Modern Japanese Restaurant Takumi Opens In Bay Shore

Highlights include a sushi bar and hibachi grills

Fresh, fun and flavorful. Those are the words Sonny Lin uses to describe his new modern Japanese restaurant, Takumi, at Bay Shore’s Westfield South Shore Mall. The 6,300-square-foot space features a main dining area, sushi bar and hibachi grills engineered for an interactive and entertaining dining experience.

“Takumi was designed for every celebration, from a big night out with friends to a quiet dinner with someone special,” Sonni said. “Long Island has many sushi restaurants, but very few restaurants offer the intimacy of the customized omakase experience and food quality that we have. Bay Shore is a thriving town with an active restaurant scene and we are happy to be a part of it.”

Takumi is the sister restaurant to 110 Japan, located across the street from the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington. Featuring modern Japanese cuisine that is authentic but non-traditional, Takumi offers an Asian-inspired smorgasbord that is not limited to Japanese food, with build-your-own poke bowls, sushi wraps and ramen.

“Tried and true styles of cooking are transformed into a form of art by our skilled chefs, infusing exotic flavors and advanced culinary methods in each and every dish,” Tang said. “We select our ingredients at the highest level, offering fresh and seasonal ingredients from local farms.”

Signature dishes include, Spicy Seafood Soup with tofu, egg, assorted seafood and veggies; Takumi Sushi Tacos with pan-seared yellowtail, lettuce, scallion and ponzu dressing; the Takumi Style Hand-roll Combo with spicy tuna, jumbo lump crab meat, yellowtail jalapeño, salmon and mango salsa, as well as the Sashimi Pandora Box, which is a Japanese style antipasti.

“We are excited to welcome Takumi to Westfield South Shore,” Vanessa Mitton, marketing director at Westfield South Shore Mall, said in a statement. “Takumi will be a great dining destination for our shoppers looking to experience fun, innovative and high-quality Japanese cuisine.”

The newly renovated space can accommodate 200 people and includes an outdoor patio for seating in the summer. Takumi layout features distinct atmospheres, complete with a full service, 30-seat bar featuring a selection of handcrafted cocktails and an extensive drink selection unlike any other in the area. Its sushi bar is an intimate eight-seat counter serving a curated omakase sushi dinner. Takumi also serves Edomae-style sushi and creates a new menu for each season, with ingredients that come directly from the Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo.

To celebrate the opening, customers who check-in or post about the restaurant, tagging Takumi on any social media platform, will receive one free appetizer up to $11. Soon, Takumi will be the first Japanese restaurant to offer a Sunday brunch in the area with the introduction of a Sunday brunch with a hibachi twist.

“The Takumi experience is one that we take pride in tailoring to the unique preferences of our guests,” Tang said. “Visit us for sushi dining, and let our master chefs guide you through an intimate omakase tasting, precisely crafted with the freshest variety of ingredients at hand. For an interactive dining experience like no other, let our expert teppanyaki chefs take you on a journey of the senses, with culinary performances to entertain the whole family.”

Takumi is located at the Westfield South Shore Mall at 1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore in Space A20. For more information, including menu options, visit www.takumibayshore.com or contact 934-888-6888.

Cyndi Zaweskihttp://www.cyndizaweski.com
Cyndi Zaweski is the former editor of Anton Media Group's special sections.

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