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The new Hazuki Japanese Fusion is secreted away in a corner of a Glen Cove strip mall. It occupies the former digs of Hundred Roll Sushi, next to the Chase bank.
On sushi chef-owner Tank Gao’s roster of raw items: Tuna tataki ($10), a rainbow roll ($11), sashimi deluxe ($22) and chirashi ($18). Cooked items include tofu teriyaki ($14), pork katsu ($14) and, from a recently added list of Thai...Read more »
Opera House, the four-month-old Asian-fusion restaurant that opened in the former Roslyn Heights home of Tofu, proved to be a very mixed bag on a recent visit, with high highs, and very low lows.
I was there with a friend who had never tried honey-walnut shrimp, the resolutely inauthentic and improbably delicious Chinese dish made from battered, deep-fried shrimp and sugar-infused, deep-fried...Read more »
Tang Asian Fusion is a small but attractive new Copiague spot offering takeout and delivery as well as table service. Like most Long Island Asian fusion spots, it has a sushi bar.
The high point of an initial visit was a main course-sized bowl of Chinese egg noodle soup with roast pork and shrimp dumplings ($8.95) — so hearty and satisfying. While a Thai red curry with chicken ($9.95) fell...Read more »
West East Bistro in Hicksville has lately undergone a few changes. The place is now called West East All Natural Bar & Bistro and has a new executive chef — Jay Jadeja, who co-owns the place with Danny Wu. Jadeja is also chef at the Cedar Beach Bar & Grill in Mount Sinai and, in the past, owned the former Wildflower in Manhattan.
The interior of West East has been redone in a warmer...Read more »
It had been years since I’d dined at Toku in Manhasset, the granddaddy of Asian fusion restaurants on Long Island. If the experience wasn’t quite as thrilling as my first, it was still a great dinner. The place looks like a few million bucks, the food is consistently good, the service top-notch. (Although I never have liked those white getups worn by the bussers; they look like attendants in a mental...Read more »
Ancient wisdom has it that the antidote to a chilly day is a big bowl of noodle soup. So, feeling the force of the wind and finding myself in the vicinity of the new Ruby Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar, I stopped in for a meal-sized bowl of roast duck and egg noodle soup.
It turned out to be ample, savory and loaded with big pieces of beautifully burnished bone-in roasted duck with subtle five-spice...Read more »
It’s been months that the former To Fu (est. 1993, closed earlier this year) remodeled and erected a striking sign declaring the imminent opening of Opera House. Last night, it finally opened.
The place looks sleek and modern and vaguely Asian — just what you’d expect from a place that bills itself “Sushi. Asian Fusion. Lounge.” (You'd never guess that the building started out as a Howard...Read more »
In accordance with what seems to be the law of Long Island — that is, an area cannot have too many Asian Fusion or pan-Asian restaurants — Ruby Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar opened in Woodbury. It actually replaces another such restaurant, Asian Bistro Next Door, in Woodbury Common.
If its name sounds somewhat familiar, that’s because it’s under the same ownership as Ruby Sushi in nearby Plainview....Read more »
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...Read more »