National Tempura Day is January 7, which means there couldn't be a better time to try one of Long Island's many Japanese dining establishments. Tempura is a popular Japanese cooking style that involves lightly frying with a batter made from soft wheat and cold water. Whether you prefer tempura with shrimp, scallops, crab, or vegetables, almost everyone can agree that food tastes a little bit better when made Tempura style.
Take the time to celebrate National Tempura Day by trying one of these fantastic Long Island Japanese restaurants recommended by our REALTORS®.
- Inatome Japanese Steak + Sushi - 6 5th St, Valley Stream, NY 11581
A short drive away from some beautiful Hewlett homes for sale is Inatome Japanese Steak + Sushi. This classic Japanese staple has been serving delicious tempura in Long Island since 1975. Their menu features various tempuras, including shrimp, vegetable, calamari, scallop, and soft shell crab. They also have fantastic sushi and hibachi, along with a great selection of beer and sake. Dine-in or order online for takeout.
- Watawa - 164 Hicksville Rd, Bethpage, NY 11714
This awesome contemporary Japanese-fusion restaurant serves up some fantastic vegetable and shrimp tempura made with fresh ingredients. Watawa offers a fun and friendly atmosphere with a contemporary vibe. They serve a variety of classic Japanese dishes and also have a delicious sushi bar. Beers, wines, and sake are available to drink. Best of all, Watawa is just a short drive from some of these fantastic Nassau County homes for sale.
- Kumo Japanese of Stony Brook - 2548 Nesconset Hwy, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Signature sushi rolls, hibachi, and mouth-watering tempura can all be had at Kumo Japanese of Stony Brook. This trendy Japanese steakhouse and bar offers delicious light and crispy tempura, and you can choose between chicken & vegetables, shrimp and vegetables, or vegetarian. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm., and you can enjoy a refreshing glass of beer or wine at Kumo's neon-lit bar. Best of all, the restaurant is conveniently located near these Stony Brook homes for sale.
- Kaiyo - 92 Main St, Mineola, NY 11501
A great place to get your tempura fix near these Garden City homes for sale is Kaiyo, a small Japanese restaurant offering high-quality sushi, crispy tempura dishes, and fresh kitchen entrees. This place is definitely a local favorite. Dine-in or order takeout online—either way, you won't be disappointed.
- Izumi Sushi and Hibachi Steakhouse - 5745 Sunrise Hwy, Holbrook, NY 11741
After you visit these Suffolk County homes for sale, stop by Izumi Sushi and Hibachi Steakhouse for some of the best shrimp tempura on Long Island. Open for lunch and dinner, Izumi serves high-quality sushi, lightly breaded tempura, hibachi, and a variety of kitchen entrees in a vibrant dining room.
- Midori Sushi & Steakhouse - 271-6 NY-25A, Mt Sinai, NY 11766
For one of the most popular Japanese restaurants in Suffolk County, try Midori Sushi & Steakhouse. Midori's has a sleek, trendy dine-in experience and a large menu of traditional Japanese favorites. If you're looking for a classic date night location, Midori's is a lot of fun. If you'd prefer takeout, you can also order online. Check out these Mount Sinai homes for sale on your way to pick up your order.
One of the best parts about living in Long Island is easy access to world-class cuisine. There's always a new restaurant to try! For more recommendations on local businesses, contact us today.