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Gambrinus Seafood Bar & Restaurant

3100 Ocean Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11235 40.606177 -73.96676
at Brighton Beach Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-265-1009 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Eastern European, Japanese/Sushi, Russian, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

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Daily, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

Q at Ocean Pkwy.



Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Special Occasion


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Borough of Brooklyn


Like other large restaurants in Brighton Beach, Gambrinus, named after a celebrated beer bar in Odessa and resembling the interior of a ship, combines the starchy meat-and-potato dishes of the former Soviet Union with a full sushi menu. Unlike the rest, however, traditional options here are so heavy-handed that the sushi section stands out. Salty, dried beef overpowers a Greek-style salad, and an innocent salmon filet is covered in a thick, saffron sauce (though garlicky fried potatoes almost make up for the drowned fish). The slew of sushi rolls, however, is creative and well-executed, boasting names like the American Dream and Snow White, and a massive vegetable-sushi platter arrives with perfectly seasoned seaweed-salad rolls. Still, it might be the beer, served by the liter in huge frosted mugs, that keeps the animated crowd coming back to the outdoor patio night after night.

Recommended Dishes

Vegetable sushi, $13; Fried potatoes, $6