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Plan a trippy jaunt to these 11 places in India for the best sake

Japanese cuisine is making a strong place for itself in India; it is a brand that has so much to offer. Today, we are going to be talking about where to get the best sake in India.

Sake is a rice wine from Japan that is slowly going on to become a favourite among all Japanese food enthusiasts. It is made by fermenting the rice that has been polished to remove the bran. It is brewed to the point where the starch from the rice is broken down into sugar, which then ferments into an alcoholic beverage.

Where to get the best sake in India

The address says it all! Situated inside The Taj Mahal Palace, Wasabi is an upscale restaurant that is a favourite among all Japanese cuisine aficionados in Mumbai. Apart from their regular sushis, this place is best known for the varieties of sakes available. This was recognised as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2018 by San Pelligrino. When you taste the food here, you will know why.

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Address
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Phone
+91 22 6665 3366

This pan-Asian restaurant in Bandra is another addition to the list of where you can get the best sake in India. From beef fried Nasi Goreng to rice paper rolls and baos — you get everything here. But their best offering has to be sake, for which you definitely need to visit this restaurant.

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Address
Comet Building, PWC House, Unit 106/107, next to Bandra West, Talao, Maharashtra 400050
Phone
+91 22 2655 1291

Another upscale Japanese dining place in Mumbai, this Khar restaurant serves a range of lip-smacking Japanese delicacies and a range of alcoholic beverages to choose from. But head there to get introduced to the world of sake, with a glass or two and get ready to become a fan for life.

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Address
Guru Gangeshwar Marg, Khar, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052
Phone
+91 97697 55542

Umame is a pan-Asian restaurant, under the safe hands of famous chef Farrokh Khambata, who whips up gourmet dishes from all across Asia. Guests visit this place for the authentic food ambience. But now you have an added reason to do so. You guessed it right! This is one of the places that serve the best sake in India. Need we say more?

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Address
1st floor, Cambata Building 42 Maharshi Karve Road Opposite Oval Maidan, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020
Phone
+91 99209 16000

This restaurant’s vibe and motto is “Drink sake, stay soba”, and we totally get that! This is Delhi’s first sake bar and that’s all the introduction it needs. Whether you are a regular with sake or trying it for the first time, there’s no better place than Yuzu to go for! With 25 different sakes on the menu, you will be spoilt for choice.

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Address
Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place, Delhi 110019
Phone
+91 99584 18009

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A local favourite! Guppy has made a place for itself in the heart of Japanese cuisine enthusiasts in Delhi. As soon as you enter this place, the playful vibe and vibrant colours will set your mood for the meal that’s about to come. Enjoy your meal with the star of the day, a bottle of sake. With four different varieties of sake to choose from, you know you are in for a good ride!

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Address
28 Lodhi Colony, Main Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Phone
+91 11 2469 0005

This pan-Asian restaurant by The Lalit is also where you get the best sake in India. Situated on the 28th floor, with a view, what else do you need to enjoy a good glass of sake? Get the entire gastronomic journey of Asia right here.

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Address
The Lalit, Barakhamba Rd, Fire Brigade Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Phone
+91 11 4444 7777

The name says it all, right? Soak in the Japanese bistro vibe, with decorations and accents that will take you to Japan, without having to book tickets. Beyond all the Japanese delicacies, trying the sake here is an absolute must.

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Address
11/1, Alfred Street, Richmond Town, behind Baldwin Boys High school back gate, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
Phone
+91 80 4121 4342

This restaurant is for all things Japanese and Korean. If that’s not the best of both worlds, we don’t know what is! They serve shochu and sake, and what more could you ask for? This place in Bangalore, serving one of the best sake in India is nothing less than a must-visit place.

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Address
656, 100 Feet Rd, Stage 1, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038
Phone
+91 80 4370 3820

If the Japanese menu was not enough to get you there, the rooftop setting definitely will. Offering a 360-degree view of the city, there’s no better way to enjoy your sake. Also serving shochu and sake, The Days Of Sakura is a sake cocktail you cannot miss.

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Address
21st floor , SKAV, 909, Lavelle Road, near to ITC Gardenia, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Phone
+91 90084 72111

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If you are someone who is tired of the continuous partying scene in Goa and want to grab a peaceful fancy meal, Sakans is your destination. With a quiet ambience that Japanese restaurants are known for, Sakana is known for its authentic Japanese food. They serve cold sake in beautiful ceramic decanters and shot glasses to elevate your dining experience.

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Address
House No. 187, Mapusa - Anjuna - Chapora Rd, Vagator, Goa 403509
Phone
+91 98901 35502
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A self-proclaimed plant mom, Sreetama finds joy wherever she sees greenery. The list of other things that bring her joy is pretty long, but writing about them is her way of celebrating them. In love with little, inconsequential things, like neatly tucked-in bedsheets and big, significant things, like whole cheesecakes. She dreams of being a baker and writing about food someday.

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