(Photo by Dave Van Photography)

E:Né Raw Food Sake Bar is officially open and they’re handing out one of a kind experiences like cotton candy at a fair… if the cotton candy was made with some of the best Sake in the world.

Saanich fair, are you picking up what we’re putting down?

E:Né is the creation of owner/visionary Shawn Lee, who also owns and operates Nubo Japanese Tapas, a favourite spot in town for those craving modern Japanese dining.

The success of Nubo in Victoria inspired Shawn and team to venture next door (737 Pandora Ave) and take their love of Japanese food culture one step further by shining a spotlight on Sake.

65 different exotic and inspired Sakes, to be exact.

Their eats menu meets Japanese flavours and tradition with up-to-the-minute fare trends found in cities like New York and Toronto alongside nods to some of Shawn’s favourite places in Europe.

Of course they have poké bowls, tuna tartare and other classic superstars of Japanese tapas, but everything with a twist of creativity, fun and a bit of west coast flair.

They also have fried chicken, because it pairs so. very. well. with Sake… like, new BFF well. The kind of BFF you’d choreograph a dance routine with.

Ok, you might have had a bit of Sake at that point.

(Photo by Dave Van Photography)

Some of our faves were the vegan cheese & sake fondue, boasting flavours so robust and inviting that we actually fought over it.

Another highlight were the sake bombs!!

Upon being ready, the bartender calls out Sake! Sake! Sake! and everyone in the restaurant chimes in on cue with a chorus of Bomb! Bomb! Bomb!

It feels like a party every time.


Interested? What if we said you could win your first E:Né experience?

E:Né is giving away a $100 gift certificate each two lucky winners!


Contest closed: Congrats, to our two winners, Jennette Miao and Nadene Conway Steinbach! You both won, please email us at info@victoriabuzz.com!! 🙂 Thank you everyone for entering, make sure to stop by E:Né Raw Food Sake Bar – it’s amazing!

To enter for a chance to win the one of two $100 gift certificate to E:Né Raw Food Sake Bar, complete one or more of the following:

1- FOLLOW E:Né on Instagram and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

2 – LIKE E:Né on Facebook and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

3 – SHARE this article on Facebook or Twitter and comment below telling us once you have.(1 entry)

Good luck!

E:Né Raw Food Sake Bar

  • Address: 737 Pandora Avenue
  • Phone: (778) 433-0363

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