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NYC Restaurants Raising Money for Japanese Disaster Relief

All over the city, restaurants and bars are raising money for Japanese disaster relief. Several places are donating portions of their sales to organizations like the Red Cross, and many are offering special food and beverage deals as a part of their fundraising efforts. Here's a rundown of a few of the big bars and restaurants that are helping out — many of these specials are available tonight.:

Terroir, 413 East 12th St.; Terroir Tribeca 24 Harrison St.; Hearth, 403 East 12th St.: Starting today, the team behind Terroir wine bars and Hearth restaurant will raise money for Japan by offering Yoshi's Fried Chicken at both Terroir locations and an original cocktail at Hearth, all proceeds of which will be donated to the relief efforts. Yoshi Nonaka is a Japanese line cook at Hearth, and his favorite childhood dish is his special fried chicken ($6/order).

Megu, 62 Thomas St: Donating 5% of all beverage sales from Megu New York and Megu Midtown from now through March 20 to the Japanese Red Cross's earthquake relief program.

Mehtaphor, 130 Duane St.: Donating 100% of the restaurant’s proceeds from bar and dinner sales from today, March 16 from 6 - 8 PM and all proceeds from a children's cooking class this Friday to the Japanese Red Cross.

SHO Shaun Hergatt, 40 Broad St.: Donating 10% of all sake sales from today, March 16 through Wednesday, March 23 to the Japanese Red Cross

Tocqueville, 1 East 15th St.; 15 East, 15 East 15th St.: Donating 5% of both restaurants’ beverage sales from today, March 16 through Tuesday, March 22 to the Japanese Red Cross.

Sushi Samba, various locations: Giving 100% of the proceeds from a $12 special sushi roll to the Red Cross.

Nobu and Nobu Next Door, 105 Hudson Street; and Nobu 57,40 West 57th: Donating $50 off of every $150 Omakase tasting menu to a relief organization, every night of the week from now until April.

Angels and Kings, 500 E 11th St: On Thursday, March 31, the bar is hosting a "NYC Vegan Drinks World Vets' Japan Disaster Relief Program," with $2 off drinks from 7pm- 8pm, and well and beer drinks for $1 off from 8pm-9pm.

Le Bernardin, 155 West 51st St.: "Le Bernardin will donate 100% of the profits of the sales of our 4 books for one month to Save the Children and Direct Relief International."

Aldea, 31 West 17th St.: Aldea will be donating 20% of its sales on Monday, March 21st to Doctors without Borders, a charity that provides assistance to populations in distress and victims of natural or man-made disasters.

Co., 230 9th Ave.: Jim Lahey and the team at Co. will be sponsoring a Japanese Disaster Relief Fundraising Event on Monday, April 4th from 5 PM to 11 PM. 50% of ALL SALES will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross to assist in their relief efforts.

Big D's Grub Truck: This two month-old truck will be donating 10% of its sales on Friday, March 18, to Doctors Without Borders. Big D's Grub Truck (serving Asian style tacos & grinders) will be providing lunch service at 18th Street and 5th this Friday.

Benjamin's Steakhouse, 52 East 41st St.: This Friday, March 18th, 10% of the day's sales will be donated to the JAA Japan Disaster Relief Fund.

Bar Basque, 839 6th Ave.: Bar Basque will offer a special Basque Experience four-course tasting menu with a glass of cava for $56 (plus tax and gratuity) every Monday night beginning this Monday, March 21st. A portion of the proceeds from the tasting menu will go to support HAPPY HEARTS Fund.

Ballaro, 77 2nd Ave.: This Sunday, March 20th, Ballaro in the East Village will donate 100% of the evening's sales to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Effort. The evening will be sponsored by Moretti Beer and Laciale Hair Salon.

The Kelvin Natural Slush Co., 5th Ave. & 22nd St.: On Sunday, March 20, pay what you want for a slushee and 100% of all money they collect goes to the Red Cross. From noon until they run out.

Any big benefit missing? Email, and we'll get the word out.
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Nobu Next Door

105 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013 212-334-4445

SHO Shaun Hergatt

40 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004 (212) 809-3993 Visit Website

15 East

15 East 15th Street, Manhattan, NY 10003 (212) 647-0015 Visit Website


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130 Duane Street, New York, NY 10007 (212) 542-9440 Visit Website


403 East 12th Street New York, NY 10009