Reader Mail: Raymond from Robongi
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 Valve…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.