Amami Restaurant & Bar (Greenpoint, BK)

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*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)

Overall, i really enjoyed my dinner at Amami. My personal favorites included the Ramen, the Signature Sushi Rolls and the Yakitori. The cocktails were also very tasty and fun!

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

Ash Renee

Ash Renee, is an NYC Real Estate/Business Lawyer, Consultant, and Blogger. A New York transplant for the last 10 years, Ash loves exploring the NYC restaurants, fashion, and the black professional social scene. Ash was born and raised in Chicago.

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