Amami Japanese Cocktail Bar
This izakaya-style restaurant in Greenpoint offers all sorts of Japanese favorites, from yakitori to ramen to sushi and sashimi. Owner Nick Wang puts a focus on quality, and the restaurant sources only high-quality seafood and free-range meats. Amami even ferments its soy sauce in house. But before you order dinner, why not start with a signature cocktail, like the Ms. Daisy with saffron-infused gin, yuzu sake and lime juice ($12)? Notably, the expansive drink list also features sake by the bottle and Japanese whiskies. Now, on to the food: The vast menu includes every variety of sashimi, hand roll and specialty roll you can think of. If that doesn’t tempt you, maybe the miso-glazed black cod ($6), soy-glazed pork buns ($7) or grilled squid with basil and ginger ($9) might. Or perhaps you’d like a steaming bowl of the tonkatsu ramen ($15) with pork belly and a soft-boiled egg—and another cocktail to wash it down, of course.
Venue says: “Join us for Happy Hour Mon-Fri 5p-9p - snacks $3-$5, wine $5, beer $5, prohibition era cocktails $8!”