Sake to me!
January 31, 2010 8:09 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know where to purchase this particular sake in New York City?

I tried and loved HANA Lychee Flavored Sake at a restaurant some time ago. I'd love to buy some for home usage but I can't find it anywhere! I would purchase it online, but no one will ship to New York. If anyone can give me any tips on where to find this delicious nectar, I'd be much obliged!
posted by Pleadthefifth to Food & Drink (4 answers total)
Best answer: I did a few searches on the website for Astor Wines, which has a particularly large sake collection but didn't seem to have the particular sort you were looking for. It would likely be worth calling/visiting them regardless -- and all the staff I've ever spoken to have been informed, helpful and friendly. They may carry sake not listed on their website, and if not, could likely special order it for you,

Otherwise, checking with the New York distributors listed on Takara's website would probably be the fastest way to find a local store that carries it.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 8:54 PM on January 31, 2010

Best answer: Seconding the recommendation for Astor Wines & Spirits, which has an awesome sake section and generally knowledgeable employees, though I have no idea if they have exactly what you're looking for. If you have a car or access to a car or can bribe a friend, Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, NJ, has a similarly large sake selection but, again, not sure if they'd have this one. (If you go, try the ramen joint at the food court while you're there -- outstanding.)
posted by Joey Bagels at 8:15 AM on February 1, 2010

Seconding Mitsuwa, I haven't seen this one there, but it's a great place. They will probably have Hana Awaka which you might also like - look for the little pink frosted bottle. I'm 99% sure I've seen that one at Mitsuwa.
posted by etoile at 6:17 PM on February 2, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks, found it at Astor Wines & Spirits, which was the closest to me actually!
posted by Pleadthefifth at 12:07 PM on March 6, 2010

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