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    $$$7.01 - $12
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  • Japanese, Sushi
  • 56 3rd Ave, New York NY10003 40.7309972 -73.9888797
  • (Btwn 10th & 11th St)
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  • (212) 353-5088
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Kitchen Classic Appetizers

Age Tofu deep-fried tofu, bonito stock, grated daikon, scallions   9.00
Carpaccio * pan-seared, sliced, peppery, cajun filets, wasabi-mayo sauce   
salmon or tuna   9.50
Chilean Sea Bass broiled, golden-crusted, flaky, miso-marinated filet   12.50
Dumplings steamed/sautéed/deep-fried dumplings, spicy rice vinegar-soy sauce   
Gyoza, Shumai, Wasabi Shumai pork, shrimp or pork & wasabi dumplings   6.50
Edamame steamed soy beans & salt   5.00
Hamachi Kama yellowtail collar - 3 ways. broiled - sea salt & ponzu sauce. deep fried - battered & ponzu sauce. marinated - simmered in bonito stock & daikon.   9.50
Negimaki grilled, tender rolls w/ scallions, teriyaki sauce   
beef   8.95
chicken   8.00
Sautéed Seafood sautéed seafood w/ garlic-butter sauce   
asari/manila clams   8.50
oysters   9.50
scallops   11.50
shrimp   9.50
soft shell crab   12.00
squid   12.50
Shrimp Go! Go! deep-fried asparagus roll wrapped w/ flattened shrimp, garlic-butter sauce   12.00
Skewers grilled skewers w/ teriyaki sauce   
Skewers Kushiyaki chicken, shrimp, scallops   8.95
chicken   8.00
Squid & Tentacles grilled squid. grilled, marinated squid, sweet soy sauce   12.50
ika maru. simmered squid, sweet soy sauce   12.50
spicy calamari. sautéed squid, scallions, piquant soy sauce, served sizzling   12.50
Tatsutage battered, deep-fried, popcorn chicken   8.00
Tempura lightly battered, deep-fried, tempura sauce & grated daikon   
chicken & vegetables   8.00
shrimp & vegetables   9.00
vegetable   7.00
kakiage. chopped shrimp & vegetables   7.00
Teriyaki grilled w/ our classic teriyaki sauce   
* beef   11.00
chicken   8.00
* toro/tuna belly   10.50
Vegetables steamed/sautéed vegetables   
shiitake & asparagus   8.00
mixed vegetables   7.00

Sushi Bar Avant-Gardes Appetizers

Sashimi * 8 omakase sashimi   9.00
Sushi *   9.00
Beef Sashimi * flamed-seared, thinly-sliced beef, garlic sauce   11.50
Crudo * thinly-sliced fish, red onions, rice vinegar & extra virgin olive oil, freshly milled sea salt & black pepper   
salmon, spanish mackerel or white tuna   10.00
Fluked * thinly-sliced fluke & scallions   
okinawan sweet chili sauce & cayenne pepper   12.50
usuzukuri ponzu sauce & piquant grated daikon   12.50
K-2 * deep-fried soft shell crab topped w/ julienne crabstick, cucumber & mayo w/ side of tuna & avocado salad   16.00
Nuta * sashimi made w/ miso-mustard sauce   
original omakase   9.50
toro grilled tuna belly   10.50
tuna grilled tuna   9.50
Sunomono sashimi made w/ cucumber & rice vinegar sauce   
original* omakase   9.00
kanisu. crabstick   7.00
takosu. octopus   12.00
Tartar * chopped fish, red onions, tobiko, extra virgin olive oil, freshly milled sea salt, rice crackers   
salmon, tuna or rainbow - salmon, tuna & yellowtail   9.00
Tataki * flamed-seared, thinly-sliced fish, red onions, garlic sauce   
tuna, spanish mackerel or white tuna   10.00
Torched Toro * hand-torched tuna belly sushi, scallions, honey-chili sauce   6.00
Yellowtail Jalepeño * thinly-sliced yellowtail, jalapeños, red onions, yuzu sauce   15.00


Miso Soup white miso, tofu, seaweed, scallions   2.50
Clear Soup bonito stock, white mushrooms, lemon zest, scallions   2.50
Asari Soup white miso, manila clams, vegetables   7.00
Tofu Soup white miso, tofu, vegetables   6.50
Soba Soup bonito stock, buckwheat noodles, vegetables   7.00
Tofu & Soba Soup white miso, buckwheat noodles, tofu, vegetables   7.50

Kitchen Salads

Green Salad romaine & iceberg - ginger dressing| small/large  3.00 5.75
Soba Salad romaine & iceberg, buckwheat noodles - mayo-ginger dressing   6.00
Tofu Salad romaine & iceberg, tofu - mustard-ginger dressing   6.00
Otoshi potato starch noodles, soy, hot pepper, sesame   5.00

Sushi Bar Salads

Crab Salad julienne crabstick, tobiko & mayo, cucumber   7.50
Crab Wasabi julienne crabstick & cucumber - wasabi-rice vinegar dressing   7.00
Hiyashi Wakame * 3 seaweed varieties, cucumber, toasted salmon skin, ikura - rice vinegar dressing   9.00
Oshinko assorted pickles - burdock, cucumber, radish, squash   6.00
Sashimi Salad * sashimi (salmon, tuna, yellowtail, shrimp, octopus), chopped romaine hearts, shredded daikon, red onions - spicy ginger dressing   12.50
Seaweed Salad 3 varieties - rice vinegar dressing   7.50
Squid Salad thinly sliced, grilled squid, avocado - spicy mayo dressing   12.50
Tuna Salad * tuna sashimi, chopped romaine hearts, cucumber, red onions, tempura flakes - spicy ginger dressing   9.50
Tuna & Avocado Salad * tuna sashimi, avocado, cucumber - spicy mayo dressing   9.50
Salmon & Avocado Salad * salmon sashimi, avocado, cucumber - spicy mayo dressing   9.50

Omakase Entrées Sushi Bar*

Many Entrées Have Sesame Seeds!

Chirashi assorted, thinly-sliced fish on bed of sushi rice   23.00
Tekkadon thinly-sliced tuna on bed of sushi rice   25.00
Hand Roll Special 1 cone each - california, eel, salmon, tuna, yellowtail   22.00
Sashimi 12 sashimi, salmon carpaccio, u.f.o. roll   22.00
Sashimi Deluxe 18 sashimi, salmon carpaccio, u.f.o. roll.   24.00
Sushi 9 nigiri & california roll   22.00
Sushi Deluxe 12 nigiri & california roll (has eel!)   24.00
Sushi & Sashimi Combo 4 nigiri, 8 sashimi, salmon carpaccio, california & u.f.o. roll   25.00
Sushi & Sashimi Special (for 1) 34.00(for 2) 68.00(for 3) 102.00

Grilled Entrées Kitchen

Many Entrées Have Sesame Seeds!

Carpaccio * pan-seared, sliced, peppery, cajun filets, served w/hearty vegetables & wasabi-mayo sauce   
salmon or tuna   22.00
Chilean Sea Bass broiled, golden-crusted, flaky, miso-marinated filets, served w/ hearty vegetables   25.00
Negimaki grilled, tender rolls w/ scallions, teriyaki sauce, served sizzling w/ hearty vegetables   
beef   22.00
chicken   21.00
Skewers grilled skewers, teriyaki sauce, served sizzling w/ hearty vegetables   
kushiyaki chicken, scallops, shrimp   20.00
yakitori chicken   19.00
Steaks grilled & served sizzling w/ hearty vegetables   
Kotobuki Steak * soy & sake marinated shell steak, served w/ distinctive sauces   25.00
Tofu Steak floured tofu steak finished w/ a zesty, white mushroom teriyaki sauce   12.50
Tuna Steak * tuna steak finished w/ teriyaki sauce   20.00
Teriyaki made w/ our classic teriyaki sauce, served sizzling w/ hearty vegetables   
* beef`   23.00
chicken or salmon   20.00
seafood. lobster tail, scallops, shrimp   26.00
shrimp   21.00

Stir-Fried Entrées Kitchen

Kabayaki stir-fried w/ julienne vegetables & teriyaki sauce, served sizzling   
beef   21.00
chicken   20.00
Shogayaki stir-fried w/ julienne vegetables & ginger sauce, served sizzling   
beef   21.00
chicken or pork   20.00

Deep-Fried Entrées Kitchen

Cutlet panko-crusted, deep-fried, served w/ hearty vegetables & mustard-barbecue sauce   
chicken or pork   20.00
Tempura lightly battered, deep-fried, served w/ tempura sauce & grated daikon   
chicken & vegetables, shrimp & vegetables or mixed (tilefish, shrimp & vegetables)   20.00
lobster tail & vegetables   26.00
vegetable   15.00

Soups & Noodles

Yaki Udon stir-fried w/ wheat noodles & teriyaki sauce, aonori garnish   
beef & vegetables, chicken & vegetables or shrimp & vegetables   18.00
vegetable   14.00
Zaru Udon/Soba chilled wheat/buckwheat noodles, shrimp tempura, served on ice w/ wasabi, grated daikon & hondashi sauce   14.00
Tempura Udon/Soba bonito stock soup, wheat/buckwheat noodles, shrimp tempura, scallions   14.00
Nabeyaki Udon * bonito stock soup, wheat noodles, chicken, shrimp tempura, egg, fish cake, vegetables   16.00
Sukiyaki bonito stock soup, wheat noodles, thinly-sliced meat, tofu, vegetables   
beef   23.00
chicken   21.00
Yosenabe bonito stock soup, wheat noodles, asari clams, salmon, scallops, shrimp, tilefish, fish cake, vegetables   24.00

Special Combo $24

Bento Boxes California Roll, Pork Gyoza, Shrimp Tempura & 1 Teriyaki Dish (You Pick!)

Beef *   
Beef Negimaki    

Sushi & Sashimi*

Crabstick    2.50
Fluke    2.50
Flying Fish Roe tobiko   2.50
Octopus    3.00
Salmon spicy salmon   3.00
Salmon Roe ikura   4.00
Scallop spicy scallop   4.00
Shrimp    2.50
Smoked Salmon    3.00
Eel    3.00
Spanish Mackerel    2.50
Squid    2.50
Striped Bass    2.50
Super White Tuna    2.50
Surf Clam    2.50
Sweet Shrimp    4.00
Toro    6.00
Tuna spicy tuna   3.00
Uni    6.00
White Tuna    2.50
Yellowtail spicy yellowtail   3.00

The Roll List - Amateur

Many Rolls Have Cucumber & Sesame Seeds!

Alaskan * salmon, crabstick, avocado   5.50
Boston shrimp, romaine hearts, mayo   5.50
Crunchy * fish (you pick!) & tempura flakes   
salmon or tuna   5.50
yellowtail   6.00
Fire Island * yellowtail, crabstick, avocado   6.00
1/2 Futomaki * crabstick, shrimp, tamago, kampyo, avocado, tobiko.   8.00
McRoll * spanish mackerel, ginger, scallions   5.50
Out Of Control * tuna & avocado roll topped w/ tobiko   5.50
Philadelphia * smoked salmon & cream cheese   7.00
Rich & Famous deep-fried spicy yellowtail & crab concoction w/ eel sauce.   6.50
Tempura lightly battered & deep-fried   
chicken   6.50
vegetable - broccoli & yam   5.50
Vegetable asparagus, avocado, broccoli, carrot, kampyo, romaine hearts.   5.50

Plain Or Spicy*

California crabstick & avocado   5.50
Crab    5.50
Crab Salad julienned crabstick, tobiko, mayo   5.50
Eel    7.00
Kampyo/Marinated Squash    5.50
Oshinko/Pickles    5.50
Salmon    5.50
Scallop    7.00
Super White Tuna    5.50
Shrimp    5.50
Toro/Tuna Belly    12.00
Tuna    5.50
Uni    12.00
Yellowtail    6.00


Tempura Flakes & Spicy Mayo

1. Yellowtail    7.00
2. Salmon    6.50
3. Yellowtail & Salmon    6.50
4. Tuna    6.50
5. Spanish Mackerel    6.50
6. Fried Oyster    7.00
7. Tuna Carpaccio w/ asparagus, romaine hearts   7.00
8. Salmon Carpaccio w/ asparagus, romaine hearts   7.00
9. Eel & Shrimp w/ avocado, scallions   7.50


The Roll List - Crafty & Ingenious

American Dream everything! - eel, salmon, tuna, yellowtail, shrimp tempura, tobiko, avocado, spicy mayo & eel sauce   10.50
California Eel california roll topped w/ whole eel & sweet sauce   12.50
Caterpillar eel roll topped w/ avocado & sweet sauce   10.50
Crazy * fish (you pick!), tobiko, avocado roll topped w/ diced fish, tempura flakes, scallions & spicy mayo concoction   
salmon   7.50
scallop   12.00
tuna   7.50
yellowtail   9.50
Dragon shrimp tempura roll topped w/ eel, avocado & sweet sauce   12.50
Fabulous Salmon Skin * toasted, chopped salmon skin roll topped w/ diced scallops, tobiko, tempura flakes, mayo concoction   10.50
Happy tilefish tempura, spicy mayo, sweet sauce   6.50
Jumping Shrimp * deep-fried, panko-crusted shrimp, asparagus, romaine hearts, tobiko roll w/ chardonnay spicy mayo   7.50
Rainbow Eel * california roll topped w/ eel, salmon, shrimp, tuna, yellowtail   12.50
Red Dragon shrimp tempura roll topped w/ diced spicy tuna   10.50
Shogun * riceless, crabstick, salmon, tuna, yellowtail, avocado, scallions, tobiko roll wrapped w/ cucumber & seaweed & topped w/ crab salad   10.00
Spider deep-fried soft shell crab & spicy mayo   12.00
U.F.O. * riceless, salmon, tuna, yellowtail, avocado, scallions, tobiko roll wrapped w/ daikon   6.75


1. California Roll topped w/ salmon, shrimp, tuna, yellowtail   10.00
2. Spicy Tuna Roll topped w/ salmon, shrimp, tuna, yellowtail   10.00
3. Eel & Tuna Roll w/ scallions, tempura flakes, spicy mayo topped w/ salmon   11.50

Rock N’ Roll*

1. Eel & Tamago w/ tobiko & eel sauce   6.50
2. Eel, Tamago & Salmon Skin w/ tobiko & eel sauce   6.50
3. Shrimp Tempura w/ tobiko & eel sauce   6.50
4. Lobster Tail Tempura w/ asparagus, romaine hearts, tobiko, spicy mayo & eel sauce   20.00
5. Shrimp Tempura & Cream Cheese w/ teriyaki sauce   7.00



Entrées Kitchen. Many Entrées Have Sesame Seeds!

Soups & Noodles

Tempura Udon/Soba bonito stock soup, wheat/buckwheat noodles, shrimp tempura, scallions   12.00
Nabeyaki Udon * bonito stock soup, wheat noodles, chicken, shrimp tempura, egg, fish cake, vegetables   13.00

Omakase Entrées $15

Sushi Bar. Many Entrées Have Sesame Seeds!

Chirashi assorted, thinly-sliced fish on bed of sushi rice   
Sashimi 10 sashimi, salmon carpaccio, u.f.o. roll   
Sushi 7 nigiri & california roll   15.00

Grilled & Stir-Fried

Negimaki grilled, tender rolls w/ scallions, teriyaki sauce, served sizzling w/ hearty vegetables   
beef   16.00
chicken   15.00
Shogayaki stir-fried w/ julienne vegetables & ginger sauce, served sizzling   
beef   16.00
chicken or pork   13.00
Teriyaki made w/ our classic teriyaki sauce, served sizzling w/ hearty vegetables   
chicken   13.00
* beef   16.00


Cutlet panko-crusted, deep-fried, served w/ hearty vegetables & mustard-barbecue sauce   
chicken or pork   13.00
Tempura lightly battered, deep-fried, served w/ tempura sauce & grated daikon   
chicken & vegetables   13.00
shrimp & vegetables   13.00
vegetable   11.00


Topped Rice Bowls

Katsudon sautéed panko-crusted & deep-fried pork, egg, vegetables, teriyaki sauce   12.00
Oyakodon sautéed grilled chicken, egg, vegetables, teriyaki sauce   12.00
Nikudon sautéed sliced beef & scallions, teriyaki sauce   12.00
Temdon lightly battered & deep-fried shrimp & vegetables   12.00
Unadon broiled eel & sweet sauce   19.00


The Super Special List

Collected From Previous Seasons


K-Mac Sliders chopped tuna, rice, tempura flakes, scallion "patties" topped w/ avocado, romaine hearts & spicy mayo on a rice cracker "bun"   9.00
Spicy Tuna Pizza crunchy rice & nori crust topped w/ layers of spicy tuna & shredded crab salad w/ tobiko, soy-mayo, scallions   10.00
I Tacos Japoneses! chopped salmon/yellowtail & romaine hearts mixed w/ smoked chipotle mayo in crispy corn tortilla   10.00
The Viaduct rolled (pepper tuna or seared salmon) filled w/ (crab or lobster salad) & cucumber, yuzu-jalepeño-chili sauce   10.00
Spicy Tuna Sandwich layers of chopped tuna, crab salad, avocado & spicy mayo sandwiched between rice & soy nori "bread"   10.00


Beach Monster spicy scallop, eel, yamagobo, scallion roll w/ torched super white tuna on top   15.00
Carnival tuna, jalapeño, scallion, tempura flake roll w/ salmon & tomato-red onion salsa on top   12.00
Caterpiller Remixed eel, shrimp, tuna, tempura flake roll topped w/ avocado & tempura flake, tobiko, spicy mayo, eel sauce concoction   14.00
Cinderella spicy tuna, asparagus, avocado roll w/ fluke, scallions, tobiko on top   13.00
Daisy Dukes yellowtail, avocado, scallion roll w/ chopped crab salad, super white tuna, tobiko, tempura flakes, spicy mayo concoction on top   12.00
Gold Coast shrimp tempura, avocado, tobiko, cucumber roll w/ lobster salad on top   14.00
Grinch spicy tuna, yellowtail, crunchy, scallion roll w/ avocado & cayenne pepper on top   12.00
H spicy eel, tuna, crunchy roll w/ torched salmon & jalapeños on top   13.00
Hole-In-1 shrimp tempura, avocado, tobiko, mayo roll w/ torched scallop & sweet sauce drizzle on top   16.00
Holy Tuna! crab salad, scallion, crunchy roll w/ avocado & tuna on top   12.00
Mardi Gras Gone Wild chopped tuna, tempura flake, scallion & spicy mayo concoction, avocado roll w/ asparagus & torched cajun salmon on top   14.00
Pink Lady riceless, salmon, shrimp, crab salad roll wrapped w/ daikon & soy nori w/ tomato-red onion salsa on top   10.00
Rainbow Bright spicy toro roll w/ avocado, salmon, yellowtail, scallions, tobiko on top   16.00
Salsa & J-Pop! avocado, kampyo, tempura flakes roll w/ crab salad & tuna on top   11.00
Spicy Girl spicy salmon & yellowtail, avocado roll w/ spicy tuna & tempura flakes on top   12.00
Coquette shrimp, super white tuna, crab salad, tobiko, asparagus, tempura flake, spicy mayo roll wrapped w/ soy nori w/ avocado on top   12.00
Puff The Magic Dragon "recommended" - salmon, asparagus, cucumber, jalapeno, tempura flake roll w/ lobster & seaweed salad on top   14.00



Ice Cream 1 scoop of green tea/ginger/red bean ice cream   5.00
Rice Cream kotobuki’ s mochi - 2 rice marshmallow shells filled w/ ice cream   6.00
Banana Tempura ripe bananas, tempura-battered, deep-fried topped w/ 2 ice cream scoops (you pick!) & chocolate syrup   8.00
Fried Cheesecake new york style, tempura-battered, deep-fried, chocolate syrup   6.00
Fried Ice Cream sweet potato bread shell filled w/ ice cream, tempura-battered, deep-fried, chocolate syrup - green tea/ginger/red bean ice cream   6.00
Pineapple sliced, succulent pineapple   4.50



Bottled Water still/sparkling   6.00
Soda coke/diet coke/sprite/ginger ale/seltzer   2.50
Iced Tea sweetened   2.50

Golden Lagers

Asahi    7.50
Kirin Ichiban  (12oz) 6.50(21oz) 8.50
Kirin Light    6.50
Sapporo  (16oz) 7.50(21oz) 8.50
Sapporo Light    6.50
Sapporo Draft    6.50
Echigo premium   9.50

Wine By The Glass

House Reds & Whites cabernet/malbee/shiraz/chardonnay/pinot grigio   6.50
House Plum Wine full body, rich texture, sweet & tart taste   7.00
Banzai plum wine & chilled saké, stirred & on-the-rocks   7.00
Domaine Chandon pinot noir. light body, effugent texture, alluring aroma. notes: black plum, blueberry, white pepper   12.00
Geyser Peak sauvignon blanc. light body, aromatic, snappish texture, fruit-forward palate   7.00
Santa Margherita pinot grigio. valdadige - medium body, firm, crisp texture, dry conclusion   12.00


* Menu Items Consist Of Or Contain Meat, Fish, Or Shellfish That Are Raw Or Not Cooked To Proper Temperature To Destroy Harmful Bacteria And/Or Viruses. Consuming Raw Or Undercooked Meats, Fish, Or Shellfish May Increase Your Risk Of Food-Borne Illness, Especially If You Have Certain Medical Conditions.
56 3rd Ave
Btwn 10th & 11th St
(212) 353-5088
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