Bessou
Creative Japanese cooking
Japanese · NoHo · $$
A welcome break from sushi, this Bowery Japanese specializes in creative comfort cooking with a concise, seasonally inspired menu featuring updated takes on traditional fare like udon bowls and braised pork belly. The snug space sports a light-wood look and a front that opens to the street.
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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Monday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
location 5 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, USA phone +1 212-228-8502 website www.bessou.nyc directions Get Directions
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Loved a dinner in such an intimate setting. When you think Japanese cuisine, you think sushi, so it was hard for me to think of other things to order when I realized they don’t have traditional rolls, but this pushed me outside of a usual boundary. We ordered the house made pickles three ways and unanimously did not like one of the preparations (it tasted like a campfire), but again, it was fine because we were expanding our palates. We also ordered the shishito peppers, a chicken dish with potatoes, and one kind of fried rice. I recommend ordering various items and sharing amongst the table. Portions are pretty small, but the three of us were full from sharing four items from various menu subheadings.
Brittany Miller · April 16, 2018
Tried the $50 fixed menu. Overall pretty good. They did charge 21% gratuity for which I would say they didn't pour sake frequently enough during the meal to deserve that. The fried chicken wings were abysmal, weakest item on that menu. I did like the trout and especially the salmon on the fried triangle shaped rice.
Wei Xin Yuan · April 7, 2018
Really cool spot with delicious food - try the katsu sandwich, eggplant shashuka, or Japanese breakfast. Authentic atmosphere and great for both brunch and dinner. Perfectly located on Bleecker in the heart of all the action.
Raj Hathiramani · April 1, 2018