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Kappa Sake House

388 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.670956 -73.985142
nr. 6th St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-832-2970 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Lounge, Outdoor Area, Restaurant & Bar, Theme
Photo by Patrick Siggins

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F, G, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.

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The former Sakura has remade itself as less a sushi restaurant and more a sake lounge. It certainly offers a more authentically Japanese experience than most in Park Slope’s "fusion cuisine" league, thanks to live East Asian jazz bands, D.J.'s, reservation-only theme events, and an endless succession of movies from directors like Juzo Itami. Most significantly, a staggering drink list fit to please even the fussiest sake fanatic serves as the menu's centerpiece, with a group of obscure mainland-brewed beers available for curious tipplers. Unfortunately, Kappa's interior doesn't quite lend itself to lounging: The cramped, minimally decorated space has a well-lit atmosphere suggesting a more old-fashioned restaurant, and the wraparound bar leaves little room to mingle. A backyard provides welcome seasonal relief.