Who we are
Manaka is a sake business with an address on Jægersborggade in Nørrebro. Our store was established in 2021, but our sake import, Kita Sake and work with wholesale for restaurants began in 2016. We offer a very personal and insistent selection of Japanese sake which is constantly evolving. Among the most important criteria for the selection is that our sake must be dynamic with food and that it is sake that we ourselves want to drink.
Curating the sake committee is a life-long process that is both satisfying and challenging. This effort to find cases of unique quality is a big part of the business' driving force. Another great inspiration is the social element of sake. In many ways, sake has a unique way of bringing people together. This wonderful synergy is expressed in our tastings where the magic of sake is felt together on the palette, the body and not least the mood !.
Within the sake culture of Japan, at the breweries, one meets some extraordinary people whose passion, science and art can not be quantified. Their metier is an important part of the narrative of sake and how that lively taste is possible. When we lift the glass it is always with Kurabito (the brewery workers) in mind.