the joy of sake 2025

New York

Thursday, April 10|6:30 pm–9:30 pm

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

$130 per person

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The Joy of Sake returns to New York for its 19th annual celebration with over 500 different labels from throughout Japan and the U.S. 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. 

Restaurants that participated in Joy of Sake 2024 are listed below with the appetizers they served.

Seared Sakura Masu by BondST (2024 New York)

Seared Sakura Masu

Cherry salmon in a chilled spring pea soup, bonito-cured egg yolk, shiso oil, cherry blossom salt

Tai Takenoko Chazuke by Sakagura (2024 New York)

Tai Takenoko Chazuke

Steamed bamboo rice, marinated snapper, crispy buckwheat, pickled plum, mitsuba, myoga & green tea

Hotate and Pear by Mishik (2024 New York)

Hotate and Pear

Sliced Hokkaido scallop, nasu pear, ponzu truffle, burgundy, pear candy, shiitake emulsion, tenkasu

Hokkaido Scallop by BondST (2023 New York)
Pork Belly with Kimchee by Juban (2024 New York)

Pork Belly with Kimchee

Grilled Robata Kushiyaki Skewers by Gugu Room (2023 New York)
Chilled Spring Mazemen by Rule of Thirds (2024 New York)
Rule of Thirds

Chilled Spring Mazemen

Spring vegetables, yuzu ricotta, chilled ramen noodles

1. Sakura Raindrop Cake

mizu shingen mochi

2. Black Sesame Basque Cheesecake

Sakekasu Sweet Bean Soup and Amazake Shaved Ice by Yopparai (2024 New York)

Sakekasu Sweet Bean Soup and Amazake Shaved Ice

Ceviche Nikkei by Sen Sakana (2024 New York)
Sen Sakana

Ceviche Nikkei

Torched salmon, Peruvian corn, yuzu leche de tigre

Umami Duck by Towa (2024 New York)

Umami Duck

Steamed duck breast with umami sauce

Matcha Tiramisu by Cha-An (2024 New York)

Matcha Tiramisu

Tiramisu with matcha and sake sauce

Tuna Crostini by Amami Bar & Restaurant (2024 New York)
Amami Bar & Restaurant

Tuna Crostini

Cajun tuna tataki, cucumber, avocado, mango, radish, edamame puree, micro greens

Tsukemono Skewer by Rule of Thirds (2023 New York)
Gugu Room

1. Chicken Inasal with rice

2. Salmon Tartar with prawn chips

Shio Purin by Sen Sag Harbor (2024 New York)
Sen Sag Harbor

Shio Purin

Savory custard with soy glaze topped with yuzu-marinated ikura

Hamachi Tataki by Sake no Hana (2024 New York)
Sake no Hana

Hamachi Tataki

Mandarin, ponzu, aromatic oil, hearts of palm

Miso Simmered A5 Wagyu Uramaki Roll

Smoked Salmon Canapes by Taru (2024 New York)

Smoked Salmon Canapes

House-smoked salmon, creme fraiche, caviar, on house-made milk bread

Arctic Char Tartare by 15 East @ Tocqueville (2023 New York)
Scallop Crudo with Almond Milk in Gray Birch Oil by ILIS (2024 New York)

Scallop Crudo with Almond Milk in Gray Birch Oil

Dak Mandu, Jangajji & Smoked Trout Roe

Crispy Rice

spicy tuna, jalapeno, eel sauce

Citrus sushi rice with black truffle paste, garlic chips, scallion by Zuma (2024 New York)

Citrus sushi rice with black truffle paste, garlic chips, scallion


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