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Chez Sardine

Map & Directions 183 W. 10th St.
New York, NY 10014
  • Japanese, New American
  • Sun, Tue 5:30am-9pm, Wed-Sat 5:30pm-1am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner, Late Night, Snack Food
  • Full bar
  • Recommended for Large Parties
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

Chez Sardine is the fifth iteration of the dining empire fanning out from Sheridan Square known as Little Wisco. Via chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly, who also runs the kitchen around the corner at Fedora, another Little Wisco restaurant, the menu features reconstructed izakaya (Japanese pub) fare. There is, for example, a nori roll packed with chopped beef and sea urchin, and a piece of finger sushi covering a small wad of mackerel with frizzled leeks and potatoes, which sit on top like unkempt fur. Larger plates run to a beef cheek curry in a tall bowl with rice and pickles, and a maki roll filled with shrimp, avocado, and soy-flavored mayo that has been battered and deep fried, tempura style. Not such a good idea is a greasy toasted-cheese sandwich filled with foie gras, almost impossible to power through. True to its name, the place is sardine-size, with a few small tables and some stools along the bar and sushi bar. Be prepared to wait.

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  • Fred W. on 12/01/12

    Get the char, the pork belly and eel roll, and the pancakes

  • Village Voice on 01/28/13

    Get the Foie Gras & Smoked Cheddar Grilled Cheese. Weird, but oozing and delicious, just ask for extra napkins before you dig in.

  • Noah W. on 12/05/12

    Gabe Stulman's latest west village spot, which he described as "an inauthentic version of a Japanese izakaya". Dishes like crispy chicken and kimchi, and foie gras smoked cheddar grilled cheese.

  • Amanda D. on 02/15/13

    They are playing Destiny's Child "Say My Name". I love this place.

  • Fred W. on 12/16/12

    Arctic Char, Uni with Steak Tartare, Unagi Pork roll, breakfast pancake, maki tempura, and everything else too

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