Sushi Ganso Brings Authentic Japanese Fare to Boerum Hill
The gist: Opening tonight, this marks the third installment for the Ganso Group (Ganso, Ganso Yaki). Restaurant partners and cookbook co-authors, Harris Salat and Tadashi Ono, will bring straightforward Japanese fare and Tokyo-style sushi preparations to Boerum Hill.
The food: Tokyo-trained chef Tomo Hayashi previously worked with Ganso’s culinary director, chef Tadashi Ono, at Matsuri. With seafood sourced from both Japan and America, the authentic menu is no nonsense. Choose a selection of kobachi appetizers (boiled freshwater eel rolled in cucumber; steamed monkfish liver in ponzo) and salads (tuna, yellowtail and salmon sashimi with mixed greens and wasabi dressing) before moving to the traditional sushi and sashimi portion of the menu.
The space: With 36 seats — 12 at the bar, 24 at tables — this mid-sized restaurant is all about what's natural. Think: materials like cypress, burnt wood and copper. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable with Japanese influences. Diners, take note of the giant mural of a sea bream on the back wall; it's painted by famed New York-based Japanese artist Momoyo Torimitsu. Sushi Ganso is directly connected to Ganso Yaki through an interior door.
The details: Sushi Ganso is open Sunday through Thursday from 5–11 PM; Friday and Saturday from 5 pm–Midnight. Lunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from Noon–4pm.