Best Sake Bar (2008)

CHIBITINI

Sure, you can sip sake at 350 Japanese joints in Manhattan, but none seems more righteously relaxing than dark, tiny CHIBITINI with 27 carefully chosen sakes, all stocked. They range from fragrant Kaori ($6, small glass) to the power-packed, 20-year-old Oninote ($12, small glass). The staff helps newbies along without condescension. Plus, the amicable French bulldog looks happily languid, like he's had too much of the Poochi-Poochi with his Eukanuba.

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