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Salt + Charcoal

171 Grand St. (Bedford Ave.) Send to Phone
The oak-fired robata grill is the star of the show at this Japanese spot in Williamsburg.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Salt + Charcoal, Brooklyn, NY

Salt + Charcoal Restaurant Review

: The name says it all: using an oak-fired robata grill, the kitchen serves up juicy meats, including very good takes on Wagyu beef, tender chicken, and succulent foie gras. Chef Jiro Iida makes the most of the grill by preparing fish on it, too, and the daily grilled fish specials are worth the splurge. Non-grilled options range from sushi to creamy shrimp croquettes and noodle bowls. There are also a few items that might be challenging: raw squid marinated in viscera as well as boiled squid cartilage, the latter of which is crunchy and not in a particularly favorable way. The beer list features some excellent hard-to-find Japanese brews and the wines consist of a small handful of reasonably priced varietals by the glass. Don’t miss the black sesame pudding for dessert.
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