Kenta Goto opens “Niban”, a new cocktail bar in New York
Bar Goto Niban. 474 Bergen Street, New York.
The bar opened a week ago in Park Slope. “Niban means second, but Goto Bar Niban, not a copy of Goto Bar.” Explains Kenta’s wife Sarah Goto about their first Goto Bar, an izakaya and cocktail bar on the Lower East Side. However, says Sarah, what will remain the same is the focus on quality and the relaxed vibe.
At Niban, they focus on making cocktails with an emphasis on Japanese ingredients. This reflects on cocktails such as Bergen Street, a version of the Negroni with plum brandy. Also, the Bergamot Sidecar, a version of the classic cognac cocktail with bergamot orange juice and yuzu bitter. Also, the Sumire, a Tom Collins cocktail with shochu, sparkling sake and violet liquor.
Food also finds its place at Niban. One of the best wings in town, bathed in miso, already popular in Goto. But the menu contains completely new bites like four styles of korokke, a Japanese style of croquette. Among its flavors, you’ll find slow-cooked meat, potatoes and onions; Japanese curry and rice; potatoes, béchamel, gruyère and parmesan. And, eda-ebi, with shrimp and edamame.
Bar Goto Niban
Tuesday to Thursday from 5pm to 12am and Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 2am.
474 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.