Sushi on Jones (NYC)

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Sushi on Jones 
Bowery Market
348 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

The timer starts. It counts down from 30 minutes. You have 12 courses of sushi presented to you individually and beautifully seasoned. Plus a hand roll for $12 extra. The omakase is only $50, quite a steal in New York City. Oh, and it’s outdoor seating only — 4 seats, for which you have to make reservations for (via text (917) 270-1815). Late for 2 minutes and you don’t get to eat.

We made sure we would be early — in fact, we were in the area an hour before. A few blocks away is Coffee Project, where the deconstructed latte lives.

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But I digress.

Back to the Bowery Market.

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This outdoor foodie paradise has quite a variety of eateries — tacos?

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The Butcher’s Daughter.

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Still waiting…

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There it is. The 4 coveted seats.

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Tea is $2.50 extra. And it’s Yogi tea. Felt a little jipped. No real matcha? Boo. But that’s not what we’re here for. Ready?

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One of the creamiest uni I’ve ever had.

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What you come here for. Uni on wagyu action.

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After the last course, the chef asked if we wanted anything else. We asked for the uni wagyu hand roll, of course!

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At the end of the meal, I wasn’t quite full yet, but the quality is definitely top notch. After the extra hand roll, tax and tips, it came out to be about $84 per person. Try it and let me know what you think.

Bohemian Restaurant (NYC)

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A long hallway next to a Japanese butcher shop begins our adventure tonight.

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The restaurant’s allure draws upon having to find out the phone number to call (only by word of mouth), making the reservations (you have to know a previous diner’s full name), and making your way to this — with no sign except the number “57”.

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Ringing the doorbell, it feels like you are entering someone’s residential apartment. And that’s how they want you to feel: like going to a friend’s house for dinner.

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There are only 6 tables and a few bar seats. No wonder seating is so exclusive and limited.

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The three of us went with the $58 tasting menu.

Farmer’s Fresh Vegetables Fondue: the cheese stole the show. The vegetables were just vehicles for the fondue.
Uni Croquette: I’m a big uni fan, so this was exciting to me. Uni on top of a warm, crispy croquette with some creamy mushroom filling. I devoured this in about 3 seconds.
Washu-Beef Short Rib Sashimi: This was one of my favorites of the night. With just a flake of garlic, a dab of wasabi, a drop of the sauce they provided, this dish becomes something that you dream about for days after consuming it.
Pan Roasted Branzino: I loved the roasted vegetables! Brussel sprouts, potatoes, mushrooms, rosemary stalks, and a whole fish.
Washu-Beef Mixed Burger
Assorted Sashimi

 

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My favorite of the night: yuzu panna cotta. I’m also a big time yuzu fan, and I loved the little pieces of yuzu zest throughout this dessert.
Check for three.

Bohemian Restaurant 
57 Great Jones St, New York 10012
Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx
ny-info@playearth.jp