Beyond Sushi, Beyond Delicious.

Beyond Sushi, Beyond Delicious.

One should have a certain amount of confidence to call a restaurant “Beyond Sushi” and not serve fish. However, are you familiar with the real definition of sushi? In fact, “sushi” comes from a Japanese word meaning "sour rice," and it's the rice that's at the heart of sushi, not the traditional fish that comes to mind.

So, forget the fish - there’s none at this sushi spot. If you’re here for your standard California Roll, then this might not be the right place for you.

A restaurant in the heart of Manhattan that is casual enough to enjoy great food, cocktails and a nice conversation; and where the rolls, wraps, and sashimi are all inventive and delicious vegetable-based combinations.

Founded by renowned chef Guy Vaknin and his wife, Tali, Beyond Sushi offers an assortment of distinctive sushi rolls and standout seasonal signature dishes. 

Beyond Sushi is unique in a way that it reinvents traditional sushi using fresh, local, all-vegan ingredients to come up with colorful, beautifully crafted rolls. In lieu of fish, this all-vegan New York City chain uses both standard and inventive alternatives, like avocado, mango, sweet potato, portabella mushrooms, and asparagus. And, with healthy dining as a key feature, Beyond Sushi replaces white rice with six-grain and black rice.

Pick up the menu and what will immediately jump out are the jarringly colorful rolls. 

The Spicy Mango Roll is hands down the best thing here. It comes packed with avocado, slices of mango, and cucumber, and is topped with a spicy vegetable mush. I will make sure to come back for some more funky fishless sushi rolls. 

In addition to that, we had the Chipotle Seitan Skewers, the Portabella Carpaccio and the Mighty Mushroom.

We also tried a new Fall 2019 dish created by the chef. The Impossible Kebabs with campfire potatoes, torched broccoli, ground mustard seed, harissa and pan roasted pine nuts tastes impossibly like Kebab! Another main dish we had is the Black Garlic Ravioli, made with kale, baby bella, crispy capers, smoked “gouda”,lemon velouté and chili oil; and it was, as you can guess, absolutely delicious!

Now, let’s talk about the desert. 

Vegan cake? Vegan ice cream? Or even better, Vegan cinnamon rolls? Never thought there were so many diversities for Vegans. I can say this restaurant has an approach that makes vegans happy but with a much broader appeal.

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The restaurant has locations in Union Square, Chelsea Market, FiDi, Nolita, W. 56th Street and W. 37th Street. Beyond Sushi strives to popularize a modern approach to vegan cuisine by crafting intricate and wholesome dishes that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate.

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