Glaze Teriyaki, Williamsburg, New York
The Facts
NAME: Glaze Teriyaki
IT'S: a unique fast-casual teriyaki joint

10-01-2017

OPENED: January 10th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Paul Krug
LOCATION: Williamsburg
ADDRESS: 145 N 4th St
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Bedford Ave
OPENING TIMES: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-10pm Sat+Sun: Noon-10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 347-987-3590
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

Glaze Teriyaki

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The latest New York outpost of Paul Krug’s Glaze Teriyaki has set up shop in Williamsburg, slinging Seattle-style teriyaki to the hungry masses. Yes, apparently Seattle-style teriyaki is a (tasty) thing, and it’s a cultural institution in its namesake city – even to the point where the New York Times ran a gustatory piece on it. Here in Brooklyn, it joins numerous other fantastic restaurants along that stretch of Bedford Ave., including Parm and Cheeseboat on Berry St.

Glaze Teriyaki, Williamsburg

The menu, if one can call it that, is extreme in its simplicity: pick a protein, pick a carb, pick a dressing, and you’re off and away. The meats and carbs are what you’d expect from a teriyaki place – chicken (both breast and thigh), steak, pork, salmon, tofu, or veggies with white or brown rice. There’s some complications if you’d like: sauces, salads, combo plates and sides, including shrimp shumai, shishito peppers and gyoza.

But on the whole, ordering here is very reminiscent of those ubiquitous Tex-Mex burrito joints – except instead of a carb-filled burrito, you’re getting a taste of a uniquely Seattleite (Seattle-ian? Seattle-eno?) dish. It wouldn’t be a hip Williamsburg restaurant without hefty gluten-free options, and Glaze Teriyaki also offers a completely separate gluten-free menu.

Seattle-style teriyaki, Glaze claims, originated in the 1970’s as Korean and Japanese immigrants mashed their cuisines together. As a result, Japanese teriyaki got a unique twist with garlic, ginger and pineapple juice incorporated into the sweet and tangy sauce. Today, teriyaki restaurants in Seattle are “so ubiquitous they’re virtually invisible”, the NYT says.

Now, New Yorkers can try the latest outpost of this lesser-known regional specialty – Glaze Teriyaki operates four locations in New York city, including this recently-opened Williamsburg space, and has plans to set up shop in DUMBO very soon. They’re open until 10PM every day of the week, giving curious diners plenty of chances to test their tongues on this unique Pacific Northwest treat.

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The Facts
NAME: Glaze Teriyaki
IT'S: a unique fast-casual teriyaki joint

10-01-2017

OPENED: January 10th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Paul Krug
LOCATION: Williamsburg
ADDRESS: 145 N 4th St
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Bedford Ave
OPENING TIMES: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-10pm Sat+Sun: Noon-10pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 347-987-3590
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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