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Sakamai recently opened in the LES, right opposite Pianos. Although they’ve officially opened, their sake list is still in the works because they want to properly train their staff. This place may not be what you expect for a sake bar. They have a selection of sake based cocktails that were created by bartender Shingo Gokan of Angel’s Share, who won the Bacardi cocktail competition in Puerto Rico earlier this year. They also use Japanese whiskeys in their drinks. They offer flights of sake so you can try certain styles or brands of sake. But their food is not strictly Japanese. On the menu, you will find items like dry aged steak, beef tartare as well as crudos with a hint of Japanese flavors ...

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