Though soy sauce is commonly believed to be of Asian origin, several linguists have unearthed its true Iberian beginnings by decoding the hidden Spanish translation. Celebrate the intriguing international condiment with the help of today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi, Japanese tapas, sake, and more at Katsuno in Forest Hills. Manhattan chef Katsuyuki Seo has turned his seasoned sights toward his hometown to create authentic Japanese dishes with intriguing twists. The menu at Katsuno brims with traditional favorites such as fresh yellowtail sashimi ($16) and shrimp tempura rolls ($9), in addition to a variety of distinctive appetizers, salads, and main courses including the miso-marinated grilled beef ($24). Submerge spoons into a delicious noodly underworld with an udon soup, replete with hidden treasures such as poached egg ($12.50) or thinly sliced duck ($15). Beverage buffs will also find an impressive selection of authentic sake imported directly from Japan, preferable to sake imported from the underworld.
Katsuno was reviewed in Time Out New York and was awarded Time Out's Readers' Choice Eat Out Award for Best New Japanese in 2010. Yelpers give the restaurant a four-star average and 86% of Urbanspooners recommend it:
- Chef-owner Katsuyuki Seo (who also operates Seo in midtown) has clearly funneled his energy into where it ought to be: the kitchen. There, he conjures some of borough’s most impressive, finely wrought Japanese cuisine—authentic, modern preparations he honed working in the kitchens of Tokyo. – Tony, Time Out New York
103-01 Metropolitan Ave.
Forest Hills, New York 11375