You know how it is. Just a mention of the word “sushi” and you have to get some. You simply won’t be satisfied until you quench that desire for say, an Alaska Roll, with a fresh raw piece of Salmon and Avacado surrounded by white rice wrapped neatly in seaweed, with just a dab of wasabi. And washed down with some hot sakli. But there is no substitute for the Best Sushi on Long Island, per our readers’ orders.
Kotobuki Restaurant Won Best Sushi on Long Island!
Japanese food pioneers, who single-handedly elevated the cuisine to new heights out here in the ’burbs, they provide options for both lovers of authentic sushi and the less adventurous who prefer to dine out on the spectacular roll creations and teriyaki. With the expansion to Nassau County, these five-time winners spread the gospel of sushi, signing up new recruits with their fresh fish and inventive menu.
2nd Place – Nisen Sushi, 5032 Jericho Tpke., Commack. 631-462-1000. 7967 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. 516-496-7000. www.nisensushi.com
Food that melts in your mouth is a fashionable way to eat. It artfully serves sushi, sashimi and specialty dishes. With a delightful wait staff the food tends to taste even better. Besides the teriyaki plates there is a fair share of spicy squid, seaweed salad and king crab salad. Their creative sushi rolls are one of their most delectable dishes, you can’t go wrong there.
3rd Place – Tai Show West
170 Gardiners Ave., Levittown. 516-731-1188. www.taishow.com
Tai Show West has plenty of options for appetizers as well as a few choices of soup and salad. For an entrée, try any of their meats with teriyaki, sukiyaki, or tempura sauce. Other choices include avocado chicken, miso scallops, Tai show steak, or beef horenso. Too many choices, can’t pick just one? The box special is meant for you where you can pick five pieces of sashimi, one California roll, and a choice of two appetizers or any of the other options. Don’t forget to try the chef’s specials too as well as desserts!
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