When we last visited Valley Stream’s favorite hibachi restaurant, Inatome, they were a few days away from their re-opening. Stricken by a fire on Halloween three years ago, they rebuilt better than ever. Although we had an exclusive photo tour of the restaurant, we needed to return to actually experience the food; and what a wonderful meal it was.
H2O Seafood Grill in Smithtown is just one of many restaurants on Long Island owned and operated by the Bohlsen Restaurant Group, one of the premier groups in the area. Focusing on fresh seafood dishes in a wonderful atmosphere, H2O is doing for the north shore what Tellers and Monsoon are doing on the south shore.
Our very first foray into sushi was way back around 1991 when Hama Sushi in Plainview was then known as Yamato. A lot of time has passed but one thing has stayed the same; this spot is continuing to pump out superb sushi and other Japanese cuisine.
Great Neck is filled with culinary delights for every budget. While it may be an expensive town to live and play in, it doesn’t always have to be so expensive to eat (although it can be that, too). We’ve compiled a few restaurants that we’ve spoken about on FiOS1 Long Island’s Restaurant Hunter for our readers to check out and enjoy.
Among the many restaurants that are in Rockville Centre sits its newest shining star, Kashi Japanese. A sister-restaurant to their other busy location on the north shore’s equivalent to Rockville Centre, Huntington Village (both with busy village atmospheres), Kashi will make you feel blue, but not in the way that you might be thinking.
5,400 square feet of Asian cuisine await at Ginza, one of the newest hot spots to open up on the south shore this year. The redesigned space, formerly a Sizzler Steakhouse in Massapequa, is a trendy haven for sushi lovers and interior design lovers alike.
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.
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.