Sure Enough, It’s Sushi: ‘Ani’ Coming To Montague Street

After Oh My Pasta! closed May 26 after just about nine months in business, the space at 142 Montague Street has already lined up its next eatery. Yep, it’s Sushi. A sign in the window tells us that Ani Sushi is coming soon.

The owner is “Sangthongsiri Inc.,” with a hearing scheduled June 6 to serve liquor, wine and beer. A Google search for the business listed its address as 156 Court Street in Brooklyn, 11201.

Before Oh My Pasta!, the locale held Taze Turkish restaurant, and previous to that, Turkish Kapadokya. Aerosoles on the ground level has been in biz as long as all three.

(Photo: Chuck Taylor)

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  • Josh G

    What’s the over/under.. 6 months?

  • David on Middagh

    Sushi, ani one?

  • lulumon

    No thanks. I’ve already had food poisoning.

  • Livingston

    Darn. Was hoping for a good Thai place. Nothing like that in the ‘hood after the place on Henry closed several years back.

  • hicks st guy

    @Livingston, I never saw anyone in that Thai place, figured they were laundering money or something, the place was always completely empty! I don’t think Lantern is bad.

  • Livingston

    Sorry, Hicks St. Guy. I lived around the block from it and the place was always busy — lunch crowds, dinner, takeout, etc. It was well-priced for the neighborhood and had a straight-forward menu (and consistent, well-spiced food). Also had a bar that was pretty lively — you could stop on your way home, place a takeout order and have a glass while you waited (and yes, because the kitchen was pretty busy you actually had enough time for a quick drink).

    Have tried Lantern a few times. Not impressed by the food and over-priced in my humble opinion. Same with the pan-Asian place across the street.

  • hicks st guy

    @Livingston, I thought the Bossert was across the street. I think we live in separate realities, as my wife who has lived here since 1993 agrees with me about your Thai place, oh well.

  • David on Middagh

    I think the Thai place on Henry St. was too secluded. Restaurauteuring either above or below street level worsens accessibility, which must be mitigated or turned around into an advantage.

  • Heightsguy

    There also was a Thai buffet on Henry St. at one time, further down. Oh joy! Cannot remember precise location. Arduous trip to Sripithai in Queens for 3x better Thai food than any local. Arduous trip to Queens for many great cuisines.

  • tb

    Does anyone remember the name of “The Thai Place on Henry” ?

  • Ballerina

    Does anyone remember the Mexican place that was in North Heights where there is now an internet Cafe?? That was a terrific place. We need a Good Spanish Restaurant in the Heights.

  • my2cents

    I was hoping against hope for a korean restaurant. I don’t think there’s a single one for miles from here.

  • hicks st guy

    @my2cents, Korean would be great, but too “spicy” for the tender tummies in BH.

  • She’s Crafty

    @HSG, beg to differ re: the Henry St. Thai place. I’ve lived in the neighb for as long as your wife. The bar was a definite hang out ( big gay scene actually) and the food was decent, the place was always busy.

  • X

    BH people cannot handle Korean food.

  • Monty

    There is actually Korean food on the menu at Sushi Gallery. Just a few basic things, but they are not too bad. They have bibimbap, bul gogi and soondubu jigae. And there is actually some excellent Thai food in Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. Joya is probably the best known, but also Sesame Thai on Smith St is really good.

  • LSM

    I think the Thai place on Henry was called Thai Grill. I miss it too. Was a great takeout place after a busy day. There were always people at the bar and waiting for takeout (at least in the evening). The place was never packed but there were always people eating and drinking there.

  • Joe

    Went to Thai Grill on Henry when I first moved here. Thought it was below average & location a bit strange. Also as a comparison I find Lantern below average too. Joya is better and heard Pok Pok NYC on Columbia Street is very good if you can get in.

    Would love for a good Korean restaurant in BH but I agree this probably will not suit the BH crowd unless toned down a lot. Look what happened to Kim Paris on Montague? Their food was better in quality, price, service and authenticity than Hancos, yet Hancos thrives with their horrible service and equally horrible Pho while Kim Paris went out of business from lack of business.

    The Japanese food in the Heights is just plain bad e.g. Iron Chef, Ozu, Nanatori. I’ve found Japanese restaurants owned by Chinese, and to lesser extent Korean, to be pretty awful.

  • eg

    All these negative comments are really a turnoff. Everyone a critic!
    Even paid critics visit a place several times, (with friends) to get a better idea of what is being offered and to take into account some temporary mishap.

    Restaurants on busy streets like Montague and on street level will always do better, specially for all the tourists.

    Thai Grill was great, and busy. I miss it.

  • AEB

    But everyone IS a critic. We survive by making judgements, by being discriminating.

    A blog such as this exists to reflect opinion. I for one am tired of complaints about those who complain.

  • Mr Crusty

    Yes AEB I agree a blog is a place where people get to give their opinion but I do find it amusing that there is nothing that can ever be discussed here without multiple people telling us how terrible it is. Anything. If they opened a store that gave away free money it would have its detractors. One just has to take the negatve comments with a grain of salt and realize that there is valuable critique and then there is bloviating. Just an observation.

  • Nabeguy

    There used to be a great Thai place on Henry where Noodle Puddiing now is many years back. Can’t remember the name for the life of me,

  • Hicks St Guy

    I spoke to the wife, and she explained, at least to me, that the thai place changed owners towards the end, and food declined but the bar stayed busy. p.s. I think Ozu is pretty good, especially the very fun waitresses.

  • She’s Crafty

    @HSG, really, are you being sarcastic about the waitresses at Ozu? I love the food there but the staff=zombies.

  • Hicks St Guy

    @Crafty, I guess it must be me! (>:

  • She’s Crafty

    Hmmm could be @hsg.

  • Joe

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with wanting or demanding good products and services. If this is being critical, I guess I’m critical. There are people I trust on this blog based on their past recommendations and I take their criticism/praise seriously. Conversely, I’ve had people thank me for my recommendations. Isn’t a community blog suppose to function in this way?

    Also there are more places I like then dislike in BH. When I like a business, I support it by pulling out my wallet. If anything I’m more often frustrated by the lack of support for some great businesses that subsequently closed.

    On the other hand places like the Busy Chef, Oven, Blue Pig, Palmiras, Michael’s Steak House, Maestro & Bread and Butter deserve to close. I wish the Haagen Dazs on Montague St would close too considering how unfriendly and downright rude the owner is.