Reminder that Japanese Restaurant Week 2013 in New York City ends next Monday, March 18th, with 35 Japanese restaurants participating with special menus ranging from $12 to $15. This year’s theme celebrates the regional cuisines of Japan,
Japanese Restaurant Week really is two weeks, Mar. 4-18, which gives you more lunch and dinner opportunities to sample a new Japanese restaurant, or return to a favorite.
Many participating restaurants are serving special “ekiben” bento boxes that include local Japanese dishes. Ekiben is Japanese fast food, sold at railway train stations in Japan, with local and regional favorites that vary within Japan’s 21 prefectures. Participating NYC Japanese Restaurant Week restaurants also are serving full menus beyond ekiben bento boxes. Click here for the list of participating restaurants, which include Sushiden and MEGU in midtown
The two-week long restaurant week winds up with Japan Week in NYC, including a three-day festival in Grand Central Terminal March 19-21, with food, crafts and free Japanese cultural performances and demonstrations, and information about travel to Japan.
Take the NYC subway to Japan in March for Japan Week and Japanese Restaurant Week.