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1. Ashiya Sushi167 1st Ave, New York
2. Kumo Sushi282 Bleecker St, New York
3. Kiku Sushi235 9th Ave, New York
4. Chinatown Restaurant1650 3rd Ave, New York
5. IchiUmi6 E 32nd St, New York
6. Yuka Japanese Restaurant1557 2nd Ave, New York
7. Shinju Sushi164 Pearl St, New York
8. AA Ichiban Sushi213 W 28th St, New York
9. Sushi Para Japanese Restaurant1461 3rd Ave, New York
10. Cho Cho San15 W 8th St, New York
Although this East Village spot is known for its two hours of unlimited sushi, beer, and sake, Ashiya also supplies a rotating selection of less ambitious, but much more manageable, specials. Standard and inventive rolls, along with a plethora of Japanese appetizers, allow for guests to satiate their sushi craving (however large it may be) without burning a hole through their pockets.
Kumo is the West Village’s answer to all-you-can-eat sushi. The menu features a mix of Americanized rolls (hello, peanut avocado) and basic sushi, plus hot dishes like teriyaki and fried rice. There’s a two-hour limit, and the affordable $35 price tag (add an extra $10 for unlimited beer and sake) and casual vibe are a huge draw for the college and post-grad crowd, especially on weekends.
Kiku Sushi serves standard Japanese-style entrees, like pork katsu and chicken teriyaki, and its extensive lunch specials makes it one of the best midday deals in the neighborhood. The real draw to this Chelsea spot, though, is its all-you-can-eat sushi deal; the $28.99 special includes a comparatively extensive selection, ranging from gyoza and sushi salad appetizers to a choice of most of the spot's specialty rolls, like the Yummy Yummy Roll (shrimp tempura topped with grilled blue crab, mushrooms, and spicy eel sauce). Add another $7 for unlimited sake and beer.
Offering a combination of Chinese and Japanese food, Chinatown Restaurant is primarily known for its AYCE sushi menu. For $27.95, you get two hours of all the sushi you can eat, while $33.95 gets you that AND all the sake, beer, and wine you can drink.
This is more than a buffet. It's a seafood utopia. Monday-Thursday enjoy the sushi buffet at this spot for $18.95 at lunch or $31.95 for dinner.
An all-you-can-eat favorite, this hole-in-the-wall spot beckons the Upper East Side hordes with unlimited sushi and maki hand rolls. Beer, wine, special cuts like uni might cost you extra, but the promise of bottomless fresh fish maintains Yuka's go-to status in the area.
A narrow, hole-in-the-wall sushi spot on the border of the Lower East Side and the Financial District, Shinju serves up a large selection of special rolls and maki. Try 'em all when you dine in; Shinju offers a daily all-you-can-eat special from 4-9:30pm for $22.95, which also gets you a hot sake (or another complimentary beverage).
You've got two hours to eat as much sushi (plus miso soup, salad, teriyaki, tempura, udon, soba, and/or hibachi) as you can for $28.89 at this Midtown West spot from noon to 9pm daily.
Sushi Para is an upscale, lounge-like Japanese restaurant on the Upper East Side. Inspired by principles of modern day Zen Buddhism and Feng Shui, Sushi Para's attention to detail and creative, minimalist aesthetic plays out in its food as well as its decor. But don't let its chic adornments and locale fool you -- Sushi Para regularly offers some rather affordable deals including a solid all-you-can-eat-deal offered most week days and BYOB.