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Sake: 5 Things You Need to Know (trust us)

Sake | 5 Things You Need to Know 1. How to say it. (We’ve been getting it wrong for years.) Here’s the key: Sake rhymes with café – not hockey. That’s eh, not eee, repeat after me… 2. How to enjoy it. Surprise – finer grades of sake are not served hot but at either […]

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Some Like it…Warm!

Warm sake isn’t just for cheap sake anymore! On Monday, January 23rd, join us for our annual Winter Warmup, as we demonstrate why good sake CAN be heated and how to do it easily. Over 30 sakes of various grades and regions from the SIO (Sake Institute of Ontario) members will be available for sampling […]

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International Sake Day & TISC Celebrations

We’re back! Come celebrate International Sake Day with us! We’ll be kicking off the evening (after you’ve had some sake of course!) by announcing the winners of the Toronto International Sake Challenge (TISC 2016) with an award presentation then you’ll have the chance to taste many of the medal winners paired with cheese and charcuterie […]

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Asahi is our official beer!

Sake & Beer go hand in hand…! We’re extremely excited to announce that Asahi Super Dry is the Official Beer of Kampai Toronto 2016. Japan’s #1 Beer will be available onsite and every admission ticket includes an Asahi to start, cleanse or finish your evening. Limit one ticket per admission, will not be available for additional […]

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Miku Sake Pairing Series

Join Miki Ellis, Aburi Canada’s Sake Specialist and Certified Advanced Sake Professional in a series of sake celebrations! SAKANA & SAKE Thursday, June 2nd: 6PM $135++ A 6 coursed sake paired dinner featuring the Japan’s king of fish: Tai, with Nobuo san from Kozaemon and Yokoyama san from Tengumai brewery. Explore the whole fish from start to […]

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