It was the summer of 2015, when appropriately nuzzled between Grand Central and Murray Hill, Sushi Roxx (120 E. 39th St.), a Japanese restaurant featuring servers adorned in glitzy Betsey Johnson costumes performed Top 40 musical numbers in a bright basement dining room.
On Tuesday night, former Pussycat Doll Asia Nitollano, in a silver sequined romper, kicked off the first dinner seating with group choreography to J. Lo's "Let's Get Loud."
Among 'Spice Girl' sushi rolls and the not-at-all innuendo inducing 'Sushi Box' (you'll see), a cast of servers/performers -- Note: Former Pussycat Doll Asia Nitollano will not be refilling your soy sauce or removing edamame shells from your table, she is strictly the talent -- will entertain and feed you in this brand-new subterranean sushitainment venue.
Mars 2112 is long out of the picture, but for a kitschy night out with friends, or a perhaps a PG-rated bachelor party, Sushi Roxx is NYC's "unique, high energy, vibe dining destination restaurant" that you probably can't resist checking out.
Welcome to Sushi Roxx!
Beverage director Gary Wallach has created a menu of fruity and sparkling drinks.
Try the Cobra Kai!
Descend into the sushi bar...
Cozy up the Godzilla corner...
Or get rowdy at a communal table!
Wherever you sit, the performers will get right up close.
Between acts, you can enjoy your sushi.
If you don't eat sushi, there are plenty of cooked options.
Servers alternate between solo singing and group dance numbers.
Forget re-watching 'Dirty Dancing' in some park...
The eclectic sushi menu is actually quite good!
And don't forget an Original Roxx Box!