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Nov 1, 2001 11:06 AM


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I had this great cloudy unfiltered cold sake at Zazen restaurant last night, an I asked the waitress where it could be bought from a store. She didn't know and I don't remember the name of the brand, but does anyone know a store that might have a good collection on sake to serve cold? Maybe somewhere on the UWS? Thanks

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  1. Sounds like you had some kind of nigori-sake, which means it's unfiltered. There are many varieties of these sakes, but you can probably start at a better wine/liquor retailer, as I've seen some that are beginning to carry a larger selection of sakes. Otherwise, if you want a great selection, I've seen none better than at Mitsuwa in NJ, which is just about across the river from the upper west side.


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    1. re: Eric Eto

      I was shopping in Mitsuwa a couple of weeks ago, and it did not seem in very good condition. Many of the shelves were close to empty, there were fewer varieties of fish, etc. I don't know whether this is a temporary situation or indicates that they are having the same sorts of difficulties Yaohan had.


    2. You might try Beacon Wine and Spirits on Broadway between 74th and 75th Street (opposite from Fairway's.) They have a huge selection of anything alchoholic, and you might recognize the brand name of the saki, if you see the bottle. They're pretty helpful, also, if you phone.

      1. I purchased a bottle of this at Union Square Wines & Spirits, though I don't remember the brand name.

        1. i attached a good sake website. one reminder, drink it up after you open a bottle, it doesn't keep well at all.


          1. Astor Wine & Spirits ( Astor Pl. and Lafayette) has the largest selection of sake in the city.