Jewel Bako – About to give Kabuto a run for the money in my books

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):

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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:

Yes, you are gorgeous

I would definitely come back here 9.5/10

1 thought on “Jewel Bako – About to give Kabuto a run for the money in my books”

  1. lessons of life from wise fft! all kingdoms eventually crumble, circle of life applies to all. time, is the most valuable resource. as king kabuto kingdom disintegrates, hail the new king, or rather the new “hiro”. let’s eat! while I do agree that chu toro is my preference if I was to eat large quantity of belly, there is still the exquisite tongue melt sensation of otoro, so that single bite should always be experienced if otoro is available.

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