Hakone Japanese Restaurant Inc

★★★★☆

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I've passed by here once or twice, and they normally have different items on special. I finally decided to try it one day, and I got the Korean BBQ with sushi. It was quite delicious, but it wasn't a jaw-dropping experience. The staff is really friendly though, and the price is not bad. The place is pretty comfortable as well, with couches and low tables. They also have a happy hour special for those of you who like sake, which is normally from 12-8pm. Tamari is elegant and satisfying.

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★★★★☆

I've passed by here once or twice, and they normally have different items on special. I finally decided to try it one day, and I got the Korean BBQ with sushi. It was quite delicious, but it wasn't a jaw-dropping experience. The staff is really friendly though, and the price is not bad. The place is pretty comfortable as well, with couches and low tables. They also have a happy hour special for those of you who like sake, which is normally from 12-8pm. Tamari is elegant and satisfying.

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i love this place. the food is great and the people are super friendly and cool. i've had dinner there at least once a month for three years and i've never had a bad dish. some of the specials are real culinary masterpieces. simple, but with the emphasis on flavor. impressive saki menu too. easy for non japanese folks to figure out, by way of helpful descriptions. thank you tamari!! you guys are great.

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★★★★★

i love this place. the food is great and the people are super friendly and cool. i've had dinner there at least once a month for three years and i've never had a bad dish. some of the specials are real culinary masterpieces. simple, but with the emphasis on flavor. impressive saki menu too. easy for non japanese folks to figure out, by way of helpful descriptions. thank you tamari!! you guys are great.

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What restaurant makes you pay for a dish that you've said tastes bad? My boyfriend had the miso ramen,which I tasted. It was AWFUL, like what you would imagine dirty socks to taste like!!! We politely told the waiter that it tasted off and he suggested they replace it with soy ramen. He comes back and says the chef says he didn't do anything out of the ordinary to it. SO MUCH FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE! How can any restaurant even say thank you while you're leaving with a straight face?!?! We should have known better. The last time we came here we were asked to move halfway through the meal to seat another party. All this restaurant cares about is making money. ITS NOT WORTH THE BAD ENERGY- show your love somewhere else!

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★☆☆☆☆

What restaurant makes you pay for a dish that you've said tastes bad? My boyfriend had the miso ramen,which I tasted. It was AWFUL, like what you would imagine dirty socks to taste like!!! We politely told the waiter that it tasted off and he suggested they replace it with soy ramen. He comes back and says the chef says he didn't do anything out of the ordinary to it. SO MUCH FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE! How can any restaurant even say thank you while you're leaving with a straight face?!?! We should have known better. The last time we came here we were asked to move halfway through the meal to seat another party. All this restaurant cares about is making money. ITS NOT WORTH THE BAD ENERGY- show your love somewhere else!

Cons: horrible service

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Perhaps overshadowed by Blue Ribbon Sushi, it could be easy to miss Tamari. In fact, we only discovered this after living in the area for almost a year: thanks to a friend's Japanese boyfriend who said, hands down, it was the only place that has that 'taste from home' - he put it down partly to the fact that Tamari is owned and run by Japanese people - we have our choice of perfect edamame and melt-in-your-mouth sashimi/ sushi.

Neither of us has eaten in, but delivery is prompt and reliable.

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★★★★★

Perhaps overshadowed by Blue Ribbon Sushi, it could be easy to miss Tamari. In fact, we only discovered this after living in the area for almost a year: thanks to a friend's Japanese boyfriend who said, hands down, it was the only place that has that 'taste from home' - he put it down partly to the fact that Tamari is owned and run by Japanese people - we have our choice of perfect edamame and melt-in-your-mouth sashimi/ sushi.

Neither of us has eaten in, but delivery is prompt and reliable.

Pros: Fresh, authentic, good delivery

Cons: None that I know of...

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I never used to eat fish--AT ALL--slowly sushi entered my world, and I began to see a whole new spectrum of eating possibilities. I ran to see every sushi place in town that was recommended, and NONE have come close to the complete JOY I get EVERY time I go to Tamari.
The lovely Oka-san who runs the whole place, and her lovely manner, to the amazing Sake selection to the GREAT sushi. I have yet to find a Japanese restaurant ANYWHERE in New York to compare. Everyone MUST try this most wonderful of sushi joints IMMEDIATELY.

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★★★★★

I never used to eat fish--AT ALL--slowly sushi entered my world, and I began to see a whole new spectrum of eating possibilities. I ran to see every sushi place in town that was recommended, and NONE have come close to the complete JOY I get EVERY time I go to Tamari.
The lovely Oka-san who runs the whole place, and her lovely manner, to the amazing Sake selection to the GREAT sushi. I have yet to find a Japanese restaurant ANYWHERE in New York to compare. Everyone MUST try this most wonderful of sushi joints IMMEDIATELY.

Pros: Great Food, Great Sake

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There was an ealier post claiming that Tamari's food was not authentic. Obviously this person doesn't know what he's talking about...and what to order from Tamari's vast menu. Being a 100% JAPANESE, born and raised in Tokyo, Tamari offers the most authentic dishes to please my native tongue. The owner's mom, more affectionately referred to as "Oka-san" here has her hands full managing the table and the tiny kitchen takes time to prepare the food (so I definitely recommend weekday dinners)...BUT the wait is worth seeing the careful display! What to order: Appetizer recommendation - Tatsuta-age, Fried calamari, Korean BBQ; Roll recommendation - Crunch roll, Cajun roll, Dragon roll; Meal recommendation - yakisoba, cold tempura soba, cold ramen.
My boyfriend and I go atleast twice a week.
Maji de umaissu...kinjo ni osumai no Nihon-jin no kata mo zehizehi ichido otameshiare~!!

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★★★★★

There was an ealier post claiming that Tamari's food was not authentic. Obviously this person doesn't know what he's talking about...and what to order from Tamari's vast menu. Being a 100% JAPANESE, born and raised in Tokyo, Tamari offers the most authentic dishes to please my native tongue. The owner's mom, more affectionately referred to as "Oka-san" here has her hands full managing the table and the tiny kitchen takes time to prepare the food (so I definitely recommend weekday dinners)...BUT the wait is worth seeing the careful display! What to order: Appetizer recommendation - Tatsuta-age, Fried calamari, Korean BBQ; Roll recommendation - Crunch roll, Cajun roll, Dragon roll; Meal recommendation - yakisoba, cold tempura soba, cold ramen.
My boyfriend and I go atleast twice a week.
Maji de umaissu...kinjo ni osumai no Nihon-jin no kata mo zehizehi ichido otameshiare~!!

Pros: Food, Music, Attitude

Cons: , Space, not enough waitstaff

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You could never find good sushi in such a relaxed and stylish space in Manhattan. Service is well-meaning but can be a bit inattentive. Prices are reasonable.

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★★★★☆

You could never find good sushi in such a relaxed and stylish space in Manhattan. Service is well-meaning but can be a bit inattentive. Prices are reasonable.

Pros: Good sushi, Relaxed

Cons: Inattentive service

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i love this place. the plum wine sake is divine, the crunch roll is fabulous. in fact i haven't had anything here that i didn't like. it's a cute atmosphere, good place to go with a friend to chat. and, the bartender is cute to boot!

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★★★★★

i love this place. the plum wine sake is divine, the crunch roll is fabulous. in fact i haven't had anything here that i didn't like. it's a cute atmosphere, good place to go with a friend to chat. and, the bartender is cute to boot!

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...I guess that's the point. Japanese tapas? Ok. Ya know, whatever. Food was fine, but not anything like Japanese food in Japan. I mean, a Japanese restaurant that doesn't have rice/miso soup on the menu? But that's the point, right? Japanese tapas. Right.

The food was good. They have Yebisu in bottles, which automatically endears a place to me. And the sake list was good. Not exhaustive, but plenty there for the adventurous palate.

The verdict: good-to-very-good, as long as you are not bound by your expectations.

2
★★★★☆

...I guess that's the point. Japanese tapas? Ok. Ya know, whatever. Food was fine, but not anything like Japanese food in Japan. I mean, a Japanese restaurant that doesn't have rice/miso soup on the menu? But that's the point, right? Japanese tapas. Right.

The food was good. They have Yebisu in bottles, which automatically endears a place to me. And the sake list was good. Not exhaustive, but plenty there for the adventurous palate.

The verdict: good-to-very-good, as long as you are not bound by your expectations.

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I was curious as to what Japanese tapas would be. I had some rolls and an appetizer and of course some sake. Good selection of sakes, with a detailed menu to help you make an informed choice. Friendly service. I would reccomend going for drinks/snacks, rather than dinner (what I did), as they are more set-up for the former. Imagine a sleeker, less dank Decibel (sake dive bar in the East Village).

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★★★★★

I was curious as to what Japanese tapas would be. I had some rolls and an appetizer and of course some sake. Good selection of sakes, with a detailed menu to help you make an informed choice. Friendly service. I would reccomend going for drinks/snacks, rather than dinner (what I did), as they are more set-up for the former. Imagine a sleeker, less dank Decibel (sake dive bar in the East Village).

 

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