In the tiny sake bar–dining room, a postpunk soundtrack plays while chefs behind the scenes assemble tasty small plates. Entrées in miniature are nothing new, but rarely are they so perfectly complete: Salty-sweet sesame noodles, quesadillalike crabmeat wontons and cold silken tofu form a sizable yet delicate meal. Grilled eel is so tender that the lightly seasoned meat easily separates from its fatty skin. If you don’t take your sake straight up, an ice-cold Coconutzu Freeze (a sake-based piña colada) provides a high-voltage brain-freeze.
187 Grand St
|Cross street:||between Bedford and Driggs Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 6pm–1am; Fri, Sat 6pm–4am; Sun 6pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
|Price:||Average small plate: $4. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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