Yopparai NYC

151 Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002
212-777-7253
Yopparai NYC

Evan Sung

At Yopparai the focus is on sake, neatly served in traditional Japanese glassware with over 50 varieties of the alcohol that seem curated to educate newcomers. But it's the artfully crafted plates that have caught our eye. The dinner menu in this LES restaurant is blissfully unconcerned with tiptoeing around Western comfort zones, featuring Japanese soul food gems like "fluffy fish and yam cake," "pickled plum," and "salted squid guts." It's an ideal spot for tapas and drinks before dinner or to top off the night. Located on Rivington, steps from the Essex J, M stop, it's good for Brooklynites venturing into Manhattan.

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