I heard a couple of raves and a diss about this place recently here, and being in the hood thought I would check it out. My review is mixed.
The first thing to hit me upon walking in is the strong smell of raw fish and raw fish really shouldn't have that smell if it's fresh. It definitely wasn't the smell of prepared sushi or cooked fish. This had me a little worried. I got takeout which
is not always a good indicator of quality, just as a caveat.
They had some interesting stuff on the menu, some inventive rolls, though many of the them involved "spicy" fish of some kind which is not appreciated by my husband. Upon tasting I was not overwhelmed. The sushi was good but nothing extraordinary. I have had some yellowtail lately that has been really lovely, the kind to make you say it out loud (Kura in the east village and Sharaku, believe it or not, tho Kura's was better). Iron Chef's yellowtail was very average. The other sushi followed the same quality. The rolls were okay (inventive, as I said) but they all started to taste alike as we ate, and it didn't help that ALL of the maki we got were insideout rolls that were rolled in flying fish roe.
I think I will check out some of the other recommendations for sushi in Brooklyn and see if I can do a little better than Iron Chef House.