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Sapporo

152 W. 49th St., New York, NY 10019 40.75992 -73.982601
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-869-8972 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $

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  • Reader Rating:

    4 out of 10

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Hours

Daily, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 50th St.; N, Q, R at 49th St.

Prices

$7-$10

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Sometimes only a big bowl of soup will do. At Sapporo, a Times Square slurp spot since the swinging seventies, you order your soup, you get a lot of it, and you get it fast and cheap. The ramen is quite good, especially considering the price, with springy noodles, modestly rich broth, and savory supporting players like fish cakes, tender and flavorful roast pork, scallions, and the somewhat superfluous addition of corn. The menu offers nearly a dozen varieties of soup, flavored with everything from curry to sesame paste. For sides, skip the flaccid gyoza dumplings and order the piquant kimchee, equal parts crunch and fire. Lit with a department-store glow, the ambience is what you’d expect: hanging paper lanterns and blond-wood tables, and chairs and wall plaques branded with Japanese characters. A diner-style counter offers front-row kitchen views, providing the entertainment angle at this theater-district mainstay.

Recommended Dishes

Kimchee, $3; miso ramen, $9.50

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