Jewel Bako

Japanese, Sushi
$ $ $ $
239 E 5th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 979-1012
6:30pm - 11:30pm
6:30pm - 11:30pm
6:30pm - 11:30pm
6:30pm - 11:30pm
6:30pm - 12:00am
6:30pm - 12:00am



  • Jewel Bako makes for a lovely date night over one of the intimate tables or perched at the expertly-staffed sushi counter. - Inspector
  • Get the tartar trio and the maki omakase
  • Omakase was a little disappointing for $85 (check out Sushi Dojo for the best I've had in this price range)
  • What supposedly was one if the best Japanese in the city is no longer the same. Grotesque sized rolls and less than fresh sushi. Thumbs down.
  • Trio tartare blew my mind! Mushrooms papillote and green tea chocolate ice cream sandwich were very creative too.
  • Go for the omakase.
  • Extremely disappointing. The rice breaks up felt cheap, which wastes the fish which is decently fresh. Had the omakase and the selection of sushi wasn't anything special. Bad service to top it off.
  • the best omakase and atmosphere for sushi in the east village! tucked away, you feel like you've left new york for a few hours at dinner
  • Sashimi and sushi are superb, with wasabi grated tableside. For dessert, get jasmine ice cream with chocolate cookies. Green Guide Editor
  • Great service, friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. I will be back!
  • Whatever you do.. Trio Tartare for starters. Always.
  • Be adventurous and order the Omakase which contains the finest fish flown from Japan. You wont forget the Otoro, the mouth-watering fatty tuna placed over rice that instantly melts in your mouth.
  • Awesome food!!! For starters try the seaweed salad and a sake martini.
  • Now a neighborhood favorite, Jewel Bako maintains its downtown cred with buzzy young crowds and a stylish bamboo-tunnel dining room. Try the sushi omakase, which gets you a dozen raw-fish marvels.
  • Omakase. At the sushi bar. *___*
  • dark choco shortbread w/ green tea ice cream
  • One Michelin star.
  • I love this place! Get the tartare trio to start.
  • Seriously fancy and super fresh sushi. Expensive but worth splurging when you can. This is sushi as a work of art.
  • Reserve a seat at the small sushi bar and allow the masters to get creative.

Nearby places

87 2nd Ave (at E 5th St)
251 E 13th St (at 2nd Ave)
443 E 6th St (at Avenue A)