Mon-Thu, noon-2:30pm and 5:30pm-10pm; Fri, noon-2:30pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sat, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sun, 5:30pm-10pm
F, G at Bergen St.
Hibino means “daily” in Japanese, and one of the ways this personable restaurant aspires to become a quotidian habit for its Cobble Hill neighborhood is by posting the day’s obanzai, or home-style small plates, on its blog. Another is by offering fare that can’t be found at neighboring sushi bars: so-called Japanese comfort food like fresh tofu, served in small glass jars; beef kakuni, chunks of tender short rib braised in sweet soy sauce and set afloat on rounds of daikon in a rich vegetable purée; and soft, succulent eggplant caramelized to an almost meaty richness. Oshi, or pressed sushi, is another highlight, each piece layered with shiso leaves, microgreens, and egg, and topped with soy-marinated fish.