1 or 8

1 or 8

Sushi Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Mike F.
    "Stunning presentation + wonderful Omakase + specialty cocktails = 😍"(29 Tips)
    Bill P.
    "Hands down the best sushi in Williamsburg."(3 Tips)
    Luke W.
    "Omakase with Kazuo = Sushi Heaven"(3 Tips)
    Caroline S.
    "Great ceviche, sushi, and sashimi!"(9 Tips)
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  • Danny
    Danny1 week ago
    The drinks here are excellent and to my liking. Well balanced and perfect contrast of natural flavors.
  • Es L.
    Es LeyJune 19
    low key favorite. love the chefs behind the sushi bar
  • Ronald C.
    Definitely not cheap for Japanese and that is actually great! It is so worth it, the food is so perfect, that I'd happily make sure it remains on this level.
  • Ting T.
    Ting TsaiMay 20
    Sushi omakase for $50 is hard to beat. 10 pieces, high quality, good variety of fish. Highly recommend sushi counter and skipping the dining room.
  • Phil T.
    Phil TorontoApril 29
    nigiri 🙌🏻 1 or 8 never disappoints
  • Foxxy B.
    Foxxy BApril 7
    Honestly quite pricey. Octopus is the most tender ever. Incredibly melt-in-your-mouth sashimi options (although portions are small). Chic space, small crowd.
  • amy p.
    Amazing natural wines list and fantastic food. Casual bar at the front for snacks and beautiful dining room in the back. Great service and amazing food.
  • Bienvenido C.
    Bienvenido CruzFebruary 8
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome sushi and my favorite tempura in the city.
  • Luke
    LukeJanuary 1
    Omakase is great, as is the service
  • Trevor K.
    Trevor KivDecember 4, 2016
    Cocktails are on point 💯
  • Mike U.
    Mike UreñaJune 24, 2016
    The pork belly is delicious.
  • Carmen R.
    Carmen RodriguezJune 22, 2016
    Overpriced but SUPER great quality sushi!!
  • Sunny H.
    Sunny HApril 25, 2016
    High quality sashimi and rolls, be sure to try the pork belly and the octopus with garlic.
  • Anissa
    AnissaMarch 30, 2016
    Perfect meal cadence! 15 piece omakase was amazing. Just do it.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MeadMarch 23, 2016
    Kale salad is fantastic. Pricey but the fish is incredibly fresh.
  • Alexandra T.
    Alexandra ThompsonMarch 21, 2016
    Everything is good.
  • Justin P.
    Justin PakFebruary 20, 2016
    Call ahead and get a seat at the Sushi Bar for one of the best Omakase experiences in NYC.
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FreilichFebruary 4, 2016
    come for the tastes as portions are small. The fried chicken, steak, soup, and sushi are delectable...sesame shake drink cinched the meal.
  • Chloe T.
    Chloe TJanuary 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Omakase, sashimi plate if your not at the sushi bar. Fish is incredible
  • Juan S.
    Juan SantanaDecember 12, 2015
    Nice maki rolls and sake!!
  • Jason
    JasonDecember 9, 2015
    Hidden gem in Williamsburg, make sure to sit at the bar.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay COctober 21, 2015
    Highly recommend the assorted house made pickles, Burimaka (grilled yellowtail collar, grated daikon) and Omakase Sashimi. And, of course saké.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoSeptember 6, 2015
    The appetizers were much better than the main course. Don't skip on the Burikama. Grilled yellowtail jaw. So yummy.
  • Phil B.
    Phil BucklerAugust 7, 2015
    Best Sushi I've had in NYC to date
  • Katja W.
    Katja WesslingJuly 18, 2015
    Amazing dinner tea, pork belly, great sake selection, everything was amazing. Perfect sound level.
  • Michael O.
    Michael OcherJuly 1, 2015
    great interior and delicious food and amazing spirits selection, try Satoh the sweet potato vodka
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬June 28, 2015
    Average sushi but the cocktails, salads, and ceviche are on point.
  • Luke W.
    Luke WuJune 23, 2015
    Omakase with Kazuo = Sushi Heaven
  • Matty C.
    Matty CitoMay 10, 2015
    Omakase. The Tasmanian salmon and mackerel are insane. Nevermind the chu toro & o toro. Add a little ball busting humor from the chef and I was in heaven
  • Leigh Q.
    Leigh QuindaraMay 1, 2015
    I think 1 or 8's strong points are in the cooked items. The buri kama was delicious. The sushi on the other hand, was average in taste and for some reason very tiny in portion.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica M.March 30, 2015
    Omakase. Right now. Maybe as close to Tokyo as you can get in NYC.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaMarch 15, 2015
    Sushi is so good, it melts in your mouth!
  • Adam I.
    Adam IngrassiaMarch 1, 2015
    Omakase, duh.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 27, 2015
    Fresh, amazing sushi! Beautiful food presentation!
  • Mike F.
    Mike FriedmanFebruary 15, 2015
    Stunning presentation + wonderful Omakase + specialty cocktails = 😍
  • Zachary M.
    Zachary MartzJanuary 11, 2015
    $50 omakase!
  • Ilya F.
    Ilya FDecember 30, 2014
    possibly the best omakase this side of the river
  • Steve C.
    Steve CraigDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cod sperm sack, but it's seasonal - so cum now!
    Upvoted Apr 27
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanDecember 20, 2014
    The red miso soup should be where you start. End up anywhere you damn well please.
  • julia t.
    julia tDecember 7, 2014
    Delicious, quality sushi. Get the omakase.
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaOctober 12, 2014
    I like this place. Good vibes with the all white decor and the food is yummy. Lots of privacy between tables/booths.
  • Katy Z.
    Katy ZackOctober 5, 2014
    Omakase is unbelievable. Top notch sushi in a secret chic spot.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinbackOctober 3, 2014
    the omakase here is fantastic (and has less expensive tiers with fewer courses). sit at the bar and order the sake with the buffalo on the label.
  • Umair Z.
    Umair ZiaSeptember 28, 2014
    Sushi is excellent here. Any of it. The dumpling app stands out. But I tried a sweet potato shochu (Japanese liquor) on the rocks = The real winner of the night.
  • Amy W.
    Amy WangSeptember 18, 2014
    Def try omakase here!
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisSeptember 3, 2014
    Very cool, modern atmosphere, and awesome food. Great ceviche, sushi, and sashimi!
  • Jasmine G.
    Jasmine GaoAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    House cured duck prosciutto is absolutely delicious
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BarrezuetaAugust 11, 2014
    Hands down best sushi in williamsburg
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa MaciagAugust 9, 2014
    Mozzarella Roll
  • Dan N.
    Dan NabavianAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Whiskey, omakase, yellow tail collar, late night menu, oden during the winter, ramen, sushi box
  • Dana D.
    Dana DAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sleek minimalism meets delicious sushi. The fish is fresh with delectable seasonal selections, but the menu overall is very expensive compared with other spots in the neighborhood.
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BogopolskayaJuly 10, 2014
    The dinner pre-fixe is the way to go here! $22 for 3 courses fills you right up. Supplement with a roll, if you must.
  • Umair Z.
    Umair ZiaJuly 8, 2014
    Try whatever the hell the chef thinks you should -Thrillist
  • Summer I.
    Summer IzkovichJune 29, 2014
    Whatever the chef said to get.
  • Olivia M.
    Olivia MJune 20, 2014
    late night ramen and best sushi
  • Brian A.
    Brian AznarMay 25, 2014
    Dude, the bento box.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyMay 8, 2014
    Ramen available Friday and Saturday nights, after midnight only.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.May 4, 2014
    everything about this restaurant is beautifully designed and presented. If you don't get the omakase, absolutely order the sesame shake, crab roll, and chicken pate to name a few.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BretonApril 19, 2014
    It's fun crafting your own sushi rolls with avocado, tempura, cucumber and much more. All-in-all, sushi is fantastic. Atmosphere is cool, modern. Order the lychee martini, but make it a double.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SimonseMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't wrong with the daily specials.
  • Lia W.
    Lia WollenMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    "Scared of a little fish? It's not even alive!" The adorable and impressive sushi chef says you should try the tasting menu.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SquashicFebruary 10, 2014
    The dumplings were good, but everything else was subpar. Among other things, the miso soup was too salty, rice was inadequate, and the service was disappointing.
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LabadieNovember 9, 2013
    Sit at the bar - order the chicken wings and drink shochu.
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie ChoSeptember 29, 2013
    Ramen after midnight
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LymanSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Chef's table has one seating per night. Find yourself in that table at some point in your short, miserable life.
  • Berlin B.
    Berlin BabuSeptember 1, 2013
    The lamb chops are good. Sushi with mango and in it was good and the mochi with soy sauce sorbet was great
  • Vici V.
    Vici VadelineAugust 25, 2013
    Kazuo is so funny!
  • A.K. D.
    A.K. DuganAugust 11, 2013
    The shrimp dumplings are AMAZEBALLS.
  • Matias C.
    Matias CoreaJune 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The way to go is to have Omakase at the sushi bar with Kazu. He is the best.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PetersJune 5, 2013
    Sokeye salmon and golden snapper specials are not to miss. Best sushi in Williamsburg
  • elise
    eliseMay 19, 2013
    Pretty much the only sushi place worth going to in Williamsburg
  • Leonard S.
    Leonard ShekMay 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great sushi. The rice rivals Sushi Yasuda. Do Onakase with chef Kazu San and you won't be disappointed.
  • Darrell L.
    Darrell LewisJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Omakase: Heaven. One bite at a time.
  • Bea A.
    Bea AsavajaruDecember 17, 2012
    Becomes a late night ramen place.
  • bradley
    bradleySeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Go for a booth and if you can swing the cash omakase it up and enjoy one of the best food experiences you can have in this country.
  • SNOCRU
    SNOCRUSeptember 20, 2012
    Once you get past the language barrier the food is legit! Salmon mozerella roll
  • Mike S.
    Mike SingletonJune 10, 2012
    The chef offers a selection of snacks until 2 a.m. on the weekends including a killer ramen option that changes depending on his mood. Read more
  • Jeffrey N.
    Jeffrey NgJune 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat at the bar. Order the Omakase
  • Charles B.
    Charles BMarch 30, 2012
    the Omakase here is a treat. I like that they bring it all out at once instead of making it a marathon. You have to pick btw sashimi and nigiri. We did both...nigiri was better.
  • amoolia
    amooliaFebruary 17, 2012
    The best sushi in Brooklyn, no doubt. I'd get the sashimi entree and red miso- the bottom half is homemade tofu! Try the croquettes!
  • EchoDA
    EchoDAFebruary 16, 2012
    For sushi fans. A little bit on the expensive side, and very elegantly designed, it's speciality is the Omakase, which means "I submit" (the che chef's will).
  • Matias C.
    Matias CoreaJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Must get the Buri Kama! Grilled yellowtail collar. Delicatessen.
  • Matias C.
    Matias CoreaJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Tuna tartare - mind lowing
  • Matias C.
    Matias CoreaJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask the maitre to recommend you some sake paired with your food choices.
  • Katie C.
    Katie CovingtonJanuary 16, 2012
    For such a big spot it's pretty cozy. Eat all the fishes. They're delicious.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 17, 2011
    Perfectly executed basic rolls accompany interesting variations on classics; sashimi is expertly sliced and evenly textured, and soft tuna and Atlantic salmon are exceptionally fresh Read more
  • Jasper B.
    Jasper BergNovember 9, 2011
    The sushi is raw here
  • CBM 
    CBM October 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Elderflower Martini and some sushi
  • Bill P.
    Bill PearisOctober 18, 2011
    Hands down the best sushi in Williamsburg. By a mile. But you pay for it. Sit at the sushi bar and let Yoshida-san feed you. Or, after a show at DBA/Glasslands, get the latenight weekend ramen menu.
  • Maddie G.
    Maddie GruderSeptember 17, 2011
    Not only incredible food, but fantastic and quick service. This restaurant most certainly lived up to the standard it presented with it's pristine and gorgeous aesthetics.
  • Lindsay
    LindsaySeptember 4, 2011
    Dumplings and salmon mozzerella sushi. Beautifully white.
  • Diana D.
    Diana DSeptember 3, 2011
    Never had uni? Let this be the first place you try it! You'll want it as an app...and a dessert.
  • Heather F.
    Heather FinkSeptember 2, 2011
    Sit at the sushi bar- real authentic Japanese food and creative too
  • Leigh A.
    Leigh ArmstrongAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Omakase! And the frozen shiso mojito.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BodgeAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Friday and Saturday nights this place turns into a ramen bar from midnight to 2am. It's delicious and the perfect drunk food.
  • Gary C.
    Gary ChouAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Go for the omakase.
  • Dorothy M.
    Dorothy McGivneyJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the lamb appetizer. Very small portion but one of the best things I've ever eaten.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsMay 24, 2011
    Our concierge Meghan at The Thompson LES recommends this dessert. The Shiso flan with plum sorbet is amazing.
  • Leyla Y.
    Leyla YerlikayaApril 9, 2011
    Superb service, delicious food! Come here you will also enjoy the atmosphere
  • bradley
    bradleyFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best place on earth. Good sake and great staff/owners. And the best variety of high quality food.
  • Weinasi
    WeinasiOctober 2, 2015
    抜群においしいです!
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