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Best Sushi on Long Island

by Best Of Long Island on January 5, 2010

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!

Kotobuki Restaurant
Multiple Locations

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.

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.

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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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

magoo May 3, 2010 at 8:41 am

Tai Show is the most overrated Sushi establishment I’ve ever been to. I live very close and wish it was as good as all the hype but it isn’t. It is overpriced, the staff are surly and the food is on par with any of a hundred “all you can eat for $19.95″ Manhattan shops. They do well because cultureless Long Islanders are so excited to sit in a booth with the sliding bamboo and paper door and preted they are in Japan that they will ignore the price and the mediocrity of the food. A local hibachi place opened on Wantagh Ave recently and didn’t last long. Their sushi was just as good, 2/3 the price and they treated you like gold. Even honored coupons. Of course they went under, with help in part by every one of these pathetic, outdated “lists” that call Tai Show a “best of.” Tai Show is not the best, it is just the only game in a town of pizza, bagels and sports bars. I am a hostage to them if I want local sushi and I still rarely go anymore. I get my sushi on elsewhere. More bang for the buck and a nicer experience.


PJB June 11, 2010 at 9:34 am

Magoo…are you a ‘cultureles Long Islander as well toolshed?


scott August 6, 2010 at 10:22 pm

I agree 100% with magoo. Not only does tai show have lame sushi, but there are countless places on long island to get better sushi for cheaper. I came to this site through google searching for “best sushi on long island” and I was appalled to see tai sho in the list.

There’s a place simply titled “oriental sushi” or “sushi bakery” on portion road in ronkoma. Not exactly what you’d expect to be high-class, and its not… But the food blows tai sho outta the water.

Magoo is perfectly correct is explaining that long islanders don’t even know what good sushi tastes like and are more concerned with what’s “cool”…

Argh I hate google for only showing well SEO’D articles like this as opposed to an actual list of great long island sushi restaurants.


Jared February 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Scott/Magoo, what do you think of the list on

I know you probably won’t be flying to san diego for sushi but check out the pictures. Probably more expensive than thai show but it’s the real deal.


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