“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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