3 New Restaurants To Try on Long Island

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Kissaki has robots make their sushi.


Honor Japanese tradition — and watch two sushi-making robots in action — at Kissaki’s new East End location.

The restaurant started in downtown Manhattan, expanded to an outpost in Midtown East at Nerai, and owner Garry Kanfer and his team just finished their third location, in the Hamptons. This brand is known for its rich and innovative environment that includes a 16-seat counter, two sushi-making robots (a maki maker and nigiri maker), and high-quality meals and beverages. 

Kissaki pride itself on signature premium omakase boxes, offered in four sizes ($35-$140). They also serve a plethora of specialty rolls and rice bowls ($18-$78), maki and nigiri ($6-$18), along with premium products such as caviar ($116-$145) and special gift boxes ($225). 

670 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-709-8855, explorekissaki.com


You’ll be quick to add Danny’s Chinese Kitchen to your list of go-tos when craving the freshest ingredients with traditional flavors of the Orient.

It was always a dream for owner Danny Antin to open his own prestigious eatery, which he launched in Bellmore in 2014. After a successful start, his brother David, a longtime business leader and investor, assisted Danny in expanding to a space in Massapequa. An Oceanside location is also coming soon.

Indulge in the restaurant’s exclusive zoodles, a lo mein-esque dish where noodles are made of zucchini rather than traditional pasta ($6.95-$12.25). Enjoy the long list of chef specialties, including the happy family, which features jumbo shrimp, chicken, beef, scallops, pork, and lobster meat alongside mixed vegetables ($15.95). Combination platters, health and fitness food options, and many more dishes are included.

20 Broadway, Massapequa, 516-809-9970, dannyschinesekitchen.com 


Guac Shop Mexican Grill has opened up not one, but two new unique restaurants despite the pandemic.

Following a strong two years with its first location in Garden City, the proprietors completed a second storefront location in Jericho, as well a 120-square-foot kitchen in Seaford. 

Build your own bowls, burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and more, with plenty of protein, rice, beans, vegetables, homemade sauce, and condiments of your liking. Also available are diet-friendly performance bowls, appropriate for those following the paleo, keto, and macro pathways ($9.50-$14). As of press time, it is preferable to order through the website.

12 Jericho Tpke., #A-1, Jericho; 3935 Merrick Rd., Seaford, 516-274-3380, guacshopmexicangrill.com

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