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Sake Bar Hagi

152 W. 49th St., New York, NY 10019 40.75992 -73.982601
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-764-8549 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
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Daily, 5pm-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at 49th St.; 1 at 50th St.; B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining


  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

Sake Bar Hagi evokes Tokyo far more than Times Square, starting with the primarily Japanese clientele seated at the long wooden bar, lined with bottles of shochu and topped by a refrigerated case brimming with cold sake. Classic jazz plays softly at the bar, which is flanked by flat-screen TVs. Revelers and the happy-hour crowd sit at nearby wooden tables, munching on skewered bites, small plates, and soups—typical izakaya, or Japanese pub, fare. Less cramped than downtown izakayas like Taisho, Hagi’s is a primo spot to down ice-cold mugs of Sapporo and watch a game. Small, savory dishes abound, like skewers of chicken skin with salt and sticks of grilled bacon-wrapped garlic or asparagus. Many munchies are decidedly Japanese, like the smelt: Each tiny fish is packed with blonde roe and broiled to crispy perfection. Heartier appetites can order a hefty plate of braised pork belly and garlic sprouts; tender pork, bathing in a peppery, pungent sauce, may be midtown’s best prep for Times Square in all its neon extravagance.

Recommended Dishes

Black edamame, $3; pork and garlic sprouts with miso, $7.50; smelt, $4.50