Karasu is a Japanese restaurant & cocktail bar in Fort Greene. 

The restaurant is a seasonal izakaya in spirit. All dishes are meant for sharing and are informed by the idea of washoku, a culinary philosophy that aims for balance across a meal by covering a diversity of flavors, textures and colors among a spread of dishes.

Cocktails are reinterpreted classics, served alongside sake, shochu, and Japanese whisky - all chosen to compliment the cuisine.

Yael Peet, Co-Chef
Elena Yamamoto, Co-Chef

Enter through Walter's






Edamame   with yuzu zest   5

Pickled Vegetables Three Ways   6



Oysters umeboshi mignonette & yuzu kosho mignonette   3.5/pc

Sashimi chef's choice, lightly pickled w/ kinome & gars   14                  

Scallop and Karasumi daikon, lemon   16



Red Miso Soup cabbage, spring onion, carrot   6

Kinpira lotus, burdock root, carrot, sweet and spicy soy glaze   9

Roasted Asparagus & Bamboo myoga, brown rice vinaigrette   10

Chawanmushi rock shrimp, edamame, mitsuba, chia seeds   9

Spring Vegetable Shiraae green beans & peas in a creamy tofu and sesame dressing, nori   9

Ohitashi savoy spinach, cardoon, baby artichoke, smoke oil   8

Mountain Vegetable Green Salad shiitake, cloud ear, mountain vegetables, fava, asian pear, greens, ponzu   13

Clams   sake steamed middlenecks, ponzu   15

Sayoko's Karaage  boneless fried chicken thighs w/ two sauces   13



Lamb Mazemen  udon, braised lamb ragu, menma, shiso, mint, leek, nori   22

Chirashi Zushi  salmon, ikura, beet cured egg, fresh & pickled vegetables   22

Tonkatsu   fried berkshire pork chop, coleslaw   28

Ichiya Boshi Whole Fish   grilled, miso glaze, mizuna   28

Koji Prime Ribeye for Two   tosazu sauce   76

Koshihikari Rice   3



Manteca   Mezcal, Honey, Mango, Curry Bitters

Take Five   Cognac, Grapefruit, Banana, Cinnamon

Love Supreme   Rye, Campari, Pineapple, Antica Vermouth

Seabird   Shochu, Mango, Allspice

Daydream   White Rum, Nigori, Green Tea, Coconut

Night Nurse   Gin, Plum, Yuzu

Sphinx   Gin, Umeshu, Blanc Vermouth, Akajiso Vinegar 

Hawkeye Highball   Suntory Whisky Toki, Housemade Green Apple Soda

Adios Mi Amor   Tequila, Pamplemousse, Umeshu, Ginger

Mighty Mighty   Bourbon, Sesame, Coconut, Mole


166 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Enter through the back of Walter's


Open Daily from 5:30 pm
Sunday - Thursday 5:30 pm - 11 pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm - 12 am


Karasu takes reservations for dinner nightly. To make a reservation, visit Resy to book online or call us at (347) 223-4811.

The restaurant is also available for private events and large party reservations for up to twelve people. Please call or email us to learn more.

(347) 223-4811