SUSHIKO: 40-09 Bell Blvd., Bayside:
HOURS: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: Monday -
Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Closed Sunday with the exception of dinner reservations.
HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE: Yes
CREDIT CARDS: All major credit cards
Last Thursday at 7:00 p.m., a new Japanese restaurant opened its huge glass doors on
Bell Boulevard, and though the official grand opening has yet to be announced, passerbys
cant miss this latest addition to the boulevard.
In the backyard is a little wooden bridge, taking guests to the other side where tables
and chairs await for them to eat, smoke, or just enjoy the small garden and relax while
they listen to music and watch the Sushi chef prepare dinner.
Inside, various fish are wrapped and displayed in the sushi bar facing customers who
choose to sit at the cherrywood settings, or if they prefer, a number of booths are also
Upstairs is a party room which seats roughly 35 guests. On each table sits a rose in a
vase, and hanging above are yellow, cylinder- shaped lights, casting a soft glow. In the
back, two rooms are set up Japanese-style.
The customer is the king, according to one worker, and chefs at Sushiko know no
boundaries. Any roll offered on the menu, which is still being worked on, can be arranged
any way the customer likes.
For the restaurants first weekend, House Rolls and Skewers were the delicacies of
The Dragon Roll - broiled eel rolled with rice and avocado ($15.95); the American Dream
- fried shrimp, avocado, cucumber, grilled eel and cream cheese ($12.95); and the Spider
Roll - soft shell crab in a special sauce ($12.95), were among the favorites.
If something is not on the menu, Sushi chef Mike, with 16 years experience, can more
Every morning, Mike heads to the market and chooses the fish, which Sushiko guarantees
Skewers are a house special, and was also a favorite among patrons over the weekend.
Lobster ($8.50), squid, clam, scallop, shrimp, tako (octopus), beef (each $4.50), and
chicken ($3.50), are made with vegetables and seasonings, and are ready within minutes,
making it perfect for lunch or an appetizer.
The sushi bar ranges from $15.95 to $55.95, depending on your appetite. The regular
comes with one tuna roll, and 8 pieces of sushi ($15.95).
Sashimi, (sushi without the rice) also comes in regular, deluxe, and the Sushiko
special, offering either 20 pieces for $18.95, 35 pieces for $32.95 or 50 pieces for
Many other specials, as well as deserts ranging from cake ($2.95) to ice cream with
flavors such as green tea, red bean, ginger and vanilla ($2.95) are also available.
So for great Japanese food, visit Sushiko, where service is given with a smile, the
atmosphere is inviting, and the fish is fresh - guaranteed.