239 E. 5th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Third Ave.
By foodman33 on 10/9/2003
Food was average at best. The service was absolutely horrible and the owner "Jack" should really get over himself, what attitude! Possibly the worst $250 I have ever spent. Go to Nobu, Tomoe, Bond st., or grab a slice of pizza before heading to this East Village rip off. All said and done, a complete waste of my money and time. Go if you enjoy horrible service, average food, long waits and owners that could grace the cover of "Freak Show" magazine. Being a "freak" is not a big deal in Manhattan, treating customers like dirt is.
By starfish on 10/2/2003
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.
By partyof3 on 9/29/2003
Uptight owners. Short and curly in the maguro. Expensive and not at all worth it. Horrible experience.
By myramae on 9/21/2003
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.
By creamer1105 on 9/5/2003
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.
By bambola on 3/3/2003
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.
By newyawker3 on 2/27/2003
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?