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.
Japanese and Thai cuisines share table space within the romantically-lit dining room of Aozora Restaurant. Plates of fresh sushi sporting bites of white tuna or giant clam sit next to steaming plates of pad thai or thai red curry. At one of the restaurant's hibachi tables, a large hibachi grill sizzles hunks of Angus steak or lobster tail. The space includes a large dining room and sushi bar, a separate hibachi room, and a separate private party room.
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: