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157 Ludlow St., New York, NY 10002 40.721023 -73.98818
nr. Stanton St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-590-0684 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Sake

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Mon-Thu, 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 6pm-11:30pm; Sun, 5:30pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.; F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This self-described “dedicated sake lounge” has an industrial, upscale aesthetic, with exposed brick, painted black accents, and a sparse bar. Sake arrives in a porcelain glass filled to the brim, with a plate underneath it to catch any runoff that can be slurped up at the end without judgment. Many of the cocktails are reinterpretations of standard drinks, and are mixed with both taste and presentation in mind. The SakaMai Milk Punch is a blend of clarified milk, rum, bourbon, apricot, vanilla, coconut, gooseberry, and citrus, while the Chrysantheum Sour mixes aged plum liqeuer with cognac, honeydew, vanilla, lemon, and egg white. Bargoers sit at long wooden benches on the main level, while a small upstairs area with a skylight is used mostly for private parties.

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