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Japanese Coming to 847 Union Street

It was just a couple days ago that I noticed that a restaurant is in the works in the space right next door to Kiwiana, on Union Street just west of Seventh Avenue. I did a little more digging and was able to get confirmation from landlord Nick Kotsonis that the space, which was previously home to a nail salon, will soon become a Japanese/ sushi restaurant.

Nick added that the owners also have a location on the Upper East Side, but didn't elaborate further. One thing's for certain, though: these guys are entering a very crowded competitive landscape.

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So maybe the Carvel is coming next door in the other vacant space? Or was that just a false tip.

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersterling

Love Japanese food, but I'm not sure why we have so many lackluster run-of-the-mill places in the hood.

A real izakaya style joint in the style of Izakaya Ten, Yopparai or a higher class Oh! Taisho would do amazingly and offer some much needed variety to the slew of limp maki rolls and bland sushi/sashimi offerings.

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdomoarigato

We have Oshima (which is excellent and around the corner) and Taro (which is superb) very close by.

I hope as domoarigato says, this is more along the lines of a real izakaya style or else there's no reason for it.

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhans

Disagree that Oshima is anything close to excellent. Poor quality fish and loosely assembled rolls. Another "Japanese/sushi" place though doesn't get my hopes or expectations up.

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBen K.

I'm with Domoarigato and Hans on this one. With the closure of Kappa Sake House last year and Tamari a few years ago, there are no izakaya's left in the neighborhood. Enough with the generic sushi spots that have the same menu, and are operated by Chinese people.

The South Slope area could also use a good ramen joint.

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNever Satisfied

I agree, how about a Japanese restaurant operated by a Japanese chef. Kappa was great.

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheodore

I'm Japanese and I haven't found any good Japanese restaurants in Park Slope yet. Geido is cool but not great like Ushiwakamaru or sushi yasuda in the city. I'm not looking for expensive place. Sushi supposed to be fresh, quick and reasonable. If not, give my favorite nail salon back. I was a regular... :(

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKK

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