Chef Chikara Sono Opens ‘BBF’ Izakaya on Ludlow Street

Posted on: July 21st, 2021 at 5:07 am by

The mystery izakaya restaurant vying for 177 Ludlow Street is ready to roll.

The owners of Momo Sushi Shack, Samurai Mama, and Brooklyn Ball Factory just planted a flag here in Hell Square. The new endeavor, known simply as BBF, is more than two years in the offing, and takes the 2,000 square-foot spot formerly occupied by Black Tap.

BBF is described as a 54-seat upscale tavern that offers a menu of Japanese-Western fused dishes. There are choices like croquettes stuffed with Australian greenlip abalone; fried chicken with burdock chips; or grilled Magret duck with umami salt and wasabi mashed potatoes. Prices run the gamut from $7 to $40.

It opens today.

There is also a secret room in the back of the restaurant that won’t see the light of day until fall. Here will live a more formal eight-seat omakase called Kappo Sono, featuring “seasonally-driven omakase informed by his kaiseki roots,” according to Eater.

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