Ozakaya in Brooklyn
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Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, US
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4.3 ·(75)from this place 1 mi
This place is amazing. My favorite is the tempura ice cream!! So delicious and crunchy. I also or...
4 ·(38)from this place 1 mi
My seaweed salad came with a marachino cherry in it? Quality otherwise seems okay, but this was k...
4.8 ·(137)from this place 1 mi
The main benefit of living in NYC for me is the availability of interesting unique restaurants. ...
4.7 ·(199)from this place 1 mi
Great restaurant in Brooklyn! The sushi was was good. I really like the okra ponzu it was served ...
4.4 ·(144)from this place 1 mi
Incredible fresh fish! We ordered the Omakase and it did not disappoint. Every fish was yummy. We...
4.7 ·(192)from this place 1 mi
To lazy or tired to get out of the house, I ordered lunch from KI Sushi on my day off today.I got...
4 ·(6)from this place 1 mi
I ordered a few poke bowls in Hokkaido today. The food was fresh and delicious, and everyone love...
4.1 ·(47)from this place 1 mi
There was a metallic wire in my food. You should check your ingredients more thoroughly before de...
4.7 ·(199)from this place 1 mi
Every roll was really good. I thought the price for the quality was great. The staff was attentiv...
I had a mood for Japanese last night.So I did the my usual thing; Eatery NY , The Infatuation, Michelin guide, NYTimes, Wall Street Journal, and then I asked.Google, where should I go?Ozakaya said Google, you will like it….Well, Google knows.I had a great experience at Ozakaya, (“one of the most iconic Japanese restaurants in Brooklyn” as they say so themselves …😁).I got the Shoyu Tonkoysu Raman, the Miso Black Cod and the Hanabi roll.Way too much food, all delicious. The only challenge there was selecting what to order.I guess I will have to go back for seconds, thirds… 🤷♂️
This restaurant just opened in the former Stocked space on Vanderbilt. The ambience is perfect, toned-down lighting with a great jazz soundtrack. They don’t have outdoor seating yet; indoors there are 7 or 8 tables and a bar with comfortable stools. The menu is extensive and the food is excellent—there was a special miso black cod tonight that stole the show. Everything is very well presented and the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home. It seems they’re still working to round out the full set of dessert options; in the meantime, the matcha green tea ice cream is generously portioned and hits the spot after a good meal.
My new favorite neighborhood restaurant. The dishes, decor, music, staff, and overall vibe were all perfect for a late Saturday lunch. I’m truly impressed by the execution of the dishes. I highly recommend the seaweed salad (I don’t think I’ve had a more interesting and flavorful version that this) and takoyaki to start. Get the chicken with Japanese curry and an asahi and you’ll have a great time.
My favorite roll by FAR was Hanabi (yellow tail topped with seared salmon and popping ikura)! Makes sense given Hanabi is also one of my favorite co-op board games haha. Loved the AKA roll too. The edamame tho was something else, had this great char that made it taste 110% better than normal.Overall reasonable price for quality fish, and filling too! Would come back
Came here for a dinner on a Friday night. Very friendly and patient staff. The menu is pretty extensive, with sushi, izakaya fare, curries, donburis, teriyakis. We got the anaconda roll, hamachi collar, karaage, and age tofu. Everything was tasty, especially the hamachi collar
I’m sure they had a reason, but they would not seat us in the empty back room. They wanted us to sit in the crowded dining room or on the street seating where it was raining and really loud from construction next door. We sat outside.They also had a “miscommunication in the kitchen” so the soups and salads were forgotten for our lunch specials. They apologized and brought them at the end after we asked.
We read so many great reviews about this place but unfortunately were extremely disappointed. We went for dinner on a Thursday and dined in. We got the chirashi (sashimi with rice) and the fish quality was not great. Honestly, Ive had better at Wegmans. We also got the mentaiko fried rice which was overly greasy and we couldnt finish. The agedashi tofu was very good though.
Total reviews rating 4.6
58 Reviews for Ozakaya 2023:
Very enjoyable food, tasted fresh and with distinct flavors. The menu offers a large selection of Japanese Izakaya dishes and sushi, and theres something for everyone. Everything I tasted was good, so if you like options this is a good place. From my order the sushi roll was the least favorite; it was fine, but it just didnt feel as fresh as everything else.The outdoor seating on the ample sidewalk is great for people watching. The staff is very friendly, but they made the meal feel rushed: all mains and appetizers came out at once, and they asked too many times if we wanted to order more food. The prices felt reasonable, but not cheap.
Absolutely incredible, what a great addition to the neighborhood! The food blew me away, it all sounded good but tasted even better, and great drinks (loved the smoked old fashioned). Love the style inside too, very cute and cozy place!
Loved it!! Cute decor and the food was yummy. Both fish dishes were tender and a pleasant surprise. The agedashi tofu was more on the sweet than savory side but we liked it. Toasted mochi with green tea ice cream is a must!
Hands down , best sushi I have ever had.Excellent sushi at the good price , delicious, fresh fish and very courteous service.If you are looking for elevated Japanese sushi , you don’t have to look any further than “Ozakaya” 😍
Very delicious. Incredible flavors and the mock tails were stunning. Both the yuzu and the watermelon were so so tasty. The sushi was also great! I was really impressed with the quality and flavor of the chirashi bowl. I can’t wait to go back and try more. Also: the staff are super friendly and accommodating! The back patio is really cute and the restaurant itself has such a great vibe. They have seasonal menus so definitely check it out.
Sublime Japanese food at a quaint spot in Prospect Heights.Went for pre-dinner apps and assuredly will be back for a full meal.Delicious tofu and miso cod. Also the shishito peppers and salmon tartare!Sake was good and service was great!Highly recommended!
May be a bold claim but I really think Ozakaya is the best izakaya in the neighborhood! (and even my favorite place to eat on a daily basis).I first tried the delivery and was very happy with everything ordered. Hence I went to the restaurant to try more dishes.Easy ambience with bar and table seats, broad menu with a variety of options, I especially am impressed with their rice dishes. Highly recommend Cha shiu fried rice and takoyaki!
Went here for our anniversary. Delicious sake take on an old fashioned! Ordered the fried oysters, fried rice, ten don donbori, and ozakaya sushi roll. Everything is great and highly recommend for the neighborhood.
The best mentaiko pasta ever. Creamy and rich but well balanced so it’s not too heavy. Everything else was spectacular, but the mentaiko pasta has us thinking about it every day since. We’re now moving to Brooklyn partly just to eat this every week.
Great place! Finally a real and affordable Japanese restaurant opens! At here you not only enjoy genuine Japanese dishes but get enough portion of them!Tempura is fried well! Tonkatsu Curry is dry and delicious, rice is a lot and I can’t finish them all. Salad is also simple and good. One thing can be picked is that the kaisen don could give us more uni in terms of that price, nori is enough, and I hope they offer a cool rice instead of warm one as an option, just a two cent comments.