210 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
This place has been open for two years and I am upset to just be finding it now.. This place is fantastic. Miss K was home for a night before heading back out so, we wanted to have a special dinner with her. This was certainly the place to do it..
When we walked in, I noticed three sushi chefs behind the counter wearing white coats with ties tucked into them.. All with glasses, all looking in their 60's.. They were familiar.. "is that the guy from Gari?" "Is that the guy from Sekki?" "Is that our waitress from Gari" Turns out we were correct on all accounts.. I started getting more excited.. The waitress we recognized is now the owner for this place.. She was super sweet, remembered us and gave Miss K and tshirt.. She also spoke with her in Japanese..
We started with some cooked dishes:
A little love for Miss A: Our resident Eggplant fan..
Cold eggplant with bonito in a sweet soy sauce:
Fried Chicken for Miss K:
Least successful dish of the night.. While the shell was delicious, the chicken was dry.. They give you that little squirter of lemon that does help though.
Broiled Salmon Collar:
We then moved on to the 65 dollar sushi and sashimi Omakese. They provided soy sauce and we were told the tuna was the only one we should use it with. The snapper at 9 o'clock was covered in lemon and salt.. Normally a throw away piece, this was remarkable. The slightly charred salmon which i normally do not like was meaty and beautiful. Mackerel is always my favorite piece but, I have to say, that salmon was a shocker.
It was very much in the style of Gari.
We were to eat one piece of each: yellow tail, salmon, tuna with various things painted on and added to..
This was uni and salmon eggs:
We added Scallop Sushi:
And crab and uni:
And some of the best Tomago I have had:
Finally the Omakase comes back to finish with a hand roll of tuna:
It's all about the papers the papers.. So crisp and crunchy.
Another thing we were missing that we now have, or have had for the last two years but, i am just finding out about.. Taro was my go to but, there is a new place to throw into the rotation.