Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monster Sushi

158 West 23rd Street
New York, NY

This is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants that I've been going to for many years and it has always been consistent in it's great food, service, and price at this location.

Recently returned to this branch for lunch with friends. WARNING! This place is VERY popular and you may have to wait for a table. Best time is after 1PM when it dies down and you can hear yourself think let alone get a table.

We started off with Shrimp Tempura, Soft Shell Crab Tempura, and Shigiyaki (fried eggplant with sweet miso paste). Simply delicious and the eggplant was creamy, sweet, and luscious.

Lunch Bento Specials are $14.95 (Dinner is $17.95) and come with miso soup, salad, shumai or spring roll, California, Salmon, or Tuna roll, rice, and your choice of entrée.
I opted for Chilean Sea Bass this time as I had Tonkatsu a few weeks ago here too.

The waiter and servers were very attentive and friendly and the complimentary back rubs from the massage pads (look for them!) made for a more enjoyable and relaxing experience (that and the bottle of sake we had too!)

Definitely a place I will return to again and again.
I haven't checked out the other branch in midtown but will soon and post a review.

Monster Sushi on Urbanspoon

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