Posts tagged with "Heihachiro"

Kampai.US is very proud to be hosting 7 shochu makers from Miyazaki, who have dubbed themselves the Seven Shochu Samurai, at OKA Restaurant in Murray Hill. This event is from 6-9pm on Saturday, March 3rd. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. These same 7 makers have visited NYC each year since 2016. Each year they bring slightly different portfolios. This year there will be 23 brands available to try, several of which have never been introduced in NYC before. Please come out to try these delicious shochu styles for one night only at Oka. Oka is… Read More...

The drive was stunning along a rocky coastline on the Pacific Ocean. The distillery itself is tucked into a little town – they bottle off-site in order not to disturb the neighbors. As we pulled into the parking lot we were greeted by old ladies peeling potatoes calling out a sing song "Ohayo gozaimas!" (good morning!). Read More...

Apologies for the late notice, but SakaMai in the Lower East Side of Manhattan is having an evening with the president of Kyoya Distillery on Saturday, March 16th from 6pm to close. Mr. Watanabe will be sharing 4 products from his Miyazaki distillery. Read More...

Uminoie (Umi No Ie - "um-ee-no-ee-ay") is one of my favorite izakayas in the city for the simple fact that it's hard to find, easy to miss, small, relaxed, and feels like home. Like most izakayas, it's situated on a street rather than an avenue. I'm guessing this is because it keeps the rents down since customers tend to linger for a long time. What makes Uminoie special is that there is almost no signage. I had to go here 4 or 5 times before I knew where on the block it was. I've walked past it more than once while looking for it. For the longest time I thought it was on 5th Street (it's on 3rd). Read More...

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