Williamsburg is now home to an approachable-priced sushi restaurant from the team behind fish favorites Okonomi and Yuji Ramen. Yuji Haraguchi’s tiny new place Okozushi has started serving Kyoto-style sushi at 376 Graham Ave., between Skillman Avenue and Conselyea Street.
The less than 10-seater serves three set sushi menus: a $25, $35, and $45 option, with the lowest cost option including six pieces of hakozushi (sushi that’s been pressed into a box) and two temari (ball-shaped sushi), Grub Street reports. Kyoto-style means that the fish is largely cured or pickled, a version that’s not so prolific in NYC.
It’s purposely sized and priced to be more accessible than the increasing number of high-end sushi restaurants in New York, where the omakases tend to run in the $200s. Like with Haraguchi’s other projects, local and sustainable fish is a priority.
The restaurateur’s been building a bit of a mini-fish empire; besides cooked fish specialist Okonomi and its nighttime ramen sister Yuji, Haraguchi owns a seafood retail and take-out shop in the neighborhood called Osakana. He also now has a cafe in Japan, called Lorimer Kyoto as a nod to his businesses near the L train stop in Brooklyn. His local spaces are all also incredibly small but have still developed cult followings.
Okozushi is now open Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.