New York Restaurant Offers Lunch in 10 Minutes or Less, or the Meal Is Free

The staff at Toshi’s Living Room are challenged to serve speedy meals

Toshi’s Living Room

On the heels of announcing free tapas for ladies at Toshi’s Living Room in New York City, Robert "Toshi" Chan is now challenging his staff to serve a speedy special lunch in 10 minutes or less — or it’s free.

The promotion at the hotel restaurant in Manhattan's Flatiron District is applicable to lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and is scheduled to run indefinitely. The menu includes Toshi Schnitzel breaded in panko crumbs and Ninja Calamari served with wasabi and togarashi.

"Our neighborhood is filled with professionals looking for a place to get a great lunch, but often they’re in a hurry and need to eat quickly," said Chan. "Many people don’t consider a sit-down lunch because they’re too busy, but our menu challenge is a viable option."

If the lunch wait exceeds 10 minutes, Toshi and his dog Ponzu, a staple at the hotel, will pick up the tab. Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Game on.


Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.