Southern Brooklyn

“Sayonara” To Sheepshead Bay Road Sushi Joint

The future site of Chikurin

There will soon be one less sushi restaurant dotting the two-block stretch of Sheepshead Bay Road, aka, “Sushi Row,” between Jerome Avenue and Shore Parkway.

Chikurin, currently located at 1661 Sheepshead Bay Road, is moving out, but before we shout “domo arigato” (to the ubiquitous sushi eateries — not to Chikurin itself), it turns out that, according to their liquor license application, they’re only relocating around the corner to 1702 Avenue Z.

Yes, that 1702 Avenue Z.

Chikurin, we believe, is the longest continuously operating sushi joint on Sheepshead Bay Road; though the storefront that is now Ichiko, 1650 Sheepshead Bay Road, and which was previously Sakura I (whose antiquated signage is still visible on Google Maps) and then Sakura II, has been serving sushi in that location longer, but they changed owners, names and menus.

What can I say? It’s all so confusing. In either event, we wish Chikurin an easy move, and much success in their new location.

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  1. Sure their prices are good. But each time I ate there, I got food poisoning. 
    i think the ones on Kings Hwy and Ocean Ave/Ave M are better. The one on Brighton Beach has a smaller menu than the Sheepshead one. 

  2. i first ate sushi at their location on kingshighway and enjoyed it very much so, back in 2000. the one on sheepshead road honestly has nasty sushi, bad tasting fish but whenever i get a chance i go to the one on kh

  3. It’s good, liked the food. But I was always the oldest person there by like 40 years so I stopped going.

    To rectify this, I can only go to places where I’m the only customer.


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