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Karasu

  • 166 Dekalb Ave., New York, 11217, United States
  • 50 - 75 USD • Japanese, Izakaya
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MICHELIN Guide United States

Karasu

  • 166 Dekalb Ave., New York, 11217, United States
  • 50 - 75 USD • Japanese, Izakaya
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

First on the agenda is finding this front door. This cocktail-slinging speakeasy is settled on the edge of Fort Greene Park and sequestered in the very back of Walter’s. While it could certainly thrive solely on its well-crafted drinks and moody, cool-kid vibe, the kitchen—which is no bigger than the size of an NYC apartment bathroom—refuses to play second fiddle. On the menu is a limited, Japanese-inspired tasting, with plenty of sumptuous surprises. Chawanmushi arrives warm, its texture custardy and the flavoring bold and rich. Chicken karaage is deftly fried and deliciously juicy; while prime rib marinated in koji is presented on a cast-iron pan with a dark, rigorous crust.

Servers are cheerful and never take themselves too seriously.

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Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • 1 Notable sake list

Information

+1 347-223-4811

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