Best Splurge Restaurant: (TLD Suggests) Yopparai


It’s billed as a sake bar, but Yopparai, a hidden gem in a converted railroad apartment on Rivington Street, is really a full-service restaurant. The small plates at this izakaya (Japanese pub) are mostly reasonably priced, but if you intend to enjoy a full meal here, the bill will add up quickly. Some of the most enticing items, including extremely fresh whole fish of the day, are cooked on an open grill that’s visible to diners at the bar.Yopparai also excels at sashimi, clay pots, oden and grilled rice cakes.

151 Rivington St.
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