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The Joy of Sake Tokyo

The Joy of Sake Tokyo

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6pm–9pm

The Joy of Sake logo


Wednesday, November 7, 2018




TOC Building, Gotanda


¥8500 / $80 per person

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

To see the list of 478 sakes available for tasting go to U.S. National Sake Appraisal website.



  • HAL
  • Ginjoshu Kyokai
  • Tosa Nakama
  • saito-shuzo
  • Kuroushi
  • WSI
  • Miss Sake
  • TOC

In recent years, the quality of sake enjoyed in Japan and overseas has reached new levels, as brewers combine tradition and technology in new and exciting ways. The Joy of Sake celebrates the wonderful variety of delicious sake being made today.

First held in Honolulu in 2001, The Joy of Sake is the largest sake-tasting event held outside Japan. It showcases over 400 entries submitted to the 2018 U.S. National Sake Appraisal, presenting them alongside sake appetizers prepared by specialty restaurants.

Joy of Sake Tokyo

The event is held in the penthouse “Tokubetsu Hall” of the TOC Building, a 10-minute walk from Gotanda Station. This attractive venue features plush carpeting, ambient lighting and a view of the Tokyo skyline.


Sake complements a wide variety of appetizers and entrees. The restaurants 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.

Jukei Hanten

Featured Dish: Szechwan-Style Marinated Saury and Vegetables


Featured Dish: Shrimp and Spinach Tomato Rissoto

Restaurant Kazu

Featured Dish: Blue Cheese Pie Sandwich served with “Nomirinko” gelee

Beast Kitchen

Featured Dish: Lightly Toasted Hokkaido Pork Shabu Shabu served with maitake paste and egg sauce from Takeuchi poultry farm

Akaboshi & Kumagai

Featured Dish: Assorted Hokkaido Kitami Venison Tataki

Spice Bar Kozaburo

Featured Dish: Assorted Achar (Indian Pickles): Gizzard, Raw Peanuts and Soft Shell Shrimp


Featured Dish: Traditional Japanese Sweets Trio


Featured Dish: Bonito Pincho with white radish pickles and pink soy milk sauce


Featured Dish: Tomato surprise with miso-marinated chicken, olive oil grilled shimp and chicken liver pate with lotus root


Featured Dish: Lampredotto with Bricca original salsa verde and horseradish


Featured Dish: Special Hand Roll with truffle oil-marinaded Velvet Shrimp and Aurora cheese


Featured Dish: Nanban-Style Zosui with Nishizaki farm smoked duck

SAKE story

Featured Dish: Sakamai Potage Soup with karasumi powder


Featured Dish: Gluten-Free Penne Pasta in beet cream sauce served with two flavor sake lees


Featured Dish: Roast Beef with onion gelee on top

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