Juban

Juban

Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and Sake Bar$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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  • Clara B.
    "... good, as well as the buta kimchi 😊"(6 Tips)
    Eric V.
    "Great Sochu & sake selection, and knowledgable wait staff."(3 Tips)
    Ann K.
    "Tako wasa!"(3 Tips)
    Rach ..
    "Must order the eel dynamite and black cod."(3 Tips)
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  • Hany L.
    Hany LiOctober 17
    Skewers and rice balls
  • Joe B.
    Joe BramhallSeptember 6
    Yaki soba, gyoza and sausage w/ ponzu mustard were all delish!
  • Leandro L.
    Great little izakaya. Get the cod in banana leaf. Can't go wrong with the nigiri also.
  • Nima H.
    They have popular Japanese whiskies. Selection is limited.
  • Nima H.
    Buta kimchi is very well done. Recommend getting rice or noodles (or some rolls) if you want to fill up a bit :)
  • seth m.
    !!! BEWARE OF THE HOT SAKE!!!! Ordered a few hot sakes w a friend tonight. Bill came and EACH HOT SAKE WAS 35$$$. I've never, in my entire sushi / saki life, seen anything like this before. Beware!!!
    Downvoted Oct 27
  • Knut-Jørgen R.
    Knut-Jørgen RishaugApril 18
    Been here 10+ times
    The sushi is great, but the seating policy is horrible
  • emily c.
    emily chenMarch 1
    The sushi is okay here but they have an amazing sesame agadashi tofu, hibiki whiskey, kirin on tap & an amazing lychee cocktail. it's farm to tableesque japanese, making their own tofu/sauces in house
  • Angela C.
    Angela ChungFebruary 13
    Ginger martini 🍸!!!
  • Sissi N.
    Sissi NieJanuary 30
    Most incredible tuna tar tar
  • Chrissy K.
    Chrissy KDecember 31, 2015
    Everything here is pretty good. Had almost everything on the menu in one visit and loved every single dish
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MackoulNovember 19, 2015
    Amazing Milk Free Dessert!
  • Timothy Y.
    Timothy YuanOctober 2, 2015
    Good food + sake. Also, this is one of the cutest restaurants ever.
  • Lindon C.
    Lindon ChenSeptember 29, 2015
    cute but expensive sake restaurant with cute bar food. the sake list is comprehensive and informative.
  • Sam Y.
    Sam YooAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Go with your special person and sit at the bar. Leave the rest to the bartender and their awesome food.
  • Jade
    JadeJune 14, 2015
    Small plates, uni, sushi!
  • Prerna B.
    Prerna BalaniApril 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A little slice of heaven on earth. One of the most incredibly well curated sake and shochu menus - try Summer Snow. Their tofu is homemade try the agedashi tofu. Loved the seaweed salad and Momo!
  • Antonio A.
    Antonio AchOctober 15, 2014
    Close since October 11
    Downvoted Oct 27
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel GilderSeptember 24, 2014
    The Tokyo Musk cocktail is great, as are the grilled onigiri!
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 16, 2014
    Great Japanese place, the takoyaki was very good, as well as the buta kimchi 😊
  • Alan T.
    Alan TachikawaAugust 28, 2014
    Just FYI their menu is no where near comprehensive as the one online. The sake list was actually quite disappointing in terms of comparing what was online and what's actually here.
  • Jack M.
    Jack MooreAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Kimchi pork belly skillet!!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Alexandra Guarnaschelli, chef of Butter, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Spicy pickled cucumber. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 27
  • Eric V.
    Eric VAugust 18, 2014
    Great Sochu & sake selection, and knowledgable wait staff. The Tako Wasa is delicious!
    Upvoted Oct 27
  • Zach H.
    Zach HarrisAugust 11, 2014
    Try the yellowtail collar and the black cod they're both unbelievable. And make sure to ask to sit in the back room!!
    Upvoted Oct 27
  • Shirin H.
    Shirin HMay 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Used to love this place but disappointed this time. Portions felt smaller and ingredients didn't seem as fresh. Still terrific sake selection and the buta kimchi (though smaller) was great as usual.
  • will p.
    will payMay 8, 2014
    The bar tender here is awesome. Leave Tom a nice tip! Well worth it.
  • Simon V.
    Simon Vozick-LevinsonApril 19, 2014
    Get the soft shell crab karaage if you see it on the menu
  • Max H.
    Max HowellMarch 15, 2014
    Try to squeeze yourself into a taller, narrower shape before you enter.
  • Krıstófer-Þórır D.
    Krıstófer-Þórır D.February 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Very quiet and intimate shochu & saké bar near London Terrace Gardens. Mini Uni Ikura Don & Aji cucumber sashimi salad r my best 🍣🍶.
  • Anna C.
    Anna CNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Buta Kimchi is NOT good! Avoid and get the real thing in ktown.
  • Anna C.
    Anna CNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Drinks are great, food is meh...try the izakaya royal cocktail, my new fave!
  • Susan D.
    Susan DanzigerSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Lichee martini - best in NYC!
  • Albert W.
    Albert WengerSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Have the Yaki Udon. Amazing!
  • Katy A.
    Katy AoyagiSeptember 21, 2013
    Big fan of the hamachi kama grilled yellowtail collar and the tako wasa (raw octopus marinated with wasabi). Impressive sake and sochu menu too!
  • John David B.
    John David BaezSeptember 7, 2013
    Pork kimchi is where it's at! Spicy and flavorful. Very friendly crew. Busy place, but pretty accommodating in trying to get you a seat. Obvi a great sake menu.
  • MGIULIA P.
    Amazing place- get lychee martini is the best !!
  • Trevor
    TrevorJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Exceptional blackened cod.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangJune 8, 2013
    Get some sake and have a blast! Try the chicken meatballs, fried chicken, soft shell crab (if available), and save some space for the delicious green tea mochis
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LinJune 5, 2013
    The fish was really good! Yaki shio Saba.
  • Albert W.
    Albert WengerMay 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Have the Mori Set. Also the Black Cod.
  • Rach ..
    Rach .BApril 25, 2013
    A small and Intimate sake house. Must order the eel dynamite and black cod. if you eat Uni get it in sushi, top it off with a quail egg it makes all the difference!!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 25, 2013
    An excellent Chelsea izakaya; grab beers before you dive into the menu's cooked dishes, like takoyaki or monkfish liver.
  • Persis E.
    Persis ElaviaFebruary 24, 2013
    Spicy shrimp with cod roe and spicy cucumber are awesome. They don't accept Amex which is a drawback.
  • Chantal S.
    Chantal Salomon-LeeFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Michio at the bar, half Brazilian half Japanese, is tops!
  • Bryan W.
    Bryan WilloughbyJanuary 22, 2013
    The octopus is a great appetizer if you are a little adventurous. Wasabi is mild and tastes great. Ordered it the last 3 times here!
  • Marjorie C.
    Marjorie CJanuary 13, 2013
    Pricey hit or miss spot - was excited for the buta kimchee based on all the tips but was incredibly disappointed. Came burned as did 2 other dishes. Chilean sea bass was the only saving grace.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BanayanDecember 29, 2012
    AMAZINFG!!!
  • Youri L. C.
    Youri L. ChungOctober 5, 2012
    and so is grilled shrimp with spicy cod roe!
  • Youri L. C.
    Youri L. ChungOctober 5, 2012
    stir fry beef is really good.
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