My favorite sushi restaurant is Kabuto in Las Vegas. I have had sushi everywhere, and I have yet to find a place that I like as much…until now. Jewel Bako is a one Michelin star restaurant in New York. I have been to other places in NYC, like 15 East (good), Yasuda (highly overrated, I believe when we were there they served farmed salmon which surprised us all), Amane (good) etc, but I believe this is the best I have had in the city.
We sat at the sushi bar, and had the Sushi Omakase ($125). The bar is at the back of the restaurant after you walk through a very nice main dining room with very distinctive ceiling.
The meal starts with a miso soup…
…and then progresses to the nigiri courses (about 14 pieces):
This is followed by an uni “handroll” and then a “blue fin and uni” handroll:
The rice, which to me will make or break a nigiri, was perfectly seasoned, and textured, and the right temperature. A perfectly marbled piece of tuna is one of the most beautiful things in the world:
I would definitely come back here 9.5/10