Whatever Japanese taste your craving Sushi Dojo has it
Whatever Japanese taste your craving, the tri restaurant chain brought to you by the owners of Sushi Dojo have got you covered from the east-side to the west-side of New York City. When you think of Japanese cuisine you probably think sushi. But that is only a part of this great traditional cuisine.
If you feel like sushi, Sushi Dojo NYC is the darling of the east village, with dozens of great reviews and continually named the best sushi bars in NYC …by ZAGAT, the New York Times, The Village Voice, The Villager, and Taste Asia.
Eater named them the #3 best sushi bar in town. It boasts a sushi bar unlike most any other you’ll find in New York City.
The Chefs are outright jovial, and revel in chatting with his counter customers about sushi. On the right night they may even share a sake with you and explain what they are serving, and why they serve it in the order they do.
Dojo in Japanese means place of study, and at Sushi Dojo you’ll get a plethora of interesting information, as well as sushi you’ve likely never heard of or tasted before.
Sushi Dojo was an instant hit when it opened in the summer of 2013. They made their name with their $45 Omakase courses, and they never looked back as they achieved one great review after another. But they didn’t stop there.
The proprietor was only just getting going, and with Sushi Dojo carving out a solid footprint in the NYC sushi scene, they opened Sushi Dojo EXPRESS on the westside in the Gansevoort Market. Designed to emulate the old world Japanese culture — where sushi was bought in little boxes from vendor on the street, and later sold from small sushi stands.
Sushi Dojo Express serves grab n go boxed sushi, sushi a la carte, and has an additional modern menu. Whether you enjoy it at the 6 seat counter of the market, take away in grab n go boxes, or have it delivered, it is sushi on the go. It’s the perfect quick work lunch, or take out to enjoy on the High line just above the Gansevoort Market.
As stated in the opening however, Japanese cuisine is much more than just Sushi. And in the winter of 2015 the owners launched their newest gastropub venue Dojo Izakaya in Alphabet City on avenue “B.” The Yelp reviews are overwhelmingly supportive.
An izakaya is a traditional place in Japan where small groups of friends come together to enjoy food, drink and conversation. Izakaya means sake shop, and all the cooked food items are complemented with sake. Dojo Izakaya featured cooked fish, meat and vegetables in small tapas-style servings. Upon my first visit I tried a wide variety of foods, including small platters of vegetables, pork sandwiches, and soups. My favorite to date is still the grilled yellowtail collar, and the octopus fritters. But you’ll also find all your other favorites like Edamame, Gobo Chips and Fried Shishito Peppers.
The small intimate space with high ceilings always has a great mix of background music, friendly and knowledgeable service, and a mind-numbing selection of sake.