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Jewel Bako

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  • Japanese, Sushi
  • 239 East 5th Street, New York NY10003 40.727022 -73.989333
  • (Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
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  • (212) 979-1012
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User Ratings (Based on 18 reviews)

Food 4.1 Value 3.4
Service 3.9 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 979-1012
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Mon-Thu: 6:30pm-11:30pm Fri-Sat: 6:30pm-12am
Romantic, Tasting Menu, WiFi, Online Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards

User Reviews

  • Jewel Bako

    Posted by jka207 on 09/20/2007

    Live Entrees; cruelty is unappetizing

    If you haven't seen Food Network's episode of "Bizarre Foods" in which host Andrew Zimmern comes to this restaurant and eats its specialty, "live spiny lobster sashimi", please Google it --- this popular "delicacy" involves a live lobster being brought to your table, opened, and eaten while it squirms. It's marketed as an experience, as fresher than fresh; it's animal cruelty, plain and simple, and I have to boycott this place until it stops serving live food. I see that there's also a live scallop dish. Nice.

  • Jewel Bako

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/12/2007

    A Hidden Jewel

    I ate here last night as a last resort, and I was amazed by how delicious the food was! The atmosphere is beautiful, and the staff is not overly attentive, but as the meal progressed and the evening wore on, it became better than typical New York service. We had the tasting menu, which seems like a steal for the quality and quanity of food we received. The sushi was by far the most creative and delicious I have had in the city. I highly recommend this place.

  • Jewel Bako

    Posted by Soleil on 05/05/2007

    Overpriced, minimal pieces

    Very trendy, but the food is too expensive. Sashimi pieces start at $4 to $15, and the pieces are the smallest I ever had in NYC. The rolls had some exotic herb that didn't taste good at all.

  • Jewel Bako

    Posted by nyc diner on 04/18/2007


    I can'e believe that no one has written a review about this place. I went there with a girfriend of mine last night and had the greatest dining experience. A little overpriced and a little slow service, but they make up for it all in the end with a complimentary dessert and green tea. The presentation of everything is to die for... the taste brought me to heaven. Soybeans that almost taste like popcorn, fish that they use a torch on to lightly sear; they grind the fresh wasabi in front of you and debone the fish behind the open sushi bar. Limited seating, make a reservation and eat at the sushi bar if your curious and experimental, or the "main" part for amazing ambiance.

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