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Pink Nori

36-06 30th Ave., Astoria, NY 11103
TEL: 718-685-2365
Mon-Thu: 11:30 am-11 pm, Fri & Sat: 11:30 am-Midnight, Sun: 12 pm-11 pm

The Sexy Pink Lady Roll: spicy salmon, cucumber, and mango, drizzled with 3 sauces.

 

The sublime Sushi Pizza.

Astoria residents are lucky to have a neighborhood Japanese place that serves mouthwatering sushi: Pink Nori. Located in a former fish market, Pink Nori gets its name from mamenori, the edible soybean wrapper that’s used as a seaweed substitute for sushi rolls. Mamenori is one ingredient in the restaurant’s signature roll, the Pink Nori: seared salmon, cooked shrimp, and caviar are combined with avocado and jalapeno slices, then finished with a honey-miso glaze. Since opening earlier this year, what has set the restaurant apart is its unique custom-sushi concept: Diners are invited to “have it their way” by concocting their own sushi delicacies – but they are equally eager to sit at the sushi bar and take recommendations from sushi chefs. The menu’s showstopper is Sushi Pizza, an appetizer inspired by a Chinese dim-sum favorite. The soft scallion-pancake “crust” is topped with salmon, tuna, whitefish, masago, and avocado. Instead of gooey cheese, the “pie” is sprinkled with crunchy panko! For fans of a la carte sushi and sashimi, Pink Nori offers “New Style Sushi – Sashimi,” pristine pieces of fish with surprising toppings. “We don’t have sushi chefs,” concludes co-owner Jesse Tang. “We have sushi artists!”

The fruity Pink Noritini pairs perfectly with the signature Pink Nori roll.

“New Style Sushi – Sashimi” offerings include scallop and amberjack.

The glamorous décor makes Pink Nori a first-rate, first-date spot.

 

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3 Best Sellers
Sexy Pink Lady Roll $10.95
Sushi Pizza $8.95
New Style Sushi-Sashimi $3.50 and up

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