Top Sushi Chef
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.
Chef David Bouhadana is a partner in Sushi Dojo — and the newly-opened Sushi Dojo Express in the meatpacking district on the west side –, who at only 28 years old was already listed in the ZAGAT “30 under 30” by senior editor Kelly Dobkin, who also noted that Sushi Dojo is “like nowhere else in the city right now.”
But ZAGAT is not alone with their praises: The Village Voice said that “Chef David “is using the lessons he learned making sushi under some serious Japanese masters to turn out a board of fish that’s well-rounded, exciting, and original.” (read this and other reviews on our Press page)
ZAGAT editor Molly Moker recently stopped at Sushi Dojo to meet with David. They talked about the space, the communication and education David engages with customers, his passion and interest, and the sushi — including the 10-course $45 Omakasa that gotten it great praise. Molly remarks that Sushi Dojo is “a place where the sushi speaks for itself.”