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Friday, June 21, 2019




Metropolitan Pavilion


$110 per person

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

The list of sakes available for tasting will be posted June 12 on the U.S. National Sake Appraisal website.



  • HAL
  • Fukushima
  • Hiro Sake
  • Niche Import Co. (Akashi Tai)
  • Gekkeikan
  • WSI
  • Asahi Shuzo
  • Heaven Sake
  • Sake One
  • Niigata Sake Selection
  • MTC
  • Sake Discoveries

The Joy of Sake returns to New York for its 15th annual celebration 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, just once a year in New York City, featuring over 500 premium labels from every part of Japan and sake appetizers from 19 of New York’s finest restaurants. Easy access on the 1 Line (18th Street).


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. Restaurants that participated in Joy of Sake 2018 are listed below with the appetizers they served.

15 East

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

Featured Dish: House-made Corn Tofu “Meli Melo” with yuzu broth


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

Featured Dish: Bluefin Tuna Zuke with fresh wasabi, local Old Chatham blue cheese, clear tomato dashi bloody mary


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

Featured Dish: Seven-Spice Beef Brisket

Sushi Nakazawa

23 Commerce Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-924-2212

Featured Dish: Hotate Yuzukosho Nigiri with irizake sauce

Morimoto NYC

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

Featured Dish: Marinated Big Eye Tuna, compressed cucumber, green apple wasabi, shio kombu


211 E. 43rd Street, Basement Level
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-953-7253

Featured Dish: Kawari Chakin (Taro, Sweet Potato & Sake Lees Dumpling wrapped in Salmon Sashimi, topped with salmon roe, wasabi and tobiko)

Ivan Ramen

25 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 646-678-3859

Featured Dish: Pickled Herring Battera Sushi


296 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718-384-7770

Featured Dish: Beef Tataki with apple onion sauce


311 W 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 646 861-0086

Featured Dish: Lobster Soba-no-mi Risotto

Sushi Seki Times Square

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

Featured Dish: Anago & Summer Vegetable Nikogori


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

Featured Dish: Unagi Katsu Sandwich (freshwater eel cutlet sandwich with Arima sansho pepper)

Sen Sakana

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

Featured Dish: Nikkei Salmon Ceviche with two types of corn


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

Featured Dish: Bossam, Radish Muchim, Salted Shrimp Condiment


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

Featured Dish: Saba Shio Koji (shio koji-marinated broiled mackerel)


37-12 31st Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11103
Phone: 929-328-2890

Featured Dish: Shima Aji Ceviche Tostada


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

Featured Dish: Ebi Shinjo with watercress


5 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-228-8502

Featured Dish: Cucumber Gazpacho
Carabinero shrimp nanbanzuke, Japanese mountain yam, shiso


166 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 347-223-4811

Featured Dish: Sake-steamed Mussels and Cockles

Little Tong Noodle Shop

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

Featured Dish: Ghost Chicken—fermented chili, pickled mustard seeds, chili oil, crispy shallots

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