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Shinjuku Japanese Restaurant Sets Up Shop On Sheepshead Bay Road


I know many of you were in deep despair when Sheepshead Bay Road’s longtime sushi establishment, Chikurin, bid a sad farewell to the oversaturated sushi-laden thoroughfare and moved into the ground floor of 1702 Avenue Z.

Fret not, sushi aficionados, for filling in the vacancy — although not in the same space as Chikurin once was — will be Shinjuku Japanese Restaurant, named after a special ward of Tokyo, Japan, and which means “New Lodge.” Shinjuku will open up shop at 1664 Sheepshead Bay Road, the location previously occupied by Chert Poberi Café.

What can I say? My prediction: In five years from now, there will not be a single establishment left on Sheepshead Bay Road that will not serve sushi. It’s probably a matter of time before we start seeing California rolls being sold out of CVS, Night Light Café and Bally’s.

Tip courtesy of our friends at Arbuz (1706 Sheepshead Bay Road).

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  1. don’t people know these sushi joints are not really japanese owned/operated? try speaking japanese to the waiters. 🙂 heck the songs they play are not even japanese either. 

  2. They are mostly Chinese, there was a real Japanese restaurant on Kings Highway off of Ocean Ave about 30 years ago. That was the first time I tasted Japanese food  & I’m still hooked.

  3. Isnt that the antique shop?  u should stop by and see if they still have it. and its probably double the 150 if not more. 

  4. Sheepshead bay is really loosing any sense of taste. Sushi and Turkish ( or any other shush kebab place) . We should be called Sushkeb bay


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