All vegetarian and vegan sushi bar? hell yes! Beyond Sushi is for all the sushi lovers out there that have been to so many Japanese restaurants and requested, begged and pleaded for vegetarian rolls. With 2 outposts in New York City, this place is not to be missed. They make interesting concoctions with mangoes, kiwi, micro greens, tofu, black rice and much more.
Small and unassuming, Beyond Sushi has a wide open vegetable bar where you can watch your sushi being carefully crafted. They have a small seating space, so you may have to take your sushi to-go, but thats not such a bad thing in New York. They even sell their delicious black rice in jars, I couldn’t stop myself from buying one cause it tasted so good in their sushi. All the rolls are super flavorful and avant-garde, I would suggest you forget the traditional avocado-cucumbers and go all out on the ‘Spicy Mang’.
Apart from rolls, they even do individual ‘pieces’ which is like Nigiri, vegetables on a bed of rice wrapped together to be dipped in a sauce. Beyond Sushi has even pushed the boundaries of Japanese sauces to include Jalapeno Wasabi, Shitake Teriyaki amongst other mouth watering options. The folks at Beyond Sushi are not scared to mix flavors and styles, looking through their menu you will find a host of Mexican and Asian ingredients. You must keep your eyes open for their monthly specials as that is where the real magic happens.
Apart from Sushi, they do go beyond with their drinks, soups, wraps and even desserts. Make sure you go hungry!
229 E. 14th Street
(Between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY 10003
75 9th Avenue
(Between 15th & 16th St.)
New York, NY 10011