Bessou at 5 Bleecker St New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 228-8502

Address: 5 Bleecker St New York, NY 10012

Special of the Week!

Japanese Yakitori BBQ Set
$35

Fire up that grill and have a fun yakitori night! The set comes with 6 skewers of marinated chicken thighs and scallions, 2 skewers each of tsukune and pork belly, 2 skewers each of shishito peppers and garlic, 2 salmon onigiri rice balls for grilling, kewpie potato salad, ponzu cabbage, and 2 of our special sauces: black garlic teriyaki and yuzu miso dipping sauce. This feast feeds 2-3 people.

Summer Karaage Picnic
$31

12 pc bucket of karaage with your choice of sauce, 4 pcs of crispy rice hash, kewpie potato salad, ponzu cabbage, assorted pickles

Salmon Sushi Handroll Kit (2-3PPL)
$34

Our do-it-yourself salmon handroll kit! Make these sushi handrolls at home and have a little par-tay. Included in kit: 15 pcs of salmon sashimi, 2.5 oz of ikura, wasabi, pickles, nori and lettuce wrappers, soy sauce, shiso verde. Serves 2-3 people.

Japanese Snow Crab Cakes
$18

2 lump crabcakes made with crab from the Sea of Japan, a touch of miso and parsley served with crunchy nori fries and scallion aioli

Noodles

Beef Udon
$15

Beef ribeye, napa cabbage, shimeji mushroom, scallions, dashi broth.

Shrimp Ball Udon
$14

House made ebi shinjo shrimp balls, napa cabbage, shimeji mushroom, scallions, dashi broth.

Veggie Udon (Vegan)
$13

Napa cabbage, shimeji mushroom, tofu, scallions, dashi broth.

Dan Dan Udon Noodles
$15

Inaniwa udon noodles with seared pork chashuu, scallions in spicy miso broth

Japanese Chickpea Curry Udon (Vegetarian)
$13

House made Japanese curry with chickpeas and touch of tomato, udon noodles and soy smoked egg

Crispy Shrimp Udon
$15

Lightly fried head on prawns, udon, bok choy, hon shimeji in a dashi broth

Tuna Sashimi Udon
$17

Udon noodles with tuna sashimi, bok choy, shimeji mushrooms, scallions with dipping sauce on the side

Bento Rice Bowls

All bento bowls served with brussels sprout slaw, hijiki, beet pickled daikon, nori crunch, rice (no rice options available)

Fish of the Day Bento
$15

Grilled to perfection with ponzu cabbage, house made pickles over rice.

Fried Chicken Karaage Bento
$15

Named best in NYC! Served with spicy mayo, ponzu cabbage, smoked daikon radish and nori crunch over rice.

Beef Ribeye Bento
$15

Soy ginger beef with house made pickles over rice.

Pork Tonkatsu Bento
$15

Panko-breaded pork cutlet, black garlic tonkatsu sauce, scallion mayo, ponzu cabbage, smoked daikon radish over rice.

Spicy Tuna Poke Bento
$15

Served with pickled onions, cilantro, nori crunch, rice.

Black Garlic Chicken and Rice
$14

Roast chicken glazed in black garlic teriyaki sauce, pickled onions, cilantro, smoked daikon radish, ponzu over rice.

Chili Prawns Bento
$15

Prawns in chili sauce, pickled onions, cilantro, smoked daikon radish over rice

Japanese Chickpea Curry Bowl
$13

House made Japanese curry with chickpeas and a touch of tomato. Served over rice with soy pickled egg and pickles.

Crispy Shrimp Bento
$15

Lightly battered head on prawns, scallion mayo, charred cabbage, pickled red onions, cilantro over rice

Chicken Tsukune Meatball Bento
$15

Housemade Japanese chicken meatballs over rice with house made pickles and charred cabbage

Sandos

Sando-wicchi!

Fried Chicken Karaage Sando
$13

Bessou's famous crispy fried chicken karaage with your choice of sauce, kewpie slaw and pickles on a Martin's potato bun

Ebi Po Boy
$12

House made shrimp ball fritters, kewpie slaw, pickles on a Martin's potato bun

Miso Salmon Sando
$16

Beet pickled daikon, dill, scallion aioli on thick-cut milk toast

Tonkatsu Sando
$15

Panko-breaded pork cutlet, lettuce, miso barbecue, scallion aioli on thick-cut milk toast

Pork Chashuu Sando
$12

Slow braised chashuu with black garlic sauce, kewpie slaw and pickles on a Martin;s potato roll

Japanese Crab Cake Sando
$13

Lump crab cake made with crabs from the Sea of Japan, kewpie, touch of miso and parsley, topped with cabbage slaw, pickled daikon on a Martin's potato roll

Potato Salad Sando (Veg)
$11

Kewpie potato salad, black garlic sauce shredded cabbage, pickles on a Martin's potato roll

Japanese Snacks

Assorted Pickles
$6

Three types of house made seasonal pickles

Blistered Green Beans and Shishito Peppers
$14

Tossed in a house made rayu chili oil and served with a lime miso vinaigrette

Edamame with Charcoal Salt
$6

Edamame, shio kombu kelp, charcoal salt

Fried Chicken Karaage
$10

Bessou's famous crispy fried chicken karaage. With your choice of flavor. 3pcs with option to make it a meal!

Grilled Romaine
$13

Soy pickled quail eggs, jako, served with creamy sesame dressing

Japanese Sweet Potato Fries
$7

Spicy mayo, nori crunch

Miso Pork Ribs
$16

Miso sansho peppercorn rubbed, served with pickled apples

Miso Soup
$4

Smashed Potatoes
$8

Crispy red bliss potatoes, garlicky aonori aioli

Beef Tataki Crispy Rice (2pcs)
$16

Pickled apple, karashi aioli

Salmon Ikura Crispy Rice (2pcs)
$15

Salmon sashimi, wasabi aioli, ikura, dill

Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice (2pcs)
$15

Spicy tuna, yuzu pickled jalapeno and daikon

Yellowtail Crispy Rice (2pcs)
$12

Yellowtail, jalapeno and shiso verde

Crispy Rice Trio
$20

Salmon Ikura, Spicy Tuna, and Yellowtail

Smoked Soy Farm Egg
$4

Applewood smoked soy pickled egg

Broccolini Gomaae
$7

Chilled spinach with pirikara white sesame sauce

Blistered Shishito Peppers
$12

Chili oil and lemon tofu aioli.

Cobia Crudo
$14

Red shiso crusted cobia, double-fermented soy sauce, chive oil, nasturtium

Daikon Herb Salad
$12

Shaved daikon, mizuna, sunflower seeds and a medley of herbs, citrus ponzu

Fritto Misto
$17

Prawns, calamari, smelt with meyer lemon nanban sauce.

Grilled Romaine Salad
$14

Soy pickled quail eggs, jako, creamy sesame dressing

Sake Steamed Clams
$18

Little neck clams, saffron braised bamboo shoots, mitsuba, saffron aioli

Sake Steamed Clams
$16

Manila clams, bamboo shoots, saffron aioli

Sashimi Salad
$16

Chef's selection of sashimi topped with julienned slaw of kohlrabi, carrots, cucumbers, dill, parsley, mint and peanuts. Served with ponzu vinaigrette

Scallion Pancakes
$15

Tofu aioli, pomegranate, and black truffle puree. Vegan.

Shiso Cigars (v)
$8

Rolled with Sendai miso, roasted peanuts, walnuts

Tomato Salad
$9

Vine-ripe tomatoes, shiso, black garlic, gazpacho sauce

Uni Shiso Crispy Rice
$20

Maine sea urchin, shiso, wasabi aioli, nori

Uni with Crispy Rice
$20

Sea urchin from Maine, spicy tama miso, kizami nori, shiso

Wagyu Steak (Appetizer)
$17

5 oz. seared wagyu steak, yuzu caper oroshi salsa, black garlic teriyaki sauce

Soy Smoked Pickled Eggs
$4

Applewood smoked soy pickled egg

Charred Sesame Broccoli
$8

Ponzu, creamy sesame, rayu chili oil

Ebi Shinjo Fritters (4 pcs)
$11

House made shrimp ball fritters, scallion mayo, lemon

Onigiri Rice Ball, Nori Salmon (1 pc)
$4

Nori salmon onigiri rice ball

Crispy Prawns (3 pcs)
$9

Head on prawns, lightly battered and fried. Served with scallion mayo.

Ponzu Cabbage
$7

Charred cabbage with housemade ponzu citrus soy dressing

Housemade Ice Cream (Scoop)
$5

A scoop of one of our house made ice creams. Warning! We do not have cooler bags (it should be fine, but just in case.)

Crispy Calamari
$8

With black garlic sauce

Tsukune Meatballs
$11

Chicken tsukune meatball skewers flavored with ginger, garlic and a touch of tama miso. Served with lemon on the side. 3 pcs.

Salmon Crispy Rice (2 pcs)
$15

Salmon sashimi with ikura and wasabi aioli over sushi crispy rice

Kewpie Potato Salad
$6

Housemade kewpie potato salad with cucumber and parsley. 1 pint.

Bessou Pantry

Stock up your fridge on those days when you just need to stay at home! Meal Kits, Frozen, Prepared Foods

Beer

Orion, Can
$4

Okinawa, Japan

Orion, 6 Pack
$20

Kyoto IPA, bottle
$7.5

Sake To Go (By the Bottle) (Must be 21 to purchase and show ID at time of delivery)

'Jun' Shimeharitsuru (24.3oz)
$52.5

As pure as snow, as clear as water. Pear, stone, rice. Niigata, Japan.

'BIHO' Imada Shuzo
$41

Made by one of the only female sake brewmasters in Japan.

'SONG OF THE SEA' Tensei
$48

Time to sit back and unwind. Salted melon, cucumber. Kanagawa, Japan.

'MODERN' Senkin
$56.25

Zestfully clean! High acidity. Super fresh. Juicy tart apple. Tochigi, Japan.

'OMACHI 50' Akita Seishu Seiden
$45

Complex, silky and lively. Honeydew, pineapple.

'THE GATE' Daishichi Minowamon
$105.75

Welcome to the pearly gates of heaven! Apricot, lemon. Fukushima, Japan.

SHIRAGIKU 'NIGORI'
$35

Unfiltered sake with a mild smooth finish. Okayama, Japan.

SPARKLING NIGORI, Dassai
$45

Unfiltered sparkling. Elegant and clean. Yamaguchi, Japan.

'SUNRISE' Kojima Toko
$58.5

A summer margarita. Grass, agave, hint of jalapeño. Yamagata, Japan.

'THE GIFT' Katsuyama Ken
$69.75

Supple, well-rounded umami. Samurai Masamune's favorite sake. Miyagi, Japan.

'BLACK PINE' Kenbishi Kuromatsu
$63

Samurai pre-battle sake of choice since 1505. Hyogo, Japan.

SPARKLING 'AWA' SEAFOAM, Hakkaisan (12.2 oz)
$30.75

Clear and elegant. Crisp lemon and froth. Niigata, Japan.

Entrees

Vegetable Tempura Udon (Hot)
$19

Silky northern-style udon noodles with an assortment of vegetable tempura in a light soy broth. Served hot.

Vegetable Tempura Udon (Cold)
$19

Silky northern-style udon noodles with assorted vegetable tempura, served with house made dipping sauce. Served cold.

Shrimp Tempura Udon (Hot)
$22

Silky northern-style udon noodles with an assortment of shrimp and vegetable tempura in a light soy broth. Served hot.

Shrimp Tempura Udon (Cold)
$22

Silky northern-style udon noodles with assorted shrimp and vegetable tempura, served with house made dipping sauce. Served cold.

Tricolor Chirashi Bowl
$32

Salmon, snow crab and ikura over yuzu pesto rice, served with nori, lettuce wraps and soy dashi

Curry Roasted Branzino
$30

Roasted whole branzino with curry miso butter, kabocha and purple shiso daikon slaw

Squid Ink Donabe
$29

Prawns, clams and calamari over squid ink rice served with aonori aioli

Pork Chashuu Platter
$27

Seared pork belly chashuu, shiso verde, sweet onion rice

Soy Koji Steak Platter
$30

Sweet soy marinated hanger steak, spicy sesame sauce, shiso verde, sweet onion ricw

Chashuu Fried Rice
$16

Shiso fried rice with crispy Berkshire pork belly.

Duck Soba
$25

Applewood smoked duck, green tea soba noodles with spring onions and yuzu ginger broth

Chicken Karaage
$23

Japanese-style fried chicken seasoned with Moroccan spices, cucumber salad, shiso tzatziki

Prawns in Chili Sauce
$16

Flash fried prawns tossed in spicy nanban sauce, rice crispies

Sides

Milk Toast
$3

Applewood Smoked Bacon
$7

Crispy Rice Hash
$6

Served with miso bbq sauce

Smashed Potatoes
$8

Scallion aioli

Miso Soup
$5

White Rice
$3

Onion Rice
$3.5

Sake To Go (10 oz.) (Must be 21 to purchase and show ID at time of delivery)

Your chance to try sakes that are rarely sold in stores without committing to a full bottle. Served in a to go cup unless otherwise noted.

Brunch All Day

CRAZY KARAAGE SUPERBOWL SPECIAL

Crazy Karaage, prices are IN-SA-A-A-A-A-ANE!

SUMO PARTY 50 PCS KARAAGE
$116

Our famous tender, boneless marinated and double-fried chicken in a party bucket size of 50 PIECES KARAAGE. Hand tossed in your choice of 2 sauces or seasonings and served with Japanese-style cucumber pickles, kewpie potato salad and crispy rice hash.

SUMO PARTY 30 PCS KARAAGE
$80

Our famous tender, boneless marinated and double-fried chicken in a party bucket size of 30 PIECES KARAAGE. Hand tossed in your choice of 2 sauces or seasonings and served with Japanese-style cucumber pickles, kewpie potato salad and crispy rice hash.

12 PIECE KARAAGE
$30

12 pieces of our freshly prepared all-natural boneless fried chicken karaage, available in your choice of 2 of our original seasonings or sauces.

16 PIECE KARAAGE
$40

16 pieces of our freshly prepared all-natural boneless fried chicken karaage, available in your choice of 5 different original seasonings or sauces.

12 PIECE KARAAGE MEAL
$45

12 pieces of our freshly prepared all-natural boneless fried chicken karaage, available in your choice of 5 different original seasonings or sauces. Served with Japanese-style cucumber pickles, kewpie potato salad and crispy rice hash.

16 PIECE KARAAGE MEAL
$55

16 pieces of our freshly prepared all-natural boneless fried chicken karaage, available in your choice of 5 different original seasonings or sauces. Served with Japanese-style cucumber pickles, kewpie potato salad and crispy rice hash.