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Confession: I like sushi rolls (looking for sushi happy hour or lunch)

cgh May 5, 2014 07:55 AM

Coming to NYC from Friday a.m. to Saturday p.m. Would love to find a sushi/Japanese appetizer happy hour (or lunch bargain). Staying near Chelsea but will go anywhere. I confess that I like some of the stuff that aficionados dis, such as foie gras sushi, creative combos, a good old tuna avocado roll. Money is not a huge issue, but sushi adds up so fast (and we splurged on Book of Mormon tickets) that I thought it would be fun to find a good deal. Many thanks!

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    kathryn RE: cgh May 5, 2014 08:37 AM


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      cgh RE: cgh May 5, 2014 09:24 AM

      has anyone been to Alpha Fusion in Hell's Kitchen (for sushi)?

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        MarieLuncheonette RE: cgh May 5, 2014 11:40 AM

        atlantic grill

        1. Ttrockwood RE: cgh May 5, 2014 02:17 PM

          My guilty pleasure in chelsea is monster sushi.... No happy hour, but a large selection of generous rolls that are creative and well priced. I always order the peanut roll. Nothing fancy but you won't leave hungry or broke.

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            plf515 RE: Ttrockwood May 5, 2014 03:55 PM

            When I worked near there, I wen there often. That was years ago, but it was dependable and good quality for the price.

          2. coasts RE: cgh May 5, 2014 06:39 PM

            if you've never gone for conveyor sushi, look at East in Murray Hill. it's certainly not the highest quality option you'll find, but it's fun, inexpensive, and different. i like their mexican rolls best.

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              cgh RE: coasts May 6, 2014 09:28 PM

              Thanks for the suggestion. I am going to skip it this time, but come back this summer with my 13 year old son who will just love it, I am sure. Thanks for adding something to our summer plans that will make me seem like a cool mom.

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              sappidus RE: cgh May 6, 2014 09:53 PM

              Hate to be one of those CHers who ignores a portion of the question (in this case, the bargain aspect)... But I feel like Sushi Seki's new Chelsea location should be mentioned, since the rolls at the original are really quite good, and for not-quite-traditional, Seki does it as well as perhaps anyone in the city. I don't think the new branch does lunch, but it's open at 5:30 for dinner.

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                foodwhisperer RE: cgh May 8, 2014 09:32 PM

                Takahachi Tribeca, has a huge assortment of rolls. Everything from Volcano Roll, to Passage to India Roll, etc etc. I'm not sure if the EV store has the same rolls.

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