Sumou Restaurant, 551 E Main St, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Quietly located in a strip mall, Sumou offers those in the know some incredible sushi – the best I’ve had on the Island. The fish is fresh, the service is attentive, and the restaurant isn’t freezing which is a MAJOR plus for me. You start with a complimentary bowl of edamame, and I’d suggest a cup of the green tea because it is really good. As appetizers go, we’ve tried the rock shrimp which were out of this world and the wasabi shumai (dumplings pictured below) which were clearly homemade.
Onto the sushi, these chefs are excellent with the knife. Presentation is neat and the rice is superb. By this point we’ve tried almost every roll and you can’t go wrong. Hibachi is also served, but I have not tried it.
Verde Kitchen & Cocktails, 70 E Main St, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Located on the bustling main street is a trendy Mexican restaurant. If you’re making a reservation (which is advised on weekends), ask to be seated in the gorgeous Green Room. Dimly lit, pictures did not come out the best – but I can assure you the food was delicious. The chips and salsa were unique, guacamole trio was a playful twist on ordinary guac, and the fish tacos were fantastic! One major tip, don’t split dessert. The churro bread pudding could potentially cause a rift in any loving relationship, get your own!
Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks, rotating locations check their schedule
A popular food truck in town, these guys pump out some epic cheesesteaks. Jeff makes the bold claim that it’s better than the one he had in Philly at the Reading Terminal Market. Woah.
I can’t make that comparison because I’m not a steak eater, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy an awesome chicken sandwich all my own. The chipolte chicken special was the perfect savory package and don’t forget their fresh cut fries, which are a must!