the joy of sake 2023

New York

Friday, June 16|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 16th 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. The restaurants below participated in 2022.


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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