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Iron Chef House
Posted by Sarah on 11/07/2009
Granted, I've only moved to the nabe after the last reviewer posted (this fall, that is), but I've been several times and Iron Chef's fish is consistently fresh, and the portions quite large. I find the resto much tastier than any other one in the area (esp any of those places on Montague - ugh) with the exception of Hibino which has been consistently fresh and delicious.
Posted by Citizen Scribbler on 08/27/2009
I've lived in the neighborhood for over a dozen years and I've been to all the sushi places in Brooklyn Heights many, many times. I even go to this place still, on occasion to see if it has improved at all. The fish, as a few others have pointed out, is not very fresh. Those who say it is, do not have the palate' to tell the difference. I was once served Toro that had gone completely off, which was evidenced by a bunch of hollering that occurred in the chef gallery after I sent it back. But, until I did so, they were perfectly happy to stand there grinning while I ate unsafe food. Bottom line- if you can't tell the difference, don't take your chances.
Posted by anonymous on 06/24/2009
i'm from out of town and a friend took me here. the interior is nice but the food is kind of bland. i ordered a rainbow roll and yellowtail with scallions which tasted ok, but where kinda messily wrapped. i'm not picky about food as long as it tastes good, but the raw fish here seemed a little old. i asked for a different fork because i found it dirty, but they gave me anotherone with some food specs on it... i also saw one of chefs picking his nose and wrapping up a roll. ew.
Posted by anonymous on 06/15/2009
this is one of my top choices for dining out in the heights- i've been going here ever since it opened and the food is consistently delicious. I recommend the crazy couple roll and monkey roll- lots of food for a great price! the service is a bit pushy but the food makes up for it
Posted by Greenpoint Girlfriend on 04/25/2009
I've been here two or three times and each time I think, "never again." It's made for the yuppie/yunnies of the heights, who are incapable of judging beyond name brand recognition. The sushi fish has always had a fishy taste, likely resulting from a lack of freshness. Any rolls I've had were sloppily prepared and have shared the similarly unappetizing flavors. What's more, it's considerably more expensive than other sushi/Japanese places in the vicinity. I say: head there.
Posted by anonymous on 02/19/2009
i don't normally write reviews (but i should because i often rely on them) but after reading the negative riview posted 2/4/09, i felt compelled. this restaurant not only has great sushi, they have a friendly staff with tons of character and a cozy "homelike" feel. the atmosphere is suitable for a romatic dinner for two or cool enough for a group of friends to relax and kick-back. my friends and i have tried practically everything on the menu and everything has been delicious. My recommendation : try the tuna dumpling as an appetizer and the fried ice cream (vanlla) for dessert. You won't be disappointed. You will be satisfied with any roll you choose and if you tell them what you like...they'll even create something special for you. I like the monkey roll or the shrimp tempura roll. to further prove my love for this place - i live in the bronx!
Posted by anonymous on 02/04/2009
I'm perpetually confused at the constant praise for this place. I've order and ate at this place several times based on rave reviews and recommendations from friends and each time I'm disappointed. I find the sashimi NOT the freshest despite the reviewers (do you work for the restaurant?), and the sushi disgustingly over-filled with other over-seasoned ingredients (including an overabundance of sushi rice) that detracts from the flavor of the fish (when the fish is fresh this factor is very important -- but since it's not here, then it just tends to hide the sub-level fish used -- perhaps that's a good thing so you don't notice). Granted not everyone can eat top quality sushi every night, but if your main motive is to get full fast on cheap quality sushi (an possibly at the peril of food poisoning -- see latest health inspector's report), then this is your place. I for one, find this place sub-standard in every way (including the dim-lit decor -- which by the way is NOT the 'best kept secret' nor a hipster outpost).