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Sake Bar Decibel

E9 Street, New York City, NY
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
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“sake menu” (2 reviews)
“new york” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
E9 Street, New York City, NY
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for one drink. Not knowing anything about Sake we asked for a little advice, not realising the waiter took advantage of our position and ordered us two more expensive glasses until we came to pay the bill. This left a sour taste and...More

Thank Guesty14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TL;DR: Buzzfeed / Thrillist tourist trap themed bar. Great food and drinks, TERRIBLE service. Never going back. Great food and great atmosphere. Have been here many times without trouble, but have heard that they sometimes will "yell" at customers for tipping too low. I never...More

Thank bennydilla
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Picture this. A hostess telling your party five times over that the wait is 20 minutes, a waiter that slams your drinks on the table, neglects to bring you an ice bucket, and is so eager to empty the bottle that he pours your glasses...More

Thank Mikan T
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you've just feasted around the corner at Yakitori Taisho or Kenka and are seeking a chill place to sip sake with a few friends, look for the little sign leading down to a basement door. Inside is a tiny space rich with gritty ambiance...More

Thank Bennett C
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A restaurant always full of people, but absolutely no comfortable. Waiting line is about 30mins, and then you are forced in a narrow space, without space to eat: we were five in a table of two, and I am literally attacked to my table neighbors...More

Thank Elena R
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this bar after returning from a trip to Japan hoping to find a bar similar to the amazing bars we visited during our trip around Japan. Ordered some sake and food. Sake was nice, but food felt like it had been heated up in...More

2  Thank BayLondon
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I give this place 5 stars because it feel so sneaky to come down the stairs to this barely marked place. It's in a basement and the walls are covered in graffiti - it's really a fun atmosphere. Staff is attentive but their English isn't...More

Thank cincommst
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

A friend from NY told me to go here. If you don't know it's there, you will most likely miss it. Look for a small underground entry. They have a small counter bar and a larger back room. Great selection of sake, special cocktails and...More

Thank Lubomir C
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Only a small sign leads to a downstairs entrance. You walk into a dark and crowded Japanese sake bar. Yes, it's all about sake here and it is very dark. There's also a good list of small apps to go along with the sake. Definitely...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Walking down E 9th street and see some iron stairs leading into a basement with an red lit up 'On Air' sign which piqued our curiosity. After our initial confusion about how to order drinks, which may or may not have been due to previous...More

Thank Hoylkat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Asian, Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 02:45
18:00 - 02:45
18:00 - 02:45
18:00 - 02:45
18:00 - 02:45
18:00 - 02:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: E9 Street, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
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