Simply put, I love sushi. I dread the day that I find out I have a bun in the oven for many, many reasons, but one of them is seriously because I won’t be able to eat sushi for the duration of my pregnancy. So one way that I like to celebrate my baby-free life is by eating sushi at my leisure, and there are two good stand-bys in my office’s neighborhood – ABI (previously known as Ten) and Umi.
Both offer good lunch specials that are similarly priced: for $7 or $7.25 you get two rolls with soup and/or salad (both have the sushi lunches and bento box options as well). Truth be told, Umi has the better deal – it’s $7 and you get soup AND salad. But ABI isn’t a bad deal either, and it’s right around the corner – perfect when you’re looking to quickly pick something up for lunch or when it’s raining and you need to find a spot STAT.
Without question, I always choose a spicy, salmon, crunchy roll as one of my two. I’m also a fan of yellowtail and scallion, spicy tuna, tuna and avocado or (upon co-workers’ recommendation) peanut and avocado. It’s actually quite good and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on a better fish option. This particular day I was very hungry, so I ordered three rolls for $10 (still a great deal) – tuna with avocado, peanut avocado and spicy, salmon, crunchy rolls. And I can’t get enough of the ginger salad dressing, so I had to pick the salad over the miso soup.
ABI is dependable, and I’m very grateful for that. The sushi tastes fresh, the flavors blend nicely and it’s served at that perfect cooler-than-room-temp-but-not-too-cold temperature. I’ve never been disappointed and I continue to go back again and again. They’re also on SeamlessWeb and sometimes have additional discounts, which makes the whole experience even better.The Basics Name: ABI Sushi
Location: 39 e. 31st Street Who to take: Friends, Co-workers, Self Price: $ Overall: Dependable, tasty and cheap! 4.5 Stars.