In case you aren’t aware, Valentine’s Day is coming up. While a traditional celebration of this lovey dovey holiday may involve a romantic dinner out with a bottle of wine, a string quartet, and lots of chocolate hearts and roses, some of us just aren’t into that. If you’re looking for an alternative way to celebrate… may we suggest sushi?
Apparently a Valentine’s Roll is a super popular sushi combination in New York City. All the rolls are a bit different. Some restaurants serve it heart shape, some involve tuna and some even mango. Whatever the Valentine’s combination, we’re sure it’s sweet. In alphabetical order, we present all the restaurants you can order a Valentine’s Roll:
1. Ace Sushi in Gramercy Park
Shrimp tempura & eel avocado inside, tuna, jalapeño & spicy mayo on top
2. Aji Sushi House in Astoria
Raw. Spicy tuna, yellowtail and avocado topped with mixed tobiko and wasabi sauce.
3. Akura Sushi in Murray Hill
Spicy tuna, avocado, mango, kani, tobiko wrapped soy bean seaweed.
4. Aru Sushi in Hell’s Kitchen
Shrimp tempura & eel avocado inside, tuna, jalapeno & spicy mayo on top
5. Asian Station in Midtown East
Inside: spicy tuna, salmon and yellowtail. Outside: tuna served in a heart-shape
6. Ayama in the Upper East Side
Yellowtail, kani, tuna, salmon, avocado, scallion, and spicy tobiko wrapped with miso seaweed.
7. Ayogu Sushi in the Upper East Side
Yellowtail, kani, tuna, salmon, avocado, scallion, spicy tobiko wrapped with miso seaweed
8. Bamboo Sushi in the Upper East Side
Tuna, salmon, avocado, masago, spicy mayo crunch wrapped with pink seaweed
9. Blue Asian Restaurant in the Upper East Side
Spicy tuna, salmon and yellowtail with tuna outside served in heart shape
10. Canaan Sushi in Chelsea
Shrimp tempura, eel, avocado, mango with soy bean seaweed
11. Fusha West in the Upper West Side
Lobster salad, caviar and avocado roll wrapped in fresh strawberry topped with wasabi mayo. Mildly spicy
12. Fushimi Modern Japanese Cuisine in Williamsburg
Spicy tuna and crunch, wrapped in fresh tuna.
13. Qinza in Park Slope
Spicy crunch tuna, avocado, mango, kani & tobiko, wrapped in bean seaweed.
14. HaNa Asian Fusion in Brighton Beach
Crunchy spicy tuna wrap with tuna.
15. Hayashi Sushi in Sheepshead Bay
Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, avocado, caviar inside, with pink soybean paper and special sauce
16. Hunan Park in the Upper West Side
Shrimp tempura, cucumber with crab meat salad on top.
17. Ichiban in Chelsea
Salmon, crabmeat and avocado with spicy tuna on top.
18. Izumi Sushi in Chelsea
Shrimp tempura and eel avocado inside, tuna, jalapeno and spicy mayo on top.
19. Kawaii Japanese Bistro in Howard Beach
Crunchy spicy tuna wrap with tuna.
20. Kiku in the West Village
Hot and spicy. Spicy, crunchy yellowtail and apple inside. Topped with yellowtail and caviar
21. Koto Sushi in Prospect Heights
Heart-shaped spicy kani & crunch topped with tuna
22. Kyoto Sushi in Greenpoint
Chicken tempura, beef tempura, lettuce and tatake sauce
23. Matsu Sushi in the Upper East Side
Tuna, shrimp tempura, eel & avocado wrapped with pink seaweed.
24. Nikko in the Upper West Side
Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, crab meat, caviar, avocado and scallion, wrapped with soybean paper
25. Osaka in Cobble Hill
Fresh salmon, crab stick and avocado with spicy tuna and tempura flakes on top.
26. Ozu Japanese Cuisine in Brooklyn Heights
Raw. Spicy tuna, yellowtail, avocado with mix tobika on the top
27. Potluck Asian in Chelsea
Spicy tuna, salmon yellowtail, seaweed salad and kani mixed with avocado and tuna.
28. Ready to Roll in Midwood
Salmon, cucumber and seared salmon on top.
29. Sakura in NoLiTa
Salmon, carbmeat and avocado roll topped with spicy tuna.
30. Sariku in Gramercy
Crab meat, avocado and cucumber topped with spicy tuna
31. Shobu in Bay Ridge
Spicy tuna roll topped with tuna
32. Sumo Japanese in Williamsburg
Tuna, mango and cucumber topped with crab meat and tobiko
33. Taki Sushi in Midtown
Shrimp tempura inside, topped with pepper tuna, avocado and scallions with chef’s special sauce
34. Umi Sushi in Fresh Meadows
Heart shape of spicy yellowtail roll with tuna on top.
35. Yamato Restaurant in Park Slope
Salmon, crab stick, & avocado roll with spicy tuna & tempura flakes on top.