3. Karasu

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To find this Japanese speakeasy, customers must walk through the back door of Fort Greene’s Walter’s: an Italian restaurant concealing Karasu. This hidden Japanese jewel offers a more casual variety of food options, all of which are meant for sharing. Along with traditional Japanese fare, diners may order non-traditional dishes like fried pork chops and cole slaw.

Karasu also offers an extensive cocktail menu, including inventive drinks like the ‘Watermelon Man” and ‘Love Supreme’ served alongside more classic Japanese drinks like sake and shochu.

Address: 166 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217