A new sushi place opened up recently in Midtown to rave reviews by customers and press alike. Alex and Roman Volland are the masterminds behind Sushi Star, a convenient little store for fresh and unique items, like their popular dynamite roll. I had a chance to stop by to visit Sushi Star and enjoy the amazing taste of nigari and sashimi.
The restaurant itself is very spacious and features a palette of white and vibrant red colors. Once inside, you either have a chance to purchase made-to-order packages of sushi, sashimi and even vegan rolls. If you have certain preferences, you can also order your sushi at the counter with a multitude of options. For starters they have Miso Soup, Seaweed Salad, and Chicken Dumplings, among many other options. Or you can opt for a healthy salad, like the Vegetarian Salad, which consists of tofu, organic spring mix, roasted tomatoes, picked cucumber, bean sprouts and shaved carrot & radish. This mouth-watering salad is seasoned with fresh herbs and sesame vinaigrette. The restaurant also features a wide selection of noodles and teriyaki, as well as their popular sushi boxes and the classic rolls.
If you want to taste a little bit of everything, I would recommend that you get the Remix Box (12 pcs/$16.50). The Remix Box is comprised of three pieces of Tuna Avocado, three pieces of Spicy Salmon, three pieces of yellowtail scallion, salmon sushi, tuna sushi, and a red snapper sushi. My guest was courageous enough to try the Dynamite Roll (8 pieces/$13.95), which is a Spicy Tuna that consisted of crab meat, avocado, tobiko, and it was rolled in a chili soy paper. One of the most genius things that the owner did was include little bottles of soy sauce in a fish shape. Those little squeezable bottles were one of the highlights of dinner.
So make sure to drop by Sushi Star for an early lunch or late dinner if you are anywhere near midtown and tell them Manhattan with a Twist sent you. Sushi Star is located at 462 9th Avenue between 35th and 36th Street. For more information on the restaurant, to order and see what else they offer visit their website at https://www.sushistar.com/.
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