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Sake Bar Decibel

) #4,462 of 9,165 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ Japanese, Asian
E 9 street, New York City, NY
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Japanese, Asian
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E 9 street, New York City, NY
Neighbourhood: East Village
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1 - 10 of 55 reviews

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 19 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

1  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
Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you love sake and don't mind loud bars then go here. This sake bar has a HUGE sake menu, featuring lots of rare types of sake and Japanese tapas.

Thank MBenzinger
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Good sake, an unbelievable amount of choice. We had a sparkling fruity one that was very drinkable. Setting was cool if a little intense, dimly lit with odd music playing - felt a bit like a opium den. Definitely an experience, worth a visit.

Thank mmeola
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

As it turns out, I'm not really a sake person. Still, I found the experience of visiting Decibel to be really memorable and enjoyable. Love the interior, lighting and overall ambiance of the place.

Thank flamingo_j13
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East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 01:00
Monday
18:00 - 02:45
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:45
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:45
Thursday
18:00 - 02:45
Friday
18:00 - 02:45
Saturday
18:00 - 02:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: E 9 street, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
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