The Brooklyn Eagle profiles Ozu the Japanese eatery that opened last week at 78 Clark Street. Writer Samantha Sherman drops some mad knowledge –the restaurant boasts a sushi chef from the world famous Nobu:
Brooklyn Eagle: Joining Xu and Liu in their new Brooklyn Heights location is their sushi chef, who hails from the renowned Manhattan restaurant Nobu.
As Americans continue to recognize the dietary benefits of fresh fish, Liu wants this restaurant to be a place where all Brooklyn residents, not just Heights locals, can come for a healthy, personable and delicious dining experience. Liu also hopes to expand his clientele, drawing upon new developments nearby and the restaurant’s proximity to the Clark Street subway station.
I was in for a treat when I sat down to lunch on Wednesday to sample what Liu had told me were some “fantastic” customer favorites.
First came what they call “Oyster Yaki” — four sautéed and fried oysters, served in the half shell, sitting in a light garlic, butter and lemon sauce. The texture was surprisingly satisfying, and even though it was fried, it was not greasy at all. The sauce was flavorful but didn’t overpower. Even if you’re not an oyster fan, you’ll probably like this dish.