When Inatome suffered a fire on October 31, 2010, the entire structure was affected and we weren’t quite sure if they would open their doors again to the general public. That answer came to us a few days ago when we learned that after an exhaustive 15 months of construction and upgrades, Inatome is back, and better than ever.
While most buffets will have you and everyone else circling around a large presentation table loaded with food (and who knows what germs), Sushi Palace is more refined in nature. All you can eat sushi comes from the sushi chefs behind the sushi bar while you request your next rolls with the waitstaff, made to order.
Of all the restaurants on Long Island, Shiro of Japan may be the one that we visit the most. Located in the ground floor of the office building that East of NYC is based out of, we’re visiting them on an average of once per week for lunch and we sometimes stop in for dinner, as well.
On more than one occasion we’ve found ourselves wandering around the north shore of Nassau County and in the mood for thai. When that mood strikes us, we tend to always end up at SriPriPhai, in Williston Park. An offshoot to their other popular location in Woodside, Queens, this location is a bit larger, brighter and newer. We took a trip there not too long ago to capture some of their decor and dishes for our audience to see.
We’ll have more information on the cuisine and experience at Monsoon in Babylon Village, the newest of the Bohlsen Restaurant Group’s six restaurants on Long Island soon, but to tide you over we’ve visited their new location to see what this new hot spot looks like on the inside.
Merrick has found itself in the middle of a sushi war and from what we’ve been seeing over the past two years the competition is heating up with a few new spots opening their doors to try and convince their south shore customers that they’re the best. We’ve stopped by a few of the restaurants in the recent past to discover what’s unique about them and how they shape up next to their friendly rivals.
As a way to entice sushi lovers to come in and try out the new space, Massago in Oceanside is offering 1/2 price sushi as a celebration of their grand opening. They’ve replaced La Szechuan’s chinese restaurant with a beautifully decorated sushi spot.
Like its sibling restaurant in Commack, Nisen Woodbury is raising the level of expectation for competing restaurants on the high-end scene of Long Island. The focus is a little less about the sushi and more about the entrees at this location, but they both have one thing in common; excellent cuisine with a trendy atmosphere.
When I came to Aji 53, I didn’t arrive with the intent to review the restaurant; I was actually walking into a blind date. I was pleasantly surprised by Aji 53 as I hadn’t done more to scope out the restaurant other than a quick glance at the website to find the address.
Shopping can be hard; walking around the mall endlessly, looking for that perfect outfit or accessory for a night out on the town or for every day use. Saks Fifth Avenue, especially, is a mecca for high end couture. If you’re going to exert all of that energy shopping for their high-end wares, you’re going to need a worthy refueling station with top quality cuisine.