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Sake (Sa–Kay) is one of the purest forms of alcoholic beverages,sake its sulfite free, gluten free and it’s a kosher. It is made primarily from rice, water, koji (mold that changes starch into sugar) and yeast that changes sugar into alcohol. The fermentation process for making sake is more complex than making wine, taking three to four times longer. Properly controlling the complex sake brewing process requires special knowledge and expertise. Compared to wine, Sake is not as dependent on the condition of the crop of its main ingredient, but on the skills and preference of its brewers. Usually, premium sake is categorized in the amount of rice polishing, and whether any distilled alcohol was added. The brewers polish or mill away the outer grain of rice to rid unwanted protein and fat, leaving the starchy core intact.

At Yama, we have carefully compiled our list with great variety of premium sake to be enjoyed on any occasion or to be pair with any one of our dishes. For recommendation or additional question, please ask for our certified sake specialist.

Daiginjo

Daiginjo ranks the highest grade of sake. Sake made with special sake rice where 50% or more of the outer layer of rice kernel is polished away and fermented at low temperature.


Hideyoshi - Flying Pegasus (720ml)...........$350
Daiginjo -Koshu-Aged                  Akita
A magnificent sake! Only 300 bottles produced a
year, full of complexity and long lasting finish.
jiu14 Nanbu.Bijin 

Ancient pillars (720ml).......... $115
Junmai Daiginjo - Genshu                 Iwate
a fruity and elegant sake, with a long pleasing fnish

Ama No to - time of refection (720ml)... $150
Junmai Daiginjo                           Akita
Full bodied favor with a nice fruity essences
jiu16 Tentaka - silent stream (720ml).................... $165
Junmai Daiginjo - Shizuku                   Tochogi
Fruity, elegant, and very smooth

Kurosawa- Black Creek (720ml)...............$95
Daiginjo- Premium Reserve            Nagano
Ultimately smooth and delicate with trace hints
of pear, butter, and floral overtones.
jiu18 Tenryo - imperial Landing (300ml)............... $30
Junmai Daiginjo - Koshu                     Gifu
Full bodied favor, amusingly complex and
layered
jiu19 Dassai 50 - Otter Fest (300ml)...................... $28
Junmai Daiginjo                      Yamaguchi
Light, balanced, clean and easy drinking
jiu20 Chokaisan - Celestial Joy (720ml).................$90
Junmai Daiginjo                          Akita
Floral nose and refned body, easy drinking

jiu22

Born hyozan - iceberg (300ml).....................$90
Junmai Daiginjo                         Fukui
Pure, clean, smooth and soft - Limited

jiu21

Okunomatsu - Juhachidai ihei (720ml)...... $180
Junmai Daiginjo - Shizuku          Fukushima
a delicate and defned favor accented by a
balanced fragrance - Limited

Ginjo

Ginjo Sake, high among Junmai. Sake made with rice where 40% or more of outer layer of rice kernel is polished away and fermented at low temperature.

jiu23
Nagaragawa - tenkawa (720ml).................... $75
Junmai Ginjo                                    Gifu
Stimulating aroma with a sharp and full character

Yuki No Bosha - Cabin in the Snow (300ml)....$35
Junmai Ginjo                     Akita
Fruitiness of peaches, strawberry and papaya, 
soft on the palate
jiu25 Rihaku - Wandering poet (300ml)................ $26
Junmai Ginjo                                Shimane
Wonderful melon and citrus quality with a hint of
anise in the fnish
jiu26 Nanbu Bijin - southern Beauty (300ml)........ $28
Junmai Ginjo                                Iwate
Medium-bodied with a slight wood spice and
foral aroma
jiu27 Manabito - true blue (300ml)........................ $34
Junmai Ginjo Kimoto                          Akita
Full-bodied and mellow with soft, tangy notes of
fruit and mineral
jiu28 Mukune - Root of Innocence (300ml) .........$32
Junmai Ginjo                             Osaka
Mellow and dry with plenty of the richness of
rice
jiu29 Fukucho - Moon on the Water (300ml)........$32
Junmai Ginjo Hiroshima
The fne-lined favor is as bold as the fragrance
with a soft-edged fullness overall
jiu30 Sato No Homare - Pride of the Village (300ml).. $38
Junmai Ginjo                              Ibaraki
Light and fruity nose, semi dry with a clean fnish
jiu31 Kaiun - Fortune (720ml) .....................................$80
Junmai Ginjo                                  Shizuoka
Clean and crisp entry, follow by great complexity
and richness
jiu32 Hakkaisan - Eight Peaks (300ml).................. $38
Junmai Ginjo                                 Niigata
Tremendous balance, crisp refreshing fnish

Junmai

Junmai has its own unique character and it can be served with a variety of food, Sake made with rice where 30% or more of outer layer of rice kernel is polished away

jiu1
tentaka - hawk in the heaven (300ml)......... $23
Junmai                                          Tochigi
Well-rounded with settled fragrance and dry
jiu2 shirakabe Gura - White Wall (300ml)........... $23
Tokubetsu Junmai                 Hyogo
Feminine, foral, soft supple texture, medium dry
jiu3 suigei - Drunken Whale (720ml)...................$42
Tokubetsu Junmai                       Kochi
Strong favor with a crisp, clean, quick fnish
jiu4 Hare No Kuni - sunshine Country (720ml)...$60
Tokubetsu Junmai              okayama
Slightly dry favor with fruity essences
jiu5 housui - Fragrant Water (300ml).................. $25
Tokubetsu Junmai                      Tokushima
aroma of yeast and sweet rice with a long and
harmonious fnish
 Ama No To - Heaven's Door (720ml)........$65
Tokubetsu Junmai                  Akita
Medium-bodied, slightly dry and earthy finish

Speciality Sake

jiu6
Rihaku - Dreamy Cloud (300ml).................... $25
Nigori - Unfltered                           Shimane
Less chunky, fruity and complex
jiu7 Shirakawago - Bamboo Leaf (300ml).......... $25
Nigori - Unfltered                        Osaka
Silky and lightly sweet favor with foral aromas
jiu8 Dassai 50 - Otter Festival  .............................. $27
Nigori - Unfltered                         Yamaguchi
Creamy and balance
jiu10 Hyousho - Diamond Dust (720ml)...................$70
Usu-nigori - Unfltered                        Akita
Slightly sweet with great favors of peaches and
pears
jiu11 hana Awaka - sparkling Flower (250ml)......$16
Sparkling                                        Hyogo
Sweetness and acidity that is refreshing as the
bubbles burs
 Hideyoshi- Namacho (300ml).....................$24
Honjozo                                           Akita
Fresh and vibrant, only pasteurized once