41-13 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY | Directions 1110440.743944 -73.922918
Not going back – I ordered the Vegetable Yaki Udon $8.50. It DID NOT taste like anything pan/wok/stir fried. Total disappointment. My wife put it well: it seemed that the person making it had zero concept as to how this dish is supposed to taste. It tasted like everything was steamed with some sweet watery broth on the bottom. Again, a complete disaster no-no for any fried noodle/lo mein enthusiasts out there. The second big disappointment was the Vegetable Udon soup$8.50. We both agreed that it tasted-at least to us- like the typical commercially available MSG-loaded soup base that often come in fresh udon packs. The other items ordered -Beef Negimaki $12.00 and Chirashi $14.25-were okay. Oh, and the draft Sapporo tasted really fresh. Also, one of the kids working there was kind to ask us how we liked the food and we told him, just like in passing, that the pan-fried noodles were not what we expected. All in all, I don't think we'll ever be back to this Ariyoshi.
Not so much – I've had better sushi and sashimi at the salad bar steam tables in Manhattan than at this place. Locals accept what they get in exchange for proximity and ease. The place was packed and nothing I ate told me why. They just got the last money out of this food budget. Too bad.
The best food by far – I have been to many Japanese resturants and yet non are as good as this place. I come from the city to feast in there. Prices are fair for the food.
This place rocks! – Check it out for fresh, yummy sushi, healthy, generous salads with inexpensive/fair prices. The menu is so cute!
An amazing place for sushi and at a reasonable place! They have an amazing spread of appetizers before your sushi arrives including some great pickled dishes and a lovely chili sauce that we have tried to duplicate at home. The sushi presentation is great and some of the rolls are so big I can hardly fit them in my mouth in one bite. But so delicious!
Great food, great value – The food was delicious. They have a lot of different items on the menu. My udon meal was huge & there was no way I could finish it all, but...alas, I did because it was that good. The price was definitely cheap.
Editorial Review – Serving authentic Japanese cuisine in Queens.
Only Real Japanese in Sunnyside – How many times I got disappointment when I went to fake Japanese restarurant in Queens. I was even mad because dishes looked like being made by someone who never cooked before!
In Sunnyside, of course, there are many Japanese pretending place, but only Ariyoshi is the genuine one. I go to the place very offen. All tapas are good; not really Americanized.
Sushi, honestly speaking, most of places are almost same. Even Ariyoshi can't beat real sushi places in Manhattan. But still Ariyoshi maintains good level. If you don't like Ariyoshi's sushi, you hardly find better place in Queens, or you go to Manhattan and pay more!
Ok, you are not sushi-lover, then, you go ask them other tapas food. I recommend Japanese style quroket with creamy source inside. Grilled Hamachi neck is my favorit one. If you don't know, ask waitlesses what you are looking for. They kindly guid you to the right way.
Last thing, the owner always get good sake brands. When you go there, don't order cheap sake. Ask them cold "Namasake".
Enjoy your meal!
Great Food! – I've been going to Ariyoshi for many years now and it's one of my favorite restaurants.
They have a great menu selection and most of them are delicious! I recommend trying the Geso for appetizers, they're really yummy. Their rolls are really good as well and the entrees never disappoint. Their salad is also out of this world. They have a really friendly and accomodating staff. So if you're ever around the Long Island City area, make sure to check this place out!
Good Deal – In a neighborhood filled with many pubs and pizzerias, Ariyoshi stands out as a welcome option for those times when you are craving something light and a bit more nutritional than your average burger or slice. Passed it many times, and have always seen it filled so I decided to give it a go last friday. The result was fresh, tasty and promptly served - I'd definately return when feeling lazy and not willing hop the 7 into manhattan.
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