240 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
Hours: Sun: 6:00 pm - Sun: 12:50 am, Mon: 6:00 pm - Mon: 2:50 am, Tue: 6:00 pm - Tue: 2:50 am, Wed: 6:00 pm - Wed: 2:50 am, Thu: 6:00 pm - Thu: 2:50 am, Fri: 6:00 pm - Fri: 2:50 am, Sat: 6:00 pm - Sat: 2:50 am,
June 19, 2018Hands-down just a damn cool place to go. Accessible, yet the underground location adds allure and mysterious vibes perfect for dates or small get-togethers with friends. Open your mind to their extensive sake selection, and please take advice from the experienced staff. It’s worth it to branch out! Lovely small plates to share, and killer ambience. It’s shabby chic meets romantic grunge. I wouldn’t recommend you go in large groups, keep it small for this spot. Embrace the intimacy!June 07, 2018Mix between speakeasy and local hangout feel. First sake bar in NYC so seems to be well known. Less funky and more gritty than it used to be I was told by another customer. It works for friends, but not a fancy date. Great sake selection and informative menu. Food looked good, but I came just for drinks. I would have preferred more interaction with staff as I came alone and seats next to me were empty. The most talking I got was a reminder to leave a tip when I paid. Music track was all over the place for the hour I was there. I guess they were trying to appeal to many genres, but I think something more consistent is less distracting. Will I go back? Yes, but after trying the other 20 or so sake bars in NYC.May 13, 2018A super cozy and artsy place with an amazing Sake selection. If you are going to have food there as well make sure to try the beef rice bowl! It's heavenly !June 16, 2018The drinks were mediocre and our interaction with the staff was horrible. Stayed for one drink and the waitress barely did anything so she was tipped accordingly. After paying the bill, one of the workers chased after us demanding more money for the tip and telling me to never come back after I refused to give him more money. Needless to say, I’m happy to never go back! Absolutely unacceptable from an establishment that somehow has rave reviews for being authentically Japanese. I have spent a good amount of time living in Japan and traveling throughout the country, but not once have I encountered rudeness even remotely similar to that exhibited by the staff at Sake Bar Decibel. Here’s a tip: if you really want to immerse yourself in a Japanese eating and drinking experience without being treated like trash, go to literally any of Manhattan’s other izakaya-style restaurants.April 28, 2018Fantastic selection of sakes in a cool underground niche. A small selection of tasty sides makes this a great after dinner spot. The entrance is under the street so keep an eye out for the stairway on the sidewalk.