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Fhoo Sushi Asian Bistro opens in Rockville Centre

The naruto roll at Fhoo Sushi in Rockville

The naruto roll at Fhoo Sushi in Rockville Centre features cucumber, yellowtail, salmon and asparagus. Credit: Facebook / Fhoo Asian Bistro

A splashy new sushi restaurant has opened in Rockville Centre that seats 180 and took nearly two years to build. Fhoo Sushi Asian Bistro is a restaurant, bar and lounge from the group behind Lumix Hibachi and Sushi Lounge in Lynbrook as well as Xaga Sushi Asian Fusion in Hewlett and Merrick.

Named for a buddha, Fhoo is bigger, fancier and more focused on night life than its siblings. And the space is quite dramatic, with a giant buddha overlooking the dining room. Carved from a single piece, the sculpture took more than 20 people to deliver to the restaurant, said Steve Lin, the general manager.

With a menu of sushi rolls, sushi, sashimi, noodle soups, and Chinese and Thai classics, the kitchen is run by Andy Lin, the executive chef for the restaurant group.

The spot features half-priced drinks and appetizers such as shumai, edamame and sushi rolls from 4:30 to 7 p.m. weekdays. On weekends — when there’s also a DJ — the kitchen is open until 1 a.m.

Fhoo Sushi Asian Bistro is at 294 Sunrise Hwy. in Rockville Centre; 516-442-4687;

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