A sake gem hiding out in New York’s “Outer Boroughs,” Hinoki is a great addition to the area’s selection of Japanese restaurants. It is, by far, the most “Izakaya” style spot in the area and sports a constantly evolving food menu headlined by a mix of traditional bar bites, skewers, and an increasingly large sushi selection. But the real stand-out at Hinoki is their sake list. Popular names like Hakkaisan, Kenbishi, Tatenokawa, and Kudoki Jozu adorn the menu alongside exceptional One Cups from Chiyomusubi and Kuruoshi. With more than 25 selections from all over Japan, Hinoki easily has one of the most comprehensive sake lists in the borough and it’s probably the only place in the area where the server will pour your sake for you at your table in the traditional “masu overflow” style. Cherish it.