Thursday, February 28, 2013

Top 10 Sushi Places in Nassau County

Now onto Sushi! Sushi places are a dime a dozen in Nassau County, but for some reason there seem to be a lot more "subpar" sushi places than good ones. However, if you're looking for great sushi in Nassau County, check out these places. You won't be disappointed.

10.  Himawari
Location: Long Beach
Overview: Himawari has more selections outside of sushi than the others on the list, but this place ranks as my favorite in Long Beach (where there are more than a fair share of sushi joints).
Try The: Krazy Angel Roll

9. Sushi Time 560
Location: Bethpage
Overview: Bethpage was lacking a really good sushi place and Sushi Time 560 came to the rescue. They offer a $20 all you can eat which is a great deal. The rolls are great, not the best, but more than adequate for an all you can eat place.
Try The: Godzilla Roll

8. Minado
Location: Carle Place
Overview: I love Minado. I probably go here more than a lot of other places on the list. The sushi is very good. Not as great as the others on the list, but still solid. The draw of this place is the "all you can eat" aspect. Not only is it all you can eat for their rolls, but they have a ton of different Japanese food. It's buffet style, but it's not "dirty" like you see with other buffets. Definitely give it a go if you have a big appetite.
Try The: Rock' N Roll Roll

7. Thai Show
Location: Massapequa Park & Levittown
Overview: The only place on the list that has two locations, score! If I had to pick the better location I'd go with Massapequa Park, but both are fantastic. Massapequa Park includes booths that are in line with traditional Japanese seating (where you go inside without shows). The sushi is always delicious and fresh, regardless of which location you choose.
Try The: Riverdance Roll

6. Tobiko
Location: Valley Stream
Overview:  A place not only known for it's excellent roles, but it's excellent services. Makes for an overall fantastic dining experience. However, if you decide to takeout, you won't be disappointed as the rolls rarely ever disappoint.
Try The: Spring Jamie Roll 

5. Matsuya
Location: Great Neck
Overview: Great Neck seems to be the sushi capital of Nassau County. It is impossible to walk a block without seeing a couple of sushi places. In my opinion, Matsuya reigns supreme in a saturated market. Always fresh and always delicious. The locals will agree that this place will easily rank in their top 3 sushi places in the area.
Try The: O.M.G. Roll

4. Sushi Ya
Location: Garden City
Overview: Garden City is a mecca of delicious restaurants, including my all time favorite Waterzooi. If you're in the area and sick of mussels, check out Sushi Ya. They do the basics well (i.e. spicy tuna, etc.), but their special rolls are one of the best I've had.
Try The: Rich & Robert Roll

3. Nisen
Location: Woodbury
Overview: Nisen is located in a shopping center of deliciousness with Laguna Grille and Butera's also located in the same place. Nisen trumps these two excellent places because of how innovative and delicious their sushi is.  While I love their sushi, go with some of their unique appetizers as well including the white tuna truffle and lobster taco.
Try The: Mama Buddha Roll

2. Sushi Ko
Location: Merrick
Overview: I discovered this place recently and am extremely glad I did. I've been searching for a great sushi place in Merrick for the last few months and finally found it in Sushi Ko. If you like Sushi Bar & Tea, which a lot of people seem to enjoy, this blows it out of the water. Not only are the rolls delicious, but they are extremely unique (even having a filet mignon one with Japanese bbq sauce). The staff is also super friendly.
Try The: New Orleans Roll

1. Kumo
Location: Plainview
Overview: Kumo is a little bit on the expensive side (which is the only drawback), but the sushi is phenomenal. It actually not only ranks as my favorite sushi place in Nassau County, but probably ever.  Their pizza sandwich is at another level in terms of deliciousness. Don't confuse this one with the location out in Suffolk (this is a million times better).
Try The: Pizza Sandwich

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