Qoo Robata Bar


Qoo Robata Bar

367 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Cuisine: Japanese Izakaya
Our Rating:
★ ★ ★
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Hours: Mon-Thurs 6pm-Midnight; Fri-Sat 6pm-1am; Sun 3pm-11pm
Full Bar
L to Lorimer St.
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Metromix says:

Hold your horses, sci-fi fans. A Japanese robata bar features traditionally grilled meats, not waitresses a la Rosie, the Jetsons’ robotic maid. Once you’re past that minor disappointment, Williamsburg’s qoo Robata Bar still has plenty to offer fans of a wide range of down-home Japanese treats. This izakaya (pub food) spot focuses on grilled finger foods from land and sea (qoo-style sweet and spicy teriyaki chicken wings, barbecue eel ball), and Tokyo chef Koichi turns out sushi and noodles as well (with traditional ramen coming soon). As befits a pub grub venue, there’s a wide range of sakes and Japanese beers (Orion, Sapporo) and a full-bar providing adult beverages to wash down the savory comestibles. So while the modern, smoke-scented dining room may not come equipped with an AI wait staff, there are still plenty of reasons to give it a try.

Time Out New York says:

Beside the Knitting Factory Brooklyn sits this Japanese grill, a culinary complement to the eclectic sounds coming from next door. Adventurous eaters will appreciate the sundry skewered options, including beef cheeks and chicken gizzards, plus composed items like a poached quail egg wrapped in salty bacon. Another small plate featured crunchy chicken wings topped with crushed sesame seeds and black pepper—a beer-friendly snack. Don’t neglect the entrées: We enjoyed a the crispy katsu pork cutlet with a wasabi-spiked dipping sauce.