Long Island's best soups

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We sent our critics out in search of the best soups on Long Island. Here are their recommendations.

  • The outside of Ayhan's Shish Kebab, a Mediterranean

    Ayhan Shish-Kebab 132 Middle Neck Rd. Great Neck With several Ayhan locations on LI, we particularly like the vibrant Turkish red lentil soup here.

  • Critic rating 1.5
    Customers eat in Cozymels' spacious dining room. (Oct.

    Cozymels $$ | Chain restaurants, Mexican 1177 Corporate Dr. Westbury The house chicken soup, a full-flavored broth with poultry pieces, rice, avocado, corn, pico de gallo, lime and tortilla chips, is a rainbow of colors, flavors and textures.

  • Critic rating 2.5
  • Critic rating 2
    Maria's Mexican &Latin Cuisine restaurant in Nesconset offers

    Maria's Mexican & Latin Cuisine $$ 211 Smithtown Blvd. Nesconset Heaps of snowy lobster meat, crisscrossed by fresh asparagus spears, garnish a bowl of deep coral lobster bisque. One sip unleashes torrents of flavor, subtle hints of fire. Also remarkable: A chicken and green chili soup rife with tender poultry and vegetables.

  • Critic rating 3
  • Critic rating 2.5
  • Critic rating 2.5
    Phayathai's tom kha gai -- chicken coconut soup

    Phayathai $$ 735 Hawkins Ave. Lake Ronkonkoma Chef-owner Veerawat Satsri's tom yum goong, the classic Thai shrimp hot and sour soup, is both ringing hot and rife with subtleties, and his tom kha gai (chicken coconut soup) has a sly electric undercurrent all its own.

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