This cool izakaya a little below sidewalk-level defies its dowdy Times Square address with good food and a downtown ambiance. It's space, pitchers and plates of shumai, gyoza, oshinko and karaage are great for groups.
Times Square, an experimental pedestrian hamlet in New York City’s greater midtown region, is inevitable. Months or years may pass without reason to return, but one day there will be business to conduct, shows to see or out of town guests to impress in the small but mighty area. And in the interest of always sipping from the glass half-full, think of it as an opportunity to check out Times Square’s best restaurants. You might even find one you like enough to bring you back!
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