Open in New Hyde Park: Sushi Republic

Sushi Republic has opened in the New Hyde Sushi Republic has opened in the New Hyde Park location that used to be Ara Sushi and Grill, July 22, 2014. Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

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Sushi Republic has opened in the Hillside Avenue building that, until April, housed Ara Sushi & Grill, a pan-Asian restaurant noted for its Korean cuisine. Ara’s predecessor, Imperial Seoul (2010-13) also had a large Korean menu.

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Sushi Republic’s menu looks to be about half sushi, with entrees ranging from $15 to $22, signature rolls around $12. The rest of the menu is a blend of Chinese, Thai and fusion items such as General Tso’s chicken ($14), ma po tofu ($12), Thai curry seafood casserole ($20) and grilled Chilean sea bass ($20). A “Taste of China & Southeast Asia” lunch special offers a dozen entrees with soup and rice for $6.50 to $7.95.

Sushi Republic is at 3365 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park, 516-747-3377,

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