I’ve been craving wasabi so much lately. I’ve been talking about going to one of those All-You-Can-Eat Sushi places with my friends. It never happened, but I still wanted sushi. So I went by myself to try the 50% off Dollar Menu sushi at Sushi Park. Not 50% off a dollar, but either 50% off the regular menu or a special dollar menu (Mondays through Thursdays).

I went on a Wednesday night and it was pretty packed full of people. I got seated at the sushi counter with a menu. But I couldn’t find where the dollar menu was. I figured I was there at the wrong time or maybe even the wrong place. So I just went with the 50% off Chirashi sushi bowl. It was freakin’ $28. Good thing that really meant $14. Apparently 50% off the regular menu is all the time, so it’s more like a trick. It was good, but not worth $28.

Right after I finished eating, the person that was seated next to me had the dollar menu. Why didn’t I get that? Fuck. I asked to see it. There was a decent selection of stuff you could get for a $1 each. Plus the back had dinner sets that included a free beer or sake. Fuck. I definitely would have gotten one of those sets if I knew.

I got a few dollar menu items. Smelt Fish Roe, Spicy Tuna sushi and Takoyaki octopus balls. They were alright. Made sense for a dollar. The Spicy Tuna was made up of mashed meat. I noticed they were using mashed fish for a lot of sushi and rolls. Looks really gross, but it wasn’t that bad.

I don’t know about this place. I feel sort of cheated. One for it not really be a true 50% off. Two for not getting the dollar and dinner set menus to begin with. And third for paying about the same price I would have if I had gone to the All-You-Can-Eat and Drink Sushi place. Oh well. At least I got my wasabi fix.

Sushi Park - 121 E 2nd Ave (btwn 7th St & St Marks Pl) New York, NY 10003

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