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$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine
Some popular dishes include the sweet-aioli-prawns appetizer ($6.95 on the lunch menu; $9.95 on the dinner menu], and combination dinners, such as the beef teriyaki and shrimp tempura ($18.50). The sushi menu includes the head chef’s own East Brooklyn roll of spicy tuna, inari, and avocado ($7.95+) and the vegetarian avocado-cucumber roll ($4.95).
As the country recovered from World War II, Fujio Iwasaki was hard at work getting his eatery off the ground. Fearing a distinctly Japanese-style restaurant would not be well-received in uncertain times, Fujio added some Chinese items to the menu, and in the basement of the Colonial Hotel in 1946, Pagoda was born.
Today, the restaurant still delivers the classic Asian cuisine and sushi originally fashioned by Fujio, under the fresh guidance of head chef Jared Ekstrom and sushi chef Steve Nichol, who spent time in Japan as a tour guide and translator. The chefs lay out a smorgasbord of entrees such as miso sea bass and sushi such as the Baja Sunset, a Chef Steve original with spicy shrimp, cucumbers, and avocado crowned with fresh salmon and jalapeños.
Since moving to its current location, the eatery’s architecture has left as lasting an impression as the cuisine. A vertical sign stretches skyward, emblazoned with the word “Pagoda,” drawing the eye to a triangular rooftop that emulates the restaurant’s namesake structure.