Sushi in Sheepshead Bay
(Photo courtesy of Alexandre Chang via Flickr)

To help you plan your weekend better, Sheepshead Bites is launching a new feature – the Restaurant Review Mania. Every Friday we’ll scour the web’s top business and restaurant review sites like Yelp and Citysearch to bring you the latest opinions posted about our local spots. Agree with one you see? Disagree with it? Let your fellow readers know in our comments sections.

Sheepshead Bay’s sushi scene got a few new followers – and brought back a few old ones – this week. First up was Steffi R., who had stopped visiting the half-price sushi joints under the persuasion of a stomach assaulting roll. But Momoyama (1901 Emmons Avenue) renewed her faith in Brooklyn sushi, and she says the Yaki Shrimp was totes not yucky. Meanwhile, Greg W. had been staging a Wheeler’s-inspired “No Sushi” protest in light of the “slew of Japanese joints … in stupid close proximity to one another.” But he violated his sushi strike with a weak-willed trip to Mitoushi (1714 Sheepshead Bay Road), and raves about the appetizers, special rolls and – yup – the prices. But he promises he’ll go back to solidarity with Wheelers. We’re not holding our breath. Lastly in the sushi vein, Aleksandr R. felt it was time to pay Yelp tribute to his favorite sushi spot, Yoshinoya (1741 Sheepshead Bay Road). He just loves that they remember his face, but he hasn’t realized it’s ’cause they can’t forget the crazy guilo who never orders anything new.

Elsewhere in restaurant review world:

Reviewer JJ K. from Ft. Lauderdale loved the outdoor service of “this Russki place,” XO Creperie (2027 Emmons Avenue). But he warns to stay away from the hookah “as they have no clue how to do it nor do they know that it should be cleaned, once in a while.” Eek.

Greg W. – perhaps the same one on strike from Wheeler’s – is “lukewarm on [Cafe] Istanbul” (1715 Emmons Avenue). There’s nothing wrong with it, he says, but there’s nothing great, either. We’re starting to get a little “lukewarm” on Greg.

Munchinette (1738 Sheepshead Bay Road) inspires Melinda P. to blab on about its freshness of ingredients. She thinks it’s a cut above the “assortment of bagel and sandwich shops” on Sheepshead Bay Road and Emmons Avenue and swears by the everything bagel with cream cheese, tomato and lox. She also says the salmon platters are “surprisingly delicious.”

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  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur

    Mitoushi has a second location at Kings Highway and East 13th and oh my god let me tell you the Salmon Sushi is heaven! Their Filet Mingion with Shrimp is excellent too!

    The fried Cheesecake is a bit heavy though.

    I find the Sushi it MomoYama way overpriced. Their filet mingion is great too and the show is fun to watch. The only reason to eat at MomoYama though is if you want the show.

  • alex

    I feel bad for anyone who had “renewed hope” after eating at Momoyama. Without being defamatory Momoyam is not the place to get sushi or Hibachi in Brooklyn. I can give a number of reason but those who have eaten there before should know what I am talking about.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, I refuse to tell you my age, but I will say this: I had to look up a couple of words…so, for the benefit of us denture-wearing readers who would like to sink our gums into some good sushi, here is some useful information.

    *Please be of age to link to the referenced site.

    totes: stands for totally
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Totes&defid=1160068

    guilo: A slang term for a white guy
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=guilo

  • Steffi R.

    I must say that I came across this and was surprised to see my Yelp review mentioned. I would like to set the record straight that even though I am of a younger generation, I didn’t know what the word “totes” meant either!

    Alex, can you fill me in on the reasons you don’t like Momoyama? Clearly I fall into the category of people who have eaten there and only had good food and good experiences.

  • Anonymous

    So much for getting creative with my tone. Thanks for the buzzkill, guys.

    (Buzzkill: to kill a buzz.)

    By the way, guilo isn’t some youth slang or anything. It’s an old term. Chinese, I believe, for stranger or weirdo or something (I’m sure I’ll be corrected here) and applied to white people the same way Latinos use “gringo”.

  • Alex

    1. The place is not clean
    2. The quality of food is below standard.
    3. There were a string of food poisinings related to that place

    Check out their most recent DOH inspection report. the report had 16 violations and the year before they had 40 violations.

    http://167.153.150.32/RI/web/detail.do?method=detail&restaurantId=40523409&inspectionDate=20090226

    If I were to compare it to the other places in Brooklyn with in a similar price range, I would recommend the following:

    Tempura Sushi
    Shiki (Great Hibachi place in Bensonhurst)
    Arirang (hibachi)
    Ichi Sushi

  • Steffi R.

    Oh no! Sad to hear that. Never had any bad experiences myself but that is unfortunate. I am not familiar with the others except for Arirang, which has delicious hibachi but is further from me than Momoyama.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    Mitoushi has a second location at Kings Highway and East 13th and oh my god let me tell you the Salmon Sushi is heaven! Their Filet Mingion with Shrimp is excellent too!

    The fried Cheesecake is a bit heavy though.

    I find the Sushi it MomoYama way overpriced. Their filet mingion is great too and the show is fun to watch. The only reason to eat at MomoYama though is if you want the show.

  • alex

    I feel bad for anyone who had “renewed hope” after eating at Momoyama. Without being defamatory Momoyam is not the place to get sushi or Hibachi in Brooklyn. I can give a number of reason but those who have eaten there before should know what I am talking about.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, I refuse to tell you my age, but I will say this: I had to look up a couple of words…so, for the benefit of us denture-wearing readers who would like to sink our gums into some good sushi, here is some useful information.

    *Please be of age to link to the referenced site.

    totes: stands for totally
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Totes&defid=1160068

    guilo: A slang term for a white guy
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=guilo

  • Steffi R.

    I must say that I came across this and was surprised to see my Yelp review mentioned. I would like to set the record straight that even though I am of a younger generation, I didn’t know what the word “totes” meant either!

    Alex, can you fill me in on the reasons you don’t like Momoyama? Clearly I fall into the category of people who have eaten there and only had good food and good experiences.

  • Anonymous

    So much for getting creative with my tone. Thanks for the buzzkill, guys.

    (Buzzkill: to kill a buzz.)

    By the way, guilo isn’t some youth slang or anything. It’s an old term. Chinese, I believe, for stranger or weirdo or something (I’m sure I’ll be corrected here) and applied to white people the same way Latinos use “gringo”.

  • Alex

    1. The place is not clean
    2. The quality of food is below standard.
    3. There were a string of food poisinings related to that place

    Check out their most recent DOH inspection report. the report had 16 violations and the year before they had 40 violations.

    http://167.153.150.32/RI/web/detail.do?method=detail&restaurantId=40523409&inspectionDate=20090226

    If I were to compare it to the other places in Brooklyn with in a similar price range, I would recommend the following:

    Tempura Sushi
    Shiki (Great Hibachi place in Bensonhurst)
    Arirang (hibachi)
    Ichi Sushi

  • Steffi R.

    Oh no! Sad to hear that. Never had any bad experiences myself but that is unfortunate. I am not familiar with the others except for Arirang, which has delicious hibachi but is further from me than Momoyama.

  • guest

    I was there last night. They rushed me while I was eating. Took three plates of food away, full plates, because they were rushing us and brought back one small take home container. If that was not enough, they charge gratuity on the tax portion of their bill. I will not be going back, they are a rip off. Be Warned.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    I've eaten there well over 10 times and I've never been rushed out and they only took my food when asked. And I always got all of it.

  • http://www.flickr.com/knightmare6 Knightmare6

    You mean “gweilo,” which means “ghost man” or white person