Preview: Escape East @ 333 at the Japan Society

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Date(s) - 12/21/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Japan Society


Cover image: Reception at the Japan Society © Daphne Youree

Damage? Free RSVP or call 212-715-1293.

Shinenkai Party at the Japan Society © WhereNYC

Why you should go. Happy hour and free admission!  Leap into spring with our popular monthly mixer for art enthusiasts! Items not to miss include: current gallery exhibition, Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura, on view through January 13. Throughout the evening, enjoy live music and complimentary tastings of sake, courtesy of Haikara Sake. Food is also available.

Useful tips:

  • RSVP  Recommended! 
  • Attire? Casual or business? Either or.
  • Bring I.D. 21+
  • Business cards are always a plus. Hand them facing your partner with two hands of course. ^^
  • Coat check/ cloak room is limited so travel lightly.
  • Bring friends or go it alone.
  • Fancy a drink or bite to eat in the area?
  1. Aburiya Kinnosuke $$  213 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017  -Very classy, great menu, upscale izakaya
  2. Gyu-Kaku Midtown $$ 805 3rd Ave by 50th St. 2nd fl, New York, NY 10022 .  – Japanese barbecue, Smart, sophisticated, good service. Happy hour from 5-6pm with half-priced drafts.
  3. Hidechan Ramen $$  248 E 52nd St (2nd Ave), New York, NY 10022. 2nd Fl.   – You can pick the size of your noodle and opt for kaedama, or supplementary noodle portion
  4. Momosan Ramen $$ 342 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016 – Morimoto’s latest New York venture – the spicy tan-tan men ramen tempered with coconut milk is a revelation of pure deliciousness.
  5. Sir Harry’s at the Waldorf Astoria $$ Park or Lexington entrances between 49th and 50th St – Quiet classic, old-school hotel bar boozer. There are three other bar options at the Waldorf.
  6. Riki $141 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017 (Lex and 3rd)    – Izakaya inexpensive, upstairs karaoke rooms. Non-tipping establishment.
  7. Sakagura $$211 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017  (next to Soba Totto) –  Tucked below in an office building, but has most extensive sake menu and good food
  8. Soba Totto $$ 211 E 43rd St A, New York, NY 10017 (next to Sakagura)   – A personal favorite. Classy, fantastic intimate sake bar and restaurant, a great find
  9. Udon West$ 46th St between Lexington and 3rd Ave.  – You can’t go wrong here. Pitchers of beer, decent grub, fast service
  10. Whiskey Blue at the W Hotel $$- 50th and Lexington. –  Dark, wooden, comfortable and great selection.