Mon-Thu, 11:30am-12:30am; Fri, 11:30am-1:30am
L at First Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.; N, R, W at 8th St.-NYU
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Delancey St. to 25th St., Ave. C to Sixth Ave.
This new incarnation of Sandobe offers the same ample space, reasonable prices, and serviceable sushi as sister establishment Jeollado. The selling point here is the (permanent) half-off pricing on all sashimi, sushi, and maki rolls. The Justin special roll has real crabmeat clustered in a dry, slightly sweet center and topped with various iterations of tuna, salmon, eel, and shrimp. Kitchen entrées focus on Japanese-American classics like tempuras, katsus, and noodles. Miso soup is nutty and thick with seaweed. Age tofu’s light breading serves as a crisp counterpoint to its rich center; bonito strands and ginger sauce provide flavor for the curd. Inexpensive bento boxes emphasize teriyakis, the light sauce buoyed with onion and mushroom. Not only the low prices, but the all you can eat and drink specials, the late hours, and the proximity to NYU dorms attract a lively clientele, spread across a high-ceilinged space. Dark wood floors and tables fill three discrete rooms. The rear section is skylit and purple, the middle wood-paneled and adorned with pottery, and the front holds a short sushi bar and a goldfish aquarium.Recommended Dishes
Age tofu, $4.50; Justin roll, $5.75; chicken teriyaki bento box, $17