Tucked away on the 2nd floor of Stuyvesant Street in the East Village, Village Yokocho is a must go-to spot in New York City. This Japanese Izakaya opened in 1995, the first izakaya in the neighborhood.
Be transported from the hustling and bustling streets of New York to the lively streets of Tokyo. You can find a variety of comfort food on our menu – from yakitori to takoyaki, ramen to kushiage. Come for a quick drink or hang out with good company.
Irasshaimase! Welcome to Village Yokocho!
“Crowds from the quasi-hidden but not-so-secret Angel´s
Share bar next door squeeze in here for Japanese comfort
food, served in a perpetually hopping room that´s decorated to
look like an outdoor eatery: Clouds drift overhead on a
blue-painted sky; red lanterns dangle from a faux
roof…Shredded daikon is dressed with sweet-and-sour ume
shiso dressing; bonito flakes dance atop a bowl of yakisoba.”
“The bilingual menu features six pages of yakitori, kushiage
(breaded and fried bites), broiled seafood and other small plates,
most meant for sharing. Raw squid tossed in spicy chili paste
could get things going, followed by a five-skewer yakitori combo
and a languorous bowl of nabeyaki udon, a wintry soup filled with
chicken, fish cakes and an egg that poaches in the broth.”