When you’re in the East Village during lunch time, you definitely do not have a shortage of restaurants and eateries to choose from – they’re literally on every block! The problem, then, is trying to find out which one to eat at. Today’s post features Hasaki, which serves up delicious sushi and cooked Japanese goodies. They have several lunch specials and sets so you can pick according to your preferences.
We arrived around 12:30pm and was seated immediately. Our waitress brought over some menus – both the regular and the lunch special – and hot towels for us to clean our hands with. This is particularly helpful since it was pretty chilly that day. After some studying of the menus, we were ready to order.
I went with the Lunch Plate ($18.00), which comes with
- Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura
- Grilled Fish of the Day
- Two small dishes
- Your choice of sushi or sashimi
- Soup + Salad
- Fruit for dessert
It sounds like a lot and it definitely was! The soup and salad came first followed by all the cooked foods on a tray. The sushi was plated on a separate plate. The tempura was very good – everything was lightly battered and fried. It did not feel heavy or oily at all. The sushi was also very fresh and filling. I liked that I could get a whole meal – starters, entree and a tiny dessert to end the meal – all for just $18.00.
The Boyfriend went with the Seared Salmon + Roe on rice and Soba set ($18.00). His set also came with a salad. The salmon was seared perfectly – it was still pink on the inside. The soba broth was also very tasty.
We were given hot green tea during our meal and then hot hojicha to help digestion after our dishes were all cleared away. I love their attention to details and the small things! Our waitress was very attentive the entire meal, refilling our tea and checking up on us. I can definitely see myself coming more often – for lunch and for dinner.