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Tucked behind a door in the back of their Fort Greene restaurant, Walter’s, lies Danny Minch and Dylan Dodd’s windowless Japanese speakeasy, moodily set with midnight-blue walls, wooden kumiko screens and shelves of 1950s jazz records. At a curved marble-and-mahogany bar, Major Food Group bar director Thomas Waugh (ZZ’s Clam Bar, Sadelle’s) turns out modern Japanese cocktails in vintage glassware—a Scotch-forward Thrice Rice features rice cake, nigori and almond, while a rum-splashed Nettai is flavored with yuzu and mandarin orange—as well as a selection of Japanese whiskey, sake and shochu. Shareable izakaya plates come courtesy of chef Yael Peet (Shuko, Frankie’s), such as snacky pickled rutabaga with ume, karaage duck wings with spicy sesame, and tagliatelle with uni and smoky butter. 


Venue name: Karasu
Address: 166 Dekalb Ave
Cross street: between Cumberland and S Oxford Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11am–midnight; Fri 11–1am; Sat 9am–1am; Sun 9am–midnight
Price: Average cocktail: $14
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Finally was able to get around to going to this hidden Japanese restaurant which is located behind closed doors at the amazing Walter Restaurant. We had gone early to have some drinks at the bar. The cocktail menu was small, but had a drink with each kind of liquor so there will be something for everyone to try. I had the gin drink with yuzu. It was a bit tarte, but went well with some edamame. We also ordered the friend chicken appetizer which was outstanding! so juicy and flavorful. I would surely go back to try some more of the cocktail and definitely the great dinner menu. 


:: FOOD :: 

The best thing about moving around in New York City, is the search for new local gems. 

And since I recently moved into Fort Greene, looks like I have a lot to discover! 

Alongside Dekalb Avenue, there are plenty of options. And this one is setting the bar high! 

Secretly located inside Walter's, I felt like being on a treasure hunt! 

The little kid was dancing around inside me, - thank God she's over 21y - because those cocktails ...!

Never knew a combo of Yuzu, grapefruit and Shochu would be so delicious! 

Same goes for that Ribeye for 2, don't think about it, just order it. 

Besides, couples that share food together, stay together!

- Isn't that something they say?