Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2:45pm and 4:30pm-11pm; Sat, 1pm-11:30pm; Sun, 4pm-10:30pm
2, 3 at Clark St.
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Union St. to Water St., Ashland Pl. to Columbia Heights
Never mind the name—you won’t be seeing any wild culinary reinventions here. Just straightforward sushi in a slick neighborhood setting no more than an unagi’s toss away from of the Brooklyn Promenade. A pungent fishy odor might distract sensitive noses, but the seafood at least tastes fresh. The specialty rolls tend toward the spicy, with the Shogun capping a crab-and-avocado rendition with a wack of wasabi-marinated tuna, and the Kobe sandwiching tart slivers of lemon between a double helping of hot and mild salmon. Though this is no Food Network studio, there are some theatrical flourishes here. A quartet of sharp-looking chefs chop, slice, and assemble their offerings on a raised dais under a bank of lights. Sushi platters are plated in pretty, symmetrical arcs, resembling vibrant Japanese letters. And down-tempo beats lend an air of hipness more familiar to Brooklyn’s trendier Hills, Slopes, and Gardens than its older, and oft-soporific Heights.Recommended Dishes
Triple spicy roll combination, $14