MICHELIN Guide 2019

Jewel Bako

  • East Village
  • 50 - 75 USD
  • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Only a discreetly marked door and tiny glass windows signal the entrance to this beloved sushi bijou. Once inside, you’ll find a deeply elegant scene highlighting sloped bamboo slats that frame a row of beautifully plated, close-knit tables. There’s a gorgeous blonde wood sushi bar in the back, while gentle jazz music plays in the background. The overall effect is very appealing and particularly serene. Service is excellent and begins at the door, with the reserved host carefully attending to your belongings. The waiters have an eagle eye for detail, managing to be so unobtrusive that you’re able to enjoy intimate conversation. You can choose from multiple options-pick from a wide variety of fish à la carte or leave it up to the talented chef by going with the fixed-price omakase. Either way, you're in for a culinary treat. The quality and seriousness of the kitchen remains excellent with each passing year, turning out exquisite dishes like seasonal lobster sashimi laced with ponzu-its head and innards later presented in a savory miso soup. The sashimi that follows is equally astounding, from the slicing technique to the fish quality, much of it seasonal and flown in directly from Japan.


One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop


Comfortable. Our most delightful places


50 - 75 USD

  • 1 Notable sake list
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Jewel Bako

+1 212-979-1012
Opening hours
Dinner Mon - Sat

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