- About Us
- Opened in September 2010 adjacent to Zenkichi, Akariba is New York City's First Oyster and Sake Bar. The space is serene and intimate with abundant greenery, flickering candles and sultry vocal jazz that bounces off the burgundy walls.
In addition to extensive sake selection shared with its adjacent sister-restaurant Zenkichi, Akariba serves original shochu-based (Japanese vodka) cocktails and a few bottles of carefully selected wine.
Select food items from Zenkichi's a la carte menu are served, as well as few items that are for Akariba guests only, such as curry-spiced shrimp popcorn tempura and donburi with grilled items over rice. The oyster collection includes 3-6 rotating varieties daily, seasonally sourced from locally grown fisheries as well as top notch western growers. In addition to classic Kumamotos and Bluepoints, some interesting but lesser-known oysters have been offered, such as Shigoku, Oyster Bay, Hama Hama, Moon Shaol, and Big Rock, to name a few.