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Asian and New American: The twain shall meet

Asian and New American cuisines come together at a growing number of Long Island restaurants. Here are three recommendations.


The hibachi filet mignon stands out at the Rockville Centre branch of Kashi. And enjoy the chu chu lobster, or lobster salad with peppery tuna and coconut guacamole; lobster nori crisps; ceviche; sushi rolls; yellowtail jalapeno. $$-$$$222 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre; 516-442-7600,

kashijapanese.comKOI KOKORO

Koi Kokoro prepares fine sushi and also moves into a stretch-the-definition spin on tapas. Tasty choices include fried Blue Point oysters with garlicky oyster sauce, fatty tuna tartare, specialty sushi rolls, traditional yellowtail sushi, and the restaurant's Asian take on sliders. $$-$$$501 Main St., Bay Shore; 631-650-0307,


Try this restaurant's version of the multicourse kaiseki dinner, which will seem similar to a chef's choice meal. From the regular menu, sample the tuna dumplings made with raw maguro, shrimp shumai, sushi rolls and the sweet-spicy red snapper. $$-$$$4747 Nesconset Hwy.,

Port Jefferson Station; 631-509-1000,


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