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Conde Nast Traveler

Bar Goto [REVIEW]

"A minimalist shelter from the storm of Lower East Side partiers and for excellent highballs."

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"Come here for okonomiyaki, sleek Japanese design, and excellent highballs. Kenta Goto, owner and barman, was once at the dearly departed Pegu Club, and has retained that famous bar’s excruciating attention to detail. It shines in his highballs—look for anything with yuzu—and the delicate coupe cocktails, such as one made with a rosy cherry blossom, sake, gin, and maraschino. The food here is not an afterthought. The okonomiyaki—that killer izakaya drinking standard of fried cabbage and kewpie mayo, dancing with bonito flakes and stuffed full of pork belly, rock shrimp, and squid that will transport you to Tokyo—is some of the best in town."