“Amazing” says Chopstick Critiques of Sushi Dojo NYC . Yup, to sum up everything in a nutshell that is the one and ONLY word I can use to describe this restaurant. In fact I am very tempted to just end this post with that one word, but I am pretty sure you guys want to know a wee bit more about this restaurant so let’s start from the beginning…
The new sushi haven in the east village is Sushi Dojo NYC according to Brooklyn Bites.
David Bouhadana Profiled in News NY 1 and the article revisits his beginnings, and the emergence of his restaurant Sushi Dojo in the east village of NYC. Written by Molly Mocker, the title is “Zagat: Sushi Dojo Sets New Expectations.” She asks him questions about his roots, his sushi education, his philosophy, and the kind of place he wanted Sushi Dojo to be.
Sushi Dojo is one of best Asian NYC restaurants according to The Epoch Times. And you can vote to determine just how good we are (keep reading). In coordination with the forthcoming Taste Asia 2015 Food Festival, they have selected the authentic Japanese restaurant Sushi Dojo in the categories of Best Asian NYC Restaurant; Best Sushi NYC; and, Best Tempura NYC — during their nomination period between May 1 and May 25.
In the summer of 2014 in an article where ZAGAT names Sushi Dojo Top 10, that is top 10 hottest Japanese resturants, Kelly Dobkin of ZAGAT said that “New Yorkers’ concept of Japanese cuisine has radically shifted in recent years beyond run-of-the-mill sushi and dumbed-down fusion dishes to include regional izakaya specialties, creative bowls of ramen and more.”
Top sushi chef David Bouhadana was recently interviewed in a four minute video by ZAGAT. What makes Sushi Dojo one of the top sushi bars in New York City (NYC)? Sushi Dojo has repeatedly been named to sushi “top lists” and “best of” lists by ZAGAT, Thrillist, the Village Voice (who referred to Sushi Dojo as a raw fish temple), the New York Times (who stated it “is sushi worth getting crazy for”), and the Haberdasher Standard who called it the “best sushi restaurant in Manhattan.” So what is the magic of this little place tucked away on 1st avenue in the east village of New York? It might just be a French-Moroccan Jewish kid from Florida.
Sushi Dojo Selected as one of best Sushi Restaurants in America by The Daily Meal. The magazine does a profile of chef david Bouhadana, referring to him as “a 28-year-old Florida native who’s nothing short of a sushi wunderkind.” They say that he shows you corners of the sushi universe that you didn’t even know existed. “He’s chatty, funny, humble, extremely knowledgeable about every cut of fish, and, most of all, he takes what he does very seriously.”
To be included in the top 35 Sushi Bars in America is a great accomplishment, and like David, we humbly say thank you to the Daily Meal for thinking so highly of us.
In a November 2014 article Food Republic notes the meteoric rise of Sushi Dojo stating that “It’s been exactly a year since we sang the praises of a relatively new, mostly unknown, fully unassuming Japanese restaurant called Sushi Dojo in the East Village.”
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Sushi Dojo NYC is pleased to announce the opening of a second location in the west village near the southern tip of The High Line, located inside the Gansevoort Street Market,at 52 Gansevoort Street in the meatpacking district.
After press accolades that began shortly after it’s grand opening in June 2013, Sushi Dojo Selected Top 10 by ZAGAT recently. They mention the $45 omakase menu, homemade tofu, and uni cream croquette as it’s signature dishes, and consider its “inventive and affordable omakase set to disco music” part of its winning combination.