The new Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar FINALLY opened in Manhattan. It is called UMI, which means "you and me together". At least that is what our waitress told us. I have been waiting for this as it is the only full service sushi restaurant in the surrounding area. The next closest would be Topeka.
Not only is it a sushi restaurant it is also a Hibachi restaurant. They have one big room where you sit in a rectangle and the chef makes the food in front of you!!! With flare, of course. We opted to sit in the main restuarant, though, at a regular table.
I started with a shrimp and crap soup
For my main dish I had a Tiger Roll
One word to describe it -- Winning!!
TJ ordered a steak Bento Box. A bento box is more like a tray, divided into compartments. He chose steak as the main dish and it also came with tempura vegetables, a crap rangoon(which they call a crab puff), fried rice, a salad and 6 piece California Roll. It was supposed to have fruit, too, but I think they substituted it with the California roll because it took a little long to come. Since it took a while I also ordered a California Hand Roll
This was my first hand roll and it was awesome.
This was also the very first time TJ ate a whole meal with chopsticks :) He struggled a little but did well overall. I am so proud of him.
We will definitely be going back, hopefully to try the Hibachi next time. It is my new favorite restaurant :)