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1or8 is def a top Brooklyn resto, pricey end

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1or8 is def a top Brooklyn resto, pricey end

tkny123 | Sep 23, 2011 04:32 PM

We like to sit and the sushi bar and order the omakase (I think the $70 pp kind).
The sushi is not strictly traditional in style but not silly. The quality is excellent: fresh obviously, each fish actually tastes like its supposed to. Esp good are uni, ameabi, some kind of little mackerel. No fish was bad. Chefs are skilled yet friendly.

We've only tried some of the non-sushi items. Excellent apps are the dumplings, hamachi and octopus ceviche. Entrees: Duck Two-Ways is excellent; grilled fish too. Desserts are very good, and made in- house, which is unusual. House cocktails are good.

Decor is great. Really like the Corian sushi bar with no little glass fridge.
Service is skilled.

What's not so hot? The ramen on the late-night only menu. Soup base tastes oily, pork is all fat, noodles seem to be the mass-manufactured kind. Hope they start over on this dish.

Overall, we think its (1) our fave resto in Brooklyn overall, (2) def should be in any Top 5 of Brooklyn for food, and (3) is a very legit alternative to sushi-focused sushi in Downtown Manhattan (we go to Ushi and 15 East). A good place to take visitors to Brooklyn.

Costs about $100 pp. Could easily be lower, or higher.

For reference, our other fave restos in Brooklyn, strictly on the basis of food and in order of freq, are: Frannys, Fonda, Marlow & Sons, Prime Meats, and Frankies 457. Also like Dressler but its been a while.

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1 or 8
66 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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