Jewel Bako, East Village, NYC






Jewel Bako on Urbanspoon

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Omakase Makimono, Omakase


Jewel Bako is an unlikely find in the corky East Village.

This stylish spot presents modernized versions of delectable sushi served by a really dapper crew who really know their stuff.

The design of the dining room is ultra cool. It is fashioned as a tunnel of bamboo that opens up to the sushi bar area (which is the desirable spot to be in).

The service was excellent as were the choices on the menu. I found the prices very reasonable for the kind of fare being served.

It’s no wonder that Jewel Bako has received a Michelin star for eight years in a row.

Here is some of what we ate:


Amuse Bouche



Mushrooms En Papillote

IMG_3202 IMG_3204 


Trio of Tartares

 IMG_3199 IMG_3196 IMG_3195 IMG_3194


Makimono Omakase

IMG_3239 IMG_3237 IMG_3231 IMG_3232 IMG_3233 IMG_3235 IMG_3236 IMG_3230 IMG_3229 IMG_3228 IMG_3227 IMG_3226 IMG_3223 IMG_3225 IMG_3219 IMG_3218 





Mixed Sushi



Japanese Snowcrab Sushi




Spicy Tuna Rolls and Maguro Rolls 



Tuna and Hamchi Rolls