The casual attitude at Ginger, in the East Village, begins with the lemongrass-green sign out front and continues inside on the bright red and yellow walls. There’s also plenty of color on the plates, especially in dishes like the teriyaki salmon fillet, the tuna tartare, the octopus salad and the citrus and jalapeño-sauced sashimi splash, served in a martini glass. At the sushi bar, there are more than 30 types of rolls, including the Rocco, with banana and eel; Rooster, with spicy king crab and tobiko; and S & M, with spicy mango and shrimp. The restaurant’s charm crosses over to the check, which comes with a complimentary dollop of ginger ice cream.
Chefs at Ichiro Japanese Restaurant gently close scrolls of seaweed and rice around fresh slices of white tuna, soft-shell crab, and spicy salmon behind a sushi bar. Steam jets up like ghostly flowers from hibachi grills laden with scallops, lobster, and chicken, and spatulas clatter across the hot surfaces with the metallic sound of a knight in shining armor checking for his car keys. The aroma of udon noodles with broth and sounds of sake glasses clicking together travel throughout the restaurant.
The chefs at Iron Sushi hand-roll cylindrical comestibles at both Upper East Side and East Village locations. Classic, vegetarian, and jumbo-size specialty rolls form vortexes that suspend filleted and shelled seafood, tropical fruit, space, time, and lush vegetables. Additional specialties range from teriyaki entrees to udon-noodle soup.
Comfy black leather couches. A sleek bar stocked with top-shelf liquors. A labyrinth of pool tables and Ping-Pong courts. The Billiard Company is the den you always wished your grandparents had, unless your grandfather was James Bond, in which case his den was a little more intriguing. Guests enjoy table sports, bar food, and a casual yet swanky ambiance seven days a week until 4 a.m.
Whether Kumo Sushi's diners explore a cornucopia of fresh, high-quality ingredients with their chopsticks, plucking expertly rolled sushi and chicken, fish, and beef entrees. Sake and beer pair neatly with hand rolls, maki, and specialty rolls filled with everything from alligator to mango, or seared morsels of hibachi-style beef and lobster.
TS Ma is a fully loaded Sushi Wonderland offering the best in freshly prepared sushi in Hells Kitchen. Be sure to catch the lunch specials and take advantage of the many great deals that TS Ma has to offer. By night, TS Ma is magically transformed into a fully stocked bar-lounge. We’re open late, so come down and enjoy!