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Shabazille opening up in Brooklyn – Free tasting this Sunday!

Shabazille, a new dairy/sushi spot is having their grand opening in Brooklyn.  They are going to be under the Supervision of Rabbi David Navarro (has anyone ever heard of him?)  They are still finalizing their hours/menu so we will update this once we know more.

The best news about this? To celebrate they are having a free tasting this Sunday at 7:00pm!

The owners say they are new to the restaurant business so lets help them out!

UPDATE: Please see comments below in regards to the hechsher of Rabbi David Navarro.

Shabazille
1827 Coney Island Avenue (Between O and N)
Brooklyn, NY 11230 map
(718)645-8801
On Twitter @Shabazille
email: shabazille@gmail.com

Popularity: 5% [?]

Subsational (Avenue P)

Subsational

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Rating (out of 5): 

On Memorial Day we made the unfortunate decision to go to Coney Island to celebrate. As good as it was for our egos (we were better than everyone there) unfortunately the overall taste that it left with us was sour. We decided to cleanse that taste with the offerings of Subsational in Brooklyn.

If you haven’t been here in over a year then you would be in for a surprise as they have done a total renovation on the place. They also made some adjustments to the menu. We assume this was because of the entrance of Carlos and Gabby’s to the market – which has forced most Kosher restaurants to start acting like real restaurants.

My constant at a hamburger shop is the Pastrami burger, so naturally I ordered it.  I also ordered the buffalo wings chicken fingers.

Subsational

One look at the buffalo wings and we returned them. The chickens must have been starved and anorexic because there was no sign of any kind of hormones – they were little and looked unapetizing.  We went to return these with the manager.    Naturally, he put up a fight “sorry, you should know what you are ordering” but after a few of my “can’t you think outside of the box?” and “don’t you guys know how to do customer service” and a “you are going to lose a customer” he quickly realized it was time to offer us a replacement item.  Enter the chicken fingers.

They were good considering they were made exactly how C&G’s does theirs with corn flakes.  Maybe they all come from the distributor like this?  Does anyone know?

Subsational

Now it was time for the main event – the pastrami burger.  Although the meat quality was bad the pastrami on top creates the most amazing/juicy flavor.   It was quite messy (it fell apart by the end, see how many napkins I used below), it was tasty and I would def recommend it if you want a good old fashioned not good for you good tasting hamburger.

We got the spicy fries as a side, quite expensive for $4.99 (how does Mcdonalds sell fries for 99 cents??) But they were on par.

We didn’t order anything from the Mexican side of their menu but will definitely have a fiesta the next time we eat there.

If u want a guaranteed fast food meal with a solid taste, I would definitely recommend checking out Subsational.

UPDATED: I had had originally given them 4 stars but meant to give them three, thanks Steven!

Subsational
1928 Coney Island Avenue (between avenue O and P)
Brooklyn, NY 11230 map
(718)998-4545

Popularity: 4% [?]

More info on Basil in Crown Heights

I have an update on the new Pizza and Wire Bar “Basil” that will be opening up in Crown Heights via Ouri Ivory their project and restaurant coordinator.

First off this will be the first kosher wood oven pizzeria in Brooklyn (maybe even in NY???)  The place will be luxurious in design and have a full on gourmet menu (yum!) – from fresh fish to pasta to pizza.

They will also be open in the mornings and serve fresh pastries via their own in house pastry chef.

If you are worried about their hechsher then worry no more as they will be under OK Kosher supervision.

The only thing I don’t have is their opening date however I will post that as soon as I hear from them!

Popularity: 9% [?]

Sushi Tokyo

Sushi Tokyo

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Rating (out of 5): 

This is my wife’s favorite place to get sushi.  Always fresh, always tasty and the presentation is excellent (see slide show).

I wasn’t so hungry this time (it was after Shabbat) so we only got two rolls – the Mexican($8.95) and the Ninja($7.95) roll. (see slide show).

For specialty rolls this is a great deal as most places charge $10+ for the same thing (and it doesn’t even taste as good!)  The Mexican roll has fresh jalapeño on top which gives it an amazing spicy taste and their avacados are unbelievably fresh which makes Ninja roll is remarkable.  If you have a bigger appetite try the Leo roll and it was great as well.  They put fried onions on top and we all know fried onions make everything better!

They have the spicy mayo and eel sauce (it’s kosher, duh!!) self serve so you can get as much as you want.

Open Saturday nights and they have three chefs so u don’t have to wait long to get your food.

You know what I REALLY like about this place?  It is just a sushi restaurant.  That’s it.  Not a Pizzeria + Sushi.  Not a steakhouse + sushi.  They do one thing and they do it well instead of trying to do everything like most all kosher restaurants do.

Great place for a casual date or if u want to chill with some of your girlfriends and as you can see the place is nice and clean.

It’s a keeper!

Price: $

Sushi Tokyo
1360 Coney Island Avenue (Near Avenue J)
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718)434-2444
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Popularity: 3% [?]

New Pizza and Wine bar “Basil” opening in Crown Heights

There is a new dairy restaurant in Crown Heights called Basil opening soon.  It is billing itself as a Pizza and Wine bar!  This is a pretty cool concept and I have not heard of it yet in the kosher world so I am excited to check it out!  I tried emailing them also and they didn’t contact me back! Looks like they aren’t interested in free PR!

Basil
Pizza and Wine Bar
270 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718)285-8777
map
www.basilny.com
Email: info@basilny.com

Popularity: 6% [?]

Hibachi Steakhouse

Rating (out of 5):  

If I could summarize this restaurant down in 10 words it would be: The worst experience at a restaurant I have ever had.

It was my friends birthday last night and we wanted to try something new in the kosher restaurant world instead of going to the usual Clubhouse Cafe or Estihana so we decided to check out the Hibachi Steakhouse in Brooklyn.

There were 12 of us so once again the less than par service (see my review on Betty’s in Great Neck) was expected because of our big group but there was no way to guess it would go this bad.

Enter exhibit A. Below:

Continue reading Hibachi Steakhouse

Popularity: 7% [?]