Do you love Japanese food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Japanese cuisine in Long Island. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Long Island restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Nisen, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Kotobuki. We also point out good neighborhoods for Japanese restaurants in Long Island - Westbury, for instance. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix!


Great-tasting raw fish and friendly, energetic service have helped this Long Beach fave earn its popularity over the years. Aside from terrific sushi, the menu features teriyaki-marinated beef, chicken, salmon, and flounder – each posing a...  Read More

Kurofune Japanese Restaurant

This Commack gem hits homeruns from both sides of the plate, so to speak, thanks to spectacular sushi and well-portioned hot entrees. The understated interior reveals a touch of minimalism: indigo walls, light-stained woods, and modest pieces of...  Read More


When the need for sushi hits, this friendly Miller Place restaurant is just what the doctor ordered. Here, patrons appease their cravings for food touched with wasabi and soy, courtesy of a skilled kitchen. Fresh ingredients go into each dish,...  Read More

Tomo Sushi

Smithtowners know where to direct folks when the subject of sushi arises: Tomo on East Main, where the friendly waitstaff, Eastern-inspired setting, and reasonable prices make everybody feel at ease. What's more, the kitchen staff always manages...  Read More

Located in an elegant old home on New York Avenue, this Huntington sushi place gets stellar marks from locals for its authentic cuisine. Of course, KuraBarn's rolls garner the highest acclaim, thanks to such offerings as the five-piece...  Read More

Suki Zuki

Water Mill residents who appreciate wasabi, edamame, and raw fish thanked their lucky stars when this snug Japanese joint opened. What drives Suki Zuki's popularity? The place prides itself on a two-fold premise – providing friendly service...  Read More

Boasting a courteous staff and warm, inviting atmosphere, Nisen goes the extra mile to ensure that folks enjoy as authentic a dining experience as possible without leaving Suffolk County. From the kimono-wearing servers to the artfully presented...  Read More


Many regard this Main Street establishment as the East End's top Japanese restaurant, and based on the number of high-profile regulars it's garnered over the years, it's not difficult to see the reason for all the hoopla and high praise. As the...  Read More


Contrary to what you may have read in Sunday school, all is not lost in Babylon. Its saving grace, in this instance, is sushi. Inside this inventive little eatery, the chefs are not afraid to experiment. This fact becomes apparent when you...  Read More

Where can you try some of LI's tastiest Japanese cuisine? Many locals regard this Westbury stalwart as their favorite, thanks to teppanyaki-style grilled steaks, chicken, and seafood. In addition, skilled chefs entertain nearly as well as they...  Read More