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Bozu

296 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. Havemeyer St.
718-384-7770

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8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

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86% would go back.

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Amex only

By shoogyboom on 4/23/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I highly recommend sticking to the sushi bombs, which are round mounds of rice topped with fresh fish and garnishes, but the rolls are nothing special. The tuna belly bomb, which comes with fresh wasabi, melts in your mouth. I also liked the three different soy sauces that are premixed with increasing amounts of wasabi. The service was great -- our waiter allowed us to taste both by-the-glass wines before making a decision, and he was very helpful in explaining the menu. However, contrary to NY Mag's listing, Bozu only takes American Express, which I find extremely annoying. For this reason, I will not be returning anytime soon.

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50 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

Fun, and tasty

By JDS on 9/26/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Cool, sparkly sushi joint in Billyburg with delicious food (aside from the wretched pork belly, drowning in a brackish brown sauce). Clever drinks, such as the wasabi margarita, which worked. Sushi was fresh, though portions are tiny. Service was delightful. A keeper.

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50 out of 100 people found this review helpful.

worst dining experience I've ever had.

By k_o on 5/23/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

This used to be my favorite sushi restaraunt, where I took all my friends and family whenever they visited and spent a ton of money there, as the food there is really quite expensive. Had two really horrible service experiences there, last one where the manager/waiter got a horrible attitude when we declined the "tasting menu" (that wasn't printed anywhere), and then was extremely slow with our order, and just didn't serve us, leaving dirty dishes on the table for us to pile up, and ignoring our table & basic service requests (like our check please). Then he gave himself over 20% tip (yes he wrote it onto our credit card statement for us to sign). He just lost 6 customers that used to dine there almost biweekly.

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87 out of 176 people found this review helpful.

Amazing!

By stefzill on 5/5/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great food, great atmosphere, would highly recommend you try it out. Also they always have a variaety of interesting drink and appetizer specials to try. Going there for my sisters birthday dinner tomorrow night, and I can't wait.

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79 out of 157 people found this review helpful.

Salmon meets sea urchin in a wonderful way

By franciskirigin on 1/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Much attention has been paid to the superbly executed dishes. Highly recommended for Japanese fare and iconoclastic sushi. If you have a hard time stomaching hipsters in general, just stay out of Williamsburg and be contained to your local New Jersey mall. The food, as well as the Sochu, is not to be missed. I highly recommend the Ho-Ho pot, any of the Nabe dishes, and the salmon-sea urchin appetizer. A+

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86 out of 165 people found this review helpful.

Not traditional, but still pretty good

By delikado on 6/23/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food at Bozu tends to lean a little heavily on the fusion trend, but I found the overall experience to be fun and satisfying. Although they have some of the more typical sushi rolls on the menu, they also offer sushi "bombs," which are reminiscent of Osaka-style sushi. Of the warm dishes I've tried, I particularly like the pork belly and fried chicken. Haven't had a chance to sample any cocktails, but their sake selection is good (and a bit pricey). Bozu really isn't going to hit the spot if you're looking for traditional Japanese cuisine, but this place is certainly worth a try if you're in the mood for something different.

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74 out of 156 people found this review helpful.

Delicious drinks

By Raynelle on 2/3/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I didn't actually eat here when I went, but I plan to return. They finally have their alchohol license and the shochu is absolute delicious. You must try the cumquat shochu infusion when you go if you enjoy a light fruity refreshing drink, otherwise there is a wide range of saki and other Japanese drinks to choose from. Luckily for me that night they now take credit cards. The staff is attentive and friendly. This is a great place to meet up with groups of friends. Enjoy it.

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