Newly launched Japanese izakaya-style sake bar & eatery showcases locally-brewed sake
November 28th, 2022
Recently opened in a bustling District 3 dining neighborhood, Mua Craft Sake is a modern fusion of Vietnamese “nhau” social drinking – and traditional Japanese izakaya-style dining. And uniquely, Mua Craft Sake serves Vietnam’s first locally brewed sake. A spacious combination of indoor and outdoor dining offer options for both small and larger groups – while the open kitchen serves a menu of Japanese izakaya small plate specialties – with sake, cocktails, and local craft beers tap-poured from the bar counter.
Created as a three-way collaboration between award-winning Japanese sake brewery Heiwa Shuzo; Vietnam’s leading craft beer brewery East West Brewing Co., and the Mùa Tra Que restaurant in Hoi An. Both the cuisine and sake are the expressions of a commitment to only source seasonal and sustainable local ingredients (“Mùa” translates as “seasons” in English). The brewing team only uses natural ingredients in the sake – with no preservatives or additives – and adhere closely to the highest Japanese sake standards under the close supervision of a Japanese master brewer from Heiwa. Seasonal expressions of sake are created using rice varieties grown across the various regions of Vietnam, while infusions with fresh local and seasonal fruits and herbs offer additional flavor profiles.
Mua Craft Sake opens daily between 5 pm and 11 pm – with midnight closing on Friday and Saturday nights.
Inside Mua Craft Sake
Cuisine & Sake
(images credit Mua Craft Sake)