martini at Bar Goto
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Bar Goto

New York
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Tues5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wed5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thu5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Fri5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sat5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sun5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Bar Goto

245 Eldridge St

New York, NY 10002

This Japanese-style cocktail bar on the Lower East Side, opened by Kenta Goto, offers detail-oriented and expertly crafted drinks with an Asian twist. Behind its blond wooden-doored exterior lies a small L-shaped bar, a row of dark banquettes, and walls decorated with fabric from Koto's grandmother's 100-year-old kimonos. The bar is known for its Sakura Martini (sake, gin, maraschino liqueur, cherry blossom), but also serves Japanese appetizers, such as Kombu celery, Japanese cabbage pancakes, and miso chicken wings.