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Momokawa

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Manhattan
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157 East 28th Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Between 3rd Ave. and Lexington Ave.)
+1 212-684-7830
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my new fave Japanese in E20s. Wonderful. Had delectable cod roe starter and perfectly cooked mackerel. Enjoyed the lunch. Don't hesitate at the stairs down entrance. Enjoy the little spiral staircase up to the restaurant. The food and service are wonderful. A hidden gem really. Try it!

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Thank Ian D
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91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The first time having sukiyaki in the US, very tender meat and lovely broth, the udon noodles were simply great. Wish there could be more veggies.

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Thank Yulun W
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Could be in Kyoto. Very homey, delicious, and good service. Most of the clientele the night we visited were Japanese, good place to go if you're feelung homesick! No, it's not a fancy gourmet place, but good value and it's exactly what it claims to be.

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Thank Doug R
Hong Kong
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427 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We were expecting to have good Sukiyaki here from previous reviews but was totally let down. Service was good but food was average, deco is tired and old. Am unlikely to come back and would recommend you go somewhere else for Sukiyaki.

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Thank kmquek
New York City, New York
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115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Super authentic Japanese shabu shabu restaurant that was a nice little find. The place is pretty small so I'd recommend making a reservation in advance. Dined here with a couple of friends and we were all impressed - the duck ramen was probably the highlight of our meal! We got the shabu shabu to share and being spoiled by Chinese/Mongolian... More 

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Thank Michele Q
Aalst, Belgium
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

very authentic place serving delicious Japenese food. choices might vary depending on the season and this ensures fresh and tasty ingredients! rather small place with limited amount of table, so you might need to reserve.

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Thank kristof395
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Visited here for a quick lunch. Had no idea what it was, aside from Japanese. The entry method is unusual, entering from the basement level and then ascending almost immediately to the second floor. I did not try any of their shabu-shabu or sukiyaki (which evidently are their good points)< given the constraints of time, but I did try their... More 

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Thank Calcir
New York, NY
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141 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Ignore the looks of this place - they are deceiving. First thing you will notice there that the great majority of customers ar Japanese. Certainly this indicative of authentic ethnic food. You may not like some selections, but you will certainly love many. Personally, I would not recommend ordering tasting menu - many of the dishes I could not understand.... More 

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Thank Strongwinder
Larvik, Vestfold, Norway
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Food was very good, no complqints there. The service though was mediocre during the whole night. I decided to tip about 10-15% and the waiter comes back and wants more. I don't care where in the world this should happen, but at least for me it is something you just not do, and that ruined my experience of this resturant.... More 

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

If you are looking at very quality Japanese beef then look no further.. They served very good beef. Sukiyaki is awesome and the black cod miso is not bad, the pork belly is awesome very tender and very tasty.. Very delicious.. Restaurants is very compact but food are awesome

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 East 28th Street, New York City, NY 10016
    (Between 3rd Ave. and Lexington Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: 28 St (4, 6, 6X) 33 St (4, 6, 6X) 23 St (4, 6, 6X)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-684-7830

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?