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Jewel Bako Makimono

101 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.727368 -73.98859
near 6th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-7848 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.

Prices

$18-$30

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Prix-Fixe

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Recommended

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This venue is closed.

Cheapness is relative—never more so, perhaps, than when talking about sushi. It’s true that if so inclined, a couple could drop a C-note on an omakase dinner at this Jewel Bako spinoff. Formerly Blue Goose Café, it’s now dedicated to playing to its owners’ strengths, at a decided and welcome discount. Maki rolls make it easy to resist that temptation, as do a bowl of white-miso soup, graced with a feather-light quenelle of wild striped bass; a trio of delectable tartares, scooped up with lotus-root chips; and a blushing pink king salmon en papillote with briny sea-urchin sauce. Daily specials like medium fatty tuna are a splurge within reason, especially figuring in the cosseting service, elegant tableware, andfabulously fresh fish.

Extra

Tasting Menu: Six courses, $75

The Japanese “salade Niçoise” is a crossover hit, with bigeye tuna sashimi slices, heaps of wakame and hijiki seaweed, and soft-cooked quail eggs and daikon.

Recommended Dishes

White-miso soup, $4; tartare trio with quenelle of wild striped bass, $8; king salmon en papillote with sea-urchin sauce, $9/$18

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