Every month, the avid readers of Midtown Lunch get together for happy hour. In the past, it's been an excuse to meet random strangers and bond over drinks. Now, it's evolved into hanging with weirdos and bonding over food. And so here's Midtown Lunch Happy Hours.
For this ML HH, we went to: Hagi Sake Bar
The key to Hagi Sake Bar is to arrive early and score a table. For a large table, you'll need at least 3 people. They won't seat you otherwise. Thankfully, some people arrived by 6pm to get the last big table. Once more people wandered in, we ordered lots of food, beer, and specialty cocktails.
Here's an order of fried gyoza which had a crispy bottom. The filling was mediocre but tasty. Nothing crazy good but not bad either.
I think this was a special that night which was grilled blue fin tuna. The meat was really tender but I didn't think it deserved to warrant the price (which I forgot). It's good enough to order once but it's definitely not a repeat dish.
I think this is tuna sashimi which looked amazingly fresh. I don't think I tried any of this but it certainly looked good.
Thanks to everyone coming out that night and making my day special!
Hagi Sake Bar
152 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10020