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Ni Japanese Delicacies

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Essex Street Market
120 Essex St., New York, NY 10002 40.7194 -73.9878
nr. Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-675-4324 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Health Food, Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun, 9am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


Hidden away in a closet-size stall in the back of the Essex Market, this tiny takeaway is a boon to healthy eaters and Japanese food lovers. Daily rotating fresh food usually includes a bento box, which generally contains a rice ball, marinated veggies, and maybe something special like a fried pumpkin cake. Sometimes the friendly proprietor makes sushi rolls from smoked salmon or mackerel, and occasionally vegan ones too her stuffed inari (tofu skin) is another good bet. Japanese coleslaw, frequently available, is vibrant purple and delicious in its yuzu dressing. And hearty miso soups are a tasty, restorative option when available. A few items might be too out-there for Western palates, including an okra-based "stamina salad" with a gummy texture, and an extra-salty salted cod. American eaters might prefer the sandwiches, laced with avocado, veggies and vegan mayo, or pumpkin on brioche.

Recommended Dishes

Bento box, $10