Japanese Restaurants on Long Island, NY Sushi
Japanese restaurants are easy to find. Some Japanese restaurants will feature accommodations where guests sit upon tatamis a traditionally Japanese dinning arrangement. Japanese food is traditionally eaten with chopsticks.
On Long Island, NY there are dozens of Japanese restaurants, and many Sushi bars or Sushi restaurants to be found offering a variety Japanese food from traditional Japanese meals to more modern recipes. In addition, all these restaurants serve Japanese beverages such as green tea and Sake. In Huntington NY there are many Japanese restaurants such as Tomo and Kohaku in Stony Brook you will find Hoshi Sushi.
As in every country, Japanese cuisine was shaped by the culture and geography of the nation. Buddhism and China's influence encouraged the use of vegetables, rice, noodles and soy. Being an island nation, seafood is also an intrinsic element of Japanese food. Although Japanese cooking uses a variety of techniques (including grilled, steamed and deep-fried food) Japanese cuisine set itself apart from other Asian food, and became famous for it's Sushi dishes. Although in Japan Sushi refers to food made with vinegar rice, the western world knows Sushi as raw seafood, called Sashimi in Japan.