Shiro of Japan offers enjoyable hibachi style cooking and sushi that appeals to families, couples and individuals. Shiro has been around for awhile in an immaculate, asian inspired dining room with large hibachi cooking tables throughout the restaurant. The restaurant offers large quantities of japanese inspired food, at reasonable prices in a laid back enjoyable atmosphere. Although I am a big sushi fan, I rarely get around to dining at hibachi restaurants, and I looked forward to a return to my more youthful days. Shiro is conveniently located in Carle Place on old country road. We were greeted at the door by Claude Parker, the amiable, and welcoming general manager, who led us to a large hibachi table. The great part of hibachi dining is that it allows you to share a "community" table with other families and individuals.
The Shiro menu is extensive and offers a variety of hibachi entrees, sushi rolls, appetizers and cocktails. We were also able to choose from a group of fish and meat special dinners. We decided to try a "surf and turf" special, of American Wagyu rib eye with lobster tail. and a Triple seafood combo of lobster, scallops and shrimp. We shared both specials and were also served brussel sprouts w/dried cranberries, and maple glazed butternut squash. Our specials also included onion soup, house salad, and a shrimp appetizer with white rice. A very generous meal for two with more than enough for a large "goodie" bag at the end of the meal. We couldn't reist trying shiro's highly recommended sushi and sampled a generous tuna roll with ginger, soy sauce and wasabi. Although our entrees were delicious, the Wagyu (American Kobe) beef was simply sensational with its paper thin tender slices , along with lobster tail meat.
Hibachi dining is a visual and taste treat , as watching the preparation and expert theatrical cooking of the hibachi chefs is a treat. After cleaning the hibachi cooking plate, the chef spread cooking oil and theatrically created a large flame of about 2 feet high. Then everyone at the table was served soup, and and house salad.The serious cooking came when steak, seafood, chicken, vegetables, and rice were spread out on the table. With a deft hand and a large spatula, our hibachi chef skillfully cooked the rice, vegetables, sprouts and served us large portions of each dish. The steaks and seafood were than cooked steaming hot and ccording to what was ordered.
While the hibachi cooking took place we had time to converse with our dining companions and relax. We finished our meal with fried ice cream and a portion of green tea ice cream. Our hibachi dining experience lasted about one and a half hours.....
Sometimes the "oldie but goody" restaurants are just the prescription for fun and relaxation on cold wintry night.
Definitely recommended for family's, friends, children and couples.
Well priced, relaxing, with really good food and service.
Thanks to GM Claude Parker for providing an excellent evening of dining and enjoyment.
Shiro of Japan, 401 Old Country Road, Carle Place, New York 11514 tel: 516-997-4770