Add Kado to the mix of  “modern Asian” restaurants proliferating on Long Island. The new Syosset place, tucked into a strip mall near the LIRR station, is equipped with the requisite sushi bar and features such diverse Asian kitchen items as Thai red curry, wok glazed ginger shrimp and crispy red snapper.

The place has a dark, burnished look with comfortable black booths, where friends and I went to fulfill a sushi craving. While the fish on my sushi-sashimi plate was perfectly fresh, both fish and rice were a bit too cold.  Also, the filling of my compadre's warm sweet potato roll was heavy when it should have been light and creamy.

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OK for everyday, but not quite the high we were looking for.

Kado is under the same ownership as the more traditional Japanese restaurant, Sumou, in East Patchogue.

Kado is at 117-119 Jackson Ave., Syosset; 516-677-9888/9188, kadony.com