Jewel Bako
Sushi, Japanese
(212) 979-1012
239 East 5th St. between 2nd and Cooper Sq.-EAST VILLAGE

We came here for a belated Valentine’s Day dinner and were tucked into a cozy seat in an intimately modern restaurant. Staff were professional, attentive but not overbearing. You could tell it was a special restaurant but it didn’t feel stuffy or have the pretentious vibe of everyone eyeing each other up and down.  The food was all on point however there were a couple dishes I could have passed on. The sweet shrimp sashimi wasn’t memorable. We did however love the trio of tartare to start and the rolls were fresh as could be. Although we really enjoyed our experience, we left questioning the Michelin 1 star rating. Like I said it was a near perfect experience and I can’t pin point anything that went wrong by any means however nothing was over the top or had us craving our next visit.






















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