Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

Grub Street Gratitude

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

We thank the ever vigilant Grub Street for their latest post and for their patient, persistent coverage of the extended birth of our shop. And, by offering a bit more information about our sake, along with some tasting, we promise to make it easier to remember your favorites, both new and old!


Read about Sakaya on Grub Street

Sakaya-related News

Friday, October 19th, 2007

On Wednesday morning we were excited to open the New York Times Dining section and find a feature story on Hiro and Swee our design and construction dream team (link provided at the end of this post). It has been a true pleasure getting to know them and we couldn’t be happier that they’ve garnered this recognition for their work.

When we first met them last March we were impressed by their humility, candor, and interest in understanding what our vision was. Although they tend to work on smaller scale restaurants, our store was small even by their standards but they believed in Sakaya and made us their first retail project. Their creativity and craftsmanship was the perfect match for what we envisioned as the personality of our store. We hope that when you visit us that you’ll feel welcome and appreciated by not only the staff, but also by the environment that Hiro and Swee have created.


NYT 10/17/07 Dining Section

Sakaya Sleuth

Friday, September 21st, 2007

We wanted to thank the sleuthlike blogger Down By the Hipster for their continuing support. Several months ago they took note of the Community Board meeting poster in our window and have been reporting our progress ever since. More recently, we’ve been approached by some other members of the blogosphere as well as the food and entertainment media so we’ve added another category to this blog, “In the News” to offer readers another means to catch up what’s being reported about the shop.

As we near the beginning of construction, we will soon begin to spread the word about Sakaya more aggressively, but before we do, we wanted to offer a special note of appreciation to DBTH for discovering and rooting us on!

Kanpai to you Down By The Hipster!