After about five minutes in Sushi Roxx, it’s easy to forget that you’re in New York. The over-the-top new restaurant, located in Midtown East’s Tuscany Hotel, appears to have been airlifted directly from some back alley in Tokyo with Godzilla murals, geisha Pop Art and, strikingly, a giant sumo wrestler on the ceiling. And the restaurant’s entertainment value goes far beyond the decor. In addition to excellent sushi rolls and Japanese specialties, diners are treated to performances from the team of singing and dancing servers throughout their meals. Choreographed by Asia Nitollano, a former Pussycat Doll, the energetic numbers are complemented by flashing lights, Top 40 music, spinning disco balls and, occasionally, somewhat inebriated patrons getting up and joining in on the action. See photos of the craziness below, and check out the bonkers sushi club for yourself when the venue opens to the public on July 22, 2015.
Southeast Asian street foods take center stage at this Williamsburg restaurant. The menu includes both traditional dishes like shrimp summer rolls ($6) and more inventive options like a Thai chicken satay sandwich served on a baguette ($11.95). If you’re just here for a snack, you might try the four-piece order of pork, shrimp or vegetable dumplings ($5), roast duck summer rolls ($6) or sweet corn with basil and garlic butter ($6). Larger dishes include a slow-cooked duck leg in a five-spice broth with egg noodles ($15), a Vietnamese caramel tiger shrimp sandwich with lemongrass mayo ($12.95) and beef shank with brown gravy over rice ($15).
Venue says: “Vietnamese sandwiches, Asian noodle bowls, and over the rice plates. Grab & Go in the heart of Williamsburg!”