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An Umami Drink: Japanese Bar Goto Niban Transforms Classic Cocktails And Snacks (July 2022)

"Tucked away on Bergen Street in Park Slope, one might accidentally walk past Bar Goto Niban’s sleek, no-frills storefront without batting an eye…

But inside, Kenta Goto’s Japanese cocktails and snacks—featuring niche flavors such as oolong, miso, and plum—are indelible. 

Though the Brooklyn location’s space is bigger with a 16-seat bar, bringing the capacity to 40 people, the intimacy that the LES Bar Goto cultivated is preserved with Niban’s dim lighting and dark wood shelves. Hand-painted wallpaper depicting a Japanese garden surrounds the diners, which is accentuated by the otherwise minimalist decor."