A Sneak Peek at DomoDomo in Jersey City

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Doors officially open at DomoDomo next week. Photo courtesy Frank Oudeman.

An eatery that’s perhaps the most anticipated New York City import has just shared its full menu in anticipation of a grand opening that’s set for next week.

Earlier this year, we broke the news about the impending arrival of DomoDomo, who has been serving Domokase-style sushi and hand rolls out of their original Houston Street location in Manhattan since 2015. The restaurant has been Bib-Gourmand designated by Michelin over the last three years and is bringing its hand rolls to the Urby development at 200 Greene Street.


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DomoDomo at Urby Jersey City, 200 Greene Street. Photo courtesy Frank Oudeman.

The 2,600-square-foot restaurant is smooth, minimalist, and wood-heavy, including seats for 82 patrons at tables plus another 18 at a sushi counter. Co-owner Jae Park, a RISD Interior Architecture graduate, serves as creative director for the restaurant group and designed the inviting space, while Brian Kim, a Culinary Institute of America graduate with over 15 years of experience, runs DomoDomo’s kitchen.

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DomoDomo co-owners Jae Park and Brian Kim. Photo courtesy Frank Oudeman.

Exactly what Kim will be serving up on the Jersey side of the Hudson River has become a bit clearer. DomoDomo’s final menu for what will be its second location includes many of their best hand rolls like lobster, unagi, yellowtail, negi toro, salmon avocado, oyster mushroom, and blue crab to go along with 16 different nigiri sushi options.


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The chef at work. Photo courtesy Frank Oudeman.

Hot dishes designed to complement the rolls include grilled octopus, tobiko pasta with crab meat, a NY Strip, bulgogi, Korean fried chicken, or miso eggplant. A few cold dishes like an oyster sampler and salmon tartare are featured, as is a small dessert section with dishes like mango passion fruit cake and black sesame panna cotta.

The sake varieties at DomoDomo are expansive, including bottles of the drink’s rose and plum variety. A few Japanese whiskeys, sochu (a Japanese distilled alcohol made with different grains), wine, and Asian-style bottled and draft beers round out the drinks menu.

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On the menu at DomoDomo. Photo courtesy Frank Oudeman.

DomoDomo’s soft opening is continuing this week by reservation only, but it will be open to the public starting October 21. Their lunch hours will span Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. while dinner service will start at 5:00 seven days a week. They’ll close at 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Awesome. JC has had a lack of high quality, modern Asian restaurants, and this will help to fill the gap. If only Yaso Tangbao would finally open up too!

  2. Was able to snag a reservation for the soft opening and WOW. This place is amazing!
    DomoDomo has elevated the Jersey City Restaurant Scene.

  3. The interior design is quite stunning. Not sure what the species of wood is, but the millwork looks impeccably fabricated and installed. Plus a couple of rounds of that Japanese whiskey sounds like a good idea.

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