Review: Zutto’s Japanese-American Pub in Tribeca


Zutto was one of Tribeca’s earliest sushi restaurants, and has been puttering along for thirty years, mostly invisible behind the grander, finer Japanese fare of nearby Nobu, Megu and Brushstroke. Last fall, Joshua Smookler took over the kitchen, adding a handful of ramen dishes and some grubby, izakaya-style pub food. Of note is the “parma-karma” ramen, a bone-rich tonkotsu broth that’s amplified with Parmigiano, roasted garlic, and rosemary, and served with pork jowl chasu. While many of Zutto’s dishes could benefit from a lighter touch, the over-the-top ramen is good, clean fun.

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