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snow78 Mar 18, 2013 03:29 PM

I have been tasked to buy sake for a hot pot dinner. I have zero idea on what to get and where to get them. Can someone help me please?

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  1. moto RE: snow78 Mar 18, 2013 04:11 PM

    if Redwood City is convenient, try K&L. their selection in SF is pretty good, have not visited that branch. for hot pot, you probably do not need to have the most delicate and refined styles.

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      snow78 RE: moto Mar 18, 2013 07:59 PM

      Thanks. I work near the K&L in SF. Will definitely check it out.

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      Alan408 RE: snow78 Mar 18, 2013 04:40 PM

      Imahara on Stevens Creek

      Han Kook on Lawrence

      A dry sake recommendation, Karatamba.

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        snow78 RE: Alan408 Mar 18, 2013 07:59 PM

        Thanks! Han Kook is just a couple of miles away!

      2. Robert Lauriston RE: snow78 Mar 18, 2013 05:32 PM

        Mitsuwa Marketplace has a huge selection.

        http://www.mitsuwa.com/tenpo/sanj/ein...

        So does Hankook, it's Korean but I guess Koreans like Japanese sake.

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          snow78 RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 18, 2013 08:00 PM

          Mitsuwa is a good suggestion too! Thanks, I have been wanting to go there but did not have a reason too.

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          laddishvino RE: snow78 Mar 20, 2013 12:04 PM

          BevMo actually has a small but good selection of sakes if you don't feel like venturing out. Most of their bottles feature tasting notes, seet / dry scale or a flavor profile on the back.

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