Azasu To Bring Lots and Lots of Sake to The Lower East Side

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It looks like the Lower East Side is getting a new spot to sip sake.

Azasu, a new project at by Yopparai owners Gaku and Christy Shibata, will be a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant with a focus on making sake and the drinking culture of Japan accessible to everyone.

“It’s meant for groups,” Christy, who along with Gaku is a sake sommelier, told the Village Voice’s Fork in The Road, “Or it’s a place you can come after work for a beer and snacks without committing to a full dinner.”

With a handful of communal tables, Azasu will also offer Japanese fried foods like gyoza dumplings as well as a variety of sandwiches including ham katsu and panko-crusted meatballs, all made to pair will the Japanese beers and sake offerings.

Azasu – set to debut on May 4 – will also serve shochu cocktails, including one poured from a slushie machine. Hello, summer!

[Village Voice – Fork in The Road]

 

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