Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $28, you get a sushi dinner for two at Asian Station, located at 82nd Street and Third Avenue (up to a $69 total value). Dinner for two includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $9 value)
- Two regular rolls or hand rolls (up to a $10 value each)
- Two chef’s special rolls (up to an $20 value each)
Asian Station chops, flips, and rolls a diverse menu of Japanese and Thai cuisine forged from fresh, high-quality ingredients. Dining duos can kick off prandial tête-à-têtes and synchronize chewing rhythms over appetizers, such as hunger-skewering chicken or beef satay in lemongrass-peanut sauce. Once dining magicians have made starters disappear, they can summon forth two of Asian Station’s regular or hand rolls for aerodynamic sustenance, including an Osaka roll brimming with broiled salmon and crispy onion, or a Philadelphia roll packed with cream-cheese Liberty Bells. Specialty rolls delight taste buds with scrumptious combinations, including a Pacific roll filled with sweet potato and topped with lobster salad. Chefs artfully create the Sunset roll by wrapping yellowtail in a scroll of rice, daubing salmon miso on top, and catapulting it into the horizon to wistfully watch it disappear.
Asian Station 82nd
Asian Station 82nd indulges diners with a sumptuous fusion menu that blends classic Japanese fare with modern and traditional Thai dishes. Chefs flaunt their creativity with specialty rolls that artfully envelop fresh seafood such as king crab, spicy scallops, or tuna, and they assemble entrees including tangerine beef and mango chicken that showcase light Asian flavors.
Though the restaurant flaunts an elegant, modern interior design, a sound system playing Top 40 tunes, a mounted flat-screen television, and a vast selection of sake all help forge a more relaxed atmosphere. Diners can eat in the main room or in an auxiliary dining room, where cushioned benches support guests looking up at the illuminated cerulean dome or walls adorned with oversize red and black squares left over from the painting crew's checkers tourneys.
Upper East Side
1444 3rd Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10028