While primarily a posh sushi joint, RAW also caters to sake newbies and connoisseurs alike with an extensive menu of exotic options. The outdoor courtyards are a great place for sipping under the stars in the summers.
1225 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 2152381903
This extra dry Junmai sake has a dry and crisp flavor with some nice tangy notes that come across as clean and crisp. Excellent match with slightly spicy dishes or perfect all by itself
A light and dry Honjyozo sake with fuller rounded flavors. This particular brew matches up well with heavier foods but is also an excellent stand alone sake
Brewed by the same company that produces Hana No Mai, this sake is the quintessential old school sake. Dry and sharp, this brew forces the drinker to pay attention to all it has to offer
This Honjyozo sake is very dry and comes from the northern reahes of Fukushima, Japan. Brewed with the unique Gohyakumangoku rice, and proprietary yeasts from the Suehiro brewing company, this sake should not be overlooked
A medium dry Honjyozo sake from Okoyama, it has simple and mild flavors with a gentle sweetness and richness that is medium dry, never overbearing. The perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of foods
Winner of the 2004 Gold Award for the US National Sake appraisal and also winner of the Highest Score award. This is a well-rounded classic Ginjo from Fukushima. Slightly dry, this sake is clean and refreshing
This is a great sake brewed to be light and fragrant. A good choice for first time sake drinkers to learn some sake basics
This Junmai Ginjo sake is one of the cleanest and most refined sakes available. This sake is not pasteruized, which results in the unique and hard to place flavor it carries. The smells and the flavors of the koji used to turn the starch into sugar come through well. Enjoyable by itself, Hana No Mai is also an excellent match for strong or fatty dishes like fatty tuna or grilled dishes
This rich sake has a refreshing aroma and is made with the proprietary yamagata yeast, giving it a unique flavor. Initial impact is tight and clean, but soon washes over you with a more intricate flavor. The tail is refreshing and vanishes quickly
Kuro Bin "Black Bottle"
This Yaegaki sake has a flavor of its own. The aromas are not overpowering allowing food flavors to stand out more but the slightly lighter acidity still makes it a unique and exciting sake to drink. All in all a refined sake
This sake is a unique variety known as Junmai Kimoto. Kimoto is an old-fashioned method of making sake that is highly labor intensive, but produces a very unique flavor and aroma not to be missed by those looking to expand their sake experience
This carefully crafted Honjyozo sake from Yamanashi, Japan, has a gentle and mild aroma of steamed rice with a refreshing aftertaste. Slightly dry with light acidity, Madoka is a balanced sake good for any occasion
This Junmai Ginjo from Nada region of Japan is made with the famous "Yamadinishiki" rice, one of the most highly regarded rice varieties in sake brewing. Its clean and refreshing flavor goes down easy and matches well with variety of dishes
An easy drinking Daiginjo sake that is well balanced in both the dry-sweet scale and acidity. Zui Chou is an excellent choice for beginner and seasoned drinkers alike
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