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Unique comes to Oceanside

Chef-owner Andy Yang on the upstairs dining porch

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Unique makes all its own the bi-level Oceanside space that once housed Umi.

Executive chef-owner Andy Yang said he spent a decade working for the Nobu Corporation, opening restaurants from New York to LA to Miami to Las Vegas. Yang also was corporate chef for Nisen in Woodbury and Commack.

As for the restaurant's name, Yang said that the place represents a “new concept,” one that brings...

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Japanese food the night before T-day

The sushi bar at Daisho sends out impeccably

(Credit: Adrian J. Fussell)

On the night before Thanksgiving, eating out on the light side is a great way to give family cooks a reprieve. And who wants to overindulge on heavy food in advance of the big meal?

A Japanese restaurant seems an ideal pick. The food is nothing remotely like what will follow on Thursday night, plus it’s a cuisine that's relatively virtuous when it comes to fat and calories.

Here are...

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Kushi brings sushi to Nesconset

Night time shot of the new Kushi Japanese

(Credit: Newsday Joan Reminick)

Kushi Japanese Fusion takes over the diminutive Nesconset strip mall space that used to house Kazu. The place is actually the offshoot of another Long Island Japanese restaurant, Onsen Sushi in Oakdale.

Both restaurants are owned by brothers-in-law Jason Chen and Eric Wu. Chen, whose effusive personality and raw fish skills won him a loyal following in Oakdale, remains behind the sushi bar...

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