Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Bozu
296 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.712781 -73.957551
Sun-Thu, 6pm-11:30pm; Fri, 6pm-12:30am; Sat, noon-3:30pm and 6pm-12:30am; Sun, noon-3:30pm and 6pm-12:30am
There's everything to love about Bozu, from the unique drinks (like a sesame liquor shake that blew my mind) to the fun bombs (cylinders of delicious sushi) to the dark, sexy, tiny space. I get the party bomb almost every time I'm there, of which my fave is the spicy una bomb with shiso. Check out sister restaurant Momo Shack in Bushwick for more fun, fresh sushi.
For people who dont like fish. Also,weird vibe from service – They try to stand out from other sushi places by not actually serving real sushi and the quality of the fish was not so great. They over marinate their sushi in random flavors so that you can't tell.
Why eat sushi if you can't taste the fish?
Why hide it with mayo, cream cheese, etc? Usually if a place serves sushi like this they at least serve traditional sushi too.
Also, I really can't understand why they serve 3 jars of soy sauce with three levels of wasabi mixed in each. There is no reason, just again trying to stand out but in a way thats just silly and doesn't add to the meal.
After eating a few bites we paid the bill and went next door to a more friendly atmosphere and better tasting food.
Great local sushi in WIlliamsburg – Really like this place - the sushi is always fresh and the atmosphere is great (albeit very dark). Try the "Spicy McBomb" - you can't go wrong. I like this place so much that you will find me there on a weekly basis.
Exceptional Service and Great Food – Excellent food. Very accommodating and friendly staff.
Good food – all foods are very good and creative yet stay with original Japanese food. Service is very good and price is reasonable. I can relax there and have a good time with my friends and boyfriend. I definitely go back there!
Service Fantastic. Food experimental at best. – Cute place.
2 worst mojitos, EVER. Indescribable.
Edamame tasted like pop corn. Was perhaps buttered. The second bowl for throwing away the peels still had old food bits in it. Bad sign.
Extremely sweet service. Couldn't make ourselves tell them the food absolutely sucked. Which is maybe why we got:
"Japanese curry" which was essentially bland, chewy stew splashed on some rice.
Bozu style sushi, which means it had none of the essentials (ginger - soy sauce was pre-wasabified, which I actually kinda liked). Personally sort-of liked the sushi, but we found the use of long grain rice a bit, uhm, surprising. Most puffy rolls we've ever experienced. At least it was fresh.
Bozu Salad tasted exactly like Armani Eau De Toilette smelled in the 80's. Somewhat disturbing.
Was one of these places where you just can't wait to get out. It was just all wrong - but I completely disagree that the service was bad.. I felt a bit bad for the service staff in fact, that is, until I saw the check.
too bad your service bites Bozu – it's friday and almost midnight. my bf and i go to bozu to eat. we live in williamsburg/greenpoint, so it was with some trepidation we ventured out on a friday in our own 'hood, but we were hungry and wanted to try Bozu as it was recommended to us. "Two"...."we cant seat you inside"....."what about that four-top over there"....."No it's friday night"...."huh? the street's empty, nobody's coming"
"No (with annoying smile)...... what? "Ok, later lady...."
Note to Bamboozle: give up a table for two paying customers at midnight....if a four party comes in, put them outside, or at the table that would have opened by the time they MAYBE came in. seriously, you just lost a local customer and ANYONE i will tell about your restaurant. I wouldnt really care if it werent for the smarmy sh^t eating grin you served it to me with. Welcome to MY neighborhood, now please leave with the rest of the clowns who've invaded with you.....
Very Williamburg – I went here about a month ago, and thought it seemed cool at first, but it was just ok. Their sushi bombs were interesting, but it seemed like they were just trying too hard to differentiate themselves from the surrounding Asian restaurants. I will admit that their normal sushi was very good and their hamburg steak was savory, but it was basically a small, spicy hamburger. The main downside was that the parties sitting on either side of us were the typical ultra-hipster people who thought they were very intellectual, but were not. It seemed from looking around that most of the people there were the same way. The best thing about this place was that it helped us find this awesome bar on the corner, which I believe was just called "The Bar".
Dark, quiet, delicious. – Great dishes, service & cocktails. Will go back for sure. Tuna tar tar was amazing. Nice to eat this genre of food as tapas -- makes for a unique dining experience. Ambiance fabulous.
yum yum yum – early dinner is the way to go. you can not go wrong on service and it is not too busy. the specials are always a must try (last time was toro bomb), the smoked oyster was tender and tasty, the rolls are made in such a way you can taste all ingredients since they dont use too much rice and the bombs are yum and fun. Bozu should bring back the wasabi panacotta. it was to die for! do not go here if you are looking for large portions.
Great drinks, tasty food, service needs improvement – I was very satisfied with the tapas at Bozu. Portion sizes were larger than expected and I found 2 plates to be quite satisfactory. The vodka infusion drinks are wonderfully tasty and refreshing however, sip slowly as they do catch up with you an hour later. I highly recommend the Pork Betty and Shrimp Kataifi.
The service could stand some improvement. After reading the reviews posted here I decided to sit at the bar rather than be seated at a table. The young women at the bar were completely indifferent or busy chatting away in Japanese. I had no idea who my waitress was and ended being waited on by a courteous Japanese gentleman who may have been one of the owners or the manager. I will go back again as I really enjoyed the food. Many places have off nights, and new establishments normally go through waitstaff readily. Let's hope they read these reviews.
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