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Oct 24, 2007 07:23 AM

Japanese in Williamsburg

Recommendations please?

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  1. I haven't been, but really want to try Zenkichi. However, it isn't sushi I don't believe, if that's what you are looking for. More like Sakagura "tapas" place. You can check out a menu here:

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      1. re: dark knight

        I went right when it opened, last winter. It's NOT sushi. And it's... eh. It's a fun concept but the food is nothing to write home about. I'd take friends you want to impress and order lots of sake.

        Also, there is no good sushi in Williamsburg. I've given up hope.

        1. re: StrawbrryF

          No good sushi in the burg? can you honestly say you have tried it all? For people who may be a bit easier to please I would recommend Samurai on N. 6th & Bedford. And my personal favorite, Bozu, everything I have eaten there has been very tasty.

          1. re: addROC

            I guess I'm spoiled. I used to live in LIC and Wasabi Boy by the Citibank tower was freakin' amazing AND inexpensive. And before that, in DC, ditto for Canal Sushi there.

            And yes, I have tried it all. In Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

      2. I went to Zenkichi for my birthday last week and had a memorable meal. The omakase for 2 was fabulous...loved everything. Amazing sake list...I tried a tasting of 3 different sakes. No sushi. A very authentic Japanese experience, in many ways.

        1. Bozu on grand is tasty. Nice outdoor space during warmer times.

          Mizu is soon to open on bedford. Their flatiron branch is very popular (perhaps more for the portion size than quality)... but still should be a step up for the neighborhood.

          1. the crowded korean/japanese place at the corner of N. 6th and Berry is suprisingly good. And the korean influence is a nice bonus, like the kimchee dumplings. For regular rolls, we prefer their spicy cruncy tuna to most other places.

            1. Bozu on Grand is good but the tab will get up there pretty quickly. I honestly like Samurai on Bedford and N 6th. Nothing amazing but its good and reliable