3 New Restaurants To Try On Long Island!

New Restaurants

Here are three new restaurants to try on Long Island!

New Restaurants on Long Island


After success at its locations in Manhattan, Water Mill, and Greenwich, Connecticut, Gary Kanfer decided to open this Japanese restaurant in Manhasset.

The restaurant brings over the same menu from the other locations. However, this new location is unique in that it is more family style. There is a kids menu, full sushi menu, and an in-house teriyaki.

Starters cost between $18 and $32. A decadent spaghetti with a smoky dashi costs $23, uni pasta with Temomi noodles is $28, miso-blackened cod is $30, and a Wagyu fried rice costs $35. In addition to sushi and dessert options, which cost anywhere from $8 to $75, there are drinks such as Shiokaze for $17, and Momo Sour, also for $17.

407 Plandome Rd., Manhasset, 516-464-4884, explorekissaki.com.

Casa de Catrina

This Mexican restaurant recently opened near Roosevelt Field mall and features an emphasis on Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

The restaurant was decorated by Long Island artist Celeni Filpo, who painted several murals as well as sugar skulls all around the restaurant. Salsa music is played while customers enjoy their meal. 

There are also plenty of authentic Mexican menu options to choose from. Signature dishes include the $40 molcajete de carnes, which contains steak, chorizo, and chicken. Shrimp enchiladas can be enjoyed for $23, and include white cream as well as chile guajillo sauce. There are also stone bowl dishes, which feature both meat and seafood, as well as a variety of tacos that are served in flour tortillas. 

223 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, 516-385-3796

Pappa Gallo 

This Peruvian restaurant recently opened in Rockville Center and features a nightclub type of energy with plenty of menu options.

Emmanuel Piqueras is the head chef, and his menu features plenty of native Peruvian dishes as well as Japanese-influenced dishes. There are also several cocktails and starters to choose from. Nightly entertainment is provided. 

Ceviche cost between $18 and $23, depending on the season. papa Huincaina, a boiled potato dish, costs $12. Sliced hot dogs and fries, known as salchipappas, cost $13. Skewered veal hearts, known as anticuchos, cost $19. For $34, one can enjoy lomo saltado, Peru’s national dish, and arroz de mariscos for $39. A 24-hour-slow-cooked chicken, known as pollo ala brasa, can be purchased in full for $29, or in half-size for $19.

273 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre, 516-208-3220, mypappagallo.com.