Azasu is a casual neighborhood izakaya located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
We serve Japanese comfort food and bar snacks—the sort of food best eaten with a drink in one hand and chopsticks in the other. Family-style pork gyoza, crispy fried chicken karaage, comforting Japanese curries, rice, and noodles come to the table alongside icy mugs of Japanese beer and frozen yuzu cocktails.
Our food loves booze, so the drink menu overflows with Japanese whiskies, frozen shochu drinks, and Japanese Hoppy (a popular non-alcoholic beer spiked with shochu). Our hand-picked list of more than 18 types of cup sake (individual glass jars of sake with metal pop-can tops) is the only one of its kind in NYC.
Azasu is a place where you can stop by for quick beer and a plate of gyoza after work or linger late over shared plates and a round of cocktails (or four) with friends.