Bozu Japanese Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
296 Grand St., @ Havemeyer St.
Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
If you’re a boozer I think you’ll like Bozu. With their creative cocktail menu featuring a sake wasabi vodka martini, several creative mojito variations, and a premium sake list to boot, Bozu will do the trick. I checked this place a few weeks ago with my friend Claire and we had a boozing good time scraping several dishes clean and washing it all down with a bottle of premium sake.
If you’re a food enthusiast (sorry I hate the word foodie), then you’ll LOVE Bozu because it just simply rocks. At rock it does. Like your favorite mixed tape that has your best of the best, Chef-Owner Makoto Suzuki created an eclectic menu with the ‘best of’ Japanese cuisine including sushi, salads, steaks, seafood, Japanese fried chicken, and udon noodle dishes. Mixed tapes? What year is this? LOL. I think it was funky Latin down tempo music they had playing that night that brought me back to 1991. Anyhow, if you’re a party of 2 or more, I’d recommend the Sushi Party Bomb plate ($18) which includes 12 pieces of sushi. (Bomb refers to the special unconventional round shape of the sushi). The Pork Betty ($7), thinly sliced pork belly cooked in sake and sweet soy with a dash of wasabi, is also a blast if you like fatty pork – and who doesn’t?
If you live in Manhattan, it’s worth the one stop on the L train to Bedford and the 3 or 4 blocks walk to Bozu. See you at the bar!