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About Jewel Bako
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 eleven consecutive years.
Online reservations serve the dining room only; Sushi bar reservations are not available online.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 6:30pm - 11:30pm
Between 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On street, metered parking.
6 Train to Astor Place
Bar Dining, Beer, Late Night, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
New Year's Eve at Jewel Bako
Jewel Bako will offer a Multi Course Omakase Tasting Menu for 250.00 exclusively at the sushi bar, prepared by our Head Chef Mitsunori Isoda. Space is limited to twelve guests for the evening. We will just require a credit card deposit of 50%to hold the reservation. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours in advance will be charged 100.00 per seat.
We will offer our regular menu in the dining room throughout the evening.
Jewel Bako Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
Even though I requested a table near the sushi bar two months ago when I made my reservation, the hostess said she couldn’t seat me there, though there were two empty seats there for over an hour. We waited over ten minutes with our menus and a wobbly table before our server came over. Instead of explaining the menu (it was our first time) he asked if we were “ready” for what I don’t know because we didn’t have drinks. We asked him to explain the menu and when he did we decided on the omakase which is 125 each. The five course meal was fine, not filling enough for the price. I had one drink that night and was never asked again if I wanted another. The service is not good here and overall I felt ripped off. This place might’ve been good in the past and that’s where it ends.
I had appetizers and a sushi entree. The paper hot pot and other appetizers were delicious. The fish was fresh although not memorable, and the sushi rice was serviceable. I wasn't thrilled with the service. It took a long time to take our order, although the couple next to us who arrived after us was attended to very quickly. Maybe we weren't as chic looking. The server was gracious and attentive once he got to us.
Uber small and tight seating, louder than an F-16 idling in your driveway and priced for royalty.
Menu absolutely small and limited with NANO PORTIONS presented with a magnifying glass.
Sake WAY overpriced!!
Left with a huge bill and extremely hungry. Went to John's Pizza directly and had a few slices!
Jewel Bako is a true gem. Intimate and elegant, this restaurant serves the freshest sushi outside of Tokyo. Service is professional and polite with an undertone of respectful friendliness. We always get the sushi and sashimi omakase and are amazed at the deliciousness - every time. My favorite sushi in the States!
Getting charged ~$100 for 6 pieces of a la carte sushi was a very unpleasant surprise at the end of an otherwise decent sushi/sashimi dinner in a very nice ambience (this was more than their omakase & the server did not point out price upfront for these off-the-menu items; note that my order included some uni) . I will not be back here and if you decide to go, please make sure you check prices before ordering off-the-menu items. I called the restaurant afterwards to describe my experience, the manager apologized but said the prices were on the menu and even visible on the internet. Not true and not true - all in all you can get much better quality, service and transparency at other high-end sushi restaurants in NYC.
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