Quite suddenly, the sky's a dark, threatening gray and you feel the rain start dripping down. You flip your umbrella out and up - still determined to carry forth.
That's when the wind starts whipping about and the drops become plops and you're now completely soaked.
And that's how Victoria and I ended up at Sushi Time - a Japanese restaurant on 2nd Ave - our port in the storm.
Like most "sushi" places in the city, this was also a Chinese owned place. I could tell because the wait staff were speaking Chinese, not Japanese.
The place is typical Asian restaurant decor of wooden tables and chairs. The coolest thing is the tiling at the entry way. They also had bags for your wet brollies there.
It was decently packed - not totally packed but it was still early.
We both asked for hot tea and later ordered the beef negimaki and chicken curry bento boxes.
They came with soup and salad - Victoria had to eat my salad because I hate the dressing - she loves it. Miso soup was typical of fake Japanese restaurants.
Our bentos came just after they remembered that we had ordered tea. Very slow and forgetful service.
So the box is: Top Left to right: California roll, shumai, rice
Bottom left to right: beef negimaki, wasabi paste and ginger slices, and mystery mochi packet
Victoria got the beef negimaki bento box which was just delicious she claimed. They were hefty rolls and the serving of six was more than enough.
I got the chicken curry bento box which, you can see is the same as the other bento box - only with chicken curry.
The shumai was ok but it was not as good as I've had before. The california roll was typical fare.
The mystery mochi which is rice cake for anyone who doesn't know the term was actually green tea ice cream encased in a mochi casing. However, it was brought out at the same time as the bento box and suffered meltiness by the time we were able to eat it. The casing was a bit tough to eat but the ice cream was delicious.
Overall, the service was inefficient and slow - not really standard for busy Midtown. The curry was delicious but they should hold off and giving you the dessert until you are ready.
Tasty fare but would I make a special trek to this restaurant? Not really.
821 2nd Ave (between 43rd & 44th streets)
New York, NY 100
Same as Delivery hours.
12:00 PM - 10:45 PM