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Williamsburg’s Cult Favorite Okonomi Team Will Open a Sushi Spot Nearby

Okozushi serves Kyoto-style sushi, which involves more cured fish

A fish plate from Okonomi
A fish plate from Okonomi
Nick Solares

The team behind Williamsburg Japanese cult favorites Okonomi and Yuji Ramen is opening yet another restaurant in the neighborhood. Proprietor Yuji Haraguchi will soon open a sushi restaurant called Okozushi at 376 Graham Ave., less than two blocks north of the Graham Avenue L train stop.

According to an announcement, the restaurant will serve Kyoto-style sushi — different from the nigiri found at most sushi restaurants across New York, primarily involving more pickled or cured fish.

Like with the other Haraguchi projects, Okozushi will prioritize sustainability and local fish, offering it for take-out as well as in-restaurant dining at a bar. It’s expected to open in the spring; Eater has reached out to Haraguchi for more information.

Haraguchi first hit the dining scene with a popular pop-up serving ramen with fish-based broth. Tiny walk-in-only restaurant Okonomi has become popular for its fish-centric Japanese brunch, as well its dinner featuring that same ramen. In 2016, Haraguchi opened seafood market Osakana with fish to take home to cook, plus a selection of sashimi and donburi that’s ready to eat. The restaurateur’s also bringing a bit of Williamsburg to Japan, too. This spring, he’ll open a cafe called Lorimer Kyoto — named after the L train stop — overseas. Stay tuned for more.


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