Satoya: 98-12 Queens Blvd.,
Rego Park. 718-897-1771
Hours: MondayThursday 12 to
3pm for lunch, 5 to 11pm for dinner. Friday 12 to 3pm for lunch, 5 pm to 12am for dinner.
Saturday 4pm to 12am for dinner. Sunday 4 to 11 p.m. for dinner.
Parking: Street and lot (after 5pm).
Credit: Major cards accepted.
For the past six months, Satoyas
Japanese restaurant has provided the multi-cultural populations of Rego Park with a little
taste of the Orient.
The ambiance of the restaurant, along with
its various statuettes and the apparent absence of "western" utensils
(dont worry, you can still get a fork if you ask), make the patrons feel like a part
of Japanese culture.
This fairly new restaurant, located on the
north side of bustling Queens Boulevard, offers a vast menu complete with everything from
sushi to rolls to extensive entrees.
Affordable and filling lunch specials are
offered during the weekdays, and a sushi bar is available for the exclusive raw fish
Despite its rising popularity in recent
years, up until my visit to Satoya, my palette had never experienced the delights of
Given my inexperience, I started off with a
coke ($1.50) and decided to keep it simple and go with the chicken teriyaki lunch special
($7.95). Like all lunch specials, the dish was served with a bowl of soup, salad and rice.
After finishing off my bowl of miso soup
(who would have thought seaweed tasted so good?) and my salad, I moved on to the main
Arriving piping hot within minutes, the
chicken was delicious and served as the perfect ending to my firstbut certainly not
my lastJapanese meal.
No one in the area has an excuse for not
trying this restaurant at least once, not even the lazybecause Satoya will deliver
all orders over $10 to houses within one mile.