Boru Boru, a Kosher Asian comfort food restaurant, opened on Sunday at 774 Amsterdam Avenue at 98th Street. There’s a wide range of food, from Korean fried wings to pastrami ramen to shaved vegetable salad.
This is how they explain it on the website: “We’re inspired by the streets of the Lower East Side and the Bowery and the many tastes that have existed here since the 1920s. We incorporate these cultures – Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Eastern European – in everything we do. ” The menu is here. Thanks to David and Naomi for the tips.
Dark Bullet Sake & Oyster Bar, which has been getting ready to open for months at 154 West 72nd Street, is having a soft open, Sue and Mike tell us. The menu is limited so far, but is mostly Japanese items, they wrote. As seen above, they clearly have a wide array of sake.
What’s the kosher status of these 2? Boru Boru and the Sake bar?
From Boru Boru’s website:
“We currently receive our Kosher Certification from Mehadrin Kashrus, which is issued by Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein. Rabbi Marmorstein is the director of Mehadrin Kashrus, a widely-respected community-based kosher supervision service in Manhattan, and spiritual leader of Congregation Minchas Chinuch. Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein started the Kosher La-Mehadrin hechsher in 1989. He has semicha from Beth Medrash Govoha (Lakewood) and is a member of the National Council of Synagogue Rabbis of Agudath Yisrael.”
Sounds good, thanks! And how about the kashrus of the Sake Bar?
“Dark Bullet Sake & Oyster Bar” – your kosher status is literally right in the name.
That photo, in and of itself, does not convey a “wide array of sake”.
This is what makes the Upper West Side great – the INTEGRATION of cultures. Something the NIMBYs would never understand.
Re: “…from Korean fried wings to pastrami ramen to shaved vegetable salad.”
Hope they use EDIBLE shaving cream as the dressing. 😱
Yes, the big Korean and Japanese populations of the lower east side in the 1920s…Lol
I’m not an expert, but ramen that costs over 20 bucks seems kinda steep, even for kosher, and even above 96 Street…