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josheva Nov 11, 2006 10:38 PM

I had the best sake I have ever had at Koi (NYC) about a year ago. It was an expensive bottle (about $65-85) and was unfiltered. We returned there not even a month later, and the waitress thought she had the right bottle; but it was far from it (very disappointing because she had no idea what I was talking about and actually brought a filtered sake to the table). Also, I know that my 'dream' sake had hints of persimmon in it. I cannot remember the name for the life of me and it was one of the sweetest, most aromatic tasting things I have ever ingested. I have been trying to chase it ever since.

Any suggestions for what this sake may have been? Or, to make it easier, can one recommed a cheaper version that may be similar to the above?

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    mrnyc RE: josheva Nov 11, 2006 11:43 PM

    we went to the newly opened ZENKICHI in w'burg last night and they had two unfiltered cloudy white sakes on the menu. i had one that was on the sweet side, but i enjoyed it a lot. sorry i dk the brand names. i had one at SAKAGURA too a while back that i really liked myself, but again i dk the name. you might want to do some tastings at japanese izakayas to jog your memory and taste.

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      kwanito RE: josheva Nov 12, 2006 01:08 AM

      Try Decibel or Kenka. Both are in the E. Village. Hopefully you'll find the sake.

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        kenito799 RE: josheva Nov 13, 2006 02:10 AM

        generally recognized as the best sake selection in NYC is Sakagura. Ask them what you are looking for an they can make informed suggestions. Another place with a large selection and a helpful sommelier is Matsuri on W 16th (in the Maritime).

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          YEMIan RE: josheva Nov 13, 2006 03:46 AM

          It might be nigori. It's unfiltered, milky white, and on the sweeter side of the sake spectrum. There are some very affordable options out there too!

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