Imperial Seoul earned a two-star rating in Newsday for its Korean fare and Japanese cuisine. The big, bright restaurant knew how to turn up the spicing in Korean casseroles; and prepare pristine, uncooked fish from the sushi-sashimi bar.
Miraku was one of the top 10 restaurants in 2011 in Newsday's annual listing, with a 2½-star rating. The glittery, streamlined spot sent out finely crafted crudo and creative sushi, including a seaweed tempura raft for spicy crab, tuna and yellowtail and pearly fluke with yuzu dressing.
Miraku was at 31 S. Middle Neck Rd; Imperial Seoul, 3365 Hillside Ave.