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

New Years Eve Dinner 2018

This year for New Years Eve, in addition to serving our regular dinner menu, we will be offering two special entrees to choose from. If you would like to partake in the special for the evening please leave a note on your reservation with your choice.

Cast Iron Donabe for Two with Winter Mushrooms, Over Rice:

Dungeness Crab & Uni - served with miso butter, soy cured sansho peppercorns, fresh grated wasabi, and yuzu scented dashi with mitsuba $85

Half Duck - confit leg and seared breast, served with soy cured sansho peppercorns, yuzo kosho and yuzu scented dashi with mitsuba $75






Edamame   with yuzu zest   5

Pickled Vegetables Three Ways   6



Oysters   umeboshi mignonette & yuzu kosho mignonette   3.5/pc

Sashimi marinated kampachi with smoky black sesame, gari 14

Octopus Sunomono beets, potato, cucumber, shiso, in a vinegar dressing 12



Turnips and Walnuts with moromi miso 6

Green Salad mizuna, persimmon, shaved daikon, puffed brown rice, yuzu vinaigrette        13

Littleneck Clam Soup dashi, honshimeiji, mitsuba, wakame 11

Yaki Imo roasted Japanese sweet potato, sesame butter 6

Roasted Mushrooms with butter and brown rice vinaigrette 11

Chawanmushi savory egg custard with shiitake, mitsuba, gingko 9

Tonjiru pork loin w/ simmered daikon, potato, konnyaku, carrot in a miso broth   12

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

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



Vegetarian Ramen cabbage & dark greens, moyashi, carrot, soy cured egg 18

Donburi salmon sashimi, takuan pickles, cucumber, marinated ikura   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


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