West Village is an interesting place to find a “bargain,” let alone a decent spot to stock up on your sushi cravings. Lucky for you, I found an amazing spot right off the Path Train for my Jersey people to indulge on! And with quite a happy hour, you’re sure to make it home feeling better than you did while at work!
Located right on the cusp of Hudson, you’ll find,
On Christopher St just between Greenwich and Hudson directly next to the Hudson Tunnel Path Train entrance.
This corner is pretty busy to be honest! There’s a couple of early age schools nearby as well as more than a few other local businesses and restaurants.
All of which don’t take the crown as best spot on this corner. The happy hour and food here at Amber will keep you coming back!
Something I notice a lot of Asian restaurants tend to do is use BIG pictures on their menu’s.
Most people either don’t know or are completely oblivious to new food items especially when those items aren’t Mac and cheese or grilled chicken.
I’ve seen it.
Before ordering anything new or out of the ordinary, every single person I know under this blinding sun has to know about sushi.
I love it.
I can honestly say I order two or three rolls of sushi AT LEAST more than twice a week.
Up above, I have my favorites and I want ZERO judgement!
- Spicy Tuna Roll – ADD: Extra Crunchy (Tempura Flakes)
- California Roll – ADD: Cream Cheese
- Shrimp Tempura
It happened to be HAPPY HOUR and I was waiting for my photographer to show up so I went for it.
Amber’s Happy Hour includes:
Half-off ALL regular sushi rolls –
$4 Beer –
$5 Sake Glass –
$7 Wine –
$7 Sake Pitcher –
$7 Sangria Pitcher –
It’s Cocktail Hour!
Two things I love when dining at an Asian restaurant, Lychee and Mojitos.
Featured above, I have the,
- Light Rum
- Lime Juice
- Shiso Leaf
- Lychee Liqueur
- Lime Juice
- Pitted Lychee
There’s nothing wrong with double-fisting anymore as far as I’m concerned so I took the leap.
If you’re ever in a sushi inspired cocktail bar, check out their Lychee Martini. Most of them should have one and if you haven’t had Lychee yet, it is TO DIE FOR!
Time for the main attraction, this BANGIN’ food!
I took to the fellows working behind the bar for some food recommendations and I think they nailed it.
- Wasabi Seaweed Tempura Cracker
- Spicy Avocado
- Spicy Tuna
This is an awesome appetizer for you or your group before you start diggin’ in to the main courses. The crackers were a bit crunchier that I anticipated which was a good thing cause I LOVE a nice crunch to my bites!
Definitely put both the tuna and avocado on at the same time, it’s a giant burst of flavor!
Crystal Shrimp Dumpling!
- Steamed Shrimp Dumpling
- Citrus Soy Ponzu Dressing
Amber doesn’t call these “crystals” for no reason. They are cooked to perfection with just a bit of juice on the inside to keep it extra hot.
Dumplings are a staple in Asian cuisine and dipping these bad boys into their house made soy dressing is MARVELOUS.
Citrus Salmon Carpaccio!
- Salmon Glazed with Serrano
- Mixed Greens
- Citrus Soy Ponzu Dressing
This was the best “looking” dish on the menu. Of course I ordered it. I really love that this roll, for lack of a better word, had no seaweed and the mixture of the sauce used as presentation was wonderful.
MUST HAVE if you swing by Amber.
Excuse me while I enjoy this amazing food!
At Amber Restaurant, we turn the art of eating, whether by yourself or with a group of friends into an experience which will never be forgotten. The decor, the friendly staff together with the Pan- Asian cuisine is what makes us unique.
Is that you over there? Why don’t you check out this latest of mine and swing by sometime! While you’re reading, enjoy a few shots of me on the street!
Until next time guys,
“10/10 would recommend, Yancy……OUT!”
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