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Jan 12, 2008 12:55 PM

Is Jewel Bako Still Good?

Have last minute plans for sushi tonight and would like to eat quality. Could not get into to East 15 but did get into Jewel Bako. Actually the fact that I could get in on short notice kind of scared me. Has it gone way down hill since the chef left?

If so, where else should I go....Just dinner with a friend. Ambience doesnt really matter but prefer to be downtown....

Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. No way...Bako is (still) great. Great fish, nice service, and great space; how can you go wrong?

    I am a big fan of Shimizu, too...but the Lamb's are on top of it; Bako is there baby. Shimizu leaving is as much a testament to the Lamb's vision as it is his skill, which is considerable.

    Relax and enjoy..

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    1. re: thegreekone

      thanks so much. glad to hear it will be worth it! By the way, who are the Lamb's? Is that the owner?

      1. re: jheightsgirl

        IMO, Jewel Bako is a shadow of it's former self. I suggest you try Ushi Wakamaru.

        To answer your last question, yes, Jewel Bako and it's sister restaurants are owned by Jack and Grace Lamb.