the joy of sake 2022

New York

Thursday, August 4|6:30 pm–9:30 pm

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

$120 per person

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The Joy of Sake returns to New York for its 17th annual celebration with 576 different labels from throughout Japan and the U.S. West Coast available for tasting. Sake-themed appetizers from top New York restaurants add to the enjoyment, making The Joy of Sake the event of the year for the city’s sake enthusiasts. The admission fee includes appetizers from participating restaurants and unlimited samplings of sake.

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The Joy of Sake celebrates good sake, good food and good friends. Participating restaurants distinguish themselves not only by their outstanding cuisine, but also by their appreciation of the luster that fine sakes add to a meal.


6 Bond St. New York, NY 10012|(212) 777-2500

Featured Dish: Oysters on the Half Shell with a Japanese mignonette, uni and ikura

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En Japanese Brasserie

435 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014|(212) 647-9196

Featured Dish: Calamansi Chiffon with Li Hing Mui compressed strawberries and lemon crunch


328 Douglass St. Brooklyn, NY 11217|(718) 855-2620

Featured Dish: Shrimp Taco with fresh mango salsa and avocado mousse


207 10th Ave. New York, NY 10011|(646) 398-9770

Featured Dish: Smoked Candied Ono, Ho Farms nishime + crispy umami rice + roasted corn dashi + shiso oil


319 Bowery New York, NY 10013|(212) 577-1150

Featured Dish: Thinly Sliced Albacore on a bed of shredded daikon w/jalapeno, ponzu, sesame oil and spicy mayo


47 Prince St. New York, NY 10012|(646) 429-9315

Featured Dish: Smoked Butterfish Chazuke with chilled lemon dashi

Rule of Thirds

171 Banker St. Brooklyn, NY 11222|(347) 334-6684

Featured Dish: Kako‘o Oiwi Warabi Salad with Braised Big Island Abalone and Pulehu Tako, yuzu vinaigrette and puff grains


211 East 43rd St. B1 New York, NY 10017|(212) 953-7253

Featured Dish: Washu Beef Tataki cured in shiokoji and sake lees

Sarashina Horii

45 East 20th St. New York, NY 10003|(917) 409-0546

Featured Dish: Crispy Mountain View Pork Belly


36 W 26th St. New York, NY 10010|(646) 351-6258

Featured Dish: Smoked Heart of Palm Kushiage, guava tare, herb salad


49 Clinton St. New York, NY 10002|(212) 777-7253

Featured Dish: Local Beef Cheek Kamameshi Rice


261 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10016|(212) 544-9862

Featured Dish: Citrus-cured Salmon Mousse Tart, yuzu ikura & Mari’s Garden spicy microgreens


Snow Crab Hiyashi Chawanmushi

ikura, chili ponzu


1. Hiyashi Madai Chazuke

cold dashi rice soup with sea bream, sansho, oba and nori

2. Buta Kakuni

braised pork belly with wasabi mushed potato, shishito, gobo


Tokoroten 4 Ways

(1) soy & vinegar, (2) ume w/micro greens, (3) sweet red bean broth, (4) kuromitsu & kinako


Classic Futomaki

cucumber, avocado, tamago, kanpyo, shiitake, spinach goma-ae, topped with toro tatare and ikura


Sautéed Bok Choi with Yuba

En Japanese Brasserie

Ebi Shinjo + Shishito Peppers


Prosciutto Maki

prosciutto, crab meat, avocado

Sen Sakana

with yuzu leche d’tigre

prosciutto, crab meat, avocado


Curry Arancini

sweet rice croquette filled with vegetables, melted cheese and housemade Japanese curry sauce

Sarashina Horii

1. Sarashina Soba Sushi Roll

with snow crab

2. Soba Seed Risotto

with mushrooms and truffle


Wagyu Gyoza

pickled cabbage, sesame chili oil, black garlic ponzu

Rule of Thirds

Tsukemono Skewer

sake kasu-pickled cucumber, anchovy, olive, bell pepper, cherry tomato


Crispy Rice

spicy tuna, jalapeno, eel sauce


Hamachi Tartare Temaki

truffle mayonnaise, cucumber and tenkasu


Yukhwe (Wagyu Beef Tartare)

nori chips, pickles, unimayo


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