What to Eat at Inakaya, Opening in Midtown Tomorrow


Inakaya, the Japanese robatayaka we’ve been looking forward to since November, opens in the Times building tomorrow, meaning Benihana regular Tracy Morgan finally has a new hangspot. Wear ear plugs if you go — the selling point here (besides the fact that it was opened by a Michelin-starred chef in Tokyo’s “gaijin ghetto,” Roppongi) is that staffers scream out your order to yakikata (“grill persons”) who prepare your food while kneeling and dole it out using large paddles.

Inakaya menu

231 W. 40 St.; nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-354-2195