June 20th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Recently the owner and general manager of Jado Sushi reached out to HarlemCondoLife about a new event they will be hosting.  To celebrate the diversity of the community and their 1-year anniversary, Jado Sushi will launch a new weekly social party for the LGBT community called J’adore Jado Sundays starting on Sunday, July 7th, 2013.  We are always happy to hear and encourage  businesses that get involved with their neighborhood and community.

This casual party offers the Harlem LGBT community a place to socialize, meet and have fun in the sexy, urban atmosphere that Jado Sushi is known for.  At 9 pm, Jado will switch gear to party mode as a live DJ begins to play music.  In addition to the regular bar drinks, a selection of special cocktails will be served.  Jado’s signature appetizers and sushi rolls will also be available to order.  See our previous menu review here.  Try their glazed short ribs or Jado chicken appetizers along with the sushi rolls, delicious!

The soon-to-open new sidewalk cafe will offer an additional open-air lounge.  Yes, you heard right!  Jado will join their neighbors Lido, Bier International, Harlem Food Bar, Harlem Tavern etc, with sidewalk dining in Harlem.

Jado Sushi, the first and only premier sushi restaurant in Harlem, opened on July 25th 2012.  We were at their soft opening, grand opening and since then have been back for dinner too many times to count.  The food is consistently good, the servers are friendly and efficient.  If there are any problems the General Manager (Juan) and Owner (Nobu), are right on point to correct them.  At Jado you can expect authentic sushi and Latin inspired dishes in the beautifully designed setting where celebrities like DJ Sway, Danny Glover and Tamara Tunie have been sighted.  Harry Belafonte, named as one of three grand marshals for NYC Pride March 2013, also frequents the restaurant.  As we have stated before, Jado Sushi is the sister-store of The Winery, the popular wine store on 116th Street just off FDB.  Both places we have posted frequently about here on our blog.

Mark your calendars and show support on July 7th for the first Jadore Jado Sunday!

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Jado Sushi
2118 8th Ave (between 114 & 115 St)
(212) 866-2118

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November 21st, 2012 by harlemhouse

Need help selecting a wine for Thanksgiving?

The Winery has identified many good to great wines for the Thanksgiving Day table. Just look for the ‘Saluting Turkey’ on pre-selected wines in the store. Don’t forget the JUMBO SAVINGS offered by purchasing a Sommelier Value Pack, an assortment of 12 premium red Read more of this article »

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November 11th, 2012 by harlemhouse

What a great idea.  Fresh, quality sushi dinner coupled with a bottle of wine in the comfort of your home.

Jado Sushi in Harlem is excited to announce that they are begining a delivery service on Monday the 12th!!

Check out their website www.jadosushi.com to see the menu and delivery info.

But don’t stop there.  They can also pickup wines from The Winery for you and deliver them with the food.  Just call The Winery at 212-222-4866 to place an order. Let the sales staff know that your order should go with the food.  They will take care of the rest.  To see the selection of wines, go to www.thewineryonline.com

Jado Sushi
2118 Frederick Douglass Blvd, NYC 10026
(bet 114th St.  and 115th St.)
tel:212-866-2118
info@jadosushi.com

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October 30th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

If your liquor cabinet is empty by now The Winery will be open today Tuesday, October 30th post Hurricane Sandy, from 3PM to 9PM.  However, no delivery service today.

Be sure to check out some of there up and coming wine tastings below for Friday and Saturday.

Free Wine Tasting Schedule:   Italian Experience 
The Wines of Northern Italy    

Friday, November 2nd, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Jennifer from Jan D’Amore Imports will join The Winery to pour The Winery’s selection from the northern region of Italy. The primary focus will be on Veneto, home of Valpolicella and Amarone della Vapolicella, decadence in a bottle.

The Wines of Italy

Saturday, November 3rd, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuscany is king in central Italy but don’t sleep on the red wines of Basilicata in the south or the crisp, aromatic white wines of Friuli in the north. Come by The Winery for an opportunity to really get a taste of the many facets of Italian wines.

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July 26th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Jado Sushi

Last night was the Grand Opening of Jado Sushi in Harlem and it was an enjoyable night and a great crowd.  It has actually already been open for two weeks now but the Grand Opening makes it official.

This early evening cocktail party included a variety of delicious Hors d’oeuvres and selected sushi along with wine and prosecco.  They have an extensive wine menu here at Jadu Sushi which comes to no surprise as Nobu Otsu also owns The Winery just up the street.

At one point it felt like the who’s who of Harlem.  Melba Wlison, owner of Melbas, Londel Davis, owner of Londel’s Supper Club and The L Lounge, Lia Sanfilippo, one of the owners of The Five and Diamond, Henock Kejela, owner of ZomaErnesto Gonzalez, one of the owners of Harlem Food Bar and Clarence Cooper the general manager for over 30 years (now retired) at Sylvia’s, were just a few of the guests showing their support and welcoming Jado Sushi to the neighborhood.  It was also nice to meet bloggers I had never met before for the first time and people in the Harlem media.

With good company, mellow jazz music playing, great wine and delicious appetizers  you cannot go wrong.  Stop by and check out Jado Sushi for yourself.  With their full menu now available you have even more to choose from.

Welcome Jado Sushi and congratulations.   If the crowds are any indication diners have been waiting for a sushi restaurant like this to come to the neighborhood and are happy that you are here.

Jado Sushi Harlem Condo Life

Jado Sushi Harlem

*Click here to see their location and our Review of Jado Sushi.

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July 17th, 2012 by harlemhouse

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

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July 9th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Jado Sushi

Jado Sushi is open tonight to the public.  Tonight is what owner Nobu Otsu is calling their soft opening where you will be able to sample selected items from the full menu which will be coming soon.  The grand opening will be in a couple of weeks.

Nobu is also owner of “The Winery” located on 116th Street just off Frederick Douglass Boulevard.  We have been looking forward to the opening of Jado Sushi since we heard about it first hand from Nobu at the end of last year.  The interior has a sophisticated and elegant feel to it and extends further back than you would think by looking at the front of the restaurant.   HarlemCondoLife will be bringing you much more on the newest restaurant on Harlem’s Restaurant Row in the days to come.  Stay tuned…

Welcome to the neighborhood Jado Sushi!

Jado Sushi

(212) 866-2118
2118 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10026

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February 8th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
Tonight, several Harlem businesses, such as Harlem Flo, The Winery, Make My Cake, Tonnie’s Minis, Aloft Hotel and Yatenga, are gathering together to “Kiss & Tell.” Well, not exactly that, but sort of! These Harlem businesses will be on hand Tuesday evening, starting at 6 p.m., to offer gift advice for Valentine’s Day. According to Harlem Flo’s Facebook site, the February 8th event will “feature unique and creative gifts items that you can purchase for your loved ones for V-day and there after.”

So if you need something for your cupid or yourself, head on over to Harlem Flo, second location at 2276 Frederick Douglass Blvd., at West 122nd Street.

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January 7th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
In December or January there are always these “best of or the top ” lists created for various sectors. The Winery in Harlem, located at the corner of 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd., recently created and sent its customers a list of their “best value-driven wines selected by popular demand.”  They separated their list by the top ten selling in Red, White, Semi-Sweet and Sparkling.

I know I made the Malbec reach first place in the Red wine section. That’s mainly what we purchase. If you’re wondering what sells at The Winery, scroll down ! Have a great weekend!

TOP TEN:

SPARKLING WINES
1.   Tutela NV Prosecco
2.   Parxet Cuvee 21 Cava Brut NV
3.   Drusian NV Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut
4.   Castillo Perelada NV Cava Brut Reserva
5.   Graham Beck NV Brut
6.   Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau NV Vouvray Brut
7.   Champagne De Montoux NV Brut
8.   Hacienda Brut NV Blancs de Blanc
9.   Conte Loredan Gasparini-Venegazzu NV Prosecco
10. Finca Flichman NV Extra Brut

WHITE WINES
1.   Anakena 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
2.   Hacienda 2008 Chardonnay
3.   Frenzy (Mt. Nelson) 2008 Sauvignon Blanc
4.   Isabella 2009 Pinot Grigio
5.   Finca La Linda 2009 Viognier
6.   Barco Viejo Chardonnay 2008
7.   J. Moreau Blanc
8.   Nelson Bay by Seifried 2009 Sauvignon Blanc
9.   Spilmbergo “Fantinel” 2008 Pinot Grigio
10. Raoul Clerget 2008 Macon-Villages

RED WINES
1.   Tilia 2009 Malbec
2.   Fia Nobile 2007 Cerasuolo di Vittoria
3.   Finca La Linda Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
4.   Protocolo Tempranillo 2008
5.   Celliers Contemporains 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
6.   Cecchetti ‘Red Tree’ 2009 Pinot Noir
7.   Due Torri Pinot Noir Della Venezia 2009
8.   Terra Noble 2009 Merlot
9.   Altovinum Evodia 2008 Old Vine Garnacha
10. Galadino ‘Bonifado’ NV Malbec

SWEET WINES
1.   Cantina Gabriele Dolcemente Semi-Sweet Cabernet
2.   Borgo Maragliano ‘El Calie’ 2008 Moscato d’Uva
3.   Rothburg 2009 Riesling Spatlese
4.   Marenco Strev 2009 Moscato d’Asti
5.   Cantina Gabriele Vino Rosso Semi-Sweet Kosher
6.   Heron Hill 2008 Riesling Semi-Sweet
7.   Silver Creek 2008 White Zinfandel
8.   Chateau Les Pins 2005 Primage Red Rivesaltes
9.   Butterfield Station 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
10. August Bonhomme ‘La Forcine’ 2009 Vouvray

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January 16th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

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By HarlemCondoLife
Due to a change in rent and needing more space, The Winery, which is currently located at Frederick Douglass Blvd. between 116th and 117th Street, is moving to 257 West 116th Street. Work is happening now on the new space in order for the move to Read more of this article »

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