Great Sake. Great Food.
When served with food, sake tends to play a supportive role,
bringing out the subtle flavors of the cuisine rather than drawing
attention to itself. Possessing much less acidity than wines,
sake creates nuances of complementarity, rather than the bold
contrasts of flavor and texture frequently found in wine and
Having evolved in tandem with Japanese cuisine for 1500 years,
sake is a peerless companion to seafood dishes prepared in simple
ways. In recent years many chefs have explored its versatility
within other culinary styles which place a similar emphasis
on fresh ingredients and natural flavors.
The restaurants listed below distinguish themselves not only
by their outstanding cuisine, but also by their appreciation
of the luster that fine sakes can add to a meal. The dishes
they have prepared for The Joy of Sake show how great sake and
great food work together.
111 Avenue C
Phone: (212) 254-7773
Flavorful dishes for lovers of traditional Vietnamese cooking
and those whose tastes embrace the exotic. Don't miss sake sommelier
Chris Johnson's delicious infused sakes.
6 Bond Street
Phone: (212) 777-2500
A trendy downtown restaurant located in NOHO with a warm minimalist
interior design and new Japanese cuisine with European and Asian
296 Grand Street
Phone; 718 384-7770
Friendly, cozy Brooklyn sake spot with a hearty selection of
En Japanese Brasserie
535 Hudson Streeet
Phone: 212 647-9136
Izakaya favorites taken to the next level.
33 East 61st Street
Phone: (212) 813-1113
Geisha's refined and sensous menu by Chef Michael Vernon, in
collaboration with Chef Eric Ripert, combines an Asian palette
of flavors and classic French techniques.
822 Madison Ave.
Phone: (212) 988-7277
Contemporary kaiseki cuisine from chef Hitoshi Kagawa.
56 Third Avenue
Phone: 212 254-1959
French-inspired Japanese cuisine, together with shabu-shabu
and steaks from the owner’s own butcher’shop.
62 Thomas Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212 965-7777
Modern Japanese cuisine of exceptional quality presented with
156 E. 45th St. (between Third and Lexington Aves.)
Phone: (212) 922-9788
Nouveau interpretations of "musubi," molded rice cones stuffed
or topped with a variety of tasty ingredients.
205 East 45th Street
Phone: (212) 867-4200
Inventive takes on classic American and Japanese dishes from
executive chef Johan Svensson and sushi chef Shigenori Tanaka.
211 East 43rd Street B1
Phone: (212) 953-7253
New York's–and maybe the world's–best sake bar,
with over 200 sake labels, imaginative Japanese cuisine and
monthly sake flight specials.
245 Park Ave South
Phone: (212) 475-9377
87 Seventh South
Phone: (212) 691-7885
Celebrating the culture and cuisine of Japan, Brazil & Peru.
15 E 15th St
Phone: (212) 647-1515
Suberbly nuanced French-American cuisine, with an occasional
Japanese touch, from husband and wife team Chef Marco Moreira
and Jo-Ann Makovitzky.
154 West 13th Street
Phone: 212 989-0421
Sophisticated Japanese-influenced creations served with flair
50 Clinton Street
Phone: 212 477-2900
Horizon-expanding New American cuisine from chef Wylie Dufresne.
Woo Lae Oak
148 Mercer Street
Phone: 212 295-8200
Sleek Soho home of contemporary Korean cuisine in the U.S.
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