Taro Sushi

Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
  • The experts at The Corcoran Group and Village Voice recommend this place
    • The Corcoran Group
    • Village Voice
  • Mike B.
    "Omakase sushi was great and reasonably priced"(8 Tips)
    Nick B.
    "The special sushi for two is always perfect."(6 Tips)
    Taty S.
    "Geido,1 block up, is authentic & better."(5 Tips)
    Jay G.
    "Great Miso soup and you must try the Karen roll and Age Gyoza."(2 Tips)
84 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • omakase
  • karen roll
  • sashimi
  • chu toro
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  • Barry H.
    Barry HottJuly 17
    Impressive special 🍣. Great for a nice lunch
    Upvoted Jul 17
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMMarch 23
    Been here 5+ times
    Great fish at reasonable prices! The rolls are good and the fish/rice are well prepared. Try the scallop sushi for a treat.
  • Angela W.
    Angela WenMarch 20
    Sushi set for 2! So good.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BloomDecember 27, 2016
    Omakase sushi was great and reasonably priced
  • Eric L.
    Eric LubarskyJuly 18, 2016
    Sushi, sashimi, mackerel, uni, toro, special
  • Emily C
    Emily CMay 22, 2016
    don't understand the mediocre reviews of Taro. this place is great and I'm generally a picky sushi eater. really fresh fish and awesome staff. order what's fresh. sushi sashimi combo is delish
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudMay 9, 2016
    Every neighborhood has their go-to casual sushi spot, and Taro is exactly that. Very fresh, reasonably priced, and a nice enough environment.
  • Danielle B.
    Danielle BoudreauJanuary 6, 2016
    Loved the spicy scallop roll! Pair with a roll with some crunch and some sake and you've got an awesome meal.
  • Shaherose C.
    Shaherose CharaniaOctober 12, 2015
    Ask what's fresh that day, and get it. Consistently impressed with the freshness coupled with warm service
  • Jacqueline M.
    Jacqueline MaSeptember 12, 2015
    The spicy scallop roll was super spicy...in a good way!
  • Futaba H.
    Futaba HayashiAugust 28, 2015
    Horse mackerel sashimi was excelent!
  • Khoa M.
    Khoa MaJune 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lunch bento boxes are great!
  • Jane P.
    Jane PoretskyMay 22, 2015
    get the rainbow roll! all of the sushi is fresh, nothing is outstanding. Something a bit off about their rice too- kinda dry
  • Toby E.
    Toby EversFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Tuna lovers special is a must
  • Nancy L.
    Nancy Lara-RepettoNovember 17, 2014
    Ok this was not only NOT Nobu, it was just BAD! I guess if you're used to a certain quality - mediocre will just not do.
  • Susie S.
    Susie SchwarzOctober 11, 2014
    Get the daily specials. You can get your shrimp head fried when you're done.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CiprianoSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Quite possibly the nicest staff & manager I've ever met. They accidentally overcharged my card, I brought it to their attention, they apologized so much & are now treating me to a free dinner.
  • meg c.
    meg clarkSeptember 6, 2014
    Some of the best sushi in bk. Platter for two is great
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteSeptember 2, 2014
    Get the Salmon nigiri and the Spicy Alaskan roll.
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn SoAugust 18, 2014
    great lunch special. favorite sushi place in my neighborhood. ume shiso hirame roll & agedashi tofu
  • Charlie R.
    Charlie RussellAugust 11, 2014
    Fried oyster roll was amaze!
  • Zara F.
    Zara FSAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sushi in the Slope. Great chirashi bowl and the Salmon Lover set is incredible.
  • Henry B.
    Henry BridgeAugust 7, 2014
    Good nigiri sushi. Their chu toro is often delicious.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    The fish is as pristine and skillfully prepared as at any of the expense sushi places in Manhattan. Sit at the bar for omakase, a relative bargain, and munch your way through earthy monkfish liver. Read more
  • Tony M.
    Tony MesonesJune 29, 2014
    Best Kani sushi around!
  • Katie B.
    Katie BartasevichApril 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Real Crab California Roll is the way to go.
  • Yvonne C.
    Yvonne ChanMarch 18, 2014
    Real crab California roll. Get it and you will never eat regular California rolls again.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 14, 2014
    Bypass the lines at Geido and mosey down Flatbush Avenue for equally satisfying sushi at Taro. Dark, wood fixtures and minimal design provide a moody backdrop for indulgences like toro tartar.
  • MrNoMoniker
    MrNoMonikerJanuary 11, 2014
    So freakin good.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 5, 2013
    Come with a date & get the Special Sushi for 2. It includes 16 pieces of sushi, a shrimp tempura roll & a mountain roll (spicy tuna, avocado & yellowtail) - all for $49. Everything is super fresh too!
  • Robyn
    RobynNovember 8, 2013
    Everything was perfect - try to get the lunch special if you can, it's a great value for such quality.
  • Dennis K.
    Dennis KovalyovOctober 13, 2013
    Amazing. So good.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ColesSeptember 17, 2013
    It has been a long time since I've had sushi this good in New York. The udon is worth it too.
  • Denise L.
    Denise LumSeptember 9, 2013
    Agedashi Tofu is good for sharing; decent sushi; red bean mochi was yummy
  • rich m.
    rich masioSeptember 2, 2013
    Super disappointed as recommendation came from a newly ex-pat Japanese friend. Butterfish had skin and tasted old. Nothing was really fresh. Prices were ok.
  • rich m.
    rich masioAugust 31, 2013
    It's busy, but not too busy that it should take more than 5 minutes to pour me a glass of water
  • Paul M.
    Paul MayJuly 15, 2013
    Taro is great. I really like the 3 oyster special as a starter (on the menu frequently).
  • Peter P.
    Peter ParkerApril 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the *Doctor* Octopus sashimi.
  • Jacklyn C.
    Jacklyn CheungMarch 24, 2013
    Awesome omakase. Uni and amaebi are a must! Fish tastes fresh and prices are a steal for the quality.
  • Deborah A.
    Deborah Au-YeungMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Killer omakase. Get the special sushi for two to share amongst three is you get apps. They will make it for three as well.
  • Brett R.
    Brett RushFebruary 18, 2013
    Salmon Bento box is completely worth it for a variety
  • Tony H.
    Tony HartzellFebruary 12, 2013
    Wait for it... wait for it... there it is. The whole building shakes when Iron Man and/or the Men in Black are chasing their enemies through the NY subway.
  • Tina G.
    Tina G.November 9, 2012
    The salmon teriyaki wasn't worth it. In sure I managed to order the only thing that didn't taste good here.
  • Nicholas M.
    Nicholas MelvinNovember 6, 2012
    Head to Geido up the street.
  • Experiences b.
    Experiences by GroupMeAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Such an awesome omakase here. Best sushi in all of Brooklyn!
  • Deborah A.
    Deborah Au-YeungAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Special sushi for 2 is absolute perfection.
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KimJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    the only place in Brooklyn I know of that serves my favorite - natto roll!
  • Charles B.
    Charles BJune 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    best sushi in the slope. ask them what's fresh and treat yoself to a couple pieces of chu toro.
  • Kimberely C.
    Kimberely ChengMay 23, 2012
    Gyu-tan shio is yum! Great appetizer before sushi for two!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurdMay 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The special sushi for two is always perfect. As is the monkfish liver and age tofu!
  • Alex V.
    Alex ValichMarch 19, 2012
    Going with their daily specials can never steer you wrong
  • George P.
    George PettasMarch 13, 2012
    Deluxe seaweed salad was the best I've ever had
  • Christen D.
    Christen DuongFebruary 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    It's cheap, it's good, and it's never too much of a wait. Come a few times and the waitstaff will remember you.
  • Shanta M.
    Shanta MaliJanuary 14, 2012
    Try the pork katsu roll for something different.
  • angry n.
    angry natalieJanuary 14, 2012
    Does warm sushi sound good to you? This place is gross. Go to Geido at Flatbush and Park; this restaurant just handles the overflow.
  • Travis C.
    Travis CollinsDecember 20, 2011
    A bit expensive, and not Exactly what I would describe as "good.". There are much better sushi spots in the area. Instead go to 'Gen' on Washington ave. Much better food and presentation.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel R.December 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Omakase course waa very good. Almoat like Tokyo.
  • Taty S.
    Taty SenaDecember 6, 2011
    Mediocre. The sushi was just fine. The avoc. tofu salad was not good. Spider roll just tasted like fried batter. Geido,1 block up, is authentic & better. Kiku on 5th ave has the best sushi around.
  • Taty S.
    Taty SenaDecember 6, 2011
    Mediocre. The sushi was just fine. The avoc. tofu salad was not good. Spider roll just tasted like fried batter. Geido,1 block up, is authentic & better. Kiku on 5th ave has the best sushi around.
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel ChouSeptember 17, 2011
    Shrimp tempura roll is seriously the best I have ever had.
  • Christen D.
    Christen DuongAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    My neighborhood sushi spot. My go-to dish is the massive special sushi for 2. There's also great little 4-piece sushi ensembles.
  • Trac N.
    Trac NguyenAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Freshest sushi any day of the week.
  • Ross B.
    Ross BernardJune 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing Karen roll. Fantastic fresh sushi.
  • Jay G.
    Jay G.May 18, 2011
    Delicious. However, default soy sauce is super salty. You can ask for low sodium if you like. Great Miso soup and you must try the Karen roll and Age Gyoza.
  • Superjonbot
    SuperjonbotApril 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Special sushi for two!
  • Damon C.
    Damon CiarelliApril 2, 2011
    Uhhh, this place has really good sushi!
  • Matt J.
    Matt JankowskiMarch 28, 2011
    Watch out for undead zombie fish!
  • Boberto P.
    Boberto PatricioDecember 23, 2010
    The best Japanese in Brooklyn
  • Farra T.
    Farra TrompeterNovember 28, 2010
    Try the ankimo and toro tartar apps. Delicious!
  • Daria G.
    Daria Gerin-NovitskyNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Uni scallop special is a must!!!!
  • Bradley A.
    Bradley AllenNovember 15, 2010
    Try the Sushi or Tuna Plate special, or both - so good. But each only come with 4pcs.
  • Bradley A.
    Bradley AllenNovember 15, 2010
    Really nice people. Reasonable prices. Excellent sushi.
  • Jess B.
    Jess BravoOctober 25, 2010
    Katsu Roll - delicious. Anything on "Todays Special" and of course the Ohh ma Kase!!!
  • Jess B.
    Jess BravoOctober 24, 2010
    oh ma kase!!!!
  • Ally M.
    Ally MillarSeptember 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I want to cry when I show up and they're out of uni. Definitely get it when available, along with the butter fish.
  • Aaron T.
    Aaron Taylor-WaldmanMay 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
  • Geoff L.
    Geoff LApril 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Need to see if it's as good as Chowhound says.
  • aaron g.
    aaron ginsbergMarch 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the omakase and sit at the bar
  • Natalya
    NatalyaMarch 23, 2010
    best authentic sushi near Prospect Heights and Park Slope
  • Karen T.
    Karen ThompsonFebruary 4, 2010
    Don't even want to write a tip because I want Taro to remain a tasty relative unknown. Fresh, delicious sushi. Unique. Awesome. Love this place.
  • Mark E.
    Mark EganJanuary 31, 2010
    Wow! Unexpected and amazing!!
  • frances l.
    frances l.November 8, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    try the aji sushi.
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonMay 3, 2009
    two words: omakase menu.
  • David G.
    David GallagherApril 1, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Taro Sushi and have the wasabi shumai and experience your sinuses exploding.
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