Sushi Katsuei, the new Japanese restaurant that moved into the former Casa Ventura space at 210 7th Avenue, quietly opened earlier this week. When we passed by today, it wasn’t open for the day yet, but it’s all set up for dining inside. And according to user famdoc who wrote a nice review on Chowhound, they had a soft opening on Monday, and when he dined on Wednesday, he chose and was very happy with the omakase option, which means you leave it to the chef to make your selections.
But can it do well in a neighborhood where there are already about a dozen sushi bars?
“I’m going to step out on a limb here and say that Katsuei, along with Geido, represents the best there is and recommend it very highly,” famdoc wrote in the review.
He notes the full menu is to come next week, and that they’re working on a liquor license. If you stop by this weekend, let us know how it was!
Bottom photo by brooklyn2greenport