the joy of sake 2024

New York

Thursday, April 11|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 18th annual celebration with 578 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. 

Restaurants that participated in Joy of Sake 2023 are listed below with the appetizers they served.

Togan Miso Soboro by Sakagura (2023 New York)

Togan Miso Soboro

morokoshi sauce

Umami Tomato by Towa (2023 New York)
Snow Crab Hiyashi Chawanmushi by BondST (2022 New York)

Umami Tomato

dashi broth-marinated tomato with dashi jelly, chia seeds, passion fruit

Arctic Char Tartare by 15 East @ Tocqueville (2023 New York)
15 East @ Tocqueville

Arctic Char Tartare

avocado mousseline and yuzu-tobiko vinaigrette

Dak Mandu, Jangajji & Smoked Trout Roe

Crispy Rice

spicy tuna, jalapeno, eel sauce

Wagyu Gyoza with Black Garlic Ponzu by Katsuya (2023 New York)

Wagyu Gyoza with Black Garlic Ponzu

Hokkaido Scallop by BondST (2023 New York)

Hokkaido Scallop

with chilled corn soup, roasted kombu oil, borage

Spicy Tuna Temaki by Zuma (2023 New York)

Spicy Tuna Temaki

Miso-simmered A5 Wagyu Uramaki Roll by J-Spec Wagyu Dining (2023 New York)
J-Spec Wagyu Dining

Miso-simmered A5 Wagyu Uramaki Roll

Miso Simmered A5 Wagyu Uramaki Roll

Dak Mandu, Jangajji & Smoked Trout Roe by Insa (2023 New York)

Dak Mandu, Jangajji & Smoked Trout Roe

Snow Crab Fried Rice by Juban (2023 New York)

Snow Crab Fried Rice

house-made balsamic reduction

Mizuame by Yopparai (2023 New York)


Japanese candied fruits

Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna by Momoya (2023 New York)

Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna

jalapeno, eel sauce

Grilled Robata Kushiyaki Skewers by Gugu Room (2023 New York)
Gugu Room

Grilled Robata Kushiyaki Skewers

mushroom, pork belly, shrimp, chicken

1. Sakura Raindrop Cake

mizu shingen mochi

2. Black Sesame Basque Cheesecake

Tuna Taco by Amami Bar & Restaurant (2023 New York)
Amami Bar & Restaurant

Tuna Taco

diced maguro, radish, cucumber, mango, red tobiko, onion, eel sauce, spicy mayo in a crispy spinach taco shell

Black Sesame Basque Cheesecake by 75 Degrees Cafe & Dessert (2023 New York)
Kou Shui Chicken by Hutong (2023 New York)

Kou Shui Chicken

tender poached chicken breast in a chili broth, served room temperature

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

Tsukemono Skewer

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

75 Degrees Cafe & Dessert

1. Hojicha Pudding

2. Black Sesame Basque Cheesecake


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