This restaurant is extraordinary - not clear why it's not on everyone's top 10 list - the Asian inspired dishes are both gorgeous and delicious - each one is a masterpiece and the wait staff are always eager to make suggestions and are concerned about allergy issues
There were too few options for meat fan. We are not fan of fish so we even could not make an order. The Udon and fried chicken were very mediocre and overpriced. Too expensive. The same Udon I can have for half price in other restaurants.
Loved it - service was incredible and all the food was great!
Great decoration and cozy place with reinterpretation of traditional Japanese cuisine. Food is over all thoughtful and fun. Great place
I love the food here! It’s so unique and delicious. Every dish!
Love this restaurant - have eaten here many times - the food is outstanding and the servers are delightful - also located in the heart of the village - close to boutiques and streets to wander.
Great food, excellent service. They serve tea instead of water which was really nice! Food has extremely high quality and delicious
Best Japanese restaurant in the city!
One of my go to's. Great for sharing with a group or friend. Breakfasts are great
The fried rice with hamachi was delicious I highly recommend it
It was amazing. The staff was so friendly and Yuki, the chefs sister was so hospitable. In the first few minutes I felt like I was at home.
Good place for brunch and yummy dishes
It was super loud. Table was right in the entrance door. Food portions were small and tasteless. Disappointment. Will unrecommend for all my friends.
Great place for a comforting meal. The crispy rice topped with whatever seasonal fish is on the menu - get that!
The food is awesome. We shared the grilled romaine, Japanese friend chicken, and the soft shell crabs. Everything had a distinct and unique flavor. Good sized portions, so much so we had no room for dessert. Will definitely be returning.
We started the New Year @ Bessou and celebrated our wedding anniversary there. We are fortunate to live close by and able drop in for a FABUOLUS MEAL! They never disappoint.
Everything was great! Excellent food, and not your typical Japanese food. The whole waitstaff was attentive and happy . The restaurant was nice inside. The tables are not on top of each other. We were early enough for happy hour so all the small plates were only 5$. It was a great night out.
Delicious food, cute ambience. Good place for sharing plates. The place got surprisingly loud when full.
Great comfort food, simple place, solid place
Wonderful service and food. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented.
Amazing dinner!!!! Everyone in NYC needs to check this place out!
love this place. Quiet, affordable and just some really good food
The food is amazing! Shared plates is the way to go
Very good food but really slow service. They need to have more servers for a busy brunch day. We kept asking for stuff for our table and servers kept forgetting to come back and bring things like water, or cutlery.
Food was amazing so will come back for that but hopefully service gets better.
We had a wonderful dinner at Bessou. The food was incredible- great vegetarian, fish, and meat options. The salmon platter was decadent! The shishito peppers and grilled romaine salad were so unique! Excited to go back!
The menu is interesting and the food is well prepared. Service is warm and professional. Unfortunately, the sound level in the restaurant was so loud that it was hard to carry on a conversation with people at our table.
Such a wonderful suprise. Flavors were so vibrant and different. Worth the visit! Definitely going back!
We absolutely loved Bessou. We found it through New York Magazine on a whim and decided to try it. So glad we did. Service was great, thanks to Cameron, and food was delicious. Get the brussels sprouts! Would highly recommend!
discovered Bessou thanks to Open Table's suggested woman owned/chef restaurants in honor of International Women's Day. Great find! Food was delicious, and waitstaff very helpful and attentive.
Loved it. Comfortable Japanese food. Quaint space and ambience that is beautiful but not stuffy.
Small space but cozy ambience. Great food and friendly staff.
I was so disappointed for tonight’ dinner. This is the second time I went here. Last time I like the food and ambiance so much. I posted on social media and recommended to a lot of friends.
However, today’s meal was terrible!!! We ordered one small plate and one big pot. Both are not worthy for there price and tasted so so. Then we had to order another “big” pot. The pot is called spicy seafood... what really interesting is, it tastes not spicy at all... even not salty... What the hell?! The seafood is not fresh... and we added the ramen, which tasted like instant noodles.
So disappointed! Will not go again!
Over priced food with upset taste! Don’t go!
If I can, I will give a negative point review!
My favorite downtown restaurant. Always inventive and fun.
This restaurant had my reservation for 2 ppl instead of 5 and I could not be seated for 2 hours. They even called to confirm today. I did not eat here and would never recommend it again
Randomly chose this spot and am so happy we discovered it! Incredible service, stellar food and a super fun vibe! Highly recommend this place!!
Loved the food and service!!
The food is excellent - service was really bad. Try it...
We were a party of six and had a great time at Bessou. The food was unique and delicious. Every dish we had, which we shared, was excellent. The service was warm and efficient. The atmosphere was cozy and inviting. Everyone said they wanted to come back again and try more dishes. The cost was reasonable especially considering the high quality. We even loved the desserts.
Lovely pre-theater dinner on a cold Saturday night. Food was uniformly good, interesting, with some exceptionally nice touches. Knowledgeable staff; warm and friendly. This cuisine is precisely what in pretends to be, homey but not overly-familiar.
I love it at Bessou! The food is always inventive and delicious. The staff, charming and attentive.