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Monster Sushi

JAPANESE  Sushi

158 West 23rd St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.)
Tel: 212-620-9131  www.monstersushi.com
Sun-Thurs: 11:30am-11:30pm

The original Monster Sushi, on 23rd Street in Chelsea, opened 10 years ago under a most remarkable partnership. Photographer turned restauranteur Carl Waltzer coupled with a long-time sushi chef to create the “Home of the Monster Roll.” A relationship that began between chef and patron at a local restaurant has now evolved to a successful franchise with three locations in Manhattan (Hudson St., W. 46th St. and Chelsea) as well as one in Summit, New Jersey. Monster Sushi pushes the limits of fusion by creating new rolls like its signature Monster Roll. For those who prefer bite-size pieces to the 3X3 disks there are baby versions of just about any roll. At the entrance is the choice of sitting before the chefs as they prepare rolls and other sushi options at the counter, general seating in the back in a cozily arranged wooden matrix of tables under lanterns. A moderate lunchtime influx is backed by busy dinners. Monster Sushi gives rolls a whole new dimension as the chef assembles complimentary tastes and textures for an adventurous and acute American palette.

Baby Monster Roll

Eel, shrimp, avocado, asparagus, mushroom, flying fish roe and spinach in a roll topped with a delicious eel sauce ($10.95).

The most popular dish among Japanese customers  BEST 3!

(1)Sashimi Deluxe (Lunch $21.25/Dinner $23.50)
(2)Nabeyaki Udon (Lunch $13.50/Dinner $15.25)
(3)Ton Katsudon (Lunch $15.25/Dinner $18.25)