I've been looking for a great neighborhood sushi joint and while this is definitely more East Village than Gramercy it's worth the extra walk for it's warm causal atmosphere and delicious sushi.
The lunch Bento Box comes with four pieces of sushi, sticky rice, California Roll, two chicken shumai and a big bowl of miso soup.
The sushi selection changes depending on the chef but usually includes Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail and either Mackerel or Seabass. I request no salmon due to my allergy and it's always greeted with "no problem" and a smile. Everything from the fish to the greens is incredibly fresh and service is always quick and efficient. For just $11.50 at lunch this is an absolute steal in the East Village.
105 East 9th Street between 3rd & 4th Avenue
New York, NY 10003