Explore New York
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Price Range: $$
Mark this hidden gem in the basement of a corporate office building in the Grand Central Terminal and United Nations neighborhood. A nondescript sign is tacked on the wall outside but otherwise you... Read More
Mark this hidden gem in the basement of a corporate office building in the Grand Central Terminal and United Nations neighborhood. A nondescript sign is tacked on the wall outside but otherwise you need a guide to get you here and you won't be disappointed. Lively lunch crowd, bustling, small quarters and inventive dishes besides traditional sushi and sashimi. Try Sliced Egg Omelette with Bonito Broth, Half Served Wrapped Around Grilled Eel or Taro Potato, Eggplant and Shiitake Mushrooms Fried in Lightly Battered Broth. Soba is made from scratch and there is a sake connoisseur on hand to help you to decode the menu for just the right match.
- Mon-Thu: 11:30am-2:20pm,; 6pm-11:45pm
- Fri: 11:30am-2:20pm,; 6pm-12:45am
- Sat: 6pm-12:45am
- Sun: 6pm-10:45pm
- No cover charge
- Japanese: "Hidden in the basement of a corporate building, expect to be surrounded by suits shaking off the day. Come for lunch to get an array of tasting options, but be sure to reserve a table in advance."
- Best for Japanese Because: Off-the-beaten path location matched with great food, delightful energy and more than 200 types of sake, ask the waiter to match one up to your dish.