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Jewel Bako

239 E. 5th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Third Ave.
212-979-1012

Avg. Rating

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

62% would go back.

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Poor service

By starfish on 10/2/2003

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I had heard lots of good things about the place so was quite surprised when we were treated so badly by the staff. The food was okay but the experience was totally ruined by the rude unpleasant staff. Not worth it.

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242 out of 458 people found this review helpful.

Hairy Sashimi

By partyof3 on 9/29/2003

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

Uptight owners. Short and curly in the maguro. Expensive and not at all worth it. Horrible experience.

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230 out of 453 people found this review helpful.

Somewhat disappointing...

By myramae on 9/21/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

After hearing all the positive reviews, I finally had the chance to eat at the restaurant, but I was somewhat disappointed at the extremely slow service and mediocre food. Although the variety of fish specially flown in from Japan was both fresh and high quality, the sushi didn't live up to it's reputation. The rice was a little grainy and lacked the velvety texture.

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259 out of 480 people found this review helpful.

Best Sushi in City!

By creamer1105 on 9/5/2003

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

The freshness and variety of the Sushi/Sashimi at Jewel Bako is unsurpassed in New York City. In fact, I've never had better in the top Sushi restaurants in Tokyo or Kyoto. The sake selection is outstanding and the wine list includes several excellent selections of red and white wines by the glass as well as several more by the bottle. Service is very professional and attentive.

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194 out of 394 people found this review helpful.

Precious Gem...

By bambola on 3/3/2003

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

Don't get put off by the small space...allow the chef to unveil his imaginative creations to you as he wishes and you will not be disappointed by the original vegetable-fish combinations and the incredible rare catches that somehow land in this sushi chef's able hands.

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277 out of 544 people found this review helpful.

Superb!

By newyawker3 on 2/27/2003

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

From personalized service by the owners to the attentive service of the staff, I've never felt so pampered. The food was amazing! Although a tad on the expensive side, I find dining out to be an experience--and i'm willing to pay for the wonderful time. Why settle for mediocre when you can have sublime?

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207 out of 443 people found this review helpful.

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