The Joy of Sake Logotype


Friday, September 28, 2018




Barbican Centre
Exhibition Hall 2
Golden Lane, London, EC2Y 8DL


£75 / $100 per person
+ processing fee

The admission fee includes unlimited samplings of sake and a dish from every restaurant.

To see the list of 478 sakes available for tasting click here.



  • Gekkeikan
  • Nishinoseki
  • London Samurai Academy
  • Japan Food Express
  • Tazaki Foods
  • WSI
  • Sam Sake
  • Tengu Sake
  • SoHo + Co
  • Fiji Water
  • Miss Sake


  • Wagumi
  • Casa Santona

The Joy of Sake is the largest sake-tasting event held outside Japan, with a superb array of premium labels and the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. The sakes are in peak condition, the food sublime, the crowd amazing. It’s a one-of-a-kind event, coming to London for the first time on September 28.

Featuring over 400 premium labels from every part of Japan and sake appetizers from 14 of London’s finest restaurants, The Joy of Sake celebrates the wonderful variety of delicious sake being made today. The event is at Barbican Centre, within easy walking distance from Barbican and Moorgate stations.


The Joy of Sake celebrates good sake, good food and good friends. The restaurants below distinguish themselves not only by their outstanding cuisine, but also by their appreciation of the luster that fine sakes add to a meal.

Chisou Sushi & Izakaya

22-23 Woodstock Street
London, W1C 2AR
Phone: 020-7629-3931

Featured Dish: Chisou Classic Spinach Salad with Spicy Black Tiger Prawns and yuzu dressing

Dinings SW3

Lennox Gardens Mews
London,SW3 2JH
Phone: 020-7723-0666

Featured Dish: Fresh Green Tea-Smoked Sea Bass Sashimi with yuzu-tiradito sauce

Flat Three

120-122 Holland Park Avenue
London, W11 4UA
Phone: 020-7792-8987

Featured Dish: Silky Tofu with cep garum and seasonal mushrooms

Frog by Adam Handling

34-35 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HF
Phone: 020-7199-8370

Featured Dish: Chocolate and Tofu Mousse with crystalised chocolate soil, pickled cherries in rice wine vineger, cherry granitta

Ginza Onodera

15 Bury Street
London, SW1Y 6AL
Phone: 020-7839-1101

Featured Dish: Venison Sushi with kumquat compote


14 Hanway Street
London, W1T 1UD
Phone: 020-7637-7720

Featured Dish: Kikuchi Special Sushi Roll with salmon, prawn, tobiko, kanpyo, pickled daikon and ikura

La Fromagerie

2-6 Moxon Street
London, W1U 4EW
Phone: 020-7935-0341

Featured Dish: Sake-inspired Cheese Selection: Comte D'estive, Truffle Cheese, Regalis Blue, Goat Cheese

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

66 Knightsbridge
London, SW1X 7LA
Phone: 020-7235-2000

Featured Dish: Slow-cooked Tender Lamb Shoulder with fresh mint and roasted rhubarb

Min Jiang at Royal Garden Hotel

2- 24 Kensington High Street
London W8 4PT
Phone: 020-7361-1988

Featured Dish: Shaoxing Wine Drunken Chicken with lotus root / King Prawn and Mango Rolls in sesame dressing


Featured Dish: Fresh-shucked Fin de Claire oysters

Sake no Hana

23 St James’s Street
London, SW1A 1HA
Phone: 020-7925-8988

Featured Dish: Cornish Mackerel Nanban with carrot, onion and yuzu vinegar

Street XO

16 Old Burlington Street
London, W1S 2JR
Phone: 020-3096-7555

Featured Dish: Pekinese Dumplings with strawberry hoisin sauce, crunchy pig ears and yuzu aioli


Heron Tower
110 Bishopsgate
London EC2N 4AY
Phone: 020-3640-7330

Featured Dish: Snow Crab Roll with aji amarillo truffle mayo on top served with yuzu pearl


190 Strand
5 Arundel Street
London, WC2R 3DX
Phone: 020-3915-6976

Featured Dish: Special homemade creamy tofu with soy sauce jelly, ginger and soba miso


5 Raphael Street
London, SW7 1DL
Phone: 020-7584-1010

Featured Dish: Sake no Tataki: Seared Salmon with lime shiso soy dressing

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