Sapporo Restaurant in New York Does Not Accept Credit Cards!


I was in New York from Tuesday till ThanksGiving Day when we came back just in time for a big Turkey. Our family drives to New York quite frequently and one of our favorite places to eat is the Sapporo Restaurant at 49th Street between 6th and 7th Ave.

It is not a fancy restaurant at all. Rather, it is a place that simply serves Japanese noodles (Ramen). During fall and winter, a bowl of hot noodle soup is always so nice.

But there is one peeve of mine about this restaurant. It does not take credit cards! So I have to pay cash! And because I seldom carry cash in my wallet, I’ve got to always make sure that I always carry enough cash. But they are not the only place not to accept credit cards. Even Haagan Daaz in New York at South Street Seaport does not accept credit cards!

Well, I guess when you really like a place, having to pay by cash is not an issue. I’m sure my friends Matt from Debt Free Adventure, Brad from Enemy of Debt and Adam from Man vs Debt will be grinning from ear to ear that I have to pay cash at my favorite Japanese Noodle place!

As you can tell, I don’t really have much credit card wisdom today after a night of pigging out on honey baked ham! So I’ll end this post by wishing every one a very belated Happy ThanksGiving!




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3 Responses to “Sapporo Restaurant in New York Does Not Accept Credit Cards!”

  1. Jefferson Kim Says:

    In Orange County, CA, I see this very frequently.

    I guess it depends on the company. If the profit margins are so low, then I would agree with their strategy.

    Merchants typically charge about 3% per transaction and if their volume isn’t large enough, it would be + $0.30.

    You’ll see some restaurants actually try and charge you extra if you don’t spend $10 or won’t accept credit cards at all under a certain amount.

    Of course, this is against merchant policy, but I wouldn’t mind paying cash for great quality, cheap food.

    The smart restaurants will have an ATM in their restaurant if they don’t accept credit cards so it won’t end up being all that inconvenient for most people.

  2. Credit Card Chaser Says:

    Haha I am the same way – it annoys me to no end when I cant use my cash back credit card (although I do like to carry cash with me no matter what just in case).

  3. John Smith Says:

    An excellent restaurant to hang out!!

    Ok…I know I am a foodie and have travelled quite a bit and been to lot many places but the one city which is always an extension of mine is undoubtedly New York. I am proud to wear my Nike NY cap and cheer my Basketball team without fail. I have been to almost all the food joints, restaurants, pubs and bars located in Manhattan and I must say they all are pretty good considering this age of twittering and Face book wherein if you fail once your name pops up on all the social networking websites with negative comments. This is a welcome change becoz ultimately we the customers become the king as shoddy service or bad quality food can easily land the owners into trouble.

    But the one place which has succeeded in amazing me is the newly refurbished Restaurant named Point Break. Formerly named as Nation Restaurant & Bar, Point Break is a new Surf Bar located in the heart of mid-town Manhattan. Now I remember sometime back I had been to this place when it had the old look and feel and I thought ok..seems to be an average place..what’s the big deal? But even during my last visit when it was still in its old shape it served me excellent food and the service was razor sharp. So last Saturday when one of my friend threw a party and told me the venue to be a swanky new outlet which he was speaking so highly about I thought ok..let’s try this one too. When he told me about the address I wasn’t sure it was the same place but when I reached there the whole look and feel from Outside was changed and once I entered in, the earlier known Nation was truly looking like a break from the past and hats off this guy, I don’t remember the name of the owner, but he has rightly renamed it as Point Break!! It appeals to the newer generation guys like me. We had a great time there. The menu featured old classics and new additions. I loved the wheel o’ shots which made me crazy!! I had the fish tacos which was delicious..yummeee and it has got plenty of room for parties, the DJ that they had was great, excellent sound system as well and the drinks were strong and I had a look at the menu and thought the prices were pretty good.

    Guys on top of it the next day when I searched this place on the internet, this restaurant has a Face book page too wherein they post photos and updates of recent happenings/parties and upcoming events/parties/offers too. They tweet also which is really nice thinking by the owner.

    Anyways not wanting to sound like a paid blogger I would say as a foodie this restaurant is a nice one and I would not hesitate to give my recommendation for it to my guests coming in from out of town. Go and try once and do not hesitate to leave a comment once you are there. I know I am only going to get thumbs up from you all!!!


    John Smith, NYC

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