To get back to Staten Island you have to catch the ferry at the southernmost point of Manhattan-- Whitehall Street. With empty bellies and a craving for sushi, we wandered around the financial district hand in hand hoping to stumble upon something yummy.
The outside of Shinju Sushi looks kind of sketchy with it's neon lights and construction mess, but once you get inside it's cozy and quiet.
To start we ordered edamame, miso soup and the shrimp & vegetable tempura. The edamame was perfectly salted and not too hard, while the tempura batter was crisp with just a touch of grease. The shrimp were enormous and tasted best dipped in soy sauce. The tempura fried broccoli was hands down my favorite. I understand that deep frying it completely negates any of the good veggie qualities, but ya know, oh well.
We didn't know what to expect when our sushi rolls came out, but we were definitely pleasantly surprised. The presentation of both rolls was simple yet vibrant with bright, fresh colored toppings. Rob ordered the Rock 'N Roll: spicy tuna, cucumber & crunch topped with avocado and tobiko. While I predictably ordered the Twister Roll: shrimp tempura topped with spicy tuna.
Needless to say, we left the restaurant full, fat and oh-so happy.