Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
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  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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. 💯
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Andrei K.
    Andrei KryssovAugust 2, 2015
    Homemade tofu was awesome. Save room for the homemade tofu pudding for dessert, it's amazing!
  • 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).
  • Helena W.
    Helena WongFebruary 7, 2014
    I loved both the Salmon and Tuna Hako! Can't go wrong with any of the Hako.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Autumn R.
    Autumn RayneMarch 14, 2015
    Good sushi overall. Tofu was amazing so fresh and creamy tasting. Nice place for a date. Friendly staff.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Laura F.
    Laura FrankOctober 4, 2015
    Exceptional. You can't go wrong. However, precision in ordering is crucial as portions are smaller.
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PalmerNovember 24, 2013
    Fresh tofu, seaweed salad, super fun chirashi! Really nice place, pleasant.
  • Fabio K.
    Fabio Krauss StabelNovember 10, 2014
    The sushi is amazing! For desert they have a soy pudim that is priceless
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GrayJuly 25, 2012
    If the chef sake is Garyubai, make sure to get a glass. Very light and delicious.
  • Jason
    JasonMarch 18, 2011
    I 2nd the soy milk pudding. Amazing. One bad thing, the wait can be very long on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GallagherOctober 18, 2016
    Everything we ate was delicious. Try the lobster special if available.
  • Joe N.
    Joe NazittoDecember 23, 2016
    Nightly specials always a great choice & the Fresh Tofu is Spectacular!
  • EJ C.
    EJ CoryMay 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    While the obanzai are the highlight, Hibino also has the best sushi in the 'hood - small delicate portions, perfectly seasoned rice, fresh fish.
  • Northern Spy Food Co
    Best-kept secret in Cobble Hill. Excellent agedashi tofu and Kyoto-style sushi.
  • Brenda B.
    Brenda BAugust 6, 2013
    I can never leave without having the soy milk pudding. Sensational!
  • Tatum L.
    Tatum LadeJune 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Interesting and regularly changing daily specials. High quality sashimi.
  • claire f.
    claire frisbieAugust 9, 2011
    Best seaweed salad in town + amazing homemade tofu (especially the agedashi tofu).
  • Cat C.
    Cat ChanApril 2, 2010
    Try the Soy Milk Pudding for dessert- it's amazing. Also, the lunch specials are so cheap- $9 for soup, salad, and two rolls... So sick
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KarkarJanuary 23, 2013
    Fresh, authentic sushi. Tomo the sushi chef is the best!
  • Jon R.
    Jon ReitzesJanuary 2, 2010
    Homemade Tofu and tofu custard will make believers out of the heartiest meat eater. Tofu done well is amazing. And just get all the Obanzai, why not?
  • Adele B.
    Adele BlancoJune 23, 2015
    Everything is good. Tofu, soy pudding, miso soup
  • John D.
    John DudleyMarch 16
    Fresh, fresh, fresh. You can't go wrong.
  • Victoria C.
    Authentic Kyoto Ryori (Obanzai!) and great oshizushi (box sushi)!
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BlakeJuly 29, 2013
    Oh my goodness. If you can stand the heat, the yellowtail jalapeño roll is amazing!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DorvilleAugust 28, 2014
    Excellent lunch specials that are not that expensive
  • Mabel C.
    Mabel ChungMay 23, 2014
    Delicious fresh made tofu in cute tiny bottles
  • David G.
    David GreenbergerAugust 9, 2014
    I like the sashimi plate
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie CampisiMarch 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong. Homemade miso soup (homemade tofu!). Love the Chicken Teriyaki set. Try Orion instead of Sapporo.
  • William J.
    William Johnson1 week ago
    Obanzai, chef's choice sushi and sashimi plates, and the Tofu!
  • Karen B.
    Karen BowersAugust 24, 2012
    Be sure to order an obanzai special, they are always delicious.
  • Northern Spy Food Co
    Northern Spy Food CoNovember 11, 2010
    Faves: agedashi tofu, obanzai, vegetable futomaki, Orion beer, sushi counter seats, no attitude, good service.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CampagnaNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sushi around. Make sure to try the Agadashi Tofu soup.
  • WEI W.
    WEI WEIJune 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't beat the 10$ lunch obento box... Too good to miss
  • Hongchang W.
    Hongchang WuJune 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pro tip: they don't do delivery themselves, but you can order from Postmates
  • Matt E.
    Matt EngferDecember 1, 2014
    Great tofu. Specials are awesome.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldFebruary 21, 2016
    Get the salmon! (Best salmon dish in Bklyn.)
    WARREN HODEJuly 8, 2010
    Tomo Eguchi is a genius. Ask for him when you arrive and he will take special care of you....
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KMarch 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Any kind of tofu. Also, the branzini.
  • Christine
    ChristineJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cold tofu is homemade and comes with delicate dashi sauce.
  • Darren L.
    Darren LachtmanNovember 2, 2012
    Definitely the best miso soup I have ever had...
  • Emily C.
    Emily CharltonJuly 3, 2016
    Delicious sushi and interesting beer selection.
  • Christian C.
    Christian CroftJuly 27, 2013
    Panko breaded fried squid with Garam masala mayo...oh man
  • Kristine
    KristineAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    TOFU. Go for the specials- they're always delicious.
  • Shreyas P.
    Shreyas PanditAugust 1, 2012
    Very helpful staff, found lots if vegan options
  • Melody G.
    Melody GambinoAugust 22, 2014
    It's a good sign when you eat at a Japanese restaurant and it's filled with guys who look like ninjas.
  • karen b.
    karen bonna rainertJuly 30, 2011
    Super fresh sushi served on ice. The staff is SO nice here.
  • Yael F.
    Yael FeinermanSeptember 10, 2011
    Great homemade tofu, always patient staff.
  • Natalie K.
    Natalie KOctober 12, 2015
    The rice in the rolls is So Good!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DorvilleJuly 29, 2014
    Lunch specials are awesome and not that expensive
  • Marina C.
    Marina CardosoSeptember 16, 2016
    Kinda expensive and not suuuper tasty. Long lines... Still looking for a good sushi place with a better cost/benefit.
  • Eric
    EricJuly 14, 2016
    Sashimi, gyu kakuni is great
  • Erik M.
    Erik MichielsenNovember 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Daily specials on the board will show you the way...
  • Kyle Dean R.
    Kyle Dean ReinfordApril 6, 2013
    maybe the best spicy tuna roll i've ever had.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MorrisAugust 18, 2015
    The ice cream sandwhich made out of pancakes!!
  • Arthur A.
    Arthur AtkinsAugust 11, 2013
    The Best Sushi restaurant in NYC bar non.
  • Jaclyn
    JaclynFebruary 10
    Fresh fish and homemade tofu.
  • Joanna B.
    Joanna B.August 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best sushi and sashimi I've ever had.
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny W.February 5, 2014
    Tasty tuna tataki salad!
  • 🆗🆒Lindsey W.
    🆗🆒Lindsey WeberNovember 19, 2011
    Oh my GOD the Fried Oyster Roll is good.
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