From Our Editors
At Murasaki Lounge, guests relax under the glow of neon lights as they share laughs over Asian morsels and sips of sake. A litany of dozens of different sakes introduce tastebuds to the clean, yet complex tastes of the traditional Japanese libation, while a menu of otsumami—a Japanese term for bar food—complements the rice wine's dry kick with cheddar yakitori, edamame gyoza, shrimp shumai, and sushi hand rolls. Lavender walls, marble bartops, and backlit display cases of imported sake, shochu, and whiskey bottles cocoon revelers in a ritzy backdrop as they sip craft cocktails made with fizzy tonics and fresh fruit juices. Live DJs spin electrifying soundtracks to nights on the town, while private karaoke rooms allow guests to regale each other with cover versions of over 20,000 English-language tracks, 30,000 Japanese hits, and one Jimmy Buffet song about every dish they serve.