Kashi: Reinventing Japanese
By The Foodies./ email@example.com
Patience is a virtue, and thankfully
for Huntington foodies, its a trait Kashi Modern Japanese
owners Wilson Weng and Tony Lam had plenty of.
Weng, of Brooklyn, said hes been trying to find a space
to open a restaurant in Huntington for five years.
I really like the area. It has a Manhattan feel, like
a small Manhattan, he said. Whenever I was in
town, I would ask all my friends, Do you know any space
open in the Huntington area?
The former Elm Street Eatery is now decorated in black and
gray booths and tables, creating a cool, urbane setting. Seven-color
LED lighting trims the front booth island and other decorative
accents throughout Kashi and further accentuates the sophisticated
Kashis Modern Japanese menu pairs staples teriyaki,
sushi rolls and the like with new visions, giving everybody
at the table something to delight in. And all that crossed
our plate was dynamite.
Weng started us off with smoky Winter Truffle White Tuna ($10),
served in downright seductive, aromatic truffle oil soy sauce
that has the fabulous flavor to match.
Crabmeat Avocado Salad ($11), a mound of jumbo lump crabmeat
tossed in spicy mayo atop two thick slices of avocado, melts
in your mouth. Filet Mignon Carpaccio ($12) is creative and
flavorful with a bright, zesty ginger and scallion note you
wouldnt expect on a steak dish. It also boasts some
of the tenderest Angus youll ever have the pleasure
of dining on. And the soft-shell crab tempura ($11) is light,
crispy and tender, served in a sweet-and-spicy Thai chili
Kashis menu of sushi and signature rolls includes ample
choices of traditional, cooked and vegetarian rolls. The Out
Of Control ($14) specialty roll combines tuna, salmon, yellowtail
and asparagus, topped with torched tuna, salmon and yellowtail.
And the Valentine ($14) is a veritable love letter to tuna
aficionados thanks to the crunchy spicy tuna wrapped with
fresh tuna in heart-shaped pieces.
The kitchen entrees mostly seafood with a few steak
accents shine as well. Chilean XO Sea Bass ($24) is
crunchy on the outside but falls apart into tender, flaky
morsels at the gentle nudge of a chopstick, and is served
in a complex XO sauce which Weng said it takes four days to
make. Their Seafood Risotto ($24) combines perfectly cooked
black and brown risotto with lobster and shrimp, crisp, fresh
vegetables and a delightful lemon cream sauce for dipping.
If youre looking for something on the go, check out
Kashis lunch specials including Kitchen and Sushi Bar
boxes for $15. Or, opt for sushi and/or sashimi ranging from
$12-$15. But with an atmosphere so cool and funky, we think
its definitely worth putting some time aside to dine
in and take it all in.
Kashi: Modern Japanese
12 Elm Street, Huntington
Atmosphere: Urbane, inviting night out
Cuisine: Modern Japanese
Price Range: Moderate
Hours:Mon.Thurs. 11:30a.m.11 p.m.;
Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.midnight;
Sun. noon- 10 p.m.