Yopparai

Japanese Izakaya

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Overview

At Yopparai, sake is the star in an intimate, 30-seat space in the Lower East Side. Japanese izakaya fare, like charred chicken meatballs or salted squid guts, pair with rotating, expertly-curated sake bottles from husband-wife owners, Gaku and Christy Shibata.

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Menu for Yopparai

Dinner Menu

Salads and Homemade Tofu

  • Daikon Salad Shredded daikon radish and other vegetables with ume plum dressing
    $7.00
  • Tomato Salad Red tomato with diced onions with dashi dressing
    $7.00
  • Homemade Oshinko Homemade picked seasonal vegetables
    $6.00
  • Kaisen Sunomono Assorted seafood in vinegar dressing
    $9.00
  • Mushi Yasai Salad Steamed vegetables served warm with sesame dressing
    $10.00
  • Warm Shabu Shabu Salad Thin sliced Washu beef served warm with steamed cabbage and sesame dressing
    $19.00
  • Homemade Masu Tofu Chilled homemade tofu served in a masu box with condiments
    $8.00
  • Homemade Yudoufu Hot homemade tofu cooked with negi and shiitake in a wooden box
    $16.00

Sashimi - Yopparai Style Sashimi

  • Slimy Bomb homemade natto with mixed japanese vegetables and fish
    $15.00
  • Negitoro tuna tartare with Tokyo negi and takuan pickles
    $18.00
  • Ikura salmon roe
    $18.00
  • Uni sea urchin
    $18.00

Sashimi - Blue Fin Tuna

  • Akami lean cut
    $13.00
  • Zuke marinated in dashi-soy sauce
    $16.00
  • Chutoro fatty tuna
    $25.00
  • Otoro super fatty tuna
    $30.00
  • Assortment of 4 Kinds of Blue Fin Tuna
    $50.00

Sashimi - Assorted Sashimi (chef's Selection)

  • Matsu 3 kinds of fish
    $29.00
  • Take 3 kinds of fish plus ikura or uni
    $39.00
  • Ume 3 kinds of fish plus ikura and uni
    $49.00

Japanese Barbecue - Meat

  • Torikushi organic free-range chicken
    $6.00
  • Negima organic free-range chicken with Tokyo negi
    $6.00
  • Butakushi Kurobuta pork belly with shio koji
    $10.00
  • Washu Beef
    $16.00

Japanese Barbecue - Tsukune

  • Organic Free, range Chicken
    $6.00
  • Washu Beef
    $10.00

Japanese Barbecue - Seafood

  • Yaki Hamaguri grilled clams
    $7.00
  • Hotate Butter scallop grilled with butter
    $10.00
  • Ika Ichiyaboshi grilled whole squid
    $10.00
  • Shiojake grilled salted salmon
    $10.00
  • Shake Baikoyaki salmon grilled with pickled plum sauce
    $13.00

Japanese Barbecue - Kasuzuke

  • King Salmon
    $13.00
  • Black Cod
    $20.00

Japanese Barbecue - Vegetables

  • Yasai Yaki mixed seasonal vegetables grilled with soy sauce
    $10.00

Oden

  • Black Daikon Radish
    $5.00
  • Chikuwabu starch dumpling
    $3.00
  • Mochi Kinchaku tofu skin stuffed with mochi
    $4.00
  • Hanpen fluffy fish and yam cake
    $3.00
  • Satsuma Age fish cake
    $4.00
  • Kuro Tamago boiled egg
    $3.00
  • Assorted Oden
    Assortment Of 3 Items $10.00
    Assortment Of 5 Items $10.00

Clay Pot And Hot Pot Dishes

  • Kinoko Toban Yaki Mixed Japanese mushrooms with sake lees, miso, and butter
    $10.00
  • Nira Tama Tofu Homemade tofu and chives simmered in dash broth with soft scrambled organic egg
    $10.00
  • Jidori Tamago Toji Organic free-range chicken and tsukune simmered in dashi broth with soft scrambled organic egg
    $14.00
  • Ebi Shinjo Rock shrimp and black cod made into a fluffy cake, served in light dashi
    $14.00
  • Kakuni Kurobuta pork belly simmered in dashi broth with soft scrambled organic egg
    $14.00
  • Unagi Yanagawa Fresh water eel simmered in dash broth with soft scrambled organic egg
    $18.00
  • Jyoyanabe Thin sliced Kurobuta pork and baby spinach cooked in an iron pot with junmai sake broth
    $25.00
  • Sukiyaki Thin sliced Washu beef and vegetables cooked in an iron pot, served with raw egg upon request
    $30.00

Rice Dishes

  • Yaki Onigiri Crunchy rice ball grilled with Sekigahara soy sauce
    $4.00
  • Isobe Yaki Mochi Homemade pounded rice cake grilled with soy sauce
    $4.00
  • Ochazuke Dashi broth poured over rice, with choice of pickled plum, salmon flakes, or cod roe (+$2)
    $6.00
  • Masu Soba Homemade 100% buckwheat noodles, served chilled with dipping sauce
    $12.00

Rice Dishes - Seiro Meshi

  • Shake Ikura salmon flakes and salmon roe
    $1.00
  • Kani flaked king crab
    $19.00
  • Sansai wild japanese vegetables
    $12.00
  • Miso Soup
    $5.00

Chinmi

  • Homemade Natto Homemade fermented soy beans
    $4.00
  • Umeboshi pickled plum
    $5.00
  • Homemade Wasabi Zuke Chopped wasabi with sake lees
    $6.00
  • Shiokara Salted squid guts
    $6.00
  • Mentaiko Spicy marinated pollock roe
    $9.00
  • Ika no Uni Ae Squid sashimi mixed with sea urchin
    $9.00
  • Hoba Miso Miso, washu beef & wild vegetables cooked on a hoba leaf
    $15.00

Dessert

  • Shaved Ice With Flavored Sake choice of plum, tangerine, or yuzu flavored sake (contains alcohol)
    $6.00
  • Homemade Sake Kasu Ice Cream made with dassai daiginjo sake lees, providing a subtle flavor of rice and sake
    $7.00

Drinks Menu

Main

  • Ginban Banshu 50 Junmai daiginjo, prefecture: toyama, type: fruity and floral
  • Koshinokanbai "Muku" Tokubetsu junmai, prefecture: niigata, type: rich and full,bodied
  • Tedorigawa Yamahai daiginjo, prefecture: ishikawa, type: rich and full-bodied
  • Gin Sumiyoshi Taruzake Tokubetsu junmai, prefecture: yamagata, type: taru zake
  • Hakkaisan Ginjo, prefecure: niigata, type: dry and light-bodied
  • Dewazakura Dewasansan Junmai ginjo, prefecture: yamagata, type: fruity and floral
  • Kudoki Jozu Junmai ginjo, prefecture: yamagata, type: smooth and off dry
  • Kokuryu Junmai ginjo, prefecture: fukui, type: fruity and floral
  • Umenishiki "Sake Hitosuji" Junmai ginjo, prefecture: ehime, type: genshu
  • Daishichi Kimoto Honjozo, prefecture: fukushima, type: rich and full-bodied
  • Denshu Junmai, prefecture: aomori, type: rich and full-bodied
  • Tengumai Yamahai junmai, prefecture: ishikawa, type: rich and full-bodied
  • Kikusui Junmai, prefecture: niigata, type: dry and light-bodied
  • Masumi "Okuden Kantsukuri" Junmai, prefecture: nagano, type: smooth and off dry
  • Sawanoi "Daikarakuchi" Junmai, prefecture: tokyo, type: dry and light-bodied
  • Ginkoubai Umeshu, prefecture: fukui, type: plum sake

151 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Modern, Refined
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Quiet Conversation, Singles, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Quiet
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (212) 777-7253
  • Private Dining Room: No