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Thursday, August 4, 2022


6:30 pm–9:30 pm


Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011


$110 per person

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


The Joy of Sake returns to New York for its 17th annual celebration with 576 different labels from throughout Japan and the U.S. West Coast available for tasting. Sake-themed appetizers from top New York restaurants add to the enjoyment, making The Joy of Sake the event of the year for the city’s sake enthusiasts.


The Joy of Sake celebrates good sake, good food and good friends. Participating restaurants distinguish themselves not only by their outstanding cuisine, but also by their appreciation of the luster that fine sakes add to a meal. Restaurants that participated in Joy of Sake 2019 are listed below with the appetizers they served.


47 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-228-6088

Featured Dish: Ocean Trout with ponzu sauce (ikura, myoga, mizuba)


6 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-777-2500

Featured Dish: Copper River Salmon Trifle (tosazu, soy milk pudding, fresh wasabi cucumber salsa)

Momofuku Ssäm Bar

207 2nd Avenue
at 13th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-254-3500

Featured Dish: Hot Fried Chicken (Double-fried Chicken, cucumbers, jalapeno, vinegar, Thai chili oil)

Morimoto NYC

88 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-989-8883

Featured Dish: Hamachi + Koji Ponzu (Hamachi Tartare with koji, jalapeno, pickled jalapeno and kyuri.)

Nikutei Futago

341 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 917-224-6794

Featured Dish: Wagyu and Summer Vegetable (Papaya wrapped with wagyu, corn gelee and eggplant miso)


157 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 646-590-0684

Featured Dish: Foie Gras Monaka (Foie gras mousse, miso duck, fig, mochi wafer)

15 East

15 E 15th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-647-0015

Featured Dish: Homemade Soba Noodles bonito dashi and pickled vegetables


261 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-544-9862

Featured Dish: Spicy Tuna Handroll with pickled cucumber and tenkasu

The Lobster Club

98 E 53rd St
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-375-9001

Featured Dish: Yellowtail Poke (Japanese yellowtail marinated in yuzu soy with jalapeno and pomelo, then finished with red onion and Asian herb salad)


328 Douglass Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 718-855-2620

Featured Dish: Yukhwe (Beef Tartare with uni mayo, trout roe, shrimp rice cracker)

Samurai Mama

205 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718-599-6161

Featured Dish: Vichyssoise and Garlic Edamame Ball (cold potato soup, beet oil, mashed edamame, garlic, cream cheese, boiled shrimp)

Little Tong Noodle Shop

177 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 929-367-8664

Featured Dish: Everything Nice Chengdu Yangchun Mian (Garlic shrimp, cucumber, spicy peanuts, sweet chili.)


333 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-260-8052

Featured Dish: Wasabi Mushi Dori (Wasabi-steamed Chicken with nori seaweed sauce)

Sakagura East Village

231 E 9th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-979-9678

Featured Dish: 1) Bouchee (Summer Truffle Chicken Pate) 2) Unagi Kagoshima (Grilled Eel wrapped in lotus leaves atop steamed sticky rice with root vegetable)


151 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212-777-7253

Featured Dish: 1) Ebi Shinjo (Shrimp/Cod Cake in gravy) and 2) Smoked Duck


131 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
Phone: 646-850-6414

Featured Dish: Hiyashi Tan Tan Noodles (Cold noodles served with sesame soup, ground chicken and vegetables)

Zashiki at Sushi Seki Time Square

365 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-262-8880

Featured Dish: Roasted Washu Beef atop cha-soba in uni sauce

The Woo

206 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-925-2364

Featured Dish: Ke Sai Mari (Crab and leek wrapped in spinach crepes with a light Korean mustard sauce)


456 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-414-2929

Featured Dish: Yooke Gunkan (Hand-sliced Korean-style Kobe Tartare sushi gunkan)

Sen Sakana

28 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-221-9560

Featured Dish: Ceviche Nikkei (Torched Wild salmon Ceviche with yuzu leche d tigre)

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