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.

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Edamame   with yuzu zest   5

Pickled Vegetables Three Ways   6



Oysters   umeboshi mignonette & yuzu kosho mignonette   3.5/pc

Salmon Tataki lightly seared salmon, yuzu kasha dressing 15

Shrimp Nanbanzuke fried and marinated shrimp, shredded carrot and onion 13


Turnips and Walnuts with moroni miso 7

Green Salad  chicory, mandarin, rutabaga, puffed brown rice with yuzu vinaigrette 14

Miso Soup with Littlenecks red miso, littleneck clams, wakame 11

Chawanmushi  savory egg custard with shiitake, mitsuba and edamame beans 9 

Roasted Mushrooms with butter and brown rice vinaigrette 12

Oden  quail eggs, daikon, shirataki, fish cake, mushrooms, tofu, and hot mustard 13

Yaki Imo roasted Japanese sweet potato, sesame butter    6

Crab Salad red crab, tofu, mentaiko, served with gyoza wrapper chips  13

Sayoko's Karaage boneless fried chicken thighs w/ two sauces 14


Roast Beef Ramen american wagyu, iriko dashi, shaved daikon, kale, raw egg yolk 24

Donburi marinated amberjack, herbal radish salad   20

Tonkatsu   fried berkshire pork chop, coleslaw   28

Ichiyaboshi Trout miso glaze, green salad with ponzu    28

Koji Prime Ribeye for Two   tosazu sauce   76

Koshihikari Rice   3

*We are able to adjust some menu items for Gluten Free or Vegetarian guest

Cocktails 15

I'm So Green
Tequila, Green Chile, Celery, Yuzu Kosho, Mandarin

Hawkeye Highball

Suntory Whisky Toki, Housemade Green Apple Soda 

The Dream
Aquavit, Aloe, Mint, Oleo Saccharum


Brandy, Shochu, Mandarin, Miso

Love Supreme
Rye, Campari, Pineapple, Antica Vermouth

Gin, Umeshu, Blanc Vermouth, Akajiso Vinegar 

Fluorescent Grey

Cachaça, Rum, Passionfruit, Ginger, Avocado

Iron Lemonade

Old Tom Gin, Pear, Amaro, Pineapple, Shiso, Absinthe

Adios Mi Amor
Tequila, Pamplemousse, Umeshu, Ginger

Sister Midnight

Bourbon, Okinawan Sugar, Coffee, Habanero


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