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Step aside California roll. For those craving original rolls and memorable hibachi experiences, these five Long Island sushi spots offer far beyond the run-of-the-mill.
Here’s five favorites “off the Fork.”
Known for its beautiful and colorful food presentations that are just as delicious to eat, notable dishes on the menu include the spicy tuna appetizer with tempura flakes topped with rainbow caviar, spicy tuna pizza, the new barbeque squid roll stuffed spicy crab meat. For dessert, the Bomba made with classic vanilla and chocolate gelato is a crowd favorite. Don’t miss their daily happy hour specials that include special prices for appetizers, rolls and cocktails.
321 Smithtown Bypass, Hauppauge; 631-656-8577
A unique variety of modern sushi rolls, signature rolls and appetizers await guests at Kotobuki. Favorites include their K-Mac sliders, spicy tuna sandwich between rice andsoy-nori “bread”, the Daisy Duke roll with yellowtail topped with crab salad and Beach Monster with spicy scallop topped with torched-seared white tuna.
377 Nesconset Hwy, Hauppauge; 631-360-3969
Known for its authentic ramen and lunch specials, Ichi Sushi & Ramen’s special mid-day menu includes sushi bar lunch, bento boxes and roll combos. At least seven different choices of ramen are on the menu, including sesame ramen, seafood ramen and shoyu (pork) ramen. Special rolls include the Christmas roll with spicy crunchy tuna inside topped with salmon, and the L.I.E. roll with shrimp, crabmeat and spicy salmon.
700 N Country Rd, East Setauket; 631-675-1500
For some seriously good teriyaki and cocktails, as well as signature sushi rolls, head to Midori in Mount Sinai. There is a happy hour menu everyday at the bar and lounge beginning at 4:30 p.m., which includes a variety of salads, cold/hot appetizers and signature or classic sushi rolls. Top choices include the sushi burrito with spicy crunch tuna and green apple, and the Midori roll with fresh Maine lobster and mango.
271-6 Route 25A, Mount Sinai; 631-500-9100
Known for its fun, innovative presentations, Sam’s has a lot to offer sushi lovers. Special rolls not-to-miss are the Dancing Dragon Roll with crab tempura, shrimp, avocado and grilled eel outside; Farmingville Roll with spicy lobster, cucumber, mango and eel sauce with wasabi mayo; and Sunshine Roll with spicy tuna, spicy lobster inside topped with tuna, yellowtail and avocado.
654 Horseblock Rd, Farmingville; 631-880-3333