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Typhoon Lounge

79 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.727771 -73.985636
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-979-2680 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.

Prices

$9-$17 for Entrees (Sushi Rolls $5-$11)

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

Just beyond the teenage crowds of St. Marks’ pop-punk kiosks is Typhoon Lounge, where Japanese expats and downtown locals have gathered around huge plates of fresh sashimi since the late nineties. The inviting, two-story eatery pays is decorated with faux-stone booths, traditional framed Hokusai prints, and a wall-mounted false front of a miniature, storybook-worthy teahouse. On the street level, diners find privacy under a chandelier of paper lanterns. Those in the larger, airy downstairs section—with higher ceilings—tend to get rowdy; there are two adjoining private tatami rooms downstairs as well. Starters, like the gingery five-seaweed salad and a substantial miso soup, are consistently tasty, as are the assorted small plates like pickled vegetables and seafood dumplings. Standbys like crispy soft-shell crab and plump eel and avocado rolls are served in satisfyingly large portions while the long list of Soba noodles, curries, and warm bento boxes elevate the menu well beyond that of the average sushi joint. The list of nine sakes highlights different regions of Japan, and shouchu is also available.

Drinks

Tuesdays and Wednesdays bring rotating cocktail specials. While technically there’s a “full bar,” you’ll find sake, Shouchu cocktails and Japanese beer, as well as many rum and vodka drinks, but no domestic beers or frozen drinks.

Recommended Dishes

Miso soup, $2.50; steamed crab dumplings, $4.50; seaweed salad, $6

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