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ABOUT US

WARUDE Japanese Bowl and Taco in Brooklyn, NY was opened in 2018 by husband and wife team Yuichi and Hiroko Iida. More than a restaurant, the WARUDE vision is to energize a movement for a better future and build a community that you will to be proud to be part of. The goal with WARUDE is to contribute to a positive cycle of better food culture, better environment and improved quality life for everybody. 

 

As well as founding WARUDE, Yuichi is a musician who plays Afro-Caribbean, African and Japanese drums. While traveling and playing in Jamaica Yuichi was introduced to “ITAL” food, a Rastafarian philosophy based on unity with nature and increasing your vital energy by eating whole, unprocessed food from the earth. In essence Ital food is means vital food.

 

Through his study of Ital food in the context of Japanese cuisine, Yuichi found brown rice to be a potential superfood in terms of both nutritional and other inherent health benefits. Looking deeper, he found that since brown rice contains bran (the outside of the grain which can be exposed to chemicals) it is very important to use and eat only organic brown rice. Then the lightbulb went on! “Wait a minute… what about other food?” Researching how our foods are produced, Yuichi realized how vulnerable we all are to toxic persistent pesticides that harm us, farmers, the earth and the next generation. 

 

Alongside healthiest products, the other magic ingredient in the WARUDE recipe is the tradition of Japanese home cooking. Hiroko Iida grew up playing in the kitchen of her parents’ Japanese delicatessen in Osaka, Japan. This popular store had been open for more than 40 years and was widely loved by customers and as part of the neighborhood. When the store closed in 2018 Hiroko inherited the recipes and decided to introduce true home style Japanese food to Brooklyn. 

 

Every effort is made to use ingredients that are organic and as close as possible to their most natural form: truly vital foods. So that’s the secret - ITAL foods x Osaka Home Recipe = WARUDE JAPANESE.

 

 

One example of these unique and healthful ingredients is the organic matcha green tea which Yuichi sources through local connections to organic tea farmer in his home town Shizuoka. WARUDE imports this high organic matcha directly, enabling high quality at a reasonable price.

MENU

The majority of the produce we choose to use is organic
star Recommended     heart Popular
G = Gluten Free       V = Vegan       N = Contain Nuts 

BOWL with ORGANIC BROWN RICE

Salmon Miso 15  star 

Grilled salmon marinated in house made miso paste

Teriyaki Chicken  15 star

Grilled chicken with house made teriyaki sauce

Shrimp and Zucchini in Sweet and Chili Sauce  15 G

Deep fried shrimp and zucchini in house made tomato sweet chili sauce

Tofu and Zucchini in Sweet and Chili Sauce  14  G V

Deep fried organic tofu and zucchini in house made tomato sweet chili sauce

Eggplant and Okra  10

Deep fried eggplant and okra in vegetable base house made Japanese thick sauce

  CHOSE A BOWL SIDE OPTION

  • Kale Salad  G V N

  • Roasted Cabbage and Seasonal Vegetable G V 

  • Scrambled Organic Egg G

  • Sunny Side Up Organic Egg G

  ADDS-ONS  +2

  • Avocado G V

  • Kale Salad  V N

  • Roasted Cabbage and Seasonal Vegetable G V

  • Soft Boiled Organic Egg G

  • Scrambled Organic Egg G

  • Sunny Side Up Organic Egg G

  • Wakame Seaweed  V

  PROTEIN ADDS-ONS  +5

  • Salmon Miso G

  • Teriyaki Chicken

  • Fried Organic Tofu G V

PLATE

WARUDE Japanese Plate 12

Organic Brown Rice, Miso Soup, Japanese Pickles

   CHOOSE ONE PROTEIN  

  • Salmon Miso G

  • Teriyaki Chicken

  • Fried Organic Tofu with Sauce  V

  • Salted Grilled Mackerel  + 2 G

   SOUP Option 

  • Vegetable Dumpling Soup + 1  V

  • Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup + 2

SOUP

Home Style Miso Soup  Sm 4 | Lg 7 star 

Vegetable Dumpling Soup  5  V

Vegetable gyoza dumpling, vegetable broth, organic miso, scallion

SALAD

 

Kale Salad  Sm 6 / Lg 10 V

Shredded kale, Brussels sprouts, lemon, almond, red onion, house made dressing 

*Contains Honey

  ADDS-ONS  +2

  • Avocado G V

  • Soft Boiled Organic Egg G

  • Scrambled Organic Egg G

  • Sunny Side Up Organic Egg G

  • Wakame Seaweed  V

  PROTEIN ADDS-ONS  +5

  • Salmon Miso G

  • Teriyaki Chicken

  • Fried Organic Tofu G V

SIDE

Organic Brown Rice  4  G V

Organic Edamame  5  G V

Chicken Wing  9

Organic Natto  2 V

Japanese Fermented Soy Beans

Japanese Pickles  5

Vegetable Gyoza (Dumpling)   7 V

Salted Grilled Mackerel   7 G

CURRY

Basic Curry  15  

curry, brown rice, fried onion, scallion

 CHOOSE ONE PANKO FRIED PROTEIN  

  • Chicken

  • Cod Fish

  • Shrimp

Vegan Curry  15  V

Seasonal vegetable, curry, brown rice, fried onion, scallion

Warude Curry  18 

Panko fried chicken, panko fried cod fish, panko fried shrimp, seasonal vegetable, curry, brown rice, fried onion, scallion

  ADDS-ONS

  • Cheese  +1.5

  • Organic Scrambled Egg  +2

  • Organic Natto  +2

  • Seasonal Vegetable  +5  V

  • Panko Fried Chicken  +5

  • Panko Fried Cod fish  +5

  • Panko Fried Shrimp  +5

  • Extra Curry  +5  V

  • Extra Rice  +4  V

DRINK​   H = Hot   C = Cold

ORGANIC COFFEE

Dairy Alternatives :  Almond Milk / Oat Milk +$1

Espresso  3 H 

Americano  3.5 H C

Espresso + Filtered Water  

Latte  4.5 H C

Espresso + Milk

Spiced Latte  4.5 H C

Espresso + Coriander + Milk 

 

ORGANIC MATCHA

Dairy Alternatives :  Almond Milk / Oat Milk +$1

Shot  3 H

Matcha Americano  3.5 H C

Matcha + Filtered Water 

Matcha Latte  4.5 H C

Matcha + Milk

Matcha Acai Latte  5.5 C heart

Matcha Ginger Turmeric Latte  5 H

Organic Earl Grey Tea     3 H

Organic Chai Tea     3 C

Organic Chai Latte     4.5 C

DAIRY ALTERNATIVES

Almond Milk  / Oat Milk +1

OTHER

 

Organic Hot Chocolate     4  H

Organic Ginger Turmeric Latte     4.5  H

READY-TO-DRINK

Water  1

Saratoga Sparkling Water  2.75

Ginger Ale  3

Ginger Ale Pomegranate  3

Kombucha  4

Kombucha Ginger  4

Kids Honest Apple Juice  1

Orange Juice 4

Lemonade 4

Strawberry Lemonade 4

BEER

 

STYLE   /   LOCATION  /  ALC%  /  OZ  /  PRICE

 

ALES

SAISON

#1. Sake Style Saison Ale / NY / 4.2% / 16oz / 7

       Stillwater-Extra Dry

INDIAN PALE ALE (IPA)

#2. IPA w/ notes of Ripe Peach. Hopped with Citra, Simcoe & Mosaic / NY / 7% / 16oz / 9

       Threes Brewing - Logical Conclusion

AMERICAN PALE ALE

#3. Amarillo American Pale Ale / SC / 5% / 16oz / 8

       Edmund’s Oast - Pales in Comparison

 

BROWN ALE

#4. English Style Roasty Crisp Dark Mild Ale / NY / 3% / 16oz / 8

       Grimm - Seconds

 

WHEAT (WITBIER)

#5. Belgian Witbier with Lemongrass & Ginger / SC / 5% / 12oz  / 6

       Westbrook - White Thai

JAPANESE STYLE

#6. IPA Brewed with Japanese Wild-Bred Mandarin Orange / Japan / 6.2% / 12oz / 9

         Hitachino - Dai Dai

#7. Japanese Rice Lager  / Japan /  7% / 16oz / 7

         Koshihikari Echigo Beer

#8. Crispy Lager with Japanese Citrus Yuzu / Japan /  5.5% / 12oz / 9
         Hitachino - Yuzu Lager

#9. Japanese Matcha Lager  / Japan /  5% / 13oz / 9         

         Koshihikari Echigo Beer + Organic Matcha Shot

ORGANIC HARD KOMBUCHA
(GLUTEN FREE FERMENTED TEA)

#10. Grapefruit Thyme / CA / 4.5% / 12oz / 7

         Flying Embers

#11. Pineapple Chili / CA / 6.8% / 12oz / 7

         Flying Embers

WINE

 

RED WINE

CLEAN LABEL PROJECT:PURITY AWARD

#12. Rascal Pinot Noir 2018 / Clean Label, OR /  Glass, 30 Bottle

WHITE WINE

CLEAN LABEL PROJECT:PURITY AWARD

#13. Lifevine Chardonnay 2018 / Clean Label, CA /  Glass, 30 Bottle

FRUIT SAKE

#14.  Plum Sake with Plum Fruit (Osaka, Japan) Choya / 14.6% / On The Rocks /  Glass (1.7oz)

#15. Plum Sake with Red Chili Pepper (Okayama, Japan) Muromachi Shuzo / 9%  / 19 Bottle (6.7oz)

#16. No Sugar Added Plum Sake (Iwate, Japan) Nanbu Bijin / 9% / On The Rocks / Glass, 50 Bottle

 

#17. Yuzu (Japanese Citrus) Sake (Chiba, Japan) Yuagari Yuzushu / 9% / On The Rocks /  Glass, 35 Bottle

SAKE

#18. Ohmine / Yamaguchi, Japan / Junmai / 14% / 10 3.4oz Cup

#19. Kuroushi / Wakayama, Japan / Junmai Ginjo / 17% / 12 6oz Cup

#20. Kubota / Niigata, Japan / Junmai Daiginjo / 15% /  25 Bottle (10oz),  60 Bottle (24oz)

#21. Senkin Omachi / Tochigi, Japan / Junmai Daiginjo / 15% /  20 Bottle (10oz) 

 

#22. Fuji Nishiki / Shizuoka, Japan / Junmai Ginjo / 15% /  55 Bottle (24oz)

#23. Nagaragawa / Gifu, Japan / Junmai Ginjo / 15% /  48 Bottle(24oz)

HOT SAKE

#24. Kikusui / Niigata, Japan / Junmai /  15% /  Glass

NIGORI (UNFILTERED) SAKE

#25.  Kikusui Perfect Snow / Niigata, Japan / Junmai / 21% / Glass 

#26. Nagaragawa Sparkling Nigori / Gifu, Japan / Ginjo / 17% / 18 Bottle(10oz)

Please ask for Seasonal menu

*Our beverage selections are subject to change based on its availability.

 
POWER OF ORGANIC BROWN RICE

Brown rice is a whole grain. White rice, on the other hand, has had the bran and germ removed, which are the most nutritious parts of the grain. 

This leaves white rice with very few essential nutrients, which is why brown rice is usually considered much healthier. (300g/504kcal)

Brown rice contains many kinds of nutrients. 

We only serve organic brown rice.

WHAT’S “SOSHOKU”?

“Soshoku“ is roughly translated to “simple food“ in Japanese. Soshoku plates consist a well-balanced meal including brown rice, miso, and seasonal vegetables. 

The basic rule for the soshoku plate is to eat local and seasonal food,

which helps promote a healthy body.

"HARA HACHI BU"
THE SECRET OF JAPANESE
LONG LIFE LENGTHY 

Hara hachi bu is an ancient Japanese saying, which roughly translates to 

“eat until you are 80 % full.” Eating this way has various positive effects 

to your body, such as, decreasing blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol.

 

GALLERY

CONTACT

Address 

385 Tompkins Avenue

bet. Putnam Ave & Jefferson Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11216

(718) 684-4449

Open Hours:

Open 7 Days

10:00am-12:00pm | Breakfast Tacos and Drinks Only

12:00pm-9:00pm | Meals and Drinks

 
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