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The perfect Izakaya for someone who's never been before?

mikka | Nov 14, 200602:02 PM     5

I've been scouring the board and looking at all the previous posts re:Izakaya's in Manhattan, and while most reviews have been great to help me narrow down the good from the bad, not many have been informative on which would be a good place for a first-timer who doesn't speak a word of Japanese.

I'm looking for a place in mid-town only where we can sit at the bar, order a few small plates and sample some pretty good sake. I orginally thought either Sakagura or Aburiya Kinnosuke, but not sure where they stand with the small plates and/or how welcome we'd feel with this being our first time.

Any input or other suggestions that might fit the bill are greatly encouraged. Thanks!

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