Chirashi is one of many classic Japanese sushi dishes at Nagashima in Jericho, March 31, 2014. (Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus)
When I was growing up, my best friend was Japanese and her mother — whose lasagna was as good as her sukiyaki — was the culinary idol of my childhood. Perhaps that’s where my unreasoning love of authentic Japanese restaurants comes from.
Unfortunately (for me), authentic Japanese restaurants are rare on Long Island. When I say “authentic,” I mean serving only traditional Japanese food — no...
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