Katsuno
Katsuno

Katsuno

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.katsunorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (718) 575-4033
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner Only:

    Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm


    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Katsuyuki Seo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Metropolitan Ave. and 71st Road
  • Public Transit: Subway E F train: Forest Hills, Bus: Q23 Q54, LIRR: Forest Hills
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter Parking: Free after 7PM
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/meterpark.shtml
A word from Katsuno
Welcome to KATSUNO Japanese restaurant in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.

Opened in November 2008 by Chef Katsuyuki Seo. Katsuno offers authentic Japanese cuisine in this quiet area Forest Hills, New York.

Katsuno serves creative and traditional Japanese Tapas, Sushi, Noodles with wide range of fine sake selections from Japanese traditional sake breweries. Visit Forest Hills and enjoy the authentic Japanese food, comes from the inspired mind of Chef Seo.
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Katsuno reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (6)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • The best and freshest Sushi We have ever had!
    2foodies
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The service was great , staff was well informed about the wine list. We had saki it was very good. It is a small place but very clean and cozy. The black sesame ice cream with green tea cake was something new for me sweet and delicious. Reservations are a must! They. Keep the atmosphere intimate and uncrowded. The server helped with choices. We were not hurried and enjoyed the experience immensely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly excellent
    ReikiHelpsVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I try to review the restaurants I reserve through Open Table because I think they are valuable. I read and am guide by what others think when looking for new restaurants. I have been and reviewed Katsuno many times. It is really a must try. The food is fresh - high quality - taste delicious - The only thing I can tell you is if you like Japanese food, you should really try it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little expensive but food's fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We were n't asked if we we had a reservation. At the beginning only two people. And 30 minutes later two of our friends came and joined us for dinner. We had two bottles of sake and the food. Total is 350 dollars something. And I paid them 400 hundred dollars. Little expensive as I expected. But food is great! Only one thing keep bothering my friend is the sed urchin egg tofu thing. Cuz at the beginning two of us ordered sed urchin egg tofu is round shaped. It tastes like tofu and egg mixed together. Tasted great! Then my the other two friends came we ordered 4 more. And they came out square shaped. Just look like tofu and taste like tofu. Lol. And they keep saying they are exactly the same thing.lol
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Japanese gem on Metropolitan Ave
    tm1949VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    In a nondescript little hole in the wall on Metropolitan Ave in Forest Hills, this restaurant serves up some outstanding Japanese dishes. The raw fish is fresh and tasty, and the vinaigrette dishes are sublime. Even such standard fares as vegetables and shrimp deep fried in panko somehow stand out. You taste the vegetable and it's not greasy. With a nice choice of sake the meal was exceptional. Not cheap for its location, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent!
    maz100
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I've probably tried almost half the menu (which is moderate size) and so far everything is delicious. This is my favorite Japanese restaurant and I have yet to find better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Excellent
    ReikiHelpsVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My wife and I have been to Katsuno many times. The food has always been excellent. Last time we went, our meal was just as excellent as the first time, and that's why we keep going back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LoveSushi
    LoveSushi
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband & I love Japanese food especially sashimi/sushi. We haven't been back in since a few years ago. The food was phenomenal! We loved all the taste & texture and the quality of the food was excellent - very fresh! Definitely would love to return especially since it's right in our neighborhood. We got there early because there was a concert at FHTS and glad we did, because it was actually nice and quiet. Right about when we finished another family came in with kids, so it's a great place for kids to come with too. Very incognito restaurant in FH and I would rate it even better than some of the Japanese I go to in the city. It was amazing! Loved it...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Found the Best
    ReikiHelpsVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Every time I come here I order something new. Last time, I found the best appetizer and I'll be having that again many times. It's Snow Crab & Avocado Salad. The crab meat is plentiful and covers the avocado. What makes this version of crab salad so special is the dressing. I don't know what it was but it tasted absolutely wonderful. If you like crab, you have to try this. It is the best! I also had Hiyashi Kabocha, Stewed Cold Pumpkin. My wife and I shared it. Next time she is ordering it by herself. Hiyashi Kabocha is Japanese pumpkin and has a taste different than ours. My wife is Japanese and she knows when the traditional Japanese dish is really well made. This one was. Just know, it is not a Wow taste. It is different but very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 7 reviews are from the Katsuno reviews archive.
  • Remains a Favorite
    ReikiHelpsVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Katsuno remains one of our favorite Japanese restaurants. The quality of the food and its preparation are superb. I have given you my opinion about Katsuno several times and nothing has changed. This time, I tried Tofu Dengaku (steamed skewered Tofu with hatcho miso sauce). The tofu was different from other tofu I have had. It it didn't have a smooth texture. It was a new taste for me - but one I will have again. I was really good. "Very Japanese," said my wife, and she should know. She is Japanese. And they has a special that night, rice with claim. Absolutely authentic. One thing I love about Katsuno is it's consistency. I know I am going to have a great meal as soon as I make make our reservation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try if you like Japanese food
    ReikiHelpsVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    If you like authentic Japanese food, you have to experience Katsuno. This was our 2nd time there. My wife had the steamed Asari clams, which were just delicious. I started with Morokyu (cucumber dipping moromi miso). I never had moromi miso. Though salty, I just put a little on the slices of fresh cucumber and I enjoyed it very much. My wife had octopus sashimi (very fresh) and tomago sushi, which was home made and fantastic! We shared the kake soba, which was just as good as last time and the sautéed chicken breast (glazed with soy sauce). The chicken was crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and very flavorful. The best thing about Katsuno is the quality of the food they serve. It a place we highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Japanese in Forest Hills
    ReikiHelpsVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Usually, my wife and I got into Manhattan for real Japanese food. But after we tried Katsuno, we no longer have to. The food was absolutely wonderful. I had the Tuna & Avocado Salad. Excellent! Large slices of tuna over green salad. A really nice starter. I had the Tempura Soba and my wife the cod. Both were done perfectly. The service was very attentive. Katsuno is a small restaurant, maybe 10 tables and 24 people max. We had reservations and by the time we left, the restaurant was almost full. It's not fancy and could be a bit pricy depending on what and how much you order. But the quality and preparation of the food are well wort the price. You get what you pay for. We will be back many times in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Not your typical Japanese
    maz100
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Not your typical Japanese restaurant. They are really serious about their food and eating here is comforting. I recommend the sashimi, miso cod, teriyaki, and beef filet mignon katsu with demiglace. Their tempura, dark miso soup, and chawanmushi are also so delicious! The owner is very nice too and remembers you after a couple of visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Had the salmon and sea urchin salad. A little pricey but it was tremendous. Also had the sea urchin with tofu--this was good as well. Having a big appetite, I also had a variety of sushi (tuna, salmon, yellow tail, tobiko, and snowcrab California roll). All were very fresh. I love tobiko and this was the best I've had. The California roll had real snow crab and was worth the extra cost. Overall a great restaurant with great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • forest hills find
    goodfood
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    this family run authentic Japanese restaurant is both elegant and creative. It far surpasses most Manhattan Japanese restaurants. It is not near the subway, but the bus from the subway stops 1/2 block away. If you are driving, parking is ample and free on the local streets. We live in the neighborhood and enjoy strolling to it. Give this place a try - it is truly a precious gem. My only complaint would be the faux-jazz music. Perhaps we can ask them to change that. For fresh food and creative and elegant presentation, Katsuno has it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you're looking for good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    If you're looking for good sushi and other Japanese food, put Katsuno on your list. It's your typical Japanese restaurant; very simple decor and quiet atmosphere. Fish was fresh. Katsuno will be a good standby restaurant for me and I'll be going back when I'm in the mood for a good sushi dinner.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet