25 St Marks Pl, New York, NY
(212) 254-6363 serving: East Village, Downtown
open:Mon-Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-4am; Sun, noon-midnight

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Japanese, $, Cheap Eats, Group Dining, Late Night Dining, Discover Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Visa Accepted, Restaurants,

The Low Down


The Extras: While waiting for a table (and you will), stave off hunger with a trip to the whirling cotton candy machine up front

Save Money: Beer is a pittance at $1.50 for Sapporo or Kirin, and sake and soju are also available.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

East Villagers nibble frugally at this mobbed Japanese snack shop.
by Justin Hartung at Citysearch

In Short
This St. Mark's izayaka, a Japanese snack and booze cafe, complements the street's growing number of Pan-Asian restaurants. Boisterous waiters greet a streaming crowd of regulars, students and tourists who wait for one…
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Crazy Izakaya
By LaughAttack001 at Menuism

This crazy Japanese izakaya on St. Mark’s is one of my favorite destinations on the block. The menu is... Read More

Incredibly Strange Place
By Hyphprud at Citysearch

I was brought here by a group of friends just as the place opened at 6:00PM. At least 15 people were waiting outside, until their name was called f... Read More

A must go spot in J-town...Fast and...
By mndragon at Menuism

A must go spot in J-town...Fast and delicious...VERY popular and always packed. I love that I can get my... Read More

Amazingly fun, dirty, and cheap!
By verybecca at Citysearch

This is one of my fave places in NYC to turn my brain off, drink and eat Japanese student food. I always order veggie dishes (Age Dashi Tofu, Cucu... Read More

Japanese comfort food. It's good. Expect to...
By JanetHan at Menuism

Japanese comfort food. It's good. Expect to wait a while to get seated. Took us forever. Forgot we were... Read More