Sui Ren in Williamsburg (opened...yesterday?)
for the past few months, they've been doing construction under my apartment on a Japanese restaurant-to-be...well, it finally had its soft opening. I checked it out this evening.
Sui Ren was not busy, but did have a couple of tablesful of curious people inside. it looks great, and the menu was pretty interesting--there were a handful of things I wanted to order. I'm not really solid on my Japanese food terms, but I think it's an izakaya place with yakitori et al?
I got the grilled smelt skewers ($5) and cold bigeye tuna with soft quail egg skewers ($8). my total bill was $17 including tip.
I'm sold on the food, but it's definitely a little too expensive to be a regular place for me. when it gets its liquor license (in about a month, according to the waitress), I'd love to go again and sample things like the ground duck skewers.
more detail and terrible pictures on my blog, of course.
302 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211