Yamaguchi' Sake and Tapas

What is Sake?

Sake is Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice.  This beverage is called Sake in English, but in Japanese, Sake refers to alcoholic drinks in general.  We serve not only Japanese Sake but also Quality domestic and imported wines and beers


What is Tapas?


Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, for drinking in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or warm (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). The word "tapas" is derived from the Spanish verb tapar, "to cover".  According to legend, the tapas tradition began when king Alfonso X of Castile recovered from an illness by drinking wine with small dishes between meals. After regaining his health, the king ordered that taverns would not be allowed to serve wine to customers unless it was accompanied by a small snack or "tapa".  According to The Joy of Cooking, the original tapas were the slices of bread or meat which sherry drinkers in Andalusian taverns used to cover their glasses between sips. This was a practical measure meant to prevent fruit flies from hovering over the sweet sherry. The meat used to cover the sherry was normally ham or chorizo, which are both very salty and activate thirst. Because of this, bartenders and restaurant owners began creating a variety of snacks to serve with sherry, thus increasing their alcohol sales.  The tapas eventually became as important as the sherry.  In Spain, dinner is usually served between 9 and 11 p.m. (sometimes as late as midnight), leaving significant time between work and dinner. Therefore, Spaniards often go "bar hopping" and eat tapas in the time between finishing work and having dinner.  (Refer to wikipedia)


To share pleasant night with your friends and loved ones

In Japan there are many drinking establishments that serve accompaniments similar to tapas.   Yamaguchi’s Sake and Tapas is the first Japanese drinking establishment in Lexington that serves accompaniments.  We provide not only authentic Japanese Sake and Tapas, but also quiet and cozy atmosphere.  We help you to relax and share the great night with your close friends and loved one.


Welcome to Yamaguchi's Sake and Tapas

Lexingon's first and only Japanese Sake bar specializing in Japanese delicacies and bar food.


Yamaguchi's Sake and Tapas 125 Codell Dr. Lexington, KY40509, [Hours] Tues-Sat 8pm-12am

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