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Nearby Subway Stops
6 at 28th St.; N, R at 28th St.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Business Lunch
- Dine at the Bar
- Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
- Beer and Wine Only
- Sake and Soju
23rd St. to 32nd St., Lexington Ave. to Sixth Ave.
This venue is closed.
Sushi restaurants in the midst of business districts can have a certain sameness about them; owners know they can attract a reliable lunch crowd regardless of whether the décor is subtle or the cuts of sushi are nuanced. But the recently renovated Scuba Sushi, formerly known as Mi Restaurant, goes to great pains to show its quirky side to customers, taking its name to heart by suspending half-submerged paper maché scuba divers from the ceiling, and letting them dangle above as Chef Mike slices up and portions out sashimi below. On one wall, an Asian faux-Mona Lisa smiles inscrutably, while colorful furniture and frosted-glass tables create a feeling of sleek modernity. Most of the menu is pretty standard—fresh and simply presented, if expensive, sushi. There are a few non-sushi choices, including a seared tuna burger, but for the most part the menu consists of a variety of sushi rolls. Dishes that emerge as unique are the house specialty crab cakes topped with a wasabi glaze, as well as some of the more unusual blends of sushi in rolls, such as the Philadelphia roll, with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber, and the Dynamite roll, which combines yellowtail and tuna with wasabi sauce. Scuba isn’t a destination restaurant, but it makes every effort to keep its captive audience of business-workers happy.Recommended Dishes
Crab cakes, $18.95; sashimi deluxe, $24
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