Chef Chikara Sono Opens ‘BBF’ Izakaya on Ludlow Street
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.