Myriad sake bottles line the windowsills of Chibi's Sake Bar, a candle-lit Soho nook offering 18 varieties of sake served hot or cold. Named after the Dutch-Japanese husband-wife owners' bulldog, Chibi, the bar also serves edamame, mushroom dumplings, caviar, and grilled tofu to nibble on as the sake disappears and evening turns to night. Those with bigger appetites can stroll next door to the adjoining restaurant, The Kitchen Club, where a Japanese inspired menu offers specialties such as tofu and chrysanthemum dumplings, yellowfin tuna and wasabi cream, and a king salmon salad with pickled ginger and orange.

Chibi's Sake Bar is located at 238 Mott St (between Prince & Spring)-- 212-274-0054.