Food & Drink

A hard-to-find Japanese spot

Published On 02/23/2012 Published On 02/23/2012
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1. Yopparai 151 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

Because transporting experiences run by Scots are inherently dangerous (you Kirk? You Spock? No? You dead!), the husband & wife team behind Yopparai imported a chef from Japan to helm the cozy, buzzer-accessed sake bar they've situated in an old LES tenement building, whisking you away to Rising Sunville with authentic dishware, vintage rice wine signs, and 30 intimate seats split between a few tables and a sushi counter (they say the bar sports the "better half", but don't go in married to the idea of sitting there).