Natural wood crowns the entrance to Ichiban Japanese & Korean Restaurant, and inside the eatery’s spacious dining room, soft lights and white tablecloths set an inviting scene. In the kitchen, cooks draw on years of experience to prepare Japanese and Korean specialties. They roll fresh sushi, grill short ribs and beef bulgogi, and simmer seafood tableside in hot pots. Patrons can wash back each bite with wine, sake, and imported Asian beers.
Long Island's Hana Japanese Restaurant dishes out sushi, teriyaki, and other Asian cuisine beneath the glow of lantern-like hanging lamps. Within the moss-green walls of the dining room, diners feast on maki rolls and sashimi feasts; exposed wooden rafters recall the restrained aesthetics of traditional Japanese architecture. Korean dishes such as bulgogi and bibimbap round out the dinner menu, and diners can cap off meals with fried or regular ice cream in flavors such as green tea or ginger.
True to its name, Oriental Beef Asian Fusion Restaurant draws together the cuisines of India, Japan, and Thailand, among other Asian countries, into a deliciously eclectic menu. Even the decor unites disparate elements: a wall of Japanese art books facing a photographic mural of a running waterfall, framed by bamboo-like banquette seating. Meanwhile, meditative flutes play, an aquarium bubbles, and diners sample tastes from all over Asia. Here's a sampling of what you might find on the menu: