Sushi On The Go
Sarku Japan Teriyaki & Sushi Express
37-21 Junction Blvd., Corona
Credit Card: Yes, all major
Take Out: Yes
In such a heavily-Hispanic neighborhood like Corona, you wouldn’t expect to find a Japanese restaurant hidden among the Latin cuisine. None the less, Sarku Japan has recently popped up in the heart of the neighborhood, giving sushi fans a place to go for a quick fix of their favorite food.
For months, a huge “Coming Soon” sign had lingered in front of the store, and every time I walked by the future location, I made mention of how I was looking forward to the opportunity to stop in and try its wares.
Now that Sarku Japan is finally open, I’ve made a point of stopping in on several occasions. It’s quickly becoming a favorite place to grab some grub in my neighborhood. The restaurant’s name tells you what to expect when you look at the menu: sushi and teriyaki dishes galore.
Sushi lovers have a number of options. From California rolls to shrimp tempura, there are nine different rolls on the menu priced at less than $5. A larger selection of sushi specialties include a Volcano roll and green dragon roll, all priced at $7.99.
On my trips to Sarku, I’ve become a fan of the chicken teriyaki rolls, a nice combination of the restaurant’s two specialties. When paired with a side of dumplings, the combo makes for the perfect lunch, not too heavy and not too expensive.
For a more filling meal, the teriyaki dishes, with options for beef, chicken, shrimp or veggie combos, come with mixed vegetables and a side of rice. All priced at under $8, the meals should fill you up well without emptying out your wallet.
Sarku Japan has two other locations in Queens – 133-38 Whitestone Expressway in Flushing and 90-15 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst – giving sushi fans a great chance to get a tasty treat.
- Steven J. Ferrari