Kosher Asian Restaurant With ‘Pastrami Ramen’ and Oyster-Sake Bar Open

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.

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    1. EG says:

      What’s the kosher status of these 2? Boru Boru and the Sake bar?

      • BPS says:

        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.”

    2. Tostonesfix says:

      That photo, in and of itself, does not convey a “wide array of sake”.

    3. Upper Best Side says:

      This is what makes the Upper West Side great – the INTEGRATION of cultures. Something the NIMBYs would never understand.

    4. Kahn O. Sewer says:

      Re: “…from Korean fried wings to pastrami ramen to shaved vegetable salad.”

      Hope they use EDIBLE shaving cream as the dressing. 😱

    5. bob says:

      Yes, the big Korean and Japanese populations of the lower east side in the 1920s…Lol

    6. Miriam says:

      I’m not an expert, but ramen that costs over 20 bucks seems kinda steep, even for kosher, and even above 96 Street…