I’d been curious to try Geido in Brooklyn for sushi since a friend recommended it months ago. Situated on Flatbush, it’s right where Park Slope meets Prospect Heights. From the street, it looked very ordinary. We lucked out, finding it not top crowded later in the evening this particular Tuesday – which was good seeing as they don’t take reservations. The decor was very different from any other sushi restaurant I’d ever visited. It wasn’t going for the fancy approach, nor did it have that fine-but-generic feel many restaurants have that focus on deliveries. The walls had personality, a trait that carried through to their rolls, with names like Obama Roll and the Brooklyn Roll.
To start, we had the Gyoza, the pan fried pork dumplings. When they came out, I was surprised how light they were. The dumpling itself wasn’t overly thick, and somehow they managed to quickly fry it and make the exterior slightly crispy. Always nice when a guilty pleasure ends up tasting not so guilty after all.
We ordered a couple of rolls – the spider roll (soft shell crab and other ingredients such as cucumber, avocado, lettuce, and spicy mayonaise, rolled inside nori and sushi rice) and spicy tuna roll – as well as 20 piece sashimi combo platter. So much food! The presentation was very nice and everything was super fresh. I’ve had several spider rolls over the years, but dare say I like theirs the most. The crab was so flavorful.
Probably some of the best quality to pricetag I’ve found around the area. Highly recommend this one. Just to note, all menus online reflect their delivery menu. The in-house menu is much more extensive, especially on specialty rolls. Just go all out and eat in. It’s worth it.
Geido – 331 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn – 718.638.8866
No Reservations Accepted