Japanese >Monster Sushi
158 West 23rd Street, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.743626 -73.995007
Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Midtown
My favorite sushi place!!! – my partner and I make a weekly visit and the sushi is always oh sooo good! The fish is extremely fresh and the pieces are llarge. most sushi places do not compare, and we have visit quite a few over the years. not too sure about the non sushi items because we are all about the sushi.
Not Worth The Money & The Time – This place is horrible. Well, quality sushi came with a $$$ price tag but this joint is serving up low quality sushi for $$$. My date order a Futomaki Roll and these people here can't roll it tight. The sushi felt apart and the rice was dried. I simply don't trust them handling my raw fish. So, I ordered a teriyaki steak intead. For $18, I am getting a 3 dollars piece of London Broil cooked in soy sauce and sugar. By the way, this is one of the many pseudo Japanese restaurants in NYC that is giving sushi a bad name. Won't go back there even is free. Yucks!
Kind of a bummer – I wish this place was better. The fish is nicely fresh and they have a full menu.
Service is perfunctory, slow, and obtuse. Taste on the non-sushi dishes is bland Chinese-restaurant MSG rather than properly Japanese.
It would also help if they said "Welcome" or "Thank you" at either en dof the meal.
Just a bummer of a place to go for lunch in a neighborhood generally starved for good eats.
Great sushi, great deal... – I've eaten there about 100 times over 6+ years now. Only one time did I think the sushi was anything but great and it was still good. The staff is very nice and prompt. Definitely try the white tuna, it's amazing...
quality matters not the size – if you want quantity but inconsistent quality then this will suit you. generous portions but servings spoils your appetite to eat more. appetizers are good, but sushi quality I suspect is not the best.
mass quantities of mediocre sushi – lots of food for decent (for Manhattan) prices. Not a single thing I have eaten there has "wowed" me. If it were next to a cheap takeout sushi place, I'd have a hard time deciding.
Goof food and fast service – We walked in and were immediately seated which is a huge plus!! The Dragon Roll was to die for as was the Gyoza. Sampled the chicken teryaki but it was a little sweet. I would stick with the sushi ad apps and you will have an awesome meal!
Good Eats !!! – I took my girl here for our one-year anniversary. the food was out of this world. the fried shrimp dumplings melt in your mouth and the tempura was so light !! That's just the appetizers. The Monster roll and super white tuna blew us away. The service was nice. Lastly, I simply could not leave without 2 of those super cool black "Monster Sushi" t-shirts!
special rolls are awesome – If you come here for your regular california or tuna rolls, then you are missing out. Their specialty rolls are amazing. Their Dragon roll or their Monster Roll is awsome. Big pieces and very tasty. I've tried their teriyaki chicken and other hot entrees and they were below avg. I recommend you to eat only specialty rolls here. And price is not expensive. Two rolls will fill you up. Stick to the 23rd street branch one though.
HUGE PIECES - ALWAYS FRESH – I love this place! It doesn't get any better than this when it comes to sushi. The pieces are very big and the quality is always good. Fresh fish is whats important when it comes to sushi not the size of it and Monster Sushi has both. You must - must try the super white tuna. It melts in your mouth like butter - I promise you will not be disappointed. The service could use some improvements, they are not quick to take your order. The atmosphere is nothing special. Quality sushi is why your going!
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