Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
  • This Japanese restaurant is famous for their sushi. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Andrei K.
    "Save room for the homemade tofu pudding for dessert, it's amazing!"(11 Tips)
    Benjamin H.
    "Check out the daily obanzai (small dishes) specials and get 'em."(5 Tips)
    Victoria C.
    "Authentic Kyoto Ryori (Obanzai!) and great oshizushi (box sushi)!"(5 Tips)
    Wade B.
    "Shrimp Toji Maki is da bomb"(4 Tips)
135 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • authentic
  • tofu
  • daily obanzai
  • sashimi
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  • Joe D.
    Joe DJanuary 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Really a special, cozy Kyoto-style sushi restaurant. I recommend going off-menu for the daily-special sushi, sashimi, rolls, and most importantly, Obanzai (not to be missed)
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • jake f.
    jake furstJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    A slice of Tokyo in BK. You won't find better, more authentic tofu in NYC. The agedashi and the home made varieties are delicate and delicious. Everything else is fantastic, esp the nightly specials.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 14, 2014
    This comfy spot is as close to authentic Kyoto-style as you can get. Daily obanzai (tapas) is a must; the chirashi — a heaping bowl of sashimi, veggies, omelet, and rice — is one of the best around.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CJuly 16
    Everything was terrific. Salmon entree, miso soup, small plate selection of spicy shredded beef. And service was wonderful. Best Japanese meal I've had.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangOctober 4, 2015
    The best oshizushi (box sushi) you're likely to find in New York, interestingly some of them utilizes raw fish (traditionally it's cured or cooked only); get that and start with a few daily obanzais!
  • Alex M.
    Alex MetzlerAugust 20, 2014
    Salmon Box was great and the fresh tofu (warm, or cold) was delicious. Best part was the sushi having subtle rice vinegar in the rice, just like grandma used to make. You don't get that very often.
  • tze c.
    tze chunMarch 1, 2015
    Great daily specials for $5 and ask for recommendations in the daily catch! Ice cream sandwiches are a fun take on traditional Japanese pancakes
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LMarch 12, 2013
    What a gem in Cobble Hill! Fresh sushi and tasty daily Obanzai. Their homemade Agedashi Tofu is not to be missed!! Friendly staff and low key atmosphere make the dining experience that much better.
  • A W.
    A WriterFebruary 9, 2016
    If this isn't the best Japanese food in Brooklyn I'm....guilty of overstatement. Try the house-made tofu (I like the agadashi), banzai (small plates), pressed sushi. Great value at lunch.
  • etta y.
    etta yMay 2, 2014
    Happy to have this in the hood. Kakuni tasted more like Japanese demi-glace but was delicious all the same. Rolls were perfect. Green salad was actually exciting, not the afterthought it so often is.
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki SyliantengSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Seaweed salad is really light, fresh, and flavorful. Service is great, but that is typical of pretty much all Japanese restaurants. I will be coming back to try their lunch special.
  • Amy J.
    Amy JacobsNovember 18, 2016
    The tonkatsu is perfect. Light and crispy on the outside, super tender and juicy inside, with the classic tonkatsu "bbq" sauce.
  • Autumn R.
    Autumn RayneMarch 14, 2015
    Tofu is meant to be like they serve it forget what you thought you knew about tofu. Try it warm with broth. Sushi is fresh and authentic. Try the box sushi for something different.
    CITY GRITAugust 9, 2014
    The Obanzai (Kyoto-style Japanese Tapas) changes daily but has never disappointed us! Neither has the Agadashi Tofu, Shrimp Toji Maki, or the Beef Kakuni! (Walk-ins Only)
  • David R.
    David RosenbergMarch 25, 2015
    Excellent authentic Japanese fare. Don't miss the deep fried tofu and the seaweed salad to start, and later the mackerel Kyoto boxed roll is delicious.
  • NYC: The Official Guide
    Enjoy meals like the tekka don--soy marinated tuna sashimi over a bowl of rice, topped with a shredded egg omelet--or sample the fresh-made tofu http://www.nycgo.com/slideshows/must-see-cobble-hill/10
  • nycgo
    nycgoAugust 13, 2012
    Enjoy meals like the tekka don--soy marinated tuna sashimi over a bowl of rice, topped with a shredded egg omelet--or sample the fresh-made tofu http://www.nycgo.com/slideshows/must-see-cobble-hill/10
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingAugust 6, 2014
    Super authentic Japanese food. Their sushi is incredible but make sure you go for the unique Japanese dishes (fresh made tofu and shrimp toji maki)
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonAugust 27, 2016
    Cute vibe. Feels like you're in Japan. Get at least one kind of hako sushi (box sushi), and save room for the green tea ice cream sandwich.
  • Linda C.
    Linda ChowAugust 25, 2015
    A gem in the neighborhood! Authentic Japanese food in a cozy space. Try the obanzai and soy milk pudding. Miso-marinated salmon was incredibly delicious!
  • Dennis H.
    Dennis HansenJuly 12, 2016
    We ordered the small plate of assorted pieces of sushi and got this nice plate! Everything tasted so good!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuOctober 30, 2014
    Wow. Hard to come by good sashimi in Brooklyn, let alone Manhattan. This place is so good. Also great space.
  • Eric B.
    Always incredible. The fried tofu, any of the Kyoto style sushi plates, sashimi platter, and you MUST try the black sesame ice cream.
  • Erica C.
    Erica ChoiMay 1, 2016
    Obanzai (daily specials of the day, $5 each!), Agedashi tofu , Shrimp toji maki, Lobster roll. Tofu pudding for dessert is a MUST. 💯
  • Charlene
    CharleneJune 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is great here! Get the fresh-made tofu, seaweed salad, hako sushi, Kyoto-style futomaki, and any specials of the day!
  • Liz C.
    Liz CohenAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the house made tofu cold and any of the hako pressed sushi varieties available. Personal favorites are the salmon and the unago.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenSeptember 5, 2016
    the lunch bento is incredible and comes with a daily obanzai and entrees of the day!! $10
  • Micco W.
    Micco WuFebruary 26, 2016
    This is a super cozy authentic family own Japanese restaurant. They are famous for their box press sushi and soy based tofu and deserts
  • Jason S.
    Jason S.January 4
    Good food and sake. Very busy restaurant but the service was still speedy. The spider roll was my favorite. Give them a try if you are in the city.
  • Andrei K.
    Andrei KryssovAugust 2, 2015
    Homemade tofu was awesome. Save room for the homemade tofu pudding for dessert, it's amazing!
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KirschAugust 21, 2011
    The sashimi platter is divine. The fish is super-fresh, the service lovely. Get a drink next door at Henry Public and they'll call you when your table is ready.
  • Tazmun N.
    The salmon was SO GOOD. Cute spot, great service. Hard to get a table and no reservations
  • Helena W.
    Helena WongFebruary 7, 2014
    I loved both the Salmon and Tuna Hako! Can't go wrong with any of the Hako.
  • Justin K.
    Justin KalifowitzAugust 1, 2012
    One of my favorite Japanese restaurants in New York. Low key, awesome service. Must order the Obanzai (daily appetizer specials).
  • Daiji
    DaijiFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order bunch of appetizers! It's not a sushi place but they have very nice Kyoto style HAKO sushi as well as the regular sushi. gets crowded fast. go early.
  • miles l.
    miles lennonJune 25, 2016
    The daily tapas makes coming here really unique and interesting. The sashimi plate isn't huge the quality is fantastic
  • Kristine
    KristineSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Lunch special: 2 rolls 9 bucks. Lots of kids during the week for lunch with mom or dad. Kid-friendly. Dinner: order a special. Always amazing.
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki SyliantengMay 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I always come here when I want to relax, have a good meal and good conversation. Lunch specials are a good value.
  • Ian G.
    Ian GriggsAugust 19, 2014
    Love the Kyoto style sushi, great experience. Gets crowded quick, so get in there early to avoid a wait.
  • Daiji
    DaijiAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best real Japanese dining experiences around here. Try the TOFU, and specials. great sushi also. super nice staff. (gets crowded)
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NJuly 10
    Very amazing. Homemade tofu, outstanding small plates of vegetables, high quality sushi- try the yellowtail.
  • Compass
    CompassMay 14, 2014
    Japanese small plates, daily twists on traditional miso soups and sushi, and a cult-loved in-house tofu recipe.
  • Joe N.
    Joe NazittoAugust 5, 2016
    Daily special board has a great variety of flavors!Sashimi platter while fresh & deliciouswas very small portions
  • Autumn R.
    Autumn RayneMarch 14, 2015
    Good sushi overall. Tofu was amazing so fresh and creamy tasting. Nice place for a date. Friendly staff.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 28, 2011
    Try - Kasujiru Soup - a rich and milky soup made from salmon, miso, and veggies including daikon, cabbage, and carrot Read more
  • Carl M.
    Carl MartinApril 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I can't say enough good things about this place. Incredible food, great service and not too pricey. Massive fan.
  • Benjamin H.
    Benjamin HaasJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the daily obanzai (small dishes) specials and get 'em. The seaweed salad is also out of this world.
  • Jenna D.
    Jenna DrapkinSeptember 1, 2013
    There's nothing like finishing off the best sushi you've ever had with a pancake ice cream sandwich.
  • Kev S.
    Kev SkinnyJanuary 7, 2015
    Yep, this shit is good. Do the tofu cold. Not a tofu guy in general but its special here. Then get whatever the hell is on the chalkboard and shut your mouth.
  • Micke H.
    Micke HåkanssonJuly 27, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing food and really good value for money. Very friendly real Japanese people work here
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