Sat right at the end of Shoreditch's legendary Brick Lane, 3AKE is the area's first ever sake-focused restaurant and bar. Offering a huge range of Japanese rice wines and cocktails, 3AKE pairs your drinks with a variety of Japanese fusion and sushi dishes. So, if you're in east London looking for somewhere to go for drinks and fancy something a bit different, 3AKE could be just what you're looking for.
The restaurant's interior has a relaxed feel to it with rustic touches giving it a sense of real cosiness. The ambience combined with its sharing-style menu therefore make it a great spot to come to both as part of a larger group or for a more intimate celebration.
The broad Japenese-inspired food menu begins with small dishes such as sweet potato croquettes with teriyaki sauce, and tuna tartare. Classics such as edamame beans and miso soup are also available if you like to keep things traditional. Larger Japanese fusion dishes range from marinated pork belly with rice and smoked mackeral served with udon noodles.
Sushi-wise there's everything from California maki to more unusual offerings such as strawberry, salmon and cream cheese maki, with plenty of choice when it comes to nigiri, sashimi and hosomaki too. If you're struggling to pick, you can opt for one of the sushi platters too, which give you a bit of everything. A short choice of desserts including mochi completes proceedings, if you have the room.
As you might expect from the restaurant's name, the drinks menu at 3AKE is very much dominated by sake, with a vast selection available by the bottle and carafe. There's also the option to try a flight of sake alongside your food. Meanwhile the cocktail many includes everything from Japanese takes on classics, such as a miso old-fashioned, to sake-dominated concoctions like the haru.