Juban is a traditional Japanese tavern for comfort food, sake and shochu located in the heart of Chelsea's gallery district
Amazing Milk Free Dessert!
Good food + sake. Also, this is one of the cutest restaurants ever.
cute but expensive sake restaurant with cute bar food. the sake list is comprehensive and informative.
Go with your special person and sit at the bar. Leave the rest to the bartender and their awesome food.
Small plates, uni, sushi!
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!
Close since October 11
The Tokyo Musk cocktail is great, as are the grilled onigiri!
Great Japanese place, the takoyaki was very good, as well as the buta kimchi 😊
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.
Kimchi pork belly skillet!!
Great Sochu & sake selection, and knowledgable wait staff. The Tako Wasa is delicious!
Try the yellowtail collar and the black cod they're both unbelievable. And make sure to ask to sit in the back room!!
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.
The bar tender here is awesome. Leave Tom a nice tip! Well worth it.
Get the soft shell crab karaage if you see it on the menu
Try to squeeze yourself into a taller, narrower shape before you enter.
Very quiet and intimate shochu & saké bar near London Terrace Gardens. Mini Uni Ikura Don & Aji cucumber sashimi salad r my best 🍣🍶.
Buta Kimchi is NOT good! Avoid and get the real thing in ktown.
Drinks are great, food is meh...try the izakaya royal cocktail, my new fave!
Get the Lichee martini - best in NYC!
Have the Yaki Udon. Amazing!
Big fan of the hamachi kama grilled yellowtail collar and the tako wasa (raw octopus marinated with wasabi). Impressive sake and sochu menu too!
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.
Amazing place- get lychee martini is the best !!
Exceptional blackened cod.
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
The fish was really good! Yaki shio Saba.
Have the Mori Set. Also the Black Cod.
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!!
An excellent Chelsea izakaya; grab beers before you dive into the menu's cooked dishes, like takoyaki or monkfish liver.
Spicy shrimp with cod roe and spicy cucumber are awesome. They don't accept Amex which is a drawback.
Michio at the bar, half Brazilian half Japanese, is tops!
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!
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.
and so is grilled shrimp with spicy cod roe!
stir fry beef is really good.
Don't worry to be overwhelmed by the sake menu. Just ask ;)
Great specials but they don't accept American Express.
Good solid list of sake, Sapporo on tap cheap, hamachi Kama, sushi ten (slightly on small side), fried octopus dusted with green tea powder and scallop maki! Good stuff!
They don't take Amex, which is ok.. But I don't understand why there is an Amex special available to unlock at the restaurant. Dodgy.
One of the best shochu bars in NYC. Just started carrying Satoh & Tenshi No Yuwaku genshu. Bottle keep means you don't have to go by the glass.
Perfect for casual late night outings.
You HAVE to get the Chilean Sea Bass. Even if you're not in the mood!
Try the shark cartilage
Make sure you get what you ordered - very disappointed that we ordered Krispy Flounder and 40 minutes later I asked where it was and they said it was just sold out - poor service