- 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 9 months 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.
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
- last edited 3 years ago
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.
IF you’re near tokyo station or nihonbashi, you can walk to this elegant and stylish Hakkaisan sake bar. Located on the ground floor of Corredo Muromachi 2 building, they have a long counter and a few tables. You can stop in for lunch or dinner or grab a drink at other times. They have a super selection of stunningly fresh Hakkaisan sake as well as a ton of goods from the brewery also for sale. A very beautiful shop!