Arata Sushi swiftly slices its niche in the top tier of Long Island's inventive, modern Japanese restaurants. Jimmy Lian wields the knife. Lian, a young veteran of the Nobu empire, gets your attention with sharp sashimi and sushi, eye-catching and updated. His show is under way at the former site of Tsubo. The changeover is remarkable, for the seafood and the style.
Arata Sushi Chef/Owner Jimmy Lian brushes a dish he has created with yuzu soy behind the sushi bar. (Sept. 22, 2011)
Arata Sushi waiter Yulius Kartono explains how a dish is made to patrons at the restaurant. (Sept. 22, 2011)
Crabmeat Samosa is on the menu at Arata Sushi in Syosset. Crab and corn spring rolls are served with pineapple salsa. (Sept. 22, 2011)
The Invisible Sandwich is a menu item at Arata Sushi in Syosset. The dish is made with salmon, avocado and a mix of tobiko Jimmy Lian's special sauce.