Those still lamenting sushi chef David Bouhadana's abrupt depart from hit East Village omakase bar Sushi Dojo will be pleased to know that he's back ... sort of. But his latest venture is separate from Sushi Bouhadana, the 12-seat omakase bar and whiskey lounge on Eldridge he plans to debut in October. Last Friday, Bouhadana—along with partner Derek Feldman—soft opened Sushi on Jones, a four seat, outdoor omakase bar pop-up in Noho's new micro food alley, The Bowery Market. But wait — here's the catch. While Bouhadana created the menu and can be found in the 50-square foot space prepping rice, he won't actually be one of two sushi chefs passing nigiri. Though it's likely you'll still see him hanging behind the bar.
Shacking up beside Pulqueria, The Butcher's Daughter, Champion Coffee, and Alidoro, starting tomorrow Sushi on Jones will serve one affordably priced omakase: $50 for 12 bites and a hand roll. Expect uni from Santa Barbara and Japan, local bigeye tuna, along with snow crab, hamachi, scallops, and more. Bouhadana's signature bite though is a playful riff on what some less traditional sushi joints offer: seared wagyu dusted with truffle salt.
While Sushi on Jones is starting with just one omakase, in the near future Bouhadana plans to offer to-go sushi boxes, and likely delivery at some point, as well. For now though, drop by Sushi on Jones daily between the house of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and then from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., add your name to the clipboard, and expect seats to turn over every 30 minutes, Tokyo subway station-style. Protip: This place is BYOB.