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Jewel Bako

239 E. Fifth St. (Second & Third Aves.) Send to Phone
212-979-1012 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This sushi gem earns its Japanese “jewel box” name.

Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Jewel Bako, New York, NY

Jewel Bako Restaurant Review

About the restaurant & décor: “Jewel Bako” is the Japanese pronunciation of “jewel box,” and an apt name for this precious gem. Seats are hard to come by in the highly stylized, tiny tunnel of a dining room, lined with bamboo. Sit at the sushi bar if you can and let the chef ply you with his omakase creations --- expensive but worth every penny.

Food & Drinks: The food is as precious as the space. Exotic Japanese mushrooms come "en papillote," while the restaurant’s riff on the ubiquitous tartare appetizer is a trio featuring tuna, yellowtail and salmon. There’s also a large roll of scallops with yuzu, avocado and chives. For dessert, consider the matcha ice cream sandwich. An extensive list of wine and saké is available, too.
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