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Sarah Mar 5, 2001 02:56 PM

I remember reading awhile ago that there was a great sushi place in Red Hook, but I can't find it here. Can this be?

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    Brendan Taylor Mar 5, 2001 03:06 PM

    Are you thinking of the new place on Sackett over the BQE? This is called Kotubuki (sp?) and it is quite good, although I'm not sure it qualifies as Red Hook...

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    1. re: Brendan Taylor
      Peter Cuce Mar 5, 2001 09:30 PM

      The post-er in the link below talks about Kotobuki in Red Hook. I don't know if Columbia and Sackett is officially Red Hook, but this is probably the post you remember reading.

      Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

      1. re: Peter Cuce
        Sarah Mar 8, 2001 10:24 AM

        Thanks so much. I was tearing my hair out trying to find it. I will go this weekend and I hope it is as good as everyone says (even if it isn't officially red Hook).

        1. re: Sarah
          Kate A. Mar 9, 2001 11:53 AM

          I read a lot of raves of Kotobuki here, but I thought it was pretty bad, actually.

          In fact, I couldn't really eat my food. As far as new Japanese places in the neighborhood, I much prefer Club Sushi on Smith St.

          1. re: Kate A.
            Jeff Sanders Mar 25, 2001 03:02 PM

            Finally, good sushi in Brooklyn! I have tried Geido, Inaka, Club Sushi in addition to severl other McSushi joints in Park Slope and Bk. Hts and would never go again. In contrast, everything at Kotobuki was excellent, with the scallop and eel being stand outs.

            1. re: Jeff Sanders
              Little_Otis Apr 25, 2001 04:17 PM

              My boyfriend and I ate sushi and maki last night at Kotobuki Bistro, and we both enjoyed it very much. I particularly recommend the tempura eel roll which was warm and crispy, and the toro roll, which as my boyfriend said was, “super yum”. Although we live two minutes walk from Kotobuki, it was our first time dining there. When eating sushi locally we normally go to Okura, which is good despite being owned by Israelis, but from now on I think we'll be regulars at Kotobuki. The space is attractive and the staff friendly. We nearly had the place to ourselves, which was a welcome change from Okura, which always seems to be filled to the brim with 30 something ladies with infants in tow. The lack of seated patrons was a bit worrisome until we realized that Kotobuki was doing a heavy take-out business, so hopefully they’ll be around for a while.

              1. re: Little_Otis
                Little_Otis Apr 25, 2001 04:27 PM

                Pardon me, I meant Osaka on Court Street, not Okura.

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