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Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience

Review excerpt: Before opening Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience, owner Shinya Sakurai worked at the wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) store Higashiya, an experience that he brings to the bar by pairing brews with sweets. For the summer, Shinya has also borrowed a vintage kakigori (shaved ice) machine to offer hojicha (roasted tea) ice desserts. It’s an intimate space, seating only eight people, but it’s open until 11 p.m. on weekdays, so worth checking out if you’re in the neighborhood.