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Best Sake selection in NYC?

noa Oct 16, 2006 11:52 PM

Where should I take my Sake freak friend from California?
Doesn't have to be very Japanesey izakaya type place (because there are so many that kind of place in CA too).
I'm looking for some very stylish. New Yorkish restaurants or bars with serious selections of Sake.
Please help!

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  1. erin07nyc RE: noa Oct 17, 2006 02:34 AM

    Blue Ribbon Sushi in soho.

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      Leo RE: noa Oct 17, 2006 02:36 AM

      Sakagura (sake and food) and Decibel (sake bar).

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        POTsticker RE: noa Oct 17, 2006 03:32 AM

        gotta be ...

        #1 Sakagura
        #2 Chibi's

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          kvn RE: noa Oct 18, 2006 06:49 PM

          Nothing touches Sakagura.
          The absolute standard in NYC.

          If you want "stylish", then I suggest the bar at En Brasserie.
          A small, but well curated selection of sake, by someone
          who knows what they are doing. But personally, I'd go
          to Sakagura.

          Blue Ribbon has a good selection to go with your food,
          but not impessive enough to warrant a trip for sake.

          Chibi's is very generic, lovely nieghborhood spot,
          but not for sake lovers.


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            kenito799 RE: noa Oct 19, 2006 05:04 PM

            Fully agree with Sakagura, but if you are in the mood for giganto-downtown, Matsuri (in the Maritime) has a nice list with sake sommelier on hand.

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              lynny_lynny RE: noa Oct 20, 2006 11:54 PM

              I had some wonderful saki at Bond Street. For those who don't want saki alone, the sakitinis are delicious and the bloody martini with cucumber slice is refreshing.

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                Odelay101 RE: noa Oct 21, 2006 04:10 PM

                I second Decibel:

                240 E 9th St (Cross Street: Between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue)
                New York, NY 10003-7530View Map
                (212) 979-2733
                Directions: 6 at Astor Pl, N, R, at 8th St.; L at 3rd Ave

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                  kenito799 RE: noa Oct 22, 2006 05:32 AM

                  I just thought of another spot--Soba-ya (E 9th, 2nd/3rd). We had a bottle of Tengumai there tonight, yum. Great food, too.

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