Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bai Sushi - Nothing Fancy But Still Good

Bai Sushi - 37-03 Broadway, Astoria NY 11103
N/W Train to Broadway or R/V/G to Steinway Street

Although not my favorite sushi restaurant in Astoria, Bai Sushi is a good--and clean--Japanese eatery on Broadway. It's been there for a couple of years now, withstanding the fast turnover of other restaurants in the neighborhood.

Bai is nothing fancy--it's a really tiny, intimate place with a casual atmosphere and good, fresh sushi. I haven't experimented with too many sushi options there besides the basics--California, Eeel and Philadelphia rolls. I've had these at the restaurant and ordered them to go. In both instances they were great--the take-out option was surprisingly good, not lacking in freshness. I've also tried their chicken teriyaki and would definitely recommend it to non-sushi eaters.

Below is a sampling of their menu. The prices are reasonable, and are yet another reason to try this place out.

Kani Su - Crab, avocado, cucumber in special Bai rice vinegar...$4.95
Agedashi Tofu - Deep fried tofu in chef's special sauce...$4.75
Oshinko - Japanese pickles...$2.50
Salmon Naruto - Salmon and crab rolled in cucumber with seaweed...$4.95

Chicken Teriyaki - Broiled chicken marinated in a special teriyaki sauce...$10.99
Ton Katsu - Breaded deep fried pork with tonkatsu sauce on the side...$12.99
Beef Negimaki - Scallion wrapped in thinly sliced beef...$14.99

Bai Big Rolls (8 Pcs Cut)
Bai - Shrimp tempura, crabstick, salmon, spicy tuna, asparagus topped with mango...$10.49
Crazy - Unagi, avocado, masago, cream cheese, deep fried...$9.99
Monster - Salmon, yellowtail, spicy tuna, lettuce, mango with masago and seaweed seasoning outside - rolled in soybean paper...$12.99

Maki Roll (6 Pcs Cut)
Sunshine Roll - Salmon, avocado, mango & masago outside...$6.50
Buffalo Roll - Spicy tuna, papaya, mango, masago and seaweed seasoning outside...$6.50
Chiquitita - Crabstick, avocado, mango with tobiko outside...$6.50
Sweet Potato Roll...$6.75

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