Sushiden – An Office Crowd Favourite

Address19 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

Sat in Midtown Manhattan, right next to the shopping destination Saks Fifth Avenue, is Sushiden. Originally a chain from Tokyo, Japan, this understated sushi joint is especially popular amongst office folk. Sushiden, although follows a more traditional “no frills” route, has great tasting and quality fish. It’s menu focuses on sushi and sashimi with a few cooked dishes, is of great value and portions.

Lunch Sets range from 20 – 60USD per person, with selections from sashimi to rolls and cooked sets like tempura, will prepare you to combat the rest of a busy New York work day! Highly recommended for tourists, and those who want a quick lunch at affordable prices!

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Savory roll – Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, sea urchin, salmon roe, avocado and cucumber

  • Very big and similar to the Futomaki.
  • Uni didnt really belong, with flavors nit really marrying with other Sashimi.
  • Roll also had too many different types of Sashimi. Overall, OK but could be better.

Bonito Sashimi– Red/pink fish on the right

  • Very fresh and sweet, paired with ginger and scallion to bring out freshness.

Aji Sashimi– Pink/white fish on the left

  •  Firmer white fish and more fishy than bonito.
  • Again, extremely fresh.

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Set Salad with ponzu dressing

  • Standard item in most set lunches.
  • Dressing was tangy and refreshing. Otherwise, nothing special.

Sashimi Set – Harami, Salmon, Tuna, Scallop, Jumbo clam (deluxe assortment)

  • Served with rice and beautifully sliced, it is one of the smaller sets on the menu.
  • Fresh, with a good mix of different fish.

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Mochi Ice Cream 

  • Thin and chewy skin, with a generous amount of Ice Cream filling, which is what you look for in a good mocha ice cream.
  • Ice cream inside was also very creamy but not too sweet.

Matcha Ice Cream

  • Creamy and full of matcha taste.
  • Homemade and not too sweet.
  • Big scoop/serving, that is definitely satisfying!


Author: foodiejem

Yum Critic that currently resides in Hong Kong. Frequent traveller and foodie that also enjoys sampling dishes from the far reaches of the world!

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