Top sushi restaurants

Some of the rolls at Show Win are

(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Not long ago, I faced a great challenge: How could I open my mouth wide enough to fit in a maki roll so big, so intimidating that it threatened to eat me first? I was on a quest to find Long Island's best sushi, and this surely wasn't it. Nor was the dull, icy-raw sashimi that accompanied it.

But my search for sushi excellence did have its rewards. Given all the overwrought careless stuff out there, greatness isn't hard to recognize. It announces itself at the first voluptuous bite. So here, in alphabetical order, are my picks for the top sushi restaurants on Long Island.


  • Critic rating 2.5
    Arata Sushi waiter Yulius Kartono explains how a

    Arata Sushi $$$ | Sushi 18 Cold Spring Rd. Syosset You can come here for the familiar tempura and the teriyaki. But it's the creative ...

  • Cirella's at Saks Fifth Avenue $$ | American, Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Restaurant 230 Walt Whitman Rd. Huntington Station Department store cafe (open for lunch only), serving ultra-fresh and beautifully cut sushi, plus burgers, ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Kashi Sushi and Steakhouse in Rockville Centre. (Aug.

    Kashi Sushi & Steakhouse Sushi, Japanese 222 Sunrise Hwy. Rockville Centre At Kashi Sushi & Steakhouse, you'll dine in a sleek, colorful, glittery setting, with a ...

  • Kotobuki is located on Deer Park Road in

    Kotobuki Japanese, Sushi, Asian 86 Deer Park Ave. Babylon Sushi restaurant, part of a mega-successful chainlet that includes locations in Hauppague and Roslyn. Super-fresh ...

  • Critic rating 1

    Kotobuki $$$ | Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, Asian 377 Nesconset Hwy. Hauppauge At the flagship restaurant of this mega-successful chainlet, sushi chef Kenny Muraki consistently turns out ...

  • Mumon Japanese, Sushi, Seafood, Asian fusion 1300 Franklin Ave. Garden City Fatty tuna, or toro, served pristinely and perfectly: lush, rich, essential - the purist's choice. ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Onsen Sushi is a Japanese sushi restaurant located

    Onsen Sushi $$ | Sushi 597 Montauk Hwy. Oakdale Sushi chef Jason Chen is a whiz with raw fish. Everything coming out of his ...

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