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Yakiniku West

218 E. 9th St., New York, NY 10003 40.729728 -73.988599
nr. Third Ave  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-979-9238 Send to Phone

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

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Daily, 5pm-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Teen Appeal


  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


Check your shoes at the door of this bi-level blond wood and bamboo house of yakiniku, a Japanese term for “grilled meats." Pillow-padded seating borders sunken tables (so socked-feet can dangle) equipped with the ventilated electric grills that attract a mix of Asian families and NYU freshmen couples who’ve discovered the virtues of distracting dining. While the protein of choice may arrive with a fresh-from-the-freezer chill, the flat slices char up fast and take well to a Romaine lettuce wrapper and a slosh through the sweet and spicy dipping sauces. The menu flaunts sushi platters and the traditional Korean rice bowl, Bibimbap, but don’t get too distracted from the BBQ section—searing white-meat chicken, tender short rib, and more adventurous body parts like tongue is the main event. Plus, grill-it-yourself options all come with kimchee, miso soup, a mini salad, exceptionally fluffy, sticky white rice, and an individual bowl of ice cream for dessert.

Recommended Dishes

Shrimp shumai, $5.95; chicken set, $21.95; red bean ice cream, $3.95