Sake Bar Satsko

Sake Bar, Japanese Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • Chase C.
    "Best saki bombs in the EV just don't bring a huge group, it's tiny"(10 Tips)
    Nick H.
    "Say hookemon and check on Mondays for a free shot!!!"(3 Tips)
    Nick H.
    "first shot of sake"(2 Tips)
    David F.
    "Get the house Nigori (sweet unfiltered Sake). it comes in a box!"(2 Tips)
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  • Anthony
    AnthonyFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    hidden gem. ridiculously cozy, fantastic choice of sake, and the food is comforting. get the squid and try some of their sushi rolls
    Upvoted Feb 20
  • Garrison P.
    Garrison PriceMay 30, 2016
    Awesome imported Japanese beer selection. Which will go great with a crazy milk. Tako wasabi is always good. These are the coolest bartenders I know. All of them.
  • Dens
    DensNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the Japanese beers in the fridge. Order two and make sure to drink em out of the shot glasses they offer. Then ask Nick behind the bar to queue up some Journey... and break shit!
  • Paul C.
    Paul ChozaAugust 14, 2013
    Totally rad place! Intimate spot with good vibes. When everyone's drinking the ladies here may take you for an actor!
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenJuly 11, 2016
    such a cozy and great place to see friends, have a drink, chat with the bartender, eat some amazing food, and have a grand time. 💯💯💯
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinJuly 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A really cool sake bar where you can also grab a bite, good vibe here!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a corner booth and try the sake sampler to figure out what kind you like the best. Your bill will add up pretty fast so be prepared.
  • Lindsey Y.
    Lindsey YooJune 7, 2015
    Unpretentious sake bar with knowledgeable, friendly staff! Sake list is great - try their unfiltered varieties. Skip the food.
  • stephiedoo
    stephiedooJuly 18, 2015
    Great little local bar. Small but so friendly. Don't know what to order, just ask Austin behind the bar.
  • Mr J.
    Mr JBeeeDecember 29, 2011
    If you want an awesome time,come here. Sake bombs are phenom! Plus the music is always great. Memories right here.
  • Melody H.
    Melody HanAugust 17, 2011
    Give me the tuna roll wrapped in rice paper, some squid jerky, sake, and I'm a happy camper. Cute date spot.
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaJanuary 17, 2015
    So good! The spicy tuna with peanut sauce roll is delish. Cute place nice people.
  • Cristina D.
    Cristina DoniniNovember 9, 2014
    Very good sushi and Japanese food in general - tiny and cozy place - can get crowded
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Staff is super friendly, Hitachino beer is great as is the sake choices and music
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PepeMay 24, 2014
    The Kubota is seriously good, but make sure to get your sake in a glass. The squares spill all over.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MaAugust 19, 2016
    Large selection of sake! A great place to catch up with a friend or two.
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 8, 2015
    Sake is awesome. Small very cool place. Good food and miso soup, small portions
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelMarch 12, 2015
    Tiny spot with excellent small plates, and lots of fun sakes to try.
  • Jenny R.
    Jenny RoseMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Brunch is amazing! $20 for unlimited sakegria and coffee, and Satsko's in the kitchen, so everything tastes brilliant.
  • Cristina D.
    Cristina DoniniOctober 5, 2014
    Awesome spicy tuna and dumplings - absolutely a must in the east village
  • Lindsay W.
    Lindsay WennerJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    LOVE it here. If you are trying to decide on a place choose this. Great sake, people and food!
  • Zachary B.
    Zachary BlankMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite neighborhood watering hole. Drink sake. Satsko is usually there cooking food. It's good. Curry chicken.
  • Luke
    LukeMay 29, 2015
    Good for a dinner date with a refined palate OR a few rounds of sake bombs. In other words, one of a kind
  • Sandy Y.
    Sandy YinFebruary 20, 2015
    Gyoza are the perfect crispness and the curry is so comforting.
  • Luca DL
    Luca DLJanuary 13, 2012
    Have the Hitachino Real Ginger Brew if they have it, if not go for a sake bomb ;-)
  • Luc D.
    Luc DoanDecember 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a great time with the friends here. So many new friends were made here
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeOctober 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Hey, check out our website, http://www.satsko.com/announcement.html for our DimSum Sunday menu. October 14th. 2pm to midnight. You'll love it!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HildrethOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sick of seeing Kale salads everywhere? Well you haven't had the Kale Octopus Salad! It's citrusy and delicious!
  • Sam
    SamJune 2, 2013
    You have got to experience Sake Bar!
  • Doctor K.
    Doctor KleinJanuary 18, 2012
    Try the Drunken Whale Saki - Saki in a box! Thanks for the tip @biancarocksout!
  • a. h.
    a. hirataJune 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Nigori, sake bomb, and tuna burger is a good Monday night. Guaranteed.
  • nathan a.
    nathan archambaultJuly 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Tuna burger, tuna tataki, ask nick for sake, experience bliss
  • Aram Z.
    Great sake selection and amazing food.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HuangApril 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    literally, the best place in the world. i'm not even joking.
  • JJ K.
    JJ KasperJuly 6, 2015
    Best place in the EV for almost anything.
  • David M.
    David MJune 18, 2011
    If you're lucky you can catch some excellent electro/dubstep iPhone DJing
  • Amy W.
    Amy WozniakJuly 18, 2010
    Best sake bombs east of the Mississippi!! And get your Polaroid taken for the wall!
  • haraldsson
    haraldssonFebruary 4, 2012
    Used to be a favorite. Downhill recently, shit service, comical actually. Food is still great though.
  • Nick H.
    Nick HookApril 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    come in on monday night and say HOOKEMON and the first shot of sake is on me.
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeMay 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try our yummy new menu items. http://www.satsko.com/food-menu.html
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the mandarin orange sake. YUM!
  • eric 😸 b.
    eric 😸 bergJune 15, 2014
    Delicious sushi to a fantastic soundtrack.
  • Anne W.
    Anne WuMay 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    check out the fridge with all the stickers, tumblr! 4SQ! Best Sake Bombs for sure.
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.January 6, 2011
    The rolls are huge. I liked the spicy tuna.
  • Avinash D.
    Avinash DabirOctober 1, 2010
    Great bar staff! Dan Is the man. Tip the dude well.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroFebruary 24, 2012
    sake bombs in the east village? say no more, I'm in!
  • Mike N.
    Mike NickersonJune 10, 2016
    Funky vibe and different approach to sushi/Japanese cuisine.
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeMay 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try our Sony lemonade with a splash of prosecco... Wow!
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeMay 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try our yummy new menu items.http://www.satsko.com/food-menu.html
  • Brandon R.
    Brandon ReillyFebruary 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tilapia with garlic and cilantro on a bed of rice! Do it!
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Today's special Zaru soba
  • Dustin S.
    Dustin S.December 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tuna don with cold sake duh
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeJune 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Its fricking chilly tonight. Come in for hot sake, why don't you?
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥December 26, 2014
    Great selection of sake
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeMay 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Watermelon pork belly salad...yum
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try our new Dim Sum Sunday Brunch.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SullivanNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sake in town
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeJune 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    It's damn hot today! Come on in and have frozen cocktails to chill out.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanDecember 30, 2016
    Cozy sake bar!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DApril 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    No food after midnight. Total gem of a sake bar.
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeMay 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Taste our new yummy menu items.
  • Ross H.
    Ross HJuly 12, 2012
    Wednesdays here are the best!
  • Alex K.
    Alex KiernanMay 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the best places on Earth... House sake out of the squares.
  • Debora O.
    Debora OlssonApril 27, 2014
    THE sakebomb bar in NY
  • Danny W.
    Danny WoodDecember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    5$ sake bombs thursday... If you tell me a joke I'll give you a free shot of sake!
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try strawberry mint daiquiri...
  • Satsko W.
    Satsko WatanabeMay 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Taste our yummy new menu.
  • Marci I.
    Marci IkelerOctober 1, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Congratulations, you found the best bar in the world.
  • Troy S.
    Troy SAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Oh. My favorite chicken curry!
  • James K.
    James KiernanMay 25, 2013
    One part fake ass hipster + one part douche!!
    Upvoted Feb 10
  • Lara D.
    Lara DeSignorOctober 29, 2011
    Fave bar and hot Asian girls
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanFebruary 9, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bar ever.
  • Nick H.
    Nick HookJune 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Say hookemon and check on Mondays for a free shot!!!
  • Heidi P.
    Heidi PetersenJuly 25, 2013
    Awsom service
  • David F.
    David FragaSeptember 3, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the house Nigori (sweet unfiltered Sake). it comes in a box!
  • Susan L.
    Susan LohOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    house sake is from Berkeley, CA
  • Molly C.
    Molly CohenNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is truly special.
  • Project Matt
    Project MattNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Mondays for the HOOKEMON!
  • Julie N.
    Julie NApril 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the unfiltered sake
  • Andy ⚓.
    Andy ⚓May 2, 2012
    Try the veal
  • Justin F.
    Justin FerrantiJuly 26, 2016
    Very slow service, fun atmosphere
  • Alex K.
    Alex KiernanNovember 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Obsessed with the FS presence at Satsko.. I heart you Dennis Crowley.
  • Mac
    MacApril 6, 2012
    Try the sake!
  • Berkay D.
    Berkay DaverSeptember 10, 2016
    Sake bomb!
  • blukid
    blukidJuly 26, 2013
    Tiny Sake den.
  • pinguino k.
    pinguino kolbJune 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a Crazy milk
  • Julie N.
    Julie NMay 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the sakegria...!
  • Chase C.
    Chase ColasonnoApril 13, 2009
    Best saki bombs in the EV just don't bring a huge group, it's tiny
  • Troy S.
    Troy SAugust 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Make love to the jennygiri and have fun.
  • Nolan L.
    Nolan LindekeApril 30, 2011
    Don't spill sake on yourself. Like I just did.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KiernanJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The cartel says "sweet spot for The Cartel!"
  • Kim M.
    Kim MarJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bar!!!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CilientoMarch 4, 2011
    Say hi to the frenchie
  • Cano R.
    Cano RojasMay 25, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    come on wednesdays for a $5 off on sake tasting if you mention this tip...
  • Zach M.
    Zach MackSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Never trust a foursquare tip from a guy who spells it "saki"
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HayesApril 30, 2014
    Crowded. Expensive. You can do better
  • Raphael L.
    Raphael LangenscheidtAugust 4, 2015
    Came with high hopes and was let down. The dried octopus lacks flavor, the tuna tartar was mediocre and the beer was warm. The place is cozy and the Korean beef was good. You can do better, though.
  • Project Matt
    Project MattFebruary 16, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Tuna TATAKI
  • benjamin z.
    benjamin zhuDecember 3, 2009
    sounds great!
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