Reader Mail: Raymond from Robongi

11/13/2008:

Are you a big fan of Robongi Sushi? Do you miss Raymond? Well read on to see what Hoboken411 reader “popcornpaws” sent in!

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Everyone loves Raymond’s new Sushi Restaurant

Most Robongi-goers probably know Raymond. He managed the restaurant for several years and he recently left to open his own restaurant in the city along with Robongi’s sushi chef.

It is called Osaka Vibe at 355 Bowery. (The place used to just be a bar known as Orange Valveā€¦the bar is still there.) The restaurant just opened about a month ago. I went for the first time this past weekend. The menu is similar to Robongi with some new additions and the prices are actually cheaper. The food is fantastic and Raymond is a gracious host.

Even though Raymond has left Robongi, it is still hands down my favorite sushi restaurant in Hoboken. I’ve been a loyal customer for the past 4+ years. The new manager, Ivan, is great. But if you work in the city I would definitely recommend trying out Osaka Vibe.

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7 Comments on "Reader Mail: Raymond from Robongi"

costume
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costume

[quote comment=”118624″]Whatever happened to the Robongi shark? I miss him.[/quote]

some jackass stole it

CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel

Whatever happened to the Robongi shark? I miss him.

hobojoe
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I’d only been to the bar on the main floor and the downstairs. They had an upstairs?!?

homeworld
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Did Orange Valve have a nightclub-ish upstairs area? I think I went there once about 4 years ago.

Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor

Good For Ray!! Love This Place and will def check out his new spot. Is it BYOB too?

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