5 Long Island Asian Restaurants With Good Fortune

Gone are the days when one had to trek to Queens or Manhattan to taste true Asian cuisine. Long Islanders now have the good fortune of finding everything from Vietnamese to Chinese a hop, skip and a jump from their homes. Consider a decision to dine at these five Long Island Asian restaurants a good use of your noodle.

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H2O Seafood & Sushi, Smithtown & East Islip

The Chilean seabass is a staple at H2O

The Chilean seabass is a staple at H2O

Bohlsen Restaurant Group doesn’t do anything half way and both H2O sushi restaurants prove it. Each restaurant has a relaxed but upscale nautical setting, complete with clean lines and airy tones of white, blue and gray. The menu appears to have all the fish in the sea, from oysters and muscles to crab & yellow tail rolls. Those who want to roll deep can dive into the grand sushi/sashimi player. It includes an H2O roll, cowboy roll, starr role, six pieces of sashimi, six pieces of sushi and a majorly satisfied stomach. East Islip Phone: 631-277-4800 | Address: 166 W. Main St. | Smithtown: Phone: 631-361-6464 | Address: 215 W. Main St. Click to eat

Rolling Spring Roll, Syosset

image: yvonne albinowski

image: yvonne albinowski

Located in budding Syosset, this Vietnamese restaurant is lauded for its light and diverse menu. Though it specializes in Vietnamese dishes like pho (a bowl of meat, fish or veggies mixed with rice noodles and seasonings in a broth) and bun/co’m (noodle and rice dishes), you’ll find Chinese, Japanese and Indian influences. The space is no-frills—there are no decorations or photos on the green-and-wooden wall or tablecloths on tables. The food simply speaks for itself. Phone: 516-677-9090 | Address: 228 W. Jericho Turnpike Click to eat

Slurp Ramen, Port Jefferson

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The vibe at this down Port eatery is cheery and relaxed. Rather than the typical dimly-lit ambiance many restaurants go for, Slurp Ramen uses large windows and hanging light fixtures to keep things bright. The counter service is also praised for its efficiency and friendliness, but the true talk of the town are the soft noodles and flavorful veggies and meat. Let’s just say this isn’t your college-dorm-room Ramen. Phone: 631-509-1166 | Address: 109 W. Broadway Click to eat

Frankly Thai, Franklin Square

This storefront doesn’t skimp on style. The red walls are adorned with colorful artwork and the counters have bright flowers. The menu is a hodgepodge of typical Thai favorites. There’s Thai fried rice and plenty of curry to go around. But those in the mood for something different should consider the Ruam Mit, which mixes shrimp, chicken, squid, baby corn, mushroom and string beans in the chef’s special secret sauce. Phone: 516-616-4383 | Address: 959 Hempstead Turnpike Click to eat

Beijing House, Syosset

Diners will enjoy more than a slip of the tongue at this Chinese eatery. image: yvonne albinowski

Diners will enjoy more than a slip of the tongue at this Chinese eatery. image: yvonne albinowski

Forget the lo mein and wonton soup—Beijing House is the place to go when it’s time to break out of a foodie rut. Appetizer options include sliced pork kidney with three different peppers and slow cooked pork spare rib bone soup. For a main course, there’s sautéed pig liver. But for the faint of heart, there’s General Tso’s Chicken and egg drop soup. Phone: 516-864-0702 | Address: 170 Jericho Turnpike Click to eat

beth ann clyde

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