2. Sake Bar Decibel, 240 E 9th St

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For those who love sake, Sake Bar Decibel is the place for you. This underground hole in the wall calls the East Village home. Like many underground spots of its kin, Sake Bar Decibel is an amiably condensed space ideal for parties of two. The sake can be a bit more costly, but there’s an extensive selection for the connoisseur, from the Rihaku, to the Kikusui. Just as popular is the yummy lineup of appetizers; one can’t go wrong with the Shrimp Dumplings or Japanese Pancakes.