easily be the price of a entre at a good restaurant,...More

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3 December 2015|
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Response from retiredandtraveling5 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with kathyht... Call to be sure! We are always first for their dinner time. If not valid at lunch time, definitely make arrangements for dinner... Great eating experience!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1502
  • Public Transportation: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, and S trains to Times Square/42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-2195
  • E-mail
Japanese Sushi & Robata Grill Restaurant with over 40 years of experience. Our original restaurant in Japan was established and opened its first door in the heart of Roppongi, Tokyo in 1970, as the traditional "Robata-yaki" restaurant. Since then, Inakaya has been loved by substantial numbers of distinguished personalities, comprising of former President of the United States, renowned politicians, Hollywood stars, and other celebrities and the epicureans from around the world for more than 40 years.
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