- Ralph Malph reviewed 3 years ago
I stayed in the neighborhood for a week and Satskos became my “last stop” every evening. Each time I stopped in, I told myself that I would have one short sake and leave. Each time, I became involved in fascinating conversations and stayed quite a while.
The food is wonderful (especially the seared tuna), the staff friendly and professional and the atmosphere very comfortable. I found their site http://www.satsko.com/
- Timothy Sullivan reviewed 2 days ago
Kokage is very close to grand central station and down stairs from the famous Kajitsu restaurant. They have a beautiful bar in the back of the room (imported from Kyoto!) with a beautiful display of sakes that you can order at the temperature of your choosing! This is a great place to visit and enjoy for an upscale Japanese experience. Lunch is also available which is fantastic. Soba is a specialty here, but other delicious food is available, too! Highly recommended.
Like many sake places for people visiting Tokyo, this may be a LITTLE bit hard to find. But, just take the JR train to Shinagawa JR Train station and DON’T exit the turnstile. Stay inside the station before the exit gate and look for the signs for “ECUTE” shopping area. Then take the escalator to the 2nd floor. The great thing about this shop is that they are open on Sundays and they have an English food and sake menu! This sake restaurant also focuses on warm sake, so don’t miss out on that. They have a stunning wall display of 1.8 liter sake bottles. Really amazing, and don’t be afraid to walk over and take a look up close. Enjoy your sake and food, but be sure to try a couple styles warm!
Great curated selection of sake in Tokyo. If you want to pick up a special bottle for friends in while in Tokyo, this is a fantastic place. Near Shinbashi train station, make a trip here for a great retail location for sake. The owner, Jun Okuma, speaks great English if you need help selecting a bottle.
Wonderful and fun little sake izakaya that has a collection of rare and fun sakes from small producers of Nagano Prefecture. This place might have one of the smallest kitchens, but that doesn’t stop them from turning out great dishes to pair with their sakes.
- Timothy Sullivan reviewed 3 years ago
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Octopus’ Garden is an amazing sake restaurant in Vancouver. Mr. Sada is the owner and wonderfully warm and inviting host behind the bar. The tasting menu or “omakase” is highly recommended and the sake list is first class, too. Great place for Japanese food and Sake while in Vancouver!
Wonderfully large sake menu! so much to chose from, it will explode your brain. This place has been bustling and busy every time I go, but that is kinda what you want in your Izakaya. Kind of hidden location, so bring your google maps! I always try and visit this place when in Tokyo.
When I go to Tokyo, I try to pack in as much sake as I can, so finding good a good sake lunch spot is important! They are rare, so a favorite is Sake no Ana (the Sake Hole). The Sommelier and General Manager Mr. Sakamoto has introduced me to SO many great sakes over the years. Sake no Ana also has great lunch sets for the Ginza business lunch crowd, so you can’t be that, either! large sake selection but no English menu.