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Is Jewel Bako Still Good?

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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.