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239 E. 5th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Second Ave.
By mandyreno on 3/20/2012
My boyfriend and I FINALLY got reservations here after trying for a few months. We ordered as the waitress suggested, four plates each. We left extremely hungry and dissatisfied. We actually stopped at Artichoke pizza on the way home because we were so hungry and our meal was well over $200. Waiters and waitresses seem to be at a complete loss as well. They bustle around you the entire meal moving silverware from one side to the other. I wouldnâ€™t got back nor would I go to Jewel Bako or JLOB, which is a shame because Jewel Bako received such great reviews.
GOOD FOOD BAD ATTITUDE
By smirt5864 on 7/10/2012
Art isn't easy but must look it. The food here is good, very good. However, the set up and the chef staff ruin the whole experience. If we, the clients, are to face the cooks, then we'd like a smile and a hello. These jerks think they are such artistes, it's nauseating! They could learn something from the folks at Benihana. I would've enjoyed the pretty good cooking much better if I didn't have to sit and watch it being cooked by some very unfriendly people. Can the attitude, or set up tables up front. No art here.
By surfmakena on 5/3/2013
Ate there this earlier this evening and just had to stop for a slice of pizza in St. Marks Place. Opted out of the sampler in favor of trying each item on Menu. Shitake croquets were the only appetizing dish. Octopus was one chard fishy tasting disappointment and the risotto was so bogged down with a citrus taste that I thought I was eating lemonade. The pork belly was moist and flavorful however serving it with what tasted like past glue killed the dish. Very good wine list. Service and staff were very attentive.
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