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Sushi Ko in Merrick

Sushi Ko in Merrick

Sushi Ko is breathing new life into a space that was previously occupied by Akari sushi for many years. To say that the new ownership is an improvement would be an understatement. The previous incarnation was dated, the service was horrible – at best, and the food was nothing we’d want to return to. This has changed everything.

Xaga Sushi in Merrick

Xaga Sushi in Merrick

We’ll admit that we walked into Xaga Sushi in Merrick a bit skeptical. The restaurant is relatively new and our only source of information who we know that went there was very unimpressed with their experience at the restaurant. Happily, we can report that Xaga fared better for us this time around than for our good friend.

Mikado in Lynbrook

Mikado in Lynbrook

Not ones to visit Lynbrook often, we took this chance to hit up a random sushi joint on Merrick Rd. recently. A quiet and well reviewed spot on Yelp, we sat down and took in this south shore hidden gem for a night of sushi, sake and good times.

Food News: Morgo’s Dynasty in Plainview Closes

Food News: Morgo’s Dynasty in Plainview Closes

There’s nothing more depressing than seeing a childhood eatery abandoned and with a “For Rent” sign in the window. But, like life itself, the restaurant world isn’t fair sometimes and it is with a fond farewell that we bid adieu to Morgo’s Dynasty in Plainview.

Merrick Sushi Bar and Tea in Merrick

Merrick Sushi Bar and Tea in Merrick

If you’re familiar with Merrick, you’ll know that not unlike every other town on Long Island, there are a plethora of Japanese and sushi restaurants. Having opened their doors to the raw-seafood consuming public, Merrick Sushi & Tea is filling a niche that not many other restaurants are able to.

Wong’s Noodle House in Mineola

Wong’s Noodle House in Mineola

Between Winthrop Hospital, the courts and the burgeoning residential scene in Mineola, there’s good reason to be kept in the know on what’s happening on the culinary front. This convenient-to-the-train dependable chinese spot will have you looking forward to your next lunch or dinner excursion there and it will also leave your wallet intact and satisfied that you didn’t drain it of its contents.

Open: Asian Bistro Next Door in Woodbury

Open: Asian Bistro Next Door in Woodbury

Woodbury has a brand new bar / lounge/ restaurant to call their own, starting now. As of April 1st, Asian Bistro Next Door has opened its doors directly next to their sister restaurant Graffiti, a staple of the Woodbury Commons shopping center.

Deal of the Week: Nisen Sushi in Commack

Deal of the Week: Nisen Sushi in Commack

Getting young kids trained to eat sushi at a young age could be a great thing not only for the child, but also for the parents. Fish, seaweed and rolls can be daunting to the untrained young one. As a way to get kids used to sushi and to reward their parents for coming in on a Sunday night, Nisen Sushi in Commack is offering “Kids Eat Free Sundays” every Sunday from 5 to 9pm. This deal applies to kids who are 10 and under and consists of of one kid’s meal for every sushi or kitchen entree (or for a $20 adult purchase).

Notable Opening: Sushi Ko in Merrick

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Sushi Ko was so new that the first two times that we dined there that they hadn’t even yet printed up their menus for takeout. We arrived during the soft opening of the restaurant, a time that normally gets all of the kinks out of the wait staff and perfects the recipes and presentations of the cuisines at hand. Surprisingly, Sushi Ko performed at a level that screamed more “we’ve been at this for years!” than “we’ve only been open for days.”

Ki Sushi in Brooklyn

By Sam Jacobs, Brooklyn Correspondent

My fiancee doesn't eat sushi.  Yeah, I don't get it either.  This is why, when she decides to have dinner with the girls, and I'm left to my own devices on a Friday night I like to call my friend Karyn who never (rarely) hesitates to say yes to sushi.

Ki Sushi opened a few years ago and has been reviewed as one of the best sushi restaurants in NYC.  They're not kidding.  We shared a plate of steamed vegetable dumplings, and Jalapeno Yellowtail Sashimi.  They were both fantastic, and the yellowtail was so fresh I knew I'd be in for a real treat when the rest of the food arrived.

For our main course we split three rolls – yellowtail and scallion, which was fresh and delicious, but fairly ordinary.  The TNT Lover – chopped bluefin toro, caviar, tempura flakes, scallion & asparagus, topped with tuna and served with truffle soy sauce.  Again, fresh and delicious and…WOW!  And third we had the signature Ki Roll which is tuna, salmon, and yellowtail topped with spicy crunch king crab, avocado, caviar, and gold leaf.  Yup, real gold leaf.  Why anyone would or should eat gold leaf is beyond me, but the roll tasted amazing!

Ki is priced moderately, and is Zagat and Michelin reviewed, available for dine-in or take-out. 718-935-0575

~Sam

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