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Abroad: Sake Shop in NYC: SAKAYA


At long last, true pioneers in the persons of Rick and Hiroko Smith have opened the first-ever sake-only shop in New York City!

To make things short and more precise, I though it was best to let Rick and Hiroko introduce themselves:

Hi everyone! We’re Rick and Hiroko and we’re sake enthusiasts with a dream. Our dream? To share our excitement about premium sake with kindred spirits like you. We believe the time has come for New York to have its first shop specializing in premium sake. Sakaya will focus on acquainting, educating, and familiarizing patrons with the pleasures of drinking sake, and pairing them with food. We hope to offer a learning experience that not only creates an appreciation for sake but also for the Japanese culture from which it originates.

We invite you to join us on our journey to fulfilling the dream. We’ll be sharing our experience as we build Sakaya, along with some basic information, fun facts, and insights into the cultural heritage of sake. We look forward to having you with us throughout the store’s gestation period and when we finally open our doors. Our address is 324 E. 9th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues) New York, NY 10003. If you have any questions or inquiry about our shop or just want to say hello

Please check their HOMEPAGE!

1 Comment

  1. Kazuo Akane

    Hi. My name is Kazuo Akane of Japanese Newspaper named NY Seikatsu.
    I cover regularly Japanese sake and wines for the special articles of this newspaper. I would like to visit sometime you are available. Please let me
    know the date and time you are convenient. Phone number is 212-213-6069. E-mail address is

    I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kazuo Akane

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