The food is fantastic. We sit at the Sushi bar and sushi chef creates the most delightful authentic Japanese dishes for us.
Shiro sets the standard for Sushi bar service and atmosphere. The waiters are attentive and cater to your needs and they keep the green tea cups filled with hot green tea.
Service is exceptional. Shiro is family oriented with children most welcome.
For sushi this is one of the places in Nassau County that is a must. One gets their money's worth at Shiro.
Overall, this is the place to go for Sushi. The chefs are attentive and well trained in their art. Most people are comfortable with their California Rolls and Shiro pleases. However, if you want authentic Japanese, the chefs are only to happy to accommodate which leaves you with a win-win situation.
Shiro of Japan offers diners a variety of taste sensations. Shiro's classic hibachi menu does not disappoint. To start, mellow Japanese Onion Soup or Miso Soup (additional .50) laden with generous cubes of tofu warm one's appetite for more things to come. A pedestrian iceberg lettuce salad is saved from blandness by thick, tangy miso-ginger dressing.
Those who ordered sushi in addition, or as a meal were also in for a treat. Impeccably fresh salmon sashimi had a satiny sheen and buttery texture. Squid, salmon roe and salmon skin roll sampled burst with flavor and melted in one's mouth.
All hibachi diners are treated to a sizzling shrimp appetizer and a pyrotechnic show. If you are afraid of fire, move back a foot. Hibachi choices include steak, chicken, shrimp, lobster, fresh fish and various combinations. All are prepared with a marinade of teriyaki sauce, spices and a touch of butter to seal in their flavors. A combination of sauteed onions, mushrooms, and zucchini, along with your choice of either bean sprouts or noodles completes your entree.
Portions are more than generous, so prepare to enjoy that doggy bag for tomorrow's lunch! Desserts include ice cream and frozen peach or coconut stuffed with sorbet. Enjoy if you have the room, if not, sip some complimentary green tea.
Don't choose Shiro if you wish to dine in silence and privacy. Hibachi dining is communal and lends to a boisterous, festive atmosphere. Decor is facsimile of a traditional Japanese tea house. Shiro was recently remodeled, so the furnishings have a pleasing freshness. When our son informed the waitress that we were celebrating our anniversary, we were feted with singing and very graphic Japanese marriage caps. Our entire table appreciated the show. If you need a good meal and a lift, Shiro is the place to go!
Service is fine and very friendly. Repetition may be necessary if orders get lost in noise or translation.
The best Japanese restaurant in Nassau County, no contest.
There were 3 of us and we ordered 2 appetizers; Shrimp Shumai & Spicy Tuna roll topped with seared salmon. Both were extremely delicious. We then ordered the Hibachi Steak & Chicken Dinners. The Hibachi dinners included soup, salad, shrimp appetizer (3 large), 1 sirloin steak , 1 chicken breast, vegetables, rice, and noodles or bean sprouts, Green tea is also included. Everything was very tasty. The salad dressing is much tastier than Benihana of Tokyo's. It was thicker - not thin and runny. We also thought the food was tastier - seasoned better. Portions are more than ample.
The decor is very similar to Benihana of Tokyo's, only a little more intimate. Hibachi tables are set up for 8. They also have an eating area for Sushi only. The restaurant was loud and noisy. It is family oriented and as a matter of fact there was a large family party (grandparents, parents, children - even a couple of toddlers.) They have a bar area where you can sit and wait for a table or just have a cocktail. l would suggest reservations on the weekends.
We arrived after 8:00 on a Tuesday night and we were seated right away. Some delay in getting our orders placed but the appetizers were brought out quickly. The chef came out soon after that. He was polite and cooked very well but he did not do any tricks except the onion volcano. It was a little disappointing but the quality of the food made up for it.
Keeping in mind all the factors above we received good value for the price. The Hibachi Steak & Chicken was $23.95.
The sushi was quite fresh and the hibachi was quite tasty.
The servers were friendly and polite, not rude and snotty like those we've encountered at Benihana
Slightly expensive, but well worth the money.
Best Sushi and Hibachi on Long Island.
Sushi so fresh it swims off your plate.
Many areas, so you can have an intimate, romantic dinner or fun with the family.
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