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Wednesday, November 6, 2019




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 sakes available for tasting go to U.S. National Sake Appraisal website.



  • HAL
  • Ginjoshu Kyokai
  • Tosa Nakama
  • Asahi Shuzo
  • World Sake Imports
  • Fujii Shuzo
  • Islander Sake Brewery
  • sakura works

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. Guests at the Tokyo event may sample over 500 sakes from every region of Japan together with sake appetizers prepared by 15 specialty restaurants. The event is held in the penthouse “Tokubetsu Hall” of the TOC Building, a 10-minute walk from Gotanda Station.


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: Crisp-fried Tilefish with sweet soy sauce

Hitoshi Sugiura (Onodera Group)

Featured Dish: Vegetable Garden

Restaurant Kazu

Featured Dish: Parmesan Cheese Tart Flambé flavored with Itoshima herbs

Nihonbashi Osaka

Featured Dish: Roast Beef with special sesame sauce


Featured Dish: Appetizer Olympic: Hawaiian Blue Jelly, Iwanori Seaweed Wasabi, Wagyu Beef Steak, Miso-marinaded Egg Yolk, Sweet Chili Pepper

Akaboshi & Kumagai

Featured Dish: Kitami Venison Croissant Sandwich

Wagashi Kunpu

Featured Dish: Assorted Japanese Sweets: azuki-filled wafers, sweet bean nerikiri

Spice Bar Kozaburo SpicebarKOZABURO

Featured Dish: Sorra Puttu: Kesennuma Mako Shark Kerala-style Spicy Stir-fry


Featured Dish: Poke Bowl Duo Hamamori Style: spicy tropical fruit sauce & shiokoji wasabi mayo sauce


Featured Dish: Stewed Hokkaido Pork Italian Sausage served with aged potato puree


Featured Dish: Oyako Chirashi Sushi with seasonal vegetables, 20 days aged salmon and Hokkaido ikura


Featured Dish: Scallop and Turnip Rissoto with Kyo-shichimi spice

Team Gotanda (SAKE story・AGI・Hojahi)

SAKE story



Featured Dish: Joy of Sake Special Potato Salad Trio


Featured Dish: Overflowing Karasumi & Ikura Roll

Beast Kitchen

Featured Dish: Hokkaido Beef Brisket Stir-fry Beast Kitchen Special

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