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Wait time at Ippudo

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Is there still a long wait time at night at the Ipuddo East Village location? I want to go around 8pm on a Sunday evening. I'll be dining solo.

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  1. Short answer, yes. Longer answer, how long depends on the night and time. 8:00 is prime time, Sunday not prime day but there will still be a wait. On a Thursday night at 10:30 a few weeks ago I was told 45 minutes.

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    1. re: Bkeats

      it is amazing how this place still packs them in. I do happen to like the place a lot, but I do avoid going because of the waits. Just amazes me that the novelty hasn't worn off. I guess they have the right formula, congrats on their part.

    2. Waits for 1 in general are minimal. Worst case you go have a drink around the corner and they'll text you when your spot is ready.

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      1. re: Barcelonian

        The orignal location does the text thing? I know Ippudo Westside does but I didn't realize 4th Ave does also.

        1. re: Spiritchaser

          It does!! However, they no longer will take day-of in-person reservations...

        2. re: Barcelonian

          That's what I will do. I'll find a bar close by and have a drink. I hope there is one open on Sunday.

          Thanks everybody for the replies