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May 11, 2009 02:02 PM

Shochu bar hatchan?

What is going on with this place? It was a Little Izakaya near Grand Central that specialized in shochu, next to the East Yakitori place. They had a fire a couple months back and closed up. Are they going to reopen the bar or change it into something else?

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  1. The web site (linked below) says it's moved to another of the East restaurants, at 3rd Ave. and 27th. Looks as if it's open only Monday through Friday.

    210 E 44th St, New York, NY 10017

    1. Hatchan has been reopened for a few weeks back at its orignal spot on 44th Street. The shochu list has been slightly modified and it's just slightly larger than before and a couple of the most expensive selections appear to have been removed.

      There is now a plum shochu available. Unfortunately they didn't add the akanone carrot shochu to the menu that was occasionally available before.

      They weren't doing too well last week, but the night I was there, the bar filled up by the time I left. I hope business picks up for them, not many places that have about 40 different shochu selections available.