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231 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1502
+1 212-354-2195
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Inakaya, a popular spot for families with children, offers Japanese eats to those that choose to stop by their Midtown location. On TripAdvisor, one reviewer wrote, "Great...More
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5:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1502
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere here is great. Service quick and food prepared with great care and quality. We ate here twice during our week long stay in the City and recommend this place to anyone who loves Japanese food. Fresh seafood, a sushi chef and a Robata...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked counter seats on Open Table but later decided to change to table and the staff were very accomodating over the phone. Was also late for my reservation but they were very gracious to change our reservation at the last minute. The 6 course fixed...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place so I'll start with the pros: good service, great sake and a nice setting but that's about it. Unfortunately, I would have to rate this as the worst Japanese food I've ever had. The set menu ($59USD/pp) was...More

Thank hollieinnz
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We thought to have Japanese food in the evening and this place turned to be. Very bad place for food and terrible service. After 9pm they were not ready to take further orders. When we sat down and were looking at the menu I asked...More

Thank Anurag999
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The Inakaya 7 course meal is wonderful with diverse choices - we didn't add any extra's this time and everything was wonderful

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We wanted sushi and other Japanese options at 6pm on a Friday night -- after a long work week and before an 8 o'clock Broadway show. Inkaya fit the bill. Very comfortable setting and friendly staff. We shared some rolls and salads. Things added up...More

Thank W.H. D
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We came for sushi before theatre. Awesome ambiance despite the full glass front. Fabulous sake menu and other Japanese drinks. Variety of food styles and we'd like to come back to try other things besides the fabulous sushi. Sitting at the "bar" gives a full...More

Thank Lisadeanspencediana
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I am a gluten-free vegan. I had to pick and choose several different items to eat, but they were cooked very well and tasted good. I had edamame, grilled potatoes, shitake mushrooms and a house salad. It was satisfying. Very loud.

Thank citaandbernice
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Words cannot describe our latest culinary experience in NYC. I'll make it simple: if you love sashimi, sushi, tempura and robata grill, and/or you want to introduce neophytes to Japanese cuisine, you must eat here. From the kaiso salad, nanbu bijin and miso soup, through...More

Thank Khufu8
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Inakaya has good food but if you're hungry bring your checkbook. The restaurant is kind of a cavernous place and lacks intimacy. The staff works hard to make it an authentic Japanese experience. When we arrived for our reservation they didn't have a table that...More

Thank Joseph G
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3 December 2015|
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Response from retiredandtraveling5 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with kathyht... Call to be sure! We are always first for their dinner time. If not valid at lunch time, definitely make arrangements for dinner... Great eating experience!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1502
  • Public Transportation: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, and S trains to Times Square/42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-2195
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