*Please note that while my meal was complimentary, the opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to Amami in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to check out their menu. This izakaya-style restaurant is a great neighborhood find.
Spearheaded by Chef/Owner Nick Wang (a veteran of Hatsuhana), Amami serves a variety of Japanese favorites from fresh sushi & sashimi, to Ramen and yakitori. The atmosphere, which features brick walls and reclaimed wood, is laid back and relaxed, making it the perfect after work/dinner spot. Next year, the restaurant plans to open a 3,000 sq. ft rooftop bar as well as a sidewalk cafe, both of which will be fun addition to the restaurant and the neighborhood.
Given that there’s so much variety on the menu, it can be hard to decide what to try. However, due to the fact that everything is guaranteed fresh and prepared with century-old techniques, you really can’t go wrong with ordering at this restaurant.
Here’s what I tried:
Japanese Old Fashioned (Iwai Japanese Whiskey, Fresh Ginger Mint Syrup
Fukuju Junmai Dia Gingo Sake
Signature Cocktail: Sassy Señorita (Habanero Infused Tequila, Mezcal, Lime Juice, Agave, Fresh Cucumber, Mint)
Short Rib Negimaki
Miso glazed black cod, marinated for 24 hours in aged low sodium organic miso sauce
Pork Belly and Squid Legs Yakitori
Sushi and Sashmi Sampler
Tonkotsu Ramen (creamy pork bone based soup w/ chashu, soft boiled egg, scallion, deep roasted garlic oil)
If you’re ever in Greenpoint (or need a reason to go) then I highly recommend giving Amami a try.
Overall Grade: A-
Amami Restaurant & Bar
57 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222