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Yakiniku Gen

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250 E 52nd St, New York City, NY 10022-6201
(212) 602-1129
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 03:00
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Sun 17:30 - 00:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 03:00
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I think this restaurant stopped to open at lunch time, but whenever I go, I saw a lot of people laughing ,smiling with each other ,that is a little bit rare in N.Y. A safe place.

Thank tsuchinoo
Arlington, Virginia
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were looking for a bowl of Ramen but the place we were originally looking for only took cash so we ended up next door at this Gen restaurant. What a find though. Customers cook their own meat/seafood/vegetables using the grill in the middle of each table. However, the quality of all the ingredients is top notch. Would highly recommend... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

One of the guys that worked at our hotel raved about this place. I could tell he genuinely loved it, so we went. We concur, the people are very friendly, and the food was great. Authentic Japanese BBQ that you cook yourself at your table. Great food, unique and fun experience, affordable, we highly recommend checking this place out.

Thank Alltix12
New Jersey
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150 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

WOW is this place good!!!!! Prices are great, you order and cook your meats table side. Come here if you want to have a good time with friends and not feel hurried by staff! You won't regret it!!

Thank Pengylove
Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

They have very good Japanese food at a reasonable prices.

Thank ArtPawn
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Broaden your palate of Japanese food treats to include excellent cooked meats and fish dishes; traditional fare of exotic vegetables and sauces. Huge menu with many curious selections, like a multi-layered shredded pork, cabbage, miso sauce and cheese, and odd treats like Hot Dogs and Hamburgers! Don't be mistaken though, Riki serves some of the best Japanese favorites in Manhattan,... More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2010

Good quality Japanese BBQ.

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Reviewed 26 September 2009

Authentic Japanese BBQ. Relatively quiet, cozy and good for casual get-together.

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Reviewed 24 July 2008

Decent Japanese-style BBQ. I like the other Riki better.

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Reviewed 17 March 2008

yummy crab meat fried rice, grill fra grois

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 03:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 03:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 03:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 03:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 E 52nd St, New York City, NY 10022-6201
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 602-1129

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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