The New Cheap Eats? Dojo’s on St. Marks’ Replacement


Dojo’s Deconstructed.

Today’s Labor Day stroll included 8th street between 2nd and 3rd avenues – more commonly known as St. Marks Place – where I walked by the location of the old Dojo’s at 26 St. Marks Place.

Though still not ready to serve ‘eats,’ the new restaurant or vendor appears to be making headway with a a sufficient amount of permits and Japanese-language newspapers blocking any view of construction inside.

According to the site, it’s a good thing they have permits after a couple of run-ins with inspectors for the building in late 2006… not precisely sure if this was given to the current ‘Dojo replacement’ owners or not.

As it says in the window and on the website, Tado Yoshida is the new occupant under the Yoshida Development company at 30 Cooper Square in the East Village of New York City with Malcolm Goodspeed of Goodspeed Architects helping out with construction.

My guess is this will be either another cheap sushi place like the Yoshida’s “Typhoon Lounge” or – they’re moving the “Lounge” to the Dojo’s location. I admit I’m guessing.


Permit to Destroy Dojo’s

whine /

I miss my Dojo’s soy burger with carrot ginger dressing. It was some of the best cheap eats in New York City. I realize I can travel a few more blocks to another Dojo’s to place an identical order, but it’s not the same.

Location is everything, right? I don’t frequent Dojo’s anymore.

/ end whine


September 3rd, 2007

Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City


  • 1. l  |  February 11th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    too bad

  • 2. jill  |  March 14th, 2008 at 1:31 am

    i knew the mgr at that dojo. anything specific you wanna know?

  • 3. bob brand  |  November 25th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    My wife and I moved to florida in 1987. We were the owners of Speakeasy Antiques on Bway betw. 10th and 11th Sts. One of our favorite meals was the carrot dressing from “Dojo’s” and the “around the Clock Cafe” we used to pour over bowls of brown rice. We have tried to duplicate the carrot dressing many times in the past 20 years, but always failed. If you could get the recipe for us, we could die happy. We and our blender are anticipating your reply. Thanks, Bob Brand

  • 4. Shannon  |  July 20th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I just came across this blog and wanted to correct a few things you mentioned above!–I loved Dojo on St Marks, but a lot of people are unaware that there is a Dojo west on West 4th and Mercer Street! You mentioned that Dojo on St Marks was being taken over by Tado Yoshida, but he was/is still the owner of Dojo. He also was the owner of Around the Clock — I just wanted to clarify and just let you know that he didn’t destroy and was the new occupant since he IS the owner of Dojo.


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