At the midtown location of a Benihana-owned chain, lunching execs are a buttoned-up contrast to the toy jellyfish robots tootling in tanks near the sushi bar; and air-filled banquettes recall inflatable children’s furniture. Respectable sushi is on the menu, with the requisite crowd-pleasing list of rolls and Western-leaning entrées like grilled filet mignon with teriyaki sauce. Although it’s bustling at lunchtime during the week, the place clears out on weekends.
280 Park Ave
|Cross street:||at 48th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–3pm, 5–10:30pm; Sat 5–11pm; Sun 4:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. Average sushi meal (8 pieces, 1 roll): $20. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|