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from The New York Observer: December 19, 2008
"For a sake hideaway that makes a personal statement, Chibi's Bar has no equal."
-Michael Anstendig
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from The New York Times; July 27th, 2008...
"This is the restaurant's second summer with outdoor seating on a quiet block, where a cute little sake carafe goes well with its tempting mixed dumplings"
- Seth Kugel
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from The New York Times: February 19, 2006

from Time Out New York: November 7-14, 2002 issue

from PLAYBOY: October, 2002 issue (Japanese)

from FLIX: August, 2002 issue (Japanese)

from Time Out New York; November 15-22, 2001...
Chibi's elfin owner, Marja Samsom--also the proprietor of the adjacent Kitchen
Club--named the place after her French bulldog, who likes to lunge in a corner
of the main room.
Jazzy music is played at background level, and the patrons, both sake connoisseurs
and local habitues, are also a pretty quiet bunch.. So settle in and meditate on the
intricacies of life--boozing doesn't get any more Zen than this.
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from shecky's bar, club and lounge guide...

This two-room unassuming NoLita bar has the widest selection of sake this
side of the Pacific. Named after the owner's French bulldog(whohas a shirne
to his name hanging on one wall), Chibi's decor is smart and slick, with
peach walls, a chandelier, and velvet curtains. The appetizers are exotic
with oysters, dumplings and caviar topping the list, but the best nibble
food is the Japanese nuts that look like toys and come with every drink. No
rowdy frat boys or pick-up chicks in this elegant neighborhood corner, so
come to indulge in these pleasures with friends or a date.

from digitalcity-new york...
Average User Rating: *****
Contrary to popular belief, Chibi is neither the proprietor nor a town in
Japan. Chibi is a dog, whose picture graces this funky, art-deco sake bar --
the perfect place to learn to love Japanese rice wine. At $7 a glass, you
can afford to experiment, and the staff is friendly, accommodating and
willing to explain the difference between brands. All this plus the dumpling
of the day! The less adventurous can order beer or wine before moving on to
the good stuff.

from newyork.citysearch.com...
This 25-seat, candle-lit sake bar (named for the owner's pooch) is part of
the Kitchen Club, whose Euro-Japanese fusion menu has been a big hit with
neighborhood diners. Nibble on oysters and caviar while you sample
interesting varieties of sake.