Snag a barstool at the wooden counter for traditional izakaya fare at this Japanese haunt above Riki restaurant. Bar bites include gyutan (beef tongue) and hamachi sashimi, to be enjoyed with an icy glass of shochu. If a few rounds make you brave, grab a Kirin pitcher and head to the back of this second-floor bar: Six private karaoke rooms go for an hourly rate of $8 per person and come with a hefty 100,000-song playlist.
Box Snack Riki
|Venue name:||Box Snack Riki||Contact:|
141 E 45th St
|Cross street:||between Lexington and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 7pm-3am|
|Transport:||Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central|
|Price:||Average drink: $8, AmEx, MC, V|