205 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Cards: Cash Only
Hours: Mon.-Sun. 12 p.m.-3 p.m, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
Menu: Click Here
From the same folks behind Williamsburg sushi fave Bozu comes a noodle-centric Japanese spot just a few blocks away. The small room has a hidden bar in the back and a large communal table in the front, where diners slurp their way through a dozen udons, in hot soup form or as cold dishes with dipping sauces, with toppings from thin-sliced pork belly to mixed mushrooms ($8-$10). There’s also a section of the menu devoted to something called “taco sushi”—mini seaweed wraps folded around various fish and veggie fillings ($4-$7). Leave room for the ginger-yuzu tofu flan dessert—it’s better than it sounds.
The Downtown Diaries says:
TAGS: Bedford, Delivery, Japanese, Moderately Priced, Restaurants, ★★★★ Great
There is no stopping Bozu owner/chef Makoto Suzuki. Just a few weeks ago, the Williamsburg staple Bozu, opened their second establishment Momo Sushi Shack in Bushwick. Now they are at it again with a new Udon Noodle Bar, Samurai Mama, located at 205 Grand St between Bedford and Driggs. The restaurant is quite small and consists of one large communal table with a few booths located along the right wall. The restaurant had their soft opening this past Friday and seemed to have steady traffic over the holiday weekend, even considering their not-so-ideal facade (they’re clearly working out the finishing touches.)