all you can eat sushi

27 Mar

Friday night I headed to New Ashiya in the East Village with a college friend who also lives in the city. It’s all you can eat sushi and all you can drink beer, wine, and sake for $33 for two hours. (I never know if anything actually sounds like a good deal anymore to non-NYers; I’m officially tainted.)

I’m pretty sure the staff assumes everyone is doing sake bombs because the first thing they bring over is a glass, a shot glass, chop sticks, and a pitcher of beer.

Unlimited sake bombs induces a lot of shouting, so don’t come here if you don’t want to feel like you’re back in a college fraternity house.

With that being said, I may have partaken in just a few 😉 The way a sake bomb works is you bang the table so the sake falls into the beer. Every time I tried to bang the table my cup went untouched. I think I need to bump up my weight lifting…

I got the sweet potato roll, as well as the avocado & cucumber roll. At this place, you actually get charged extra if you order a ton of extra sushi, but don’t finish it. (Seriously, we saw people with like 5 plates at the end that they didn’t even touch.)

I’m not sure how I felt about the sweet potato roll – I almost felt as if the flavors didn’t mix well. I actually wound up ordering another cucumber & avocado roll. My friend’s roll had the coolest looking avocado slices on the outside! I was jealous.

Mmmmm, not the absolute best sushi I’ve had, but it was a fun time. It seems like a fantastic place for big groups! Everyone was having a blast and it’s really not a bad deal for NYC, especially if you’re someone who takes full advantage!!

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7 Responses to “all you can eat sushi”

  1. Tara March 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to try sweet potato in sushi. It seems intriguing. The best roll I’ve ever had is an avocado peanut roll. It’s just avocado and a honey roasted peanut. Pure fats = pure heaven!

    • cupcake dynamite March 28, 2011 at 10:05 am #

      that sounds interesting!! the sweet potato just seemed like a strange mix of flavors that didn’t match up. disappointing 😦

  2. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries March 28, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    That sounds like so much fun! $33 for 2 hours is kind of steep, but I think that’s probably a steal in NY! 🙂 PS – that avocado sushi looks amazing!

  3. Katie March 28, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    ahhhhhhhhhh all you can eat sushi is like words of glory to me! ; )

    I love sushi! I think it would be awesome to get a bunch of peeps together and go there!

    Have a great day! xo

  4. Kelly March 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    that sounds like a good deal to me! I’ve been so Azuki sushi before when they give free, unlimited wine for a certain amount of time. Definitely not the most delicious sushi ever, but a fun time!

    • cupcake dynamite March 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

      oh that sounds awesome, too!! these are good deals to us new yorkers 😉

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