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Jewel Bako

4.4
328 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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Jewel Bako presents traditional sushi in a modern way, offering a seasonally focused assortment of exotic and local fish. The space is warm and intimate, set off by an elegant design of bamboo and mirrored glass; sushi is presented with artistry and balance on various hand crafted French and Japanese plates; and the artisan sakes and hand selected wines delicately enhance the cuisine.

Jewel Bako has proudly earned a Michelin star for twelve consecutive years.

Online reservations serve the dining room only; Sushi bar reservations are not available online.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation


Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Friday & Saturday: 6:30pm - 11:30pm


Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(212) 979-1012
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mitsunori Isoda
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.
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Parking details
On street, metered parking.
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Public transit
6 Train to Astor Place
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Late Night, Wine
What 328 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AdrienneL 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Friendly sushi chef. Super fresh and tasty. On the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Took 1 hr 30 mins to get sushi from the time we sat down. Also Took 20 mins to get the bill when we were finished. Entire dinner broke close to 3 hrs.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great atmosphere, cool vibes from this place.
Pros: sushi was awesome, rolls were Yuge!
Cons: We were one of the last reservations, but they stuck us next to one other couple, so it felt like we were on a double date. But they made up for it by letting us sit there after they had closed, felt like we had a private room.
Overall, good place for some pretty good sushi

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was good and the service was amazing

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything, including food and service, was top notch. The only issue is that the fixed bench seats against the wall are too low and uncomfortable. It appeared that the staff were well aware of the issue. The restaurant could easily fix the problem at a very small cost.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

It’s our go-to. Excellent service and always a chic vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

An amazing restaurant. Probably the best sushi I have ever had. A true hidden gem. 10/10 would recommend for date night, friends get together, intimate dinner, etc.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

The service is outstanding and decor is great! Good & intimate ambience. But the taste of the sushi was pretty ordinary for the prices . Our bill was $348 for 2 ( 1 sake & 2 beers, no appetizer, just omakase) for the taste of sushi that we could have gotten for $180 )

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vipCharlotteFoodie (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Classic Japanese food well done and presented, plus with some delicious additional tastes. Excellent and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service and amazing sushi. This was my fifth time dining at Jewel Barko, still want to go back. They have the best omakase in town.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Birthday party!0 star!

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dave (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Did not live up to Michelin star. Subpar appetizers and only decent sushi. Rice was falling apart.

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vipHokie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent service and high quality sushi. Little more expensive but worth it

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Foodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Really lovely dishes, elegant and soothing space and stellar service - the best service I've had in New York in recent memory!

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vipGrAcIEloVesFooD (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

I've been here before, and this time was not as good. The rice was falling apart of the sushi and the temperature on the raw fish wasn't right. Even with their friendly staff, sadly I didn't enjoy my meal this time.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Beautiful decor, wonderful food! Service exceptional as well. Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Best Omakase in NY

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vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
1.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

We had to wait 25 minutes before anyone served us and we saw other tables get food many times over, not even water. Then they bring miso soup an hour in and spilled all over us and the table. Didn’t even wipe the table after just used one of our napkins and didn’t bring us a new napkin. Had to ask twice. The food took an hour and 45 minutes to come. Pretty terrible and it wasn’t very good - very chewy pieces only 3 pieces of tuna in their $95 enhanced sashimi platter. They offered to take money off the bill and took off $10. Terrible

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Truefoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Went to Jewel Bako for my sushi-loving dads 70th bday. The only negative thing is can say is it’s a tight space and we had 2 large men with us. However, the negativity stops there. This place is pretty outstanding. Fish was on another level, fresh and different. Service and specifically our waiter was on point with his recommendations (both food and drink) and super nice and accomodating. Overall my family was super happy with this place. If you are a true sushi lover, this is a spot you must try.

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