Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Geido Restaurant
331 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.677879 -73.972636
Tue - Sun, 5:30pm - 11pm; Mon, closed
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Okonomiyaki Station – This is the only place in Brooklyn, possibly NYC, that I can get a good, Osaka-style okonomiyaki. They do not use the common Otafuku brown sauce, which to me is a good thing, because I prefer the kind of sauce I got in Osaka. Geido's sauce is not as sweet, which is good for me. And, their okonomiyaki doesn't have that dry bread-like texture that the okonomiyaki has at places like Kenka or Yokocho in Manhattan. I highly recommend Geido's food, it's close to eating in Japan... just, in New York it's probably hard to get ingredients as fresh as they have there, without it costing the customer huge amounts of money. So I can't fault them for that.
All around, a good experience, and I go back often.
Damn what a wait! – Prepare to wait, however the food was excellent. Definitly recommended, the prices were right on the money. Very lively atmosphere. The walls could use a little paint, and the lights could be dimmed a bit but the food made up for it all. Have fun!
Wow! – I've been living in Prospect Heights for over a year now and just checked out Geido. I can't believe what I've been missing out on. The place is beautiful, the food is excellent, and the prices are great! This is definitely going to be a weekly thing!
Weekly sushi nights – I go here almost weekly with a few of my friends. This place is terrific. I always leave happy, full, and not too poor either. The food is fresh, the sake is hot, and the atmosphere is boisterous.
Groups of larger than 4 definitely have trouble getting in quickly, but 2 are almost always easily seated at the sushi bar.
Except for the Hot Rice – Hey all... I like everything about this place... It's nice and casual... sushi is pretty good too... the only thing that struck me as odd is that they served my sashimi with a bowl of unseasoned hot rice... i dunno if that's the way it's done... but... i have never come across something like that... anyway, other than that... this place is pretty good... i'd go back... despite the hot rice
Good food, but be prepared for long wait – While the sushi isn't the "melt-in-your-mouth" type, it is very good nonetheless. I've been to Geido many times now and have enjoyed most of my experiences. My single unpleasant experience was when I went with a large group (6 ppl) on a Friday night -- we were told the wait would be 15 minutes, but it ended up being 50 minutes. I would say 8-10 parties of two's that came after us all got seated before us. If the restaurant had held some of the tables for two and combined them, we could've been accomodated much sooner. So the moral is, if you're a party of two, go anytime -- you won't wait more than 15-20 minutes. If you're a large party on a popular night, give yourself extra time or go somewhere else. You may ask why I didn't make reservations -- I tried, but Geido doesn't take reservations.
Geido Restaurant – Man, Geido rocks. I lived in Tokyo for cryin' out loud. This place is the best damned sushi in the entire stinkin city. Does anyone out there know if they're open on Mondays, because I'm getting a-hankerin' just writing this review? Must....have.....the sushi.....must.....have....it.....now.
It's all good. – It's all good here at Geido. The restaurant has been in the neighborhood for 15 years and it still packs in the diners. Geido is mostly about sushi, and chef Osamu prepares classic and nouveau sushi expertly. The ingredients are always super fresh. If you feel like food from the kitchen, the okonomiyake are excellent here and so is the grilled eel.
Brooklyn's best. – Our friends joke that Geido is our kitchen away from home. They are right, we have eaten here a couple of hundred times in the past 8 or so years. The quality here is never compormised, the fish is always perfectly fresh, the menu is diverse and the staff is wonderful. Not in the mood for sushi, try the fantastic okonomiyake.
Perfect Sushi – I've never NOT walked out of Geido full and happy! And my wallet doesn't feel like it was sucked dry.
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