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25 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.728939 -73.98842
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-6363 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


    9 Reviews | Write a Review

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Mon-Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-4am; Sun, 3pm-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju


Accepted/Not Necessary


Just our luck. With the kitchen fresh out of turkey testicles and bull penises we were left to choose from the list of 100 or so other small plates at this raucous izakaya. We gnawed on grilled corn-on-the-cob drizzled with the house sweet sauce, wallowed in a gooey okonomiyaki (cabbage-and-egg pancake), and almost sparked a flame jousting chopsticks over an unctous miso-marinated grilled mackerel. Codgers and Bloomberg beware: This place is as loud as a Times Square pinball arcade. Speakers that the owners must have scored cheap from the MTA don't help.


Reservations are not accepted on Fridays and Saturdays.