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Jado Sushi In Harlem – Review

Jado Sushi Harlem

With the new wave of diverse restaurants opening in Harlem it seems there is no need to go below 110th Street anymore.  All you need is right here.   Jado Sushi the latest addition to Harlem’s Restaurant Row is no exception.  We posted earlier about Jado’s opening night (see post) and wrote that we have been enthusiastic for it to open since hearing from owner Nobu Otsu last year.  Well it was well worth the wait.

Jado Sushi

Last Wednesday night at 7PM when two other bloggers from HarlemCondoLife, a neighborhood friend and myself arrived at Jado it was a full house.  We waited at the bar for our reservation and tried a couple of their Delectable Cocktails.  I recommend the Gin Cuke, the Ginger Whiskey or for a vodka drink with fresh berries on the sweeter side the Kurenai.  They also have a Mojito drink.  You can see all the choices and their entire future menu here online menu.

Nobu greeted us graciously and apologized that there might be a little wait.  We really didn’t wait that long for our table considering how long you may have to wait at a trendy downtown restaurant.  The place is nicely layed out and as I had mentioned in an earlier post the decor is elegant and sophisticated.  However, it is not stuffy at all.  My friend said it was tastefully done very much like The Winery which is another business in Harlem that Nobu runs.  As you walk in the bar area is to the right and to the left are two and four top tables grouped together.  As you continue to walk through in the back there are decorative booths on the right side and a sushi bar that was very crowded on the left.  Very smart design and multifunctional without feeling crowded.  Each of the four areas inviting in their own way.

The dinning experience was everything I had hoped it to be.  We ordered a lot of food so I won’t describe everything only the small plates, sushi and main dishes.  First of all last Monday, July 9th, was the soft opening and this is Nobu’s sample menu.  Their will be more dishes to choose from and more classics after the Grand Opening which will happen in a week or two.  When I asked Nobu what he recommended from the sampler menu he said “Everything on this menu is good.  They are all my favorite dishes” and after eating there I would have to agree.  All the guests at my table joked saying lets come back again tomorrow night.  It was that good.

Jado Chicken

Crunchy California

Jado Sushi Bar

We were greeted by Juan at the door who asked us to wait at the bar and that our table would be ready shortly.  He was very busy yet polite and pleasant.  We waited about 15 minutes at the bar with drinks and commented at how crowded it was.  Nobu was extremely friendly and very hands on with the service, refilling water glasses at tables and doing his best to accommodate the crowd.  It almost seemed he was surpassed that it was this crowded.  He told us it has been busy like this since day one.  Of course this is good for any business and people would rather wait a few extra minutes than to sit in an empty restaurant.

We were seated at a comfortable booth near the back by the Sushi Bar.  We ordered a sample of small plates and sushi.    We ordered the soy calamari $6, lettuce Wrap Shrimp $7, Spice Rubbed Ribs $9, Panko Fried Oyster $7 and the Crunchy California Roll $8.  They had already run out of the calamari so we switched to the Jado Chicken $6.  This turned out to be one of my favorites but honestly everything was good and the combination of flavors together were delicious.  I would have preferred to try a bit more sushi but we had big meat eaters at the table.  It felt very authentic while dinning and looking over at the active Sushi Bar.    I was thinking after a long days work in the future it will be nice to come solo and sit at the sushi bar for a healthy dinner.  Very inviting.

Chicken Teriyaki

Back to the food.  We then ordered four entrée’s two orders of the Miso Black Cod $18 (delicious!) the Almond Salmon $18 and the Chicken Teriyaki $15.  I loved the Chicken Teriyaki and it was a large plate of food.   One complaint I had heard through the grapevine was that the portions are small.  I felt they were proportionality sized with the price.  The only other negative, which turned out not to be a negative, was that my friends Salmon dish she felt was too salty.  The waitress sent Nobu over and he replaced it immediately and explained the seasoning might have been over salted.  She had the Salmon Sushi and said it was delicious.  Nobu was very gracious and hospitable about the situation and my friend was happy.  Everything we had here was good.  It had a five-star rating on Yelp last week.  The Tuna Steak and Braised Pork looked very popular as well though we did not try it.  As Nobu had said, he hand-picked all of his favorites  for the soft opening menu so you really can’t go wrong here.

I went in with two enthusiastic friends and one skeptical friend about sushi and did not know if they would like it.  Not only did my friend like it but she has already gone back there with her husband.  I thought it was interesting she had mentioned her husband and her had dinner at the recently opened HarlemFoodBar the night before and last night at Jadu Sushi and how great it is to have so many different choices now in Harlem for eating out.  With Bier International, Melbas, Les Ambassades, 67 Orange, Chocolat, Amy Ruths, Harlem Tavern, The Five & Diamond, Red Rooster, Corner Social, Zoma, Native Restaurant, Billie’s Black, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, Bad Horse Pizza, Cedrics, Harlem Food Bar, The L Lounge, Sylvias just to name a few,  you have such a variety in cuisine and could go out every night to a different place and have a great experience.

So if you like Sushi or if you are unfamiliar and want to try something different here in Harlem I highly recommend Jado Sushi.  Nobu is already running a succesful business here in Harlem on 116th Street  The Winery and has learned a thing or two about customer service, quality and what the neighborhood needs.  I  am happy to see Jado Sushi well received.  I experienced nothing but curious people walking in and smiling faces walking out.

Tempura Ice Cream

Just one last note you have to try this desert Tempura Ice Cream $7.  It was delicious and my newest sweet tooth craving.

The official Grand Opening will be in about two weeks.  I recommend you make a reservation before you go.

Jado Sushi
2118 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Harlem, New York 10026
212-866-2118

Harlem Savour Of Seafood – Update

We have some updates  about the newest addition in Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard Harlem Savour Of Seafood, Inc.

After speaking with the owner Angela, she informed us that Harlem Savour’s Facebook page, Website, Twitter and ability to text in your order will be up and running shortly.  Their Facebook Page is expected to be up by tomorrow and text-to-order by Friday.

She also informed us that they will have outdoor tables this summer which will be a nice addition for extra seating.  There will be a bar as well and they are in the process of getting their liquor license.

I already like how tech savvy this place is and that you will be able to call or text in your order.

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Harlem Savour Of Seafood, Inc.
2190 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026
(212) 472-8687

NEW RESTAURANT “H” Harlem Savour Of Seafood

For all of you seafood lovers a new addition to Frederick Douglass Boulevard just opened called  Harlem Savour Of Seafood, Inc.  Very reasonably priced with a simple but tasteful selection.

All the dishes are named after the famous Streets of Harlem.  Great idea!  You can order a three Piece Catfish & Grits plate called  ”The Frederick” for $6.50.  They also have two Lobster Tails with your choice of two sides called “116th Street” for $20.00.  That is the most expensive thing on the menu.  I ordered “The St. Nick” which is one chicken breast and grits on the Harlem’s Breakfast section of the menu.  Tasted very good.  There are several tables for eating your lunch/dinner there in the restaurant.  I have a feeling this place will do very well with the take-out and delivery crowd as well.  I’m looking forward to ordering takeout from them again this week.

It is great to have a new Seafood Restaurant here in Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard.  Welcome to the neighborhood.
Stop in and check it out.

(The very nice owner Angela, informed me that she will have a facebook site posted hopefully later tonight or within a couple days.)

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Harlem Savour Of Seafood, Inc.

2190 Frederick Douglass Blvd @ 117th St.

(212) 472-8687

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Breaking News: Harlem’s Questans To Become Seafood Store

By HarlemGuy

Questans, (see HarlemHouse’s previous review), our beloved music- infused seafood restaurant and bar, is undergoing a transformation.

I stopped by today and learned that Questans is transforming into a seafood store where not only can you get fresh seafood to cook at home, but also seafood cooked to order.

This is a welcome addition to Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Questan’s is located on one of the hottest blocks in Harlem, next to Bier International, Society Cafe, Melbas, Harlem Tavern, the soon to be Londels and butcher shop (both at the Livmor) just to name a few.

We welcome the new addition!