Eat and Drink Sushi Roxx is New York's newest, best and only sushi nightclub Asia Nitollano dances at Sushi Roxx NYC Former Pussycat Doll Asia Nitollano dances at Sushi Roxx NYC. By MELISSA KRAVITZ Updated July 15, 2015 1:01 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email 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! Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Two friendly bouncers will escort you into the The Tuscany Hotel's bar area, at which you can enjoy a $15 cocktail while waiting for your Suhi Roxx table. Beverage director Gary Wallach has created a menu of fruity and sparkling drinks. Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Previously of trendy spots like the East Village's Apartment 13, this bearded and tattooed bartender may not be the face you expect to see at an establishment named Sushi Roxx. Wallach's drinks featuring fresh fruit and top shelf liquors are actually nicely refreshing and easy to drink -- you may want a few before the show starts... Try the Cobra Kai! Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ The Cobra Kai, made with Grey Goose vodka, mezcal, a light touch of watermelon and pink peppercorn is an icy refreshment to slurp down. Large format cocktails, for 4-6 people, are also available for $150. And yes, you'll want to drink up -- the grooviest bathroom in NYC is inside Sushi Roxx! Descend into the sushi bar... Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ This subterranean hotel basement got a massive makeover, featuring plenty of LED screens, speakers and colorful Japanese-inspired artwork. Cozy up the Godzilla corner... Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ You know you want to! Or get rowdy at a communal table! Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Plenty of screens featuring hypnotizing images will keep your attention between performances. Wherever you sit, the performers will get right up close. Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ While the singing waitstaff is happy to serenade you in your seat, dancing along with the group choreography was not encouraged. Between acts, you can enjoy your sushi. Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ The Yellowtail Jalapeno appetizer ($18) was nice and light with a kick of spice. If you don't eat sushi, there are plenty of cooked options. Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ The wild ginger edamame ($9) make for a salty and spicy, if not slightly greasy, appetizer. Chicken satay with a creamy honey peanut sauce ($14) left much to be desired. Servers alternate between solo singing and group dance numbers. Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Our server Samantha choreographed a duet with her boyfriend, also a Sushi Roxx server/dancer. The two previously worked together on a cruise ship. The staff is equally talented at both serving and performing. #NewYorkCity Forget re-watching 'Dirty Dancing' in some park... Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ The real dirty dancing is happening in an air conditioned basement in midtown! The eclectic sushi menu is actually quite good! Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Chef Edwin Purnomo, formerly of Sushi of Gari and Tender, created a menu of unique sushi rolls just as quirky as the atmosphere. The Big Mac ($18) comes in a triangle shape, packed with spicy tuna, avocado, snow crab and sprinkled with a tobiko exterior. The Surf & Turf ($22) rolled with shrimp tempura and topped with filet mignon is well-balanced and tasty. For vegetarians, Mr. Miyagi ($16) features a nice array for green veggies with a dot of sriracha on top. And don't forget an Original Roxx Box! Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Pictureed, the Spicy Tuna Crunch Roxx Box ($18) -- a dense cube of sushi rice topped with spicy tuna and tempura crunch. We liked our chopsticks clean after finishing this original sushi creation. Yes, there's a sumo wrestler on the ceiling. Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ To be expected. Former Pussycat Doll Asia Nitollano is waiting for you. Photo Credit: MELISSA KRAVITZ Sushi Roxx will serve dinner Tuesday - Saturday, starting July 22. Make reservations at 212-726-9500 or Opentable.com. By MELISSA KRAVITZ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.