MICHELIN Guide 2020

Jewel Bako

  • 239 E. 5th St., New York, 10003, United States
  • 50 - 160 USD • Japanese
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Jewel Bako

  • 239 E. 5th St., New York, 10003, United States
  • 50 - 160 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 discover an 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. It's all very appealing and particularly serene. Service is excellent, and begins at the door as they whisk away your belongings. These 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 remain excellent with each passing year, turning out exquisite dishes like pearly cod fillet, a boundary-pushing dish that is very memorable. 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. Even the nice selection of sake shows a careful eye for detail.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • ò Simple restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
  • steamed monkfish liver with ponzu
  • Salmon: A rectangular fillet of salmon wrapped en papillote which is cut tableside
  • A small cube of tender cake drenched in sweet syrup and dusted with matcha powder

Facilities & Services

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


+1 212-979-1012
Opening hours
Closed: Monday-Saturday lunch, Sunday

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