Midtown East & East Village
With two locations to satisfy your every sake desire, Sakagura has been offering hundreds -- literally hundreds -- of sake variations with their tapas-style Japanese dishes for over 20 years. There’s no better place to experience Sake Week, with over 260 types of the rice wine on their menu today. In addition to sashimi, fried dishes, and an extensive grilled menu, Sakagura offers a signature dish at each location. At Midtown East, try the Buta Kakuni, aka braised pork belly served tender and hot. The newer East Village location boasts Wagyu Ishiyaki, a hot stone-grilled cut of A5 Miyazaki beef -- the best cut there is.
This newly opened Asian steakhouse -- inspired by owner and music industry exec Robert Cummins’ close friendship with rapper Biggie Smalls -- has a little something for everyone, starting with an impressive display of dumplings. While the typical steamed pork variety is definitely on the menu, try something a little out of the ordinary when you stop by during Sake Week, like the bacon cheeseburger or the Reuben dumplings.
Hungry for more? Visit the New York Sake Week website to see where your next meal will be.