To say that I love Japanese food is an understatement. Hands down, if I was asked to make a choice what kind of cuisine I would pick every time we dine out, I would go for anything Japanese.
For new year’s day, we found ourselves dining for the first time at Inatome in Long Island. It was our first, but not for the rest of the group. We were with family and friends and we sure had a lovely time.
Inatome is an authentic Japanese restaurant family owned and operated since 1975. Reservation is a must. As soon as we entered the premises, the architecture of the building reeks of real Japanese architecture (see image on my other blog). The interior is nicely decorated and tables are laid out properly. You have enough space to mingle and you don’t worry about the table next to you overhearing the conversation going on. Best of all, the food was awesome.
Our Hibachi Chef was really good. He delivered an entertaining show by putting together a few tricks skillfully.
Of course, I was not able to take photos of each and everyone’s plate. However, each had the following:
These were the sauces that each of us also had:
And, since it was our first time to dine here, as always my gauge of a good Japanese resto is their tempura. So, vegetable tempura – it was for me – and Inatome delivered!
We ended the meal with a choice of Japanese ice cream.
We’re sure to be back at this gem of a restaurant in that town of Long Island.
But that was not all, to most of us who decided to stop by my sister’s house, an hour later after dinner, we devoured these decadent sweets from the famous Magnolia Bakery with tea.