Small but tastefully appointed, Chan’s Sushi & Teriyaki in Lake Ronkonkoma seems to be hitting the trifecta: pleasing food, friendly service and affordable prices.
At a recent dinner, even the gratis miso soup — afloat with paper-thin mushroom slices — surpassed the ones usually served. So, too, did the gyoza ($4.50), al dente half-moon dumplings stuffed with a savory pork mixture.
A friend’s chicken teriyaki ($12.95), generously portioned and served with bright cuts of sauteed zucchini, was moist, its sauce neither gloppy nor overly sweet. Chirashi ($15.95) was decoratively plated and featured pristinely fresh tuna, salmon, octopus, mackerel and white tuna. I wished, though, that the chef had left out the surimi and cooked shrimp, two boring items that seem requisite on such platters all over Long Island.
Chan’s Sushi & Teriyaki is at 295-297 Smithtown Blvd., Lake Ronkonkoma, 631-588-1558
Above: Chirashi at Chan’s Sushi & Teriyaki in Lake Ronkonkoma