Qoo Robata Bar

367 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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  • Sun 5pm-12am, Mon-Thu 6pm-12am, Fri-Sat 6pm-1am
  • $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Snack Food
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
The best way to structure a meal at this izakaya (Japanese pub) is to go with a group and order a bunch of grilled items, and supplement them with an assortment of appetizers and specials. And you'll want some booze, either sake or soju. Best of the grilled skewers is the chicken skin, cut into dainty rectangles, accordioned onto a skewer, and dabbed with sticky barbecue sauce. The grilled whole Atka mackerel is good for sharing -- butterflied open so you can crunch the burnished, salty skin and fish between the bones for the steamy flesh. Look for the octopus dumplings -- called takoyaki -- bulbous, gooey balls filled with diced octopus and topped with a flurry of bonito flakes. And don't miss the tofu, which is made in-house: The jiggly, fresh-tasting result is used in dishes like atsu age ponz -- deep-fried tofu with ponzu sauce.

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  • Raising the Bar at Qoo Robata
    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 4 a.m. by Sarah DiGregorio

    Had I not been on my second glass of sake, I may not have enjoyed the little bowl of grayish, raw diced octopus suspended in what looked like mucus. But I was, and I did. The dish, called takowasa, is composed of goopy bits of octop...


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