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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  • ShadowLock

    damn i love that painting on the left! 

    • ShadowLock

       i’m actually really interested in that painting.

      i’ll give whoever it belongs to $150 for it.

      • applegreen

        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. 

  • a good neighbor

    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. 

    • doobieman

      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.

    • I don’t care if they’re Jamaican, as long as the food is good. And they can play Who Let The Dogs Out for all I care.

  • applegreen

    EXCEPT for Wheeler’s. They have a sign that says “No Sushi”. They WILL be the last resistance

  • Local

    I like the sushi competition on SB road… At the end, the customer wins, quality and pricewise.

  • Welcome to the sushihood

    • applegreen

      there’s alot of russians in the area? 

    • ShadowLock

      Just like pharmacy’s and Russians, we got Japs and sushi

      • applegreen

        They aren’t Japanese. 

  • Piglet

    the one on z and 17th is very good

  • Jenelly

    Sheepshead Bay Rd business iis practically all Sushi joints.  What’s the official tally now? 

  • Moe

    I heard delmar wil be serving sushi soon :)

  • Steven g.

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