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Izakaya Hunters; recreating Tokyo Nightlife in NYC...

Thanks for checking out this group (and joining?). I'm using the vast amount of Japanese pubs in the NYC area to recreate typical nights in Tokyo. Whats better then taking a couple hours to share some drinks and Japanese small plates and forget about the outside world with a good group? Maybe after we can belt out some tunes at a Karaoke house, or play some billiards, or go to another Izakaya?

Also, this group has become very diverse in the events we hold. Outside of weekly happy hours and weekend Izakaya hang outs we have participated in a wide variety of other cool, Japanese-centric things. Some of the events we have attended include:

  • Japan Block Fair
  • Concerts (Japanese)
  • Ramen Contests
  • Sake/Shochu Tastings
  • Japanese food fairs and tasting events.
  • Trips to the Japanese market.
  • Other Asian restaurants.
  • Izakaya crawls.
  • Asian film festivals.

"Is this a Japanese food club?"

No not exactly. Actually in Izakayas the spirits get the spot light. The food is complimentary to the sake, shochu, and beer. That doesn't mean you need to be a raging alcoholic to join. I myself am not a big drinker. But this is a pub based group. Still Japanese food lovers should do OK with this group too as we have visited many Japanese restaurants. I also like to include some nightlife when the group is not ready to go home. Its not unusual to end up singing karaoke, shooting pool, or finding a roof top bar and enjoy the view.

I hope this explains the group. If you have any questions, suggestions, event ideas, or Izakayas you want to visit let me know!


*Anti Flake Policy* If you RSVP to an event and are a no-show, you are subject to removal from the group. It is understandable if something comes up and you cannot make it, but when this happens, please either email the organizer or change your status on the event page to "not attending."

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