I don't know if I've been craving raw fish recently or if all of your joyless January juice cleanses are serving as a massive guilt trip, but I've found myself steadily plowing my way through sushi restaurants, stuffing my gullet with sea creatures and rice and washing it down with green tea. This is possibly at the expense of my job, because sushi restaurants are boring to write about.
Inside Jewel Bako
But as a result of this attempt to exercise a modicum of restraint when it comes to picking my dinner venue, I've had the chance to compare a number of omakase offerings in a relatively short span of time. I don't want to talk much about them right now -- they range from delicious but only mildly interesting to phoning-it-in -- but I would like to rap for a hot second on the fact that the sushi omakase at Jewel Bako (239 East Fifth Street, 212-979-1012) is bewildering.More »